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Apr 11, 2012

Cost of Freedom Voter ID App Launched

Text-based App Provides Information on Photo ID Requirements and Helps Voters Jump Start Voter ID Application Process--WASHINGTON, DC – April 5, 2012 – Today the Cost of Freedom Project announced the launch of the Cost of Freedom App to help voters get ready for the November election. Voters can text “Voter ID” or their state abbreviation to find out whether they need to show government-issued photo ID in order to vote.

Apr 4, 2012

Black Women's Roundtable Women of Power Summit Addresses Important Issues

Washington, DC - The slaying of Trayvon Martin and other innocent teens was foremost on the hearts and minds of nearly 400 Black women from across the country that assembled recently in Washington, DC for the Black Women's Roundtable (BWR) inaugural National Women of Power Summit, three days of down-to-earth discussions "Amplifying the Voices of Women and Girls in 2012 and Beyond."

Feb 16, 2012


WASHINGTON, DC-- Congresswoman Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11), in collaboration with Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD-5), Rep. John Conyers (MI-14), and Rep. John Lewis (GA-5) and in partnership with the Congressional Black Caucus, will host a Voting Rights Briefing, The Evolution of Voting Rights in America: The Struggle Continues, on Friday, February 17 at 1:30p.m. in recognition of Black History Month.

Jan 31, 2012

Film & TV Star Vivica A. Fox to Speak at Black Women’s Roundtable Healthy Wealthy & Wise Weekend

Mims, FL – The Florida Coalition on Black Civic Participation has confirmed actress, producer and businesswoman, Vivica A. Fox, to speak during their Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) 2012 Healthy, Wealthy and Wise National Empowerment Tour taking place Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Cultural Center in Mims, FL.

Jan 25, 2012

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation Statement on President Obama’s State of the Union Address

Washington, DC - Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and convener of the Black Women’s Roundtable Public Policy Network issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address:

Dec 13, 2011

Black Women’s Roundtable Commends BET Networks for Adding Journalist T.J. Holmes to the BET Lineup

Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO, The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and convener, Black Women’s Roundtable, issued the following statement about BET’s announcement of a multi-platform agreement with journalist, T.J. Holmes...

Dec 6, 2011

The National Coalition Joins Campaign Stressing Importance of Flu Vaccinations Among African Americans

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation joined The Assembly of Petworth the D.C. Department of Health, and United Planning Organization to host a press conference marking National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), December 4-10. The press conference and a mini-free flu vaccination clinic was held at the United Planning Organization “Petey” Greene Community Service Center in Southeast DC.

Oct 21, 2011

Black Women's Roundtable Empowerment Tour: Riverdale, GA

Riverdale, GA - Maintaining a healthy, wealthy and wise lifestyle will be the primary focus as celebrities, physicians, financial advisors, chefs, and women and girls from greater Atlanta assemble for The Black Women's Roundtable (BWR) Healthy Wealthy Wise National Empowerment Tour, Friday Oct. 21 thru Sunday Oct. 23. Created to empower Black women, veterans and girls, the 3-day public event is free and will take place in various locations in Riverdale, East Point and Fayetteville. For more information call 404 653-1199

Jun 24, 2011

Organizations Co-Host CBS Radio 1580 AM Big Talker Radio With Kenny Barnes SR., M.S. Every Fourth Tuesday ‘Community in Action’

WASHINGTON, DC – (June 24, 2011): The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (The National Coalition), The William Kellibrew Foundation (WKF), Black Youth Vote! (BYV!) and Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) join Kenny Barnes, Sr., M.S., Founder and CEO of Reaching Out To Others Together (R.O.O.T. Inc.) on CBS Radio on 1580 AM Big Talker Radio every fourth Tuesday from 8-9 a.m. (ET) starting on Tuesday, June 28th, 2011.

May 25, 2011

The National Coalition Celebrates 35th Anniversary During Spirit of Democracy Awards

A diverse selection of honorees reflected upon the significant accomplishments of The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (The National Coalition) over the past 35 years and it's impact on the number of Black elected officials; then challenged the audience of over 400 to stay vigilant in addressing 21st century issues during recent Spirit of Democracy Awards Gala and 35th Anniversary Celebrationin Washington, DC.

May 5, 2011

Star Jones to Host the 14th Annual Spirit of Democracy Award Black & White Gala

Former New York Prosecutor, TV host, and author, Star Jones, will serve as host of the 14th annual “Spirit of Democracy Awards Black & White Gala,” Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO of The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (The National Coalition), announced recently. The Gala will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 6 PM at the Renaissance DC Hotel.

Feb 8, 2011

Hundreds of Women and Girls From 8 – 90 Years Young and Older Attend “Healthy, Wealthy & Wise” National Empowerment Tour Events

Hundreds joined the Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) “Healthy, Wealthy, & Wise” National Empowerment Tour at two historical sites in Daytona Beach and Mims, Florida.

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