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Mar 11, 2020

Black Women's Roundtable Releases Its Seventh Annual Report on Black Women in the U.S. in 2020: "Priorities, Policy and Power"

The Power of Black Women’s Leadership to Move a Justice Agenda Forward in the 2020 Decade

Washington, DC (March 11, 2020) – The Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR), the women and girls empowerment and power-building arm of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP), released its 7th Annual BWR Report on March 4th entitled “Black Women in the U. S., 2020: The Power of Black Women’s Leadership to Move a Justice Agenda Forward in the 2020 Decade.” Over 10,000 have viewed the release of the 2020 BWR Report on #RolandMartinUnfiltered. (see below)

The 2020 BWR Report includes a special analysis on the power and impact of Southern Black women’s leadership and vote in the recent South Carolina Primary (Feb. 29th) and Super Tuesday Primary (March 3rd) to shift the results of who the current front-runners are in the Democratic presidential primaries.

As it has for the past seven years, the 2020 BWR Report provides an in-dept assessment of the challenges Black women face, as well as the triumphs. The topics covered in the report include: Impact of Racism and Hate Crimes on Black Women & Other Communities; Black Women and Building Economic Power: Economic Justice, Equity & Opportunity; Stop the Violence Against Black Women, Girls, and Communities: Criminal Justice, Policing & Gun Reform; the Education of Black Women & Girls: Educational Opportunity, Equity & Access; Reducing Health Disparities Impacting Black Women & Girls: Health, Gender & Reproductive Justice, Equity & Opportunity; Saving our Democracy from Peril: Voting Rights, Cybersecurity & Racial Bias, Global Power of Black Women & Girls: Foreign Policy & International Affairs, The Power of the Black Vote in 2020: Black Women Owning Their Power in the 2020 Presidential Election Cycle; and Voices from Key States: BWR Justice Project Activities & Outcomes.

States Melanie Campbell, President/CEO of the NCBCP and National Convener of the BWR,

The 2020 BWR Report is focused on lifting up the issues and policy priorities impacting Black women, our families and communities. The report’s contributors represent an intergenerational group of some of our nation’s most powerful Black women leaders and experts in their fields---who not only share the problems Black women face, but also share solutions to those challenges. Further, the report highlights the power of Black women’s leadership and political power that gives a real-time view of how Black women are key to victory for any progressive candidate that needs the Black vote to win on a national, state or local level.

To view a full copy of the 2020 BWR Report, that includes an Executive Summary, click here

To view the release of the 2020 BWR Report, at the recent BWR Tele-Press Conference Live Streamed by #RolandMartinUnfiltered, click here.

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) is one of the most active civil rights and social justice organizations in the nation “dedicated to increasing civic engagement, economic and voter empowerment in Black America.” The Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) is the women and girls empowerment arm of the NCBCP. At the forefront of championing just and equitable public policy on behalf of Black women, BWR promotes their health and wellness, economic security & prosperity, education and global empowerment as key elements for success.

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