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2016 Voter Guide Launched

2016 Voter Guide Launched

The Black Women's Roundtable launches the 2016 Voter Guide. This guide offers information on key election dates, how to be a delegate, information on the Republican and Democratic conventions and more.

State of Black Women in the US 2016

State of Black Women in the US 2016

The Black Women's Roundtable released its third annual State of Black Women in U.S. Report at its 5th Annual Summit in Washington, DC.



Aug 6, 2016

NCBCP Joins Airbnb in Honoring the Voting Rights Act

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) is thrilled to embark on a new community engagement partnership with Airbnb to commemorate the 51st anniversary of the Voting Rights Act that was signed into law by President Lyndon Baines Johnson on August 6th, 1965 following Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama. We believe Airbnb is in a unique position to serve as a good corporate citizen by sharing this historic moment to a new generation the importance of voting to bring about positive social change in our nation. NCBCP is launching our Unity '16 Online Voter Registration Drive and Black Youth Vote HBCU Community #Vote4Justice Challenge in partnership with Airbnb to encourage Millennials of color to register to vote, verify their registration status, volunteer to be poll workers and poll monitors; and vote in the Presidential Election on November 8, 2016.

Jul 31, 2016

BWR Convener Melanie Campbell's Statement on Nomination of A Woman As Presidential Candidate for Major Political Party

Melanie L Campbell, head of nonpartisan Black Women's Roundtable response to Hillary Clinton's acceptance of the Democratic nomination for U.S. President "As the national convener of the non-partisan Black Women's Roundtable which represents millions of women nationwide, we join the rest of the nation in celebration of this historic moment. We congratulate Secretary Hillary Clinton on her historic achievement as the first woman to be nominated as a Presidential candidate for a major political party. This milestone is something for women of all parties to celebrate. For the breaking of this glass ceiling was centuries in the making, " said Campbell.

Jul 21, 2016

NCBCP President Melanie Campbell Receives NOBLE's Walter Lawson Community Service Award

National Coalition President Melanie L. Campbellis the winner of the Walter Lawson Community service award from the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement. Executives. ‪#‎powerofthesistervote‬. She addressed the group Wednesday, July 20 in Washington, D.C.

Jul 8, 2016

NCBCP President Melanie Campbell Responds to Dallas Police Shootings

After two days in which two Black lives were taken by police and now last night's murder of five Dallas police officers who were merely doing their jobs protecting peaceful protesters,I am stunned and heartbroken. This is a time that is so hard to grasp where it will end up for Black people and the nation as as whole. The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation joins the nation in praying for the police officers families who were gunned down so senselessly as well as the victims who are in hospital fighting for their lives. It is our hope that this nation find strength in prayer and in unity."

Jul 7, 2016

NCBCP Calls for Justice Department Investigation Into Police Killing of Philando Castile

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation is calling on the U.S. Justice Department Civil Rights Division to conduct an immediate investigation into the police killing of Philando Castile. Castile was shot to death last night by a police officer during a routine traffic stop where witnesses report he did nothing but reach for his license and registration as requested. This is the second time in 72 hours this nation must bear witness to outrageous conduct by white police officers who seem to have a mindset that when it comes to Black suspects the rule of thumb is to shoot first and ask questions later. Our hearts and prayers are with the family of Philando Castile. We stand in solidarity with the Castile family, civil rights and social justice community in their call for justice in the killing of their loved one.

NCBCP Programs

Vote for Justice Campaign

Black Youth Vote! (BYV!) is the youth and young adult civic leadership development and organizing arm of the National Coalition. The BYV! #Vote4Justice Organizing Initiative's goal is to continue it’s legacy of engaging black youth in civic engagement, issue organizing, voter empowerment and voter protection. When BYV! began in 1996, voter turnout for young people was extremely low averaging 17-34 percent. However, over the past decade black youth have led voter turnout in presidential election years, voting at 45 percent in 2012. BYV! Is one of the leading youth led movements focused on training a new generation of black civic leaders, elected officials, advocates, activists and organizers. BYV!’s priority is to connect to protest to public policy through the power of the vote.

Black Youth Vote!
The Next Generation of Black Leadership

Black Youth Vote! (BYV!) is a national grassroots coalition of organizations and individuals committed to increasing political and civic engagement among black youth and young adults between the ages of 18-35. On April 4, 1996, BYV! was launched under the theme “The Ballot, Not the Bullet” live on CSPAN to address the chronic decline in Black youth voter participation.

Black Women’s Roundtable Policy Statement

The National Coalition Black Women’s Roundtable promotes public policies that ensure stable families and a prepared workforce for today and tomorrow. BWR believes that there must be intentional efforts, including program development, funding, staffing, administrative practice and rule of law to ensure genuine equity -- especially for women, communities of color, low income communities and others that have been traditionally left out of the policymaking arena. Click here to read the full statement.

Black Women’s Roundtable

The Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) is an intergenerational civic engagement network of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation. At the forefront of championing just and equitable public policy on behalf of Black women, BWR promotes their health and wellness, economic security, education and global empowerment as key elements for success.

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