All News and Press Releases
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.
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."
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.
Jun 26, 2015
Black Women's Roundtable Applauds the Supreme Court Ruling On the
Affordable Health Care Act
Washington, DC - Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO, National
Coalition on Black Civic Participation and convener, Black Women's
Roundtable issued the following statement on Supreme Court Ruling On
the Affordable Care Act.
Jun 15, 2015
As the national debate continues over income inequality and health justice, The Black Women’s Roundtable today announces the launch of phase II of its 2015 BWR Empowerment Project, by organizing the BWR Healthy, Wealthy, Wise National Empowerment Tour. (BWR Tour) The BWR Tour provides women in key states and nationally with tools and resources focused on economic empowerment, entrepreneurship, holistic health, civic engagement and leadership development.
The BWR Empowerment Project is supported by AARP, Essence, Ford Foundation and The Moriah Fund.