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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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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.

Sep 19, 2016

New BWR/ESSENCE #PoweroftheSisterVote Poll Shows Dramatic Increase in Concern for Criminal Justice Reform Among Black Women Voters

The second annual Black Women’s Roundtable/ESSENCE #PoweroftheSisterVote (POSV) Poll of Black women voters indicates they are increasingly concerned about the impact the results the 2016 Presidential Election will have on criminal justice reform. The “Power of the Sister Vote II” Poll, conducted in August 2016 included responses from 1,257 women voters ages 18 and over. It focused on what they want from the next President and is a follow-up to the 2015 POSV Poll taken by ESSENCE/BWR.

Sep 14, 2016

8th Annual Black Women's `Roundtable PolicyForum Series Held in Washington, DC #PoweroftheSisterVote II Poll

The 2016 Presidential Election and leveraging the power of the sister vote in 2017 and beyond will be among the topics discussed at the 8th Annual BWR Policy Forum with several of the nation’s most prominent Black women influencers representing civil rights, faith, social justice, entertainment, corporate, labor, political, health, education and youth. The two-part forum will be hosted on Wednesday, September 14 during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Weekend in Washington, D.C.

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.

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