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Friday, June 26, 2020 5:25 PM

MELANIE CAMPBELL, PRESIDENT & CEO OF THE NATIONAL COALITION ON BLACK CIVIC PARTICIPATION APPLAUDS THE PASSING OF THE HISTORIC ‘GEORGE FLOYD JUSTICE

MELANIE CAMPBELL, PRESIDENT & CEO OF THE NATIONAL COALITION ON BLACK CIVIC PARTICIPATION APPLAUDS THE PASSING OF THE HISTORIC ‘GEORGE FLOYD JUSTICE IN POLICING ACT’

 

Today, the House of Representatives passed the historic George Floyd Justice in Policing Act (Justice in Policing), led and introduced by the Congressional Black Caucus. The act represents “a comprehensive approach to hold police accountable, end racial profiling, change the culture of law enforcement, empower our communities, and build trust between law enforcement and our communities by addressing systemic racism and bias to help save lives.”

 


Wednesday, June 10, 2020 2:58 PM

THE NATIONAL COALITION ON BLACK CIVIC PARTICIPATION’S GEORGIA AFFILIATE AND PARTNERS LEADING BLACK VOTER MOBILIZATION AND VOTER PROTECTION AVAILABLE

THE NATIONAL COALITION ON BLACK CIVIC PARTICIPATION’S GEORGIA AFFILIATE AND PARTNERS LEADING BLACK VOTER MOBILIZATION AND VOTER PROTECTION AVAILABLE TO SHARE FIRST-HAND ACCOUNTS OF VOTER SUPPRESSION PROBLEMS IN GEORGIA PRIMARY

 

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s (NCBCP) Georgia state-based
affiliate, Unity 2020 Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) & Black Youth Vote (BYV) state partners actively led voter
protection, voter assistance and non-partisan get out the vote efforts for the Georgia Primary on June 9th, which gave
them up-close perspectives on the voter suppression issues Black voters endured. They are currently working to address
these issues with county and state election officials and are considering filing legal action.

 


Friday, May 22, 2020 2:12 PM

Coalition’s active efforts to increase Black participation in the 2020 Census and Voting in the 2020 Elections while the nation is still in the grips

Tomorrow at 12:00 p.m., ESTMelanie Campbell, President and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) and Hollie Holliday, NCBCP’s Senior Political & Data Advisor, will discuss the Coalition’s active efforts to increase Black participation in the 2020 Census and Voting in the 2020 Elections while the nation is still in the grips of the Coronavirus Pandemic.  The interview will be conducted by Denise Rolark Barnes, noted publisher of the Washington Informer newspaper and will be live-streamed via the publication’s social media platform WIN-TV.

 

 


Tuesday, April 21, 2020 2:09 PM

NCBCP’S BLACK YOUTH VOTE TO MOTIVATE AND ENCOURAGE GENERATION Z AND MILLENNIALS TO ‘OWN’ THEIR POWER AND BE COUNTED IN 2020 CENSUS

NCBCP’S BLACK YOUTH VOTE TO MOTIVATE AND ENCOURAGE GENERATION Z AND MILLENNIALS
TO ‘OWN’ THEIR POWER AND BE COUNTED IN 2020 CENSUS WITH ‘#COUNTMEBLACK CENSUS YOUTH WEEK’

 

Embracing the Theme ‘Count Black Youth-The Power is in Our Hands’ National Black Youth Vote Will Join Forces with National & State-Based Partner Organizations to Get out the Black Youth Count on April 27 – May 1, 2020


Monday, March 23, 2020 2:04 PM

NATIONAL COALITION ON BLACK CIVIC PARTICIPATION, NATIONAL URBAN LEAGE & UNITY DIASPORA COALITION PARTNERS LAUNCH BLACK CENSUS WEEK ‘COUNT ME BLACK!’

NATIONAL COALITION ON BLACK CIVIC PARTICIPATION, NATIONAL URBAN LEAGE & UNITY DIASPORA COALITION PARTNERS LAUNCH BLACK CENSUS WEEK ‘COUNT ME BLACK!’ CENSUS 2020 SOCIAL MEDIA OUTREACH CAMPAIGN

 

Despite the Coronavirus Pandemic Impacting the Nation, the Unity 2020 Coalition Will Encourage the Native and Foreign-Born Black Population to Be Counted in the 2020 Decennial Census, Utilizing Social Media Focused on Historically Undercounted Including Black Children, Men, Immigrants, LGBTQ+ and Others. 


