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Mar 31, 2015
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."
Mar 9, 2015
Obama marks 'Bloody Sunday' anniversary: 'Our march is not yet finished'
Los Angeles Times
Feb 22, 2015
(Washington, DC) – The Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) announced on Jan. 15 the launch of its 2015 Healthy, Wealthy and Wise Economic Empowerment Project. The BWR Empowerment Project will provide more than 2,000 Black women and girls of diverse ages, economic levels and backgrounds with strategies, tools and resources to invest in their goals to achieve sustainable economic security, prosperity and healthier. lifestyles. The project will utilize diverse entrepreneurship training models, civic
Nov 15, 2014
New York Daily News
The NFL commissioner met with civic leaders from the Black Women’s Roundtable Public Policy Network on Friday at NFL headquarters on Park Ave. Goodell had been criticized for naming a panel of only white women to advise the football league about domestic violence issues. About 70% of players are African-American.
Sep 18, 2014
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 18, 2015
As the 2016 Presidential campaign season heats up, an exclusive Black Women’s Roundtable and ESSENCE poll shows that affordable healthcare, livable wage jobs and college affordability rank as the most important issues among African-American women. The Power of the Sister Vote Poll was launched by ESSENCE and the Black Women’s Roundtable in August 2015 to assess Black women’s priority issues for the 2016 election and understand their motivation for voting. The results were revealed at a news conference during the 45th Annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Legislative Conference.
Aug 23, 2015
WHAT BLACK WOMEN WANT IN 2016
The Black Women’s Roundtable and ESSENCE this month launched itsPower of the Sister Vote poll--aimed at more than 10,000 women. The survey will focus on the 2016 election and gauge the key issues Black women want addressed by the next President of the United States of America. Here's the poll: https://goo.gl/uphQCW
Aug 17, 2015
Our nation and the world has truly lost a champion for justice for all people in the passing of Julian Bond. We will miss his bold and eloquent voice in the fight for civil and human rights. Julian dedicated his life fighting for "the least of these God's children."
Aug 10, 2015
August 10, 2015 (Washington, DC) - The Black Women’s Roundtable and ESSENCE today launched its Power of the Sister Vote poll--aimed at more than 10,000 women. The survey will focus on the 2016 election and gauge the key issues Black women want addressed by the next President of the United States of America.
Jun 26, 2015
The National Coalition of Black Civic Participation applauds the U. S. Supreme Court's 5:4 decision to makes same-sex marriage is the law of the land, said of Melanie Campbell president & CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation. NCBCP , the a coalition that represents some 60 organizations and state-based affiliates and networks ,was one of the first civil rights organizations to support the movement to make same-sex marriage a constitutional right.
By declaring that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States, the Supreme Court has helped break the unjust barriers for the LGBT community and for American civil rights. Now and for future generations the right to love is a fundamental and constitutional right for all people.