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Jun 7, 2016
News articles from around the country that discuss the 5th Annual Black Women's Roundtable held in March, 2016.
Jun 3, 2016
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
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 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."
Aug 6, 2016
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.
Jul 21, 2016
National Coalition President Melanie L. Campbellis the winner of the Walter Lawson Community service award from the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement. Executives. #powerofthesistervote. She addressed the group Wednesday, July 20 in Washington, D.C.
Jul 8, 2016
After two days in which two Black lives were taken by police and now last night's murder of five Dallas police officers who were merely doing their jobs protecting peaceful protesters,I am stunned and heartbroken. This is a time that is so hard to grasp where it will end up for Black people and the nation as as whole.
The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation joins the nation in praying for the police officers families who were gunned down so senselessly as well as the victims who are in hospital fighting for their lives. It is our hope that this nation find strength in prayer and in unity."
Jul 7, 2016
The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation is calling on the U.S. Justice Department Civil Rights Division to conduct an immediate investigation into the police killing of Philando Castile. Castile was shot to death last night by a police officer during a routine traffic stop where witnesses report he did nothing but reach for his license and registration as requested.
This is the second time in 72 hours this nation must bear witness to outrageous conduct by white police officers who seem to have a mindset that when it comes to Black suspects the rule of thumb is to shoot first and ask questions later.
Our hearts and prayers are with the family of Philando Castile. We stand in solidarity with the Castile family, civil rights and social justice community in their call for justice in the killing of their loved one.
Jul 6, 2016
The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation is outraged at the unjust killing of Mr. Alton Sterling by two white police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. We fully support the U. S. Justice Department Civil Rights Division's swift decision to investigate the horrific killing of Alton Sterling. Our prayers are with the Sterling family and we join them in solidarity in their call for answers and justice in this senseless killing of their loved one.