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Aug 10, 2015

WHAT BLACK WOMEN WANT IN 2016! ESSENCE and Black Women’s Roundtable Launch Power of the Sister Vote Poll

August 10, 2015 (Washington, DC)  -  The Black Women’s Roundtable and ESSENCE today launched its Power 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.

Jun 26, 2015

National Coalition Responds To Supreme Court Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage

The National Coalition of Black Civic Participation applauds the U. S. Supreme Court's 5:4 decision to makes same-sex marriage is the law of the land, said of Melanie Campbell president & CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation. NCBCP , the a coalition that represents some 60 organizations and state-based affiliates and networks ,was one of the first civil rights organizations to support the movement to make same-sex marriage a constitutional right. By declaring that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States, the Supreme Court has helped break the unjust barriers for the LGBT community and for American civil rights. Now and for future generations the right to love is a fundamental and constitutional right for all people.

Jun 26, 2015

Black Women's Roundtable Applauds Decision by Supreme Court to Uphold the Affordable Care Act

Black Women's Roundtable Applauds the Supreme Court Ruling On the Affordable Health Care Act Washington, DC - Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and convener, Black Women's Roundtable issued the following statement on Supreme Court Ruling On the Affordable Care Act.

Jun 15, 2015

Black Women's Roundtable To Address Income Inequality, Health Justice and Retirement Security

As the national debate continues over income inequality and health justice, The Black Women’s Roundtable today announces the launch of phase II of its 2015 BWR Empowerment Project, by organizing the BWR Healthy, Wealthy, Wise National Empowerment Tour. (BWR Tour) The BWR Tour provides women in key states and nationally with tools and resources focused on economic empowerment, entrepreneurship, holistic health, civic engagement and leadership development. The BWR Empowerment Project is supported by AARP, Essence, Ford Foundation and The Moriah Fund.

Apr 24, 2015

Congrats to Loretta Lynch for Making "HerStory"

Statement From Melanie Campbell, Convener of the Black Women's Roundtable and president and Ceo of the Naitonal Coalition on Black Civic Participation on the Coalition of Loretta Lynch by the Senate to become the first African-American woman Attorney General of the United States..

Apr 17, 2015

Congratulations to our 2015 "SisTAR" Award Winners

Several women of accomplishment were honored at the Black Women's Roundtable 4th Annual Women of Power "Healthy. Wealthy, Wise" National Summit "SiStar " Awards ceremony, the culmination of the the three-day summit held during Women's History Month.

Apr 14, 2015

#CONFIRM LORETTA LYNCH- Join Us and Women of Good Faith and Conscience on Capitol Hill WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2015 at 9:45 am

A diverse group of women of faith and good conscience will join Congressional women leaders for a Prayer Gathering & Hill Visits calling for an immediate full Senate Floor vote for Loretta Lynch to be confirmed for Attorney General of the United States.

Mar 27, 2015

Black Women's Roundtable Releases 2015 Report

Black Women’s Roundtable Public Policy Network (BWR), the women’s initiative of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP), released a report reviewing the overall status of Black women during the third annual BWR Women of Power Summit that took place March 26-28 in Washington, DC. The report was released on Capitol Hill the first day of the summit – Public Education Policy Day.

Mar 25, 2015

Agenda for the 4th Annual Women of Power Summit

FULL AGENDA for the Black Women's Roundtable 4th Annual "Women of Power" National Summit 2015 Invest.Inspire.Unite Thursday March 26- Saturday, March 28, 2015

Mar 24, 2015

Black Women's Roundtable to Descend on Capitol Hill

Black Women from Around the Country to Descend on Capitol Hill This Week to Urge Lawmakers to " Take Action" on Income Equality, Other Issues

Mar 9, 2015


(Washington, DC) - Hundreds of women from around the country will convene in the Washington, DC area Thursday, March 26, 2015 - Saturday, March 28th, 2015 for the Black Women's Roundtable Women of Power "Healthy. Wealthy, Wise" National Summit. The three-day summit to celebrate Women's History Month will include a wide range of activities with participants going to meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill March 26th, and forums, meetings and other activities at the Crystal City Marriott March 27-28.

Feb 26, 2015

Statement from Melanie Campbell on Behalf of NCBCP and the Black Women's Roundtable in Response to Senate Judiciary Committee Vote on Loretta Lynch

Statement from Melanie Campbell President of the National Coalition on Black Civic Partcipation and convener the Black Women's Roundtable on the decision to send by the Senate Judiciary Committee to send the nomination of Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General to the full Senate. . "We are pleased that through a bipartisan majority the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to support Loretta Lynch's nomination as the nation's next attorney general. It is our hope that the spirit of bipartisan cooperation continue and that the full Senate move to quickly confirm Ms Lynch who has distinguished her legal career as a devoted servant to upholding the Constitution of the United States and the ideals and principals upon which it stands." said Campbell.

Feb 22, 2015

NCBCP CEO Moderates Panel on Reach: 40 Black Men Reflect on Living, Leading and Succeeding

The new book. Reach: 40 Black Men Speak on Living, Leading and Succeeding was the topic of a discussion led by Melanie Campbell, NCBCP, President and CEO and Convener, Black Women’s Roundtable, at the Center for American Progress (CAP) on Friday, February 20 in DC. Melanie joined Benjamin Jealous, co-editor, REACH, former president, NAACP and CAP Fellow; Trabian Shorters, co-editor, REACH, Founder and CEO, BMe Community; Shaka Senghor, contributor, REACH; national representative BMe, author and anti-gang activist; Charence Page, Chicago Tribune columnist and 1989 Pulitzer Prize winner for Commentary; and Alex Peay, contributor, REACH; founder, Rising Suns. Peay is a coordinator in Philadelphia, PA for The National Coalition's Black Youth Vote (BYV!) which is co-led by Sherman Justice, Black Male Initiatives Fellow, BYV! who attended the event.

Feb 16, 2015

National Coalition/Black Women's Roundtable Joins "Grand Alliance" Coalition to Save Public Postal Service.

Melanie Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) and convener of the Black Women's Roundtable (BWR), today joined members of the American Postal Workers, CWA and other religious and advocacy organizations at DC's National Press Club for the launch of more than 60 organization member coalition to save the public postal service system.

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