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Feb 12, 2013

BWR Women of Power Summit 2013

In celebration of National Women's History Month, the NCBCP will host the 2nd Annual Black Women's Roundtable (BWR) National Women of Power Summit, “Amplifying the Voices of Women and Girls in the Digital Age! on March 14 - 16, 2013, in Washington, DC. The BWR Summit brings together a delegation of women and girls from across the country to participate in a summit focused on developing solutions to live healthier, wealthier & wiser lives through public policy, civic engagement, social innovation, entrepreneurship and mentoring.

Jan 25, 2013

Marc Morial, Rev. Al Sharpton, Benjamin Jealous, Melanie Campbell and Other Leaders Announce Jobs, Community Safety and Voter Protection Policy Recommendations

Black leaders came together to call for the reintroduction and passage of the Urban Jobs Act, which would allocate resources for job training, education, and support services and activities for eligible young adults to prepare them for entry into the workforce, and which would establish a National Jobs Council Advisory Committee.

Jan 13, 2013

Photo of Melanie L. Campbell with President Obama

Black Women's Roundtable participated in recent fiscal cliff discussions when President Obama stopped by to thank folks for support and also to get input. Pictured above is BWR convener, Melanie L. Campbell.

Dec 14, 2012

Black Women’s Roundtable Statement on Ambassador Susan Rice's Decision to Remove her Name from Secretary of State Consideration

Black Women’s Roundtable issued the following statement regarding Ambassador Rice’s decision to remove her name from consideration to be nominated for Secretary of State.

Dec 11, 2012

NCBCP Black Women's Roundtable Stands with Michigan Workers in their Fight Against Anti-Worker Legislation Recently Passed in Michigan

The NCBCP BWR will continue to stand united with Michigan working families and the coalition of labor, faith, and progressive groups fighting against the assault on the American middle class.

Nov 27, 2012

LETTER TO THE SENATE: Black Women's Roundtable Unites a Diverse Group of Women Leaders and Organizations in Show of Support for United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice

Black Women’s Roundtable partnered with a legion of strong women leaders and organizations across the nation to send a letter to express their unequivocal support and respect for United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice as a leader and representative of the United States in foreign policy.

Oct 26, 2012

Vivica A. Fox Lends her Voice to Help Get Out The Vote

Actress, producer and businesswoman Vivica A. Fox is helping to urge people to get out and vote early or on Election Day. The Hollywood actress, known for her beauty and style, wanted to do her part to help motivate the community to vote.

Oct 26, 2012

Churches march to vote in Florida Oct. 28

Hoping to send a strong message that will resonate nationwide, a coalition of non-partisan organizations have joined forces to conduct a massive march comprised of over 200 congregations “Marching Souls to the Polls” on the first Sunday of early voting in Florida, October 28, 2012.

Oct 26, 2012

Unity: Protect Our Vote Sundays Launch October 28, 2012 Civil Rights and Black Church Leaders Join Forces to Protect Black Voters

The Unity: Protect Our Vote Sundays goals are to mobilize Black faith leaders in a Call to Action to Black denominational and congregational leaders to take up arms to mobilize and protect their congregations from voter suppression tactics across the country by providing them with tools and information to protect their vote through Black Youth Vote, Black Women

Oct 16, 2012

Black Youth Vote! Hustles Hard to Keep the Swagger Going with iThink2012 Campaign

Determined to keep the swagger going among their peers, Black Youth Vote! (BYV!), the youth program of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP), is hustling hard as they transition their iThink 2012 Campaign efforts from voter registration to voter education and mobilization for the last days of the 2012 Presidential Election cycle.

Oct 2, 2012

NCBCP Applauds Judge Simpson’s Postponement of Voter ID Requirement in PA

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) issued the following statement in response to Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson’s decision to postpone the state's new voter identification requirement:

Oct 1, 2012

NCBCP Black Women’s Roundtable Gets “In The Spirit” at “Power of the Sister Vote” Policy Forum

A group of black women called on the spirits of the ancestors to empower them to fight against current efforts to suppress the Black vote during the fourth annual Power of the Sister Vote Intergenerational Policy Forum Series hosted by the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s (NCBCP) Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.

Sep 5, 2012

Black Women's Roundtable Shifts the Focus to the Issues and Voting Power of Black Women at the Republican and Democratic Conventions

Washington, DC - In their continuing efforts to make Black women's issues a top priority and remind elected officials and candidates of the voting power of Black women, the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation's (NCBCP) Black Women's Roundtable co-hosted non-partisan round table discussions in conjunction with the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, FL, and this week at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, NC.

Aug 20, 2012

Actor Charles S. Dutton, Judge Daryl Traywick and Detroit Pistons Legend Isiah Thomas Inspire Black Men's Roundtable Tour Launch

When the Florida Coalition on Black Civic Participation (FCBCP) originally planned and hosted their 2012 Healthy, Wealth & Wise Mini-Expo and Black Men's Round Table (BMR) in Miami, FL, the organizers were unsure what to expect. But the gathering of Black men that included NBA Hall of Famer, Isiah Thomas; actor and producer, Charles S. Dutton ("Rock"); Dade County Circuit Judge Daryl Traywick; and Miami Police homicide detective and cast member of "48 Hours," Detective Ervans Ford, proved to be so powerful that the singular occasion has spawned the announcement of the FCBCP Black Men's Roundtable Statewide Tour. Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Orlando will be among the first stops.

Aug 17, 2012

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, A. Philip Randolph Institute and National Council of Negro Women Join Together to Commend “It Can Wait” Initiative

Washington D.C. – Beginning today, AT&T will step-up their efforts to stop the dangerous and deadly activity of texting and driving by encouraging drivers to be responsible and sign a pledge on the website www.itcanwait.com. Noting that this positive, much-needed measure will help to limit the increasing number of accidents stemming from distracted drivers, the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP), A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI), and the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) have joined together to praise AT&T’s ““It Can Wait” Initiative:

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