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BWR Report:  Black Women in the US

BWR Report: Black Women in the US

The Black Women's Roundtable recently released a report finding that significant progress has been made since key historical markers however, there are many areas that remain in need of attention.

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Oct 14, 2014

NCBCP's Spirit of Democracy Honorees Epitomize Diversity, Service and Coalition Building

Nearly 300 men, women and children, eight-to-eighty, from diverse backgrounds and cultures, came together for a night filled with eclectic music, humor, historical reflection, and movement building during the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation's (NCBCP) 17th Annual Spirit of Democracy Awards Red Carpet Affair held at the Sphinx Club in DC last week

Sep 24, 2014

Black Women’s Roundtable Urges NFL to Get it Right by Adding Black Women Experts to Domestic Violence Advisory Group

Expressing absolute agreement with National Football League (NFL) Commissioner Roger Goodell that he “got it wrong,” the Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) held a press conference today to urge the commissioner to take swift action to “get it right,” starting by appointing black women experts in domestic violence and sexual assault to the recently established Domestic Violence Advisory Board.

Sep 22, 2014

Black Women’s Roundtable Agrees to Meeting with NFL Senior Executives

National women’s group will hold press conference to outline additional actions to ensure the expertise and voices of black women and other women of color are heard by NFL in quest to eradicate violence

Sep 18, 2014

BWR on MSNBC: Playlist Criminal Justice RONAN FARROW DAILY 09/18/14 Seriously NFL? Another day, another arrest

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The Black Women’s Roundtable is now calling out NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for failure to include more women of color as part of the league’s advisory group.

Sep 16, 2014

Open Letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

Open letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to express concern and outrage about the plethora of domestic violence cases that has been exposed involving current and past players and the advisory group of women recently established to assist in developing new policies related to domestic violence.

NCBCP Programs

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.

Voices of the Electorate

Voices of the Electorate (VOTE) is a diverse, non-partisan coalition campaign, designed to bring together national, state and local organizations, leaders and community activists to address election reform and other issues impacting civic participation. VOTE activities include public awareness campaigns, civic education trainings, town hall meetings, and election reform legislation advocacy. VOTE serves as a clearinghouse for up-to-date information on civic issues.

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