Tuesday, February 18, 2020 10:00 AM

NATIONAL COALITION ON BLACK CIVIC PARTICIPATION TO LAUNCH ITS UNITY 2020 BLACK ‘VOTE AND BE COUNTED’ NATIONAL CAMPAIGN

NATIONAL COALITION ON BLACK CIVIC PARTICIPATION TO LAUNCH ITS UNITY 2020 BLACK ‘VOTE AND BE COUNTED’ NATIONAL CAMPAIGN IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OVER 40 NATIONAL AND STATE-BASED ORGANIZATIONS

A Non-Partisan Presidential Voter Guide That Includes Responses to a Black Women Leaders Questionnaire Will Be Released at the Unity ‘2020 Campaign Launch’s Tele-Press Conference on Tuesday, February 18 in Washington, DC


Wednesday, September 18, 2019 8:00 PM

BLACK MILLENNIALS AND GENERATION Z REMAIN UNDECIDED MORE THAN COMMITTED TO A 2020 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE AFTER THE SEPTEMBER DEBATE ACCORDING TO A NEW


Poll reveals Sanders appearing to lose stronghold with millennials and Generation Z coming in 4th,
Biden finishes first, Warren 2nd, O’Rourke & Castro tied at 3rd

September 18, 2019, WASHINGTON, DC – Black Millennials and Generation Z have strong opinions about the 2020 presidential candidates and what issues matter most, according to results from a new snap poll conducted at Black Youth Vote! Presidential Debate Watch Parties in Birmingham, AL, Atlanta, Forest Park & Albany, GA; Detroit and Kalamazoo, MI; and Washington, DC---after this month’s debate. The September 12th BYV Debate Watch Poll results are available at UnityCampaign.org.


Friday, August 9, 2019 12:00 AM

Black Leaders Address America’s Gun Violence Crisis


Thursday, March 21, 2019 12:00 AM

When and Where Will We Finally Enter? The Black Women’s Roundtable Releases Its 2019 Report


Friday, March 15, 2019 12:00 AM

Birmingham city schools students travel to Washington D.C. for Black Women’s Roundtable


Wednesday, September 12, 2018 10:21 PM

Black Women's Roundtable Confirms It's The Year of the Black Woman And We Are More Powerful Than Ever


Wednesday, September 12, 2018 12:00 AM

Black Women’s Roundtable Confirms It’s The Year Of The Black Woman, And We Are More Powerful Than Ever

“Anyone can win if you vote for them. Black women are voting and running for office, this is the year of the black woman.”
That was one of the sentiments that TV host Joy-Ann Reid firmly expressed while hosting the Black Woman’s Roundtable Wednesday afternoon at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on the first day of the Congressional Black Caucus’ 48th annual conference.

In partnership with ESSENCE, as well as the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, the public policy forum series, titled the “Power of Black Women,” gave off a palpable energy as people gathered to listen to Black women. Something we’ve been telling y’all to do since day one…and not only listen to Black women, but to learn what issues are most important to us.


Friday, September 7, 2018 12:00 AM

How Black women are organizing to energize voters

Black women went to the polls in record numbers last December to elect Doug Jones as the first Democratic senator from Alabama in 25 years. As of this week, 39 Black women are nominees for the U.S. House in the November midterms, including 22 women who aren't incumbents.

It's all part of an effort to reshape the politics of the Trump era when many Black voters feel threatened by the country's increasingly racially polarized climate, with concerns ranging from access to the ballot box to the president's hostility to protesting NFL players and the violent demonstrations last summer in Charlottesville, Va.

The Mississippi gathering was part of a stop on a tour across the Deep South organized by LaTosha Brown, co-founder of the Black Voters Matter Fund, which aims to increase political power in Black communities.
Brown said the time is now for Black women to lead again. She pointed to incidents like the attempt to close a majority of polling places in Randolph County, Georgia, last month, as proof of the need for the kind of continued vigilance Black women have long provided.


Friday, September 7, 2018 12:00 AM

Black women rally to challenge Democratic Party status-quo this November

Meeting on the campus of Jackson State University on a recent Friday afternoon, dozens of black women came together to strategize about the upcoming midterm elections, opening the gathering with a freedom song.

"The revolution done signed my name," they moaned, invoking the names of the ancestors whose strength has willed them to persevere: Harriet Tubman. Shirley Chisholm. Aretha Franklin. Two were like them, daughters of Mississippi: Ella Jo Baker. Fannie Lou Hamer.

