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Jun 7, 2016

News Clips from the Black Women's Roundtable Summit 2016

News articles from around the country that discuss the 5th Annual Black Women's Roundtable held in March, 2016.

Jun 3, 2016

NCBCP President Melanie Campbell and ESSENCE editor Vanessa De Luca on C-SPAN to Discuss #PoweroftheSisterVote Campaign


Melanie Campbell and Vanessa DeLuca discuss a joint poll conducted by the National Coalition of Black Civic Participation and Essence Magazine on what issues were important to black women in the 2016 election. They discussed the 2016 presidential campaign and also President Obama’s legacy.

Jun 3, 2016

ESSENCE and Black Women's Roundtable Announce Power of the Sister Vote Poll


As the 2016 election season is gearing up, ESSENCE, in partnership with Black Women's Roundtable (BWR), is hoping to better gauge and amplify what issues matter most to Black women through a Power of the Sister Vote poll.

Mar 31, 2015

Melanie Campbell Appears on C-SPAN "Washington Journal" To Discuss Black Women's Roundtable Report 2015 on the State of Black Women in the U.S.


Melanie L. Campbell, convener of the Black Women's Roundtable appeared on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" Saturday, March 28, 2015 to discuss the BWR's Report "Black Women in the U.S."

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Oct 18, 2016

Black Women's Roundtable Launches Power of the Sister Vote GOTV Crusade in Georgia

Civil rights, women’s rights and social justice organizations are organizing an aggressive four week long voter protection and get-out-the-vote mobilization. Polls opened in Georgia on Monday, October 17th and Black women leaders from across the state of Georgia have joined together to organize the first stop of the Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) National Power of the Sister Vote ‘STATE OF EMERGENCY’ Voter Crusade.” The Black Women’s Roundtable is the women and girls empowerment arm of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation.

Oct 17, 2016

Black Women's Roundtable Mounts Intense Nationwide #PoweroftheSisterVote Campaign

Black women leaders, led by the Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) and the Unity’16 Campaign of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP), have joined forces to organize a month-long intense multi-faceted GOTV and multi-media campaign to ensure millions of Black women and millennial voters turn out for the November 8th The Black Women’s Roundtable announced its “STATE OF EMERGENCY” Power of the Sister Vote Voter Crusade (BWR Voter Crusade), in partnership with its national and state-based partners, that also unveiled plans to work together to combat voter suppression, a key concern in minority communities across the country.

Oct 6, 2016

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

The Black Youth Vote! Network has launched its 2016 HBCU/Community “Vote Your Power” Challenge (BYV! ’16 Challenge) across the country. The BYV! ’16 Challenge is a key component of The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s (NCBCP) Unity ’16 Black Voter Empowerment Campaign. ( “The BYV! ’16 Challenge is an organizing strategy developed by and for Black millennial leaders and activists to engage young people in getting their friends educated, motivated and energized to register to vote, verify their registration, vote in the 2016 election; and encourage their peers to vote as well,” said Deven Anderson, Unity ’16 Campaign Senior Advisor and BYV! Lead Organizer, NCBCP. “These elections are critical and we found through our interactions & research, that millennials tend to respond better to other young people,” Anderson added.

Sep 21, 2016

National Coalition Celebrates 40th Anniversary At 19th Annual Spirit of Democracy Awards Gala

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (The National Coalition/NCBCP) is hosting the 40th Anniversary of its founding during its 19th Annual Spirit of Democracy Awards Celebration on Tuesday, September 27, 2016. The Elegant Evening Affair will be held at the Hyatt Regency Washington at, 400 New Jersey Avenue, NW, in Washington, DC. .The 40th Anniversary Theme is “Celebrating the Diversity of Our Democracy.” Roland Martin will serve as master of ceremonies with entertainment by comedian Jonathan Slocumb and The Fix Band. Tickets are available at

Sep 21, 2016


The killing of unarmed black people must end! The National Coalition on Black Civic Engagement joins the Civil Rights and Social Justice communities calling for justice in the police killing of Terence Cruther who was unarmed. We lift up the Cruther Family in the heartbreaking loss of their loved one and vow to stand in solidarity in their call for justice. The National Coalition, founded in 1976, creates and enlightens communities by building institutional capacity that provides and develops leadership. By educating, motivating, organizing, and mobilizing Black communities, the National Coalition seeks to encourage full participation in a barrier-free democratic process. The National Coalition works to expand, strengthen, and empower communities to make voting and civic participation a cultural responsibility and tradition.

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