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Press Releases

Mar 16, 2016

NCBP/BlackWomen's Roundtable Response to President Obama's Selection of the Honorable Merrick B. Garland to Fill Supreme Court Vacancy

We are pleased that President Obama has fulfilled his Constitutional responsibility by nominating The Honorable Merrick Brian Garland as his choice to fill vacancy left by the untimely passing of the late Justice Antonin Scalia.. As head of the NCBCP and convener of the Black Women’s Roundtable, we are disappointed and had hoped that an African-American woman would be nominated. We have and will continue to advocate for the next Supreme Court vacancy to be filled by an exceptional black woman to bring about a balance that ensures the court is more representative of all Americans.

Mar 15, 2016

Black Women's Roundtable 5th Annual Summit Held This Week

Hundreds of Black women and girls from around the country will convene in the Washington, DC area Thursday, March 17, 2016 – Sunday, March 20, 2016 for the Black Women's Roundtable Women of Power National Summit. The three-day summit celebrates Women's History Month and includes a wide range of organizing and empowerment activities including a BWR Public Policy Day on Capitol Hill March 17 as well as forums, panels and other activities at the Washington Court Hotel located at 525 New Jersey Avenue, NW. The summit will culminate with a “Sistars Awards” Ceremony on Saturday, March 19th.

Feb 19, 2016

ICYMI- Watch the Black Women's Roundtable #PoweroftheSisterVote Roundtable Summit Friday, February 19

The Black Women’s Roundtable and ESSENCE Magazine had a great time at its nonpartisan #PoweroftheSisterVote townhall in Charleston, S.C. Friday, February 19 prior to the Republican primary (February 20) and the Democratic primary (February 27). You can watch the tape of the livestream here.

Feb 14, 2016

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation Statement on the Passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation joins the nation in mourning the passing of U. S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. We send up our prayers and condolences to Justice Scalia’s family. While many of his policies were not congruent to unbiased civic engagement, he was the longest serving Justice on the Court. It is our hope that President Obama will nominate someone who can serve the Supreme Court with compassion and a sense of justice particularly in matters such as civil rights, voting rights, reproductive justice, fair housing, education, marriage equality, immigration, racial and ethnic discrimination.

Jan 6, 2016

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation Statement on President Obama's Executive Action on Gun Control

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) stands in solidarity with President Obama on his executive action taken today focused on saving American lives from the impact of gun violence in the United States. Tragedies related to gun violence have become an everyday event.

Dec 17, 2015

Black Women's Roundtable Launches New Voter Guide

The 2016 BWR Voter Guide is a non-partisan resource for voters to prepare to participate in national, state and local elections in their communities. The voter guide offers a unique opportunity for voters to learn about the Presidential candidates and their vision for the country. The guide includes key 2016 election dates for caucuses, primaries, general election, state voter registration deadlines, Republican and Democratic conventions, official presidential debates and much more!

Dec 11, 2015

National Coalition Responds to Proposed Ban on Internet Access Taxes

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) is encouraged by the House and Senate conference committee’s approval to provide a permanent extension of the Internet Tax Freedom Act.

Nov 10, 2015

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and Black Women’s Roundtable Mourns the Passing of Jacqueline Berrien

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and Black Women’s Roundtable Mourns the Passing of Jacqueline Berrien Words cannot express the heartache we feel in the passing of Jacqueline Berrien. Jacqueline epitomized the “Lady of Justice” throughout her life as a warrior for justice, equality and workplace fairness for all people. She was fearless in her pursuit of racial, gender and social justice for communities of color, women and underserved communities that is irreplaceable.

Nov 5, 2015

NCBCP Praises President Obamas Executive Action To "Ban the Box"

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) , the nation’s largest black- led civic engagement and empowerment organization, endorsed President Obama’s executive action to ban federal employers from asking about applicants’ criminal histories on their initial application forms. The executive action will apply to federal government employers but not contractors for the government.

Oct 28, 2015

November ESSENCE magazine features Melanie Campbell, Black Women's Roundtable

The November issue of ESSENCE magazine features a Q & A with National Coalition president Melanie Campbell, convener of the Black Women's Roundtable. BWR is also featured prominently in an article "Power of the Sister Vote" which describes the Roundtable/ESSENCE poll of more than 18-hundred black women on the 2016 elections.

Oct 28, 2015

Black Women's Roundtable Responds to South Carolina School Incident

The Black Women’s Roundtable is extremely troubled by the recently released video showing the attack displayed by an off-duty police officer man-handling a young Black female student in his attempt to arrest her for not leaving the classroom fast enough in a local high school in Richland, South Carolina.

Oct 22, 2015

BWR Testifies At Briefing on Responsible Solutions for Working Families

Jennifer Tucker, senior policy advisor for the Black Women's Roundtable, House Committee on Education and Workforce Democrats on Tuesday, October 22. She discussed the Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act.

Sep 18, 2015

Black Women's Roundtable/ESSENCE Release Exclusive Poll on Black Women Voters and 2016 Election

As the 2016 Presidential campaign season heats up, an exclusive Black Women’s Roundtable and ESSENCE poll shows that affordable healthcare, livable wage jobs and college affordability rank as the most important issues among African-American women. The Power of the Sister Vote Poll was launched by ESSENCE and the Black Women’s Roundtable in August 2015 to assess Black women’s priority issues for the 2016 election and understand their motivation for voting. The results were revealed at a news conference during the 45th Annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Legislative Conference.

Aug 23, 2015

Black Women's Roundtable and ESSENCE Magazine Launch "Power of the Sister" Vote Partnership/Survey

WHAT BLACK WOMEN WANT IN 2016 The Black Women’s Roundtable and ESSENCE this month launched itsPower of the Sister Vote poll--aimed at more than 10,000 women. The survey will focus on the 2016 election and gauge the key issues Black women want addressed by the next President of the United States of America. Here's the poll:

Aug 17, 2015

National Coalition Mourns Passing of Civil Rights Icon Julian Bond- Statement By NCBCP President Melanie Campbell

Our nation and the world has truly lost a champion for justice for all people in the passing of Julian Bond. We will miss his bold and eloquent voice in the fight for civil and human rights. Julian dedicated his life fighting for "the least of these God's children."

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