"All of us who are in the room right now are midwives for transformation," said Rukia Lumumba, daughter of the late Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, and co-founder of the Electoral Justice Project.


Friday, September 7, 2018 12:00 AM

How black women are organizing to energize voters this fall

Headed into November, black female organizers are hoping to elect more African-Americans to power and not simply be a reliable voting block for white Democrats.

In Alabama, "black women were looked to, to bail out Democrats and the state from a very problematic candidate," said Glynda Carr, co-founder of Higher Heights for America, which focuses on electing black women and galvanizing them as voters. "Alabama was this tipping point around black women's leadership, when we woke up to our Twitter feed going crazy. The broader community recognized black women are the building blocks to a winning coalition."


Thursday, May 24, 2018 12:00 AM

Here's How Stacey Abrams Made History and Mobilized an Entire Community

Melanie Campbell, CEO of The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and convener of the Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) has been in Georgia partnering with a coalition of Black women-led organizations to activate the Unity ’18 Power of the Sister Vote Campaign.

The Unity ’18 Georgia Campaign focused on mobilizing some 100,000 Black women to vote in the Georgia primary in metro Atlanta, South Georgia and in more than a dozen counties. The NCBCP Unity ’18 Georgia Campaign spearheaded robocalls from Black celebrities who included: Sheryl Lee Ralph, Judge Glenda Hatchett, Judge Penny Brown Reynolds, Susan L. Taylor and others for a digital social media campaign targeted to 50,000 plus Georgia households of Black women voters.


Wednesday, May 23, 2018 12:00 AM

After Propelling Abrams to Georgia Primary Victory, Black Women Mobilize Troops for Midterms Election

Melanie L. Campbell, President and CEO of The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) and Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR), is mobilizing more than 150,000 Black women across the country to get out the vote in the months to come leading into the Midterm elections.

After spending several days in Georgia, canvassing, getting out the vote, conducting phone banking and going door-to-door, momentum is building to elect progressive candidates that are committed to the issues Black women care about.


Wednesday, May 23, 2018 12:00 AM

Black Women Push Abrams One Step Closer to History

“Black women are ‘sick and tired’ of being thanked by progressives for being their most loyal voting base. Black women are demanding that the progressive movement show us they respect our leadership and the power of our vote, by investing more in Black women running for office; and Black women-led organizing and institutions,” Melanie Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and the Black Women’s Roundtable, said in a statement hours before polls closed on Tuesday.


Friday, May 11, 2018 12:00 AM

Black Women Launch Major Voter Campaign For Mid-Term Election Cycle

Black women have proven a major voting bloc in presidential, Senate and local races across the country. Now comes a national campaign that is focused on harnessing that power and expanding its reach.
The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) and its offshoot — the Black Women’s Roundtable — launched the Unity ’18 Black Voting & Power Building “Time4APowerShift” campaign in Atlanta, Georgia. The goal is to leverage the impact of the Black vote and collective leadership, with a special emphasis on the South, Black women, and young voters.


Friday, May 11, 2018 12:00 AM

Black Women Leveraging Their Power With New National Voting Campaign

At a time when Black women are running for an increased number of political offices across the nation, they are also running voting campaigns using their collective power.

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) and the Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) announced a Unity ’18 Black Voting & Power Building “Time4APowerShift” National Campaign Friday (May 11) in Atlanta. The non-partisan national campaign is a way to “leverage the power and impact of the Black vote,” according to a press release.

Organizers are focused on getting the word out in key swing states in the South, as well as mobilizing Black women, young voters and citizens returning to the polls across the country. This year’s campaign is the start of a multi-phase one that will also be in place for the 2019 election cycle, 2020 presidential election and decennial census, as well as the 2021 redistricting fair representation process.



Wednesday, March 28, 2018 5:23 PM

BLACK WOMEN’S ROUNDTABLE RELEASES ITS 5TH ANNUAL REPORT ON STATUS OF BLACK WOMEN, “TIME FOR A POWER-SHIFT”

March 27, 2018 (Washington, DC) – On Wednesday, March 28th, the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s (NCBCP) Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) will close out Women’s History Month and Black Women’s Week, by hosting a tele-briefing to release its Fifth Annual Black Women in the U.S. Report, which assesses the challenges, triumphs and overall contemporary condition of Black women in the United States in 2018.  This year’s report is entitled “Time for a Power Shift” and takes an in-depth look at the issue of power and exactly where Black women fall socially, politically, economically, spiritually and health-wise.

