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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."

Mar 9, 2015

#Selma50 Los Angeles Times Story Features Black Women's Roundtable Members

Obama marks 'Bloody Sunday' anniversary: 'Our march is not yet finished' Los Angeles Times

Feb 22, 2015

New Pittsburgh Courier: Black Women's Roundtable Launches Healthy, Wealthy, Wise Project

(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

Roger Goodell meets with black female leaders about domestic violence in NFL after backlash

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

BWR on MSNBC: Playlist Criminal Justice RONAN FARROW DAILY 09/18/14 Seriously NFL? Another day, another arrest


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.

Feb 19, 2014

Partnering for Action in African American Communities - Blog by Valerie Jarrett

The White House Blog

Leaders from some of the country's foremost African American civil rights organizations joined President Obama and a handful of Administration leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House to discuss the President's priorities for this year of action.

Dec 16, 2013

2013 Year In Review

This year has been a time of reflection, regression, reaction and a call to action for The National Coalition and our Black Women's Roundtable and Black Youth Vote! Networks.

Aug 24, 2013

Women Want Civil Rights 'HerStory' Told

By Margaret Summers, Washington Informer - The National Coalition of Black Civic Participation held a dialogue and luncheon to discuss the past, present and future of women in the movement and pay tribute to women leaders, organizers and attendees of the 1963 March on Washington...

Aug 23, 2013

Women — nearly left off March on Washington Program — speaking up now

By Krissah Thompson, Washington Post - March on Washington, 50 years later: The impact of women: Fifty years ago, the women participated in the civil rights movement often did so in the background. They initially were left off the schedule of speakers at the March on Washington, and when they were added, it was in a limited role. But their overall role in the movement is now well-documented and was celebrated at a luncheon held as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the March on Washington.

Aug 23, 2013

The Sisters of Civil Rights Get Their Due

By Elizabeth Dias, Time Magazine - The Black Women’s Roundtable, an initiative of The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, led a conference on Thursday to honor the women of the 1963 March on Washington.

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