Key findings from this year’s report include:

  • Black Women Shifting Their Power
  • When It Comes to Politics, the Power of Black Women is on the Rise
  • Electoral Successes Prove Black Women Can Win Anywhere
  • In 2018, Black Women Can Make Political History
  • Despite Gains, Black Women are Not Without Political Challenges
  • The Power of Black Women’s Leadership is Significantly Curtailed in the Corporate World
  • Black Women Especially Vulnerable Within the Criminal Justice System


Tuesday, March 20, 2018 6:11 AM

7th Annual Black Women's Roundtable Women of Power Summit Launches March 14th!


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AT PRESS CONFERENCE ON GUN VIOLENCE/GUN SAFETY, IMMIGRATION REFORM AND PROTECTING THE SAFETY NET IN THE FEDERAL BUDGET

March 14, 2018 (Washington, DC) – On Thursday March 15th, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP)’s Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) will hold a press conference at The House Triangle on the grounds of the U. S. Capitol in Washington, DC to bring attention to gun violence/gun safety, immigration reform as it relates to its impact on Black immigrants, protecting the safety net in the federal budget that includes affordable health care, education, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security. BWR attendees will be joined by a number of Congressional Black Caucus members and leaders representing the civil rights, women’s rights and social justice communities.

“The Black Women’s Roundtable is deeply concerned about the federal budget cuts proposed by the Trump Administration that would devastate poor and middle-class families,” states Melanie L. Campbell, President and CEO of the NCBCP and Convener of the Black Women’s Roundtable. Adds Ms. Campbell, “We are here to meet with our Congressional representatives from all political parties (Republicans, Democrats and Independent) representing over 20 states from across the country---to share our Black women’s policy agenda priorities and challenge them to address some of our nation’s most critical issues that impact life or death for many in our communities, especially the need for common sense gun control and safety. Also, we are calling on Congressional leaders to address immigration reform that is inclusive in addressing its impact on Black immigrants and to ensure that the federal budget does not destroy the safety net for the most vulnerable in our nation, especially our children, the poor, the mentally ill, middle class families and the elderly; and the vital need for paid family leave for all working families across the nation.”

The press conference is a part of the Seventh Annual BWR Women of Power National Summit (BWR Summit), scheduled for Wednesday, March 14th thru Saturday, March 17th, 2018. BWR Summit will take place on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC and at the Summit’s headquarters hotel, the Crystal City Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. The theme of this year’s Summit is “Time for a Power Shift!!!”

Thursday’s invited press conference speakers and co-hosting organizations include: Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18); Congresswoman Karen Bass, (CA-37), Vice Chair, Congressional Black Caucus; Congresswoman Val B. Demings (FL-10); Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (NY-11), Co-Chair, Congressional Black Women & Girls Caucus; Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12), Co-Chair, Congressional Black Women & Girls Caucus; and Congresswoman Terri Sewell (AL-7). Additional speakers will include representatives from several of our national and state Black-women leaders representing the following: the A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI), Florida BWR, Black Youth Project 100, Pittsburgh/Mon Valley BWR, Women’s March, UndocuBlack Network, National Council of Churches, USA, Southern Black Women’s Rural Initiative, Alabama BWR and Labor Project for Working Families, Family Values @ Work.
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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.


Saturday, April 15, 2017 12:00 AM

Why Black Workers in DC Need Paid Family Leave


Monday, April 3, 2017 12:00 AM

Opinion: Neil Gorsuch’s Frightening Record on Protecting Women’s Rights by MELANIE CAMPBELL


Thursday, March 30, 2017 12:00 AM

Opinion: Neil Gorsuch’s Frightening Record on Protecting Women’s Right


Wednesday, March 29, 2017 12:00 AM

NBC News Article Black Women’s Roundtable Releases Annual Report

The Black Women's Roundtable, a national civic group, released its fourth annual report today about African-American women in the U.S., providing a "prescriptive agenda" of key political, economic, and social issues that impact the nation's 23 million Black women, their families and communities. 


The 72-page document, entitled 'Black Women in the U.S., 2017: Moving Our Agenda Forward in a Post-Obama Era,' was released to coincide with the group's 6th annual "Women of Power" national summit, taking place this week in the nation's capital and Arlington, Virginia.


Monday, March 13, 2017 1:32 PM

JOINT STATEMENT OF BLACK WOMEN LEADERS ON SENATOR MITCH MCCONNELL’S ATTEMPTS TO SILENCE WORDS OF MRS. CORETTA SCOTT KING

JOINT STATEMENT OF BLACK WOMEN LEADERS ON SENATOR MITCH MCCONNELL’S ATTEMPTS TO SILENCE WORDS OF MRS. CORETTA SCOTT KING

The undersigned are prominent African-American women leaders and we write to express our outrage at the actions taken last night by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the Republican majority on the Senate floor.

Last night, on the floor of the Senate, Senator Elizabeth Warren delivered a powerful statement in opposition to the nomination of Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions to be Attorney General of the United States. Senator McConnell interrupted Senator Warren when she began quoting a letter written by Coretta Scott King, the wife of renowned civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr. Senator McConnell said Senator Warren had "impugned the motives and conduct" of Senator Sessions.

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Monday, March 13, 2017 1:31 PM

156 Civil and Human Rights Groups Call for Stronger Response to Hate Incidents

156 Civil and Human Rights Groups Call for Stronger Response to Hate Incidents

WASHINGTON –The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and 155 civil and human rights groups today called upon the Executive Branch to respond more quickly and forcefully to hate-based incidents, which have been occurring at an alarming rate in recent months.  The statement follows:

“Our diversity is part of what makes America great, and incidents motivated by hate are an affront to the values we share. No one should face acts of violence or intimidation because of their race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, disability, or national origin.

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Monday, March 13, 2017 1:29 PM

Civil Rights Groups Meet with Attorney General Sessions, Condemn Recent Rollbacks

Civil Rights Groups Meet with Attorney General Sessions, Condemn Recent Rollbacks

WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on behalf of civil rights leaders from the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, National Action Network, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, and the National Urban League after meeting with Attorney General Jeff Sessions on a wide range of issues affecting the civil and human rights of all Americans. This marked the first in-person meeting between these organizations and Attorney General Sessions.

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Thursday, November 3, 2016 12:00 AM

Black Women's Roundtable helps lead march to the polls with Congressman John Lewis, Bethune Cookman University Students


Friday, October 28, 2016 11:19 AM

The Black Women's Roundtable Launches its Power of the Sister Vote "State of Emergency" Voter Crusade in Ohio


Tuesday, October 18, 2016 12:09 PM

Black Women's Roundtable Launches Power of the Sister Vote GOTV Crusade FIRST STOP: Georgia


Thursday, October 6, 2016 12:00 AM

Black Youth Vote! Launches its HBCU/Community “Vote Your Power” Challenge Across the Country


Thursday, September 15, 2016 12:00 AM

Black Women's Roundtable Convener Melanie Campbell Speaker on CBC Panel on 2016 Elections


Wednesday, September 14, 2016 12:00 AM

8th Annual Black Women's Roundtable Policy Forum #PoweroftheSisterVote Poll II


Tuesday, August 9, 2016 12:00 AM

NCBCP Joins AirBnB in Celebration of Voting Rights Act


Tuesday, May 24, 2016 12:00 AM

The Westside Gazette: Hundreds of Black Men and Boys Go to Capitol Hill


Wednesday, April 13, 2016 12:00 AM

Madame Noire : Report on State of Black Women in the U.S.


Saturday, March 19, 2016 12:00 AM

USA Today: Black Women Aim to Prove The Power of the Sister Vote


Friday, February 19, 2016 12:00 AM

Huffington Post LIVE #PoweroftheSisterVote Event in Charleston South Carolina

The Black Women’s Roundtable and ESSENCE Magazine held a  non-partisan, Power of the Sister Vote (POSV)  Townhall Meeting in historic Charleston, SC, on Friday February 19, at the  ILA   Community Building located at  1140 Morrison Drive,  Charleston, S.C.  .  The event  took place before  the South Carolina primaries scheduled for Saturday, February 20 (Republican)  and Saturday, February 27, 2016 (Democratic).   Actress Erika Alexander “Living Single,”star of the  upcoming  the Amazon   “Bosch” will be on the panel.  Moderators wwill include ESSENCE Magazine Contributors  April D. Ryan, White House Correspondent and author of the Presidency in Black and White,  CNN political contributor Donna Brazile (invited)  and CNN political analyst  Tara Setmayer. Co-hosts were  Melanie Campbell, national convener, Black Women’s Roundtable and president & CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and          Clayola Brown, president,  A. Philip Randolph Institute.




Tuesday, December 8, 2015 12:39 PM

You Tube: #PoweroftheSisterVote Event at National Press Club December 2015


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