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May 13, 2016

Black Youth Vote/Black Male Initiative Hold Men & Boys Capitol Hill Gathering May 23-24

This year, Black Youth Vote and the Black Male Initiative are excited to organize 2016 BYV! Day on Capitol Hill under the theme, "Moving From Protest to Policy to the Polls!",with the goal of taking hundreds more Black men and boys on The Hill to educate their elected officials on the issues they care about

Apr 28, 2016

Black Youth Vote Holds Annual Training Conference in Washington, D.C.

As part of its movement building and organizing strategy, Black Youth Vote! (BYV), the youth-led civil rights and social justice arm of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP), is hosting its 12th Annual Civic Leadership and Organizing Training Conference (BYV '16) on April 28-30, 2016, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Headquarters at 1800 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC.

Apr 6, 2016

NCBCP Responds to Supreme Court One-Person One-Vote Decision

"The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation joins other civil rights, social justice and community-based organizations in applauding the U. S. Supreme Court decision that states may satisfy “one person, one vote” rules by drawing election districts based on the total population of the state or legislative district," said Melanie L. Campbell, president & CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation.

Apr 1, 2016

National Coalition Expands Its Global Reach in South America

NCBCP President & CEO, Melanie L. Campbell, will participate in a US Public Diplomacy Speaker Project for the U.S. Embassy in Argentina on April 3 – 9, 2016. The one-week lecture series is in Recognition of UN Decade of People of African Descent. Campbell will share civic engagement strategies to engage minority groups in the democratic process at the local, state, and national levels. The specific focus will be on minority youth and women in recognition of the UN Decade for People of African Descent. The audiences will be diverse – government, public and private universities, think tanks, foundations, NGOs, and USG exchange program alumni in the Province of Buenos Aires and Province of Rosario.

Mar 16, 2016

NCBP/BlackWomen's Roundtable Response to President Obama's Selection of the Honorable Merrick B. Garland to Fill Supreme Court Vacancy

We are pleased that President Obama has fulfilled his Constitutional responsibility by nominating The Honorable Merrick Brian Garland as his choice to fill vacancy left by the untimely passing of the late Justice Antonin Scalia.. As head of the NCBCP and convener of the Black Women’s Roundtable, we are disappointed and had hoped that an African-American woman would be nominated. We have and will continue to advocate for the next Supreme Court vacancy to be filled by an exceptional black woman to bring about a balance that ensures the court is more representative of all Americans.

Mar 15, 2016

Black Women's Roundtable 5th Annual Summit Held This Week

Hundreds of Black women and girls from around the country will convene in the Washington, DC area Thursday, March 17, 2016 – Sunday, March 20, 2016 for the Black Women's Roundtable Women of Power National Summit. The three-day summit celebrates Women's History Month and includes a wide range of organizing and empowerment activities including a BWR Public Policy Day on Capitol Hill March 17 as well as forums, panels and other activities at the Washington Court Hotel located at 525 New Jersey Avenue, NW. The summit will culminate with a “Sistars Awards” Ceremony on Saturday, March 19th.

Feb 19, 2016

ICYMI- Watch the Black Women's Roundtable #PoweroftheSisterVote Roundtable Summit Friday, February 19

The Black Women’s Roundtable and ESSENCE Magazine had a great time at its nonpartisan #PoweroftheSisterVote townhall in Charleston, S.C. Friday, February 19 prior to the Republican primary (February 20) and the Democratic primary (February 27). You can watch the tape of the livestream here. http://livestream.com/TMIEntertainmentTV/powerofthesister

Feb 14, 2016

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation Statement on the Passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation joins the nation in mourning the passing of U. S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. We send up our prayers and condolences to Justice Scalia’s family. While many of his policies were not congruent to unbiased civic engagement, he was the longest serving Justice on the Court. It is our hope that President Obama will nominate someone who can serve the Supreme Court with compassion and a sense of justice particularly in matters such as civil rights, voting rights, reproductive justice, fair housing, education, marriage equality, immigration, racial and ethnic discrimination.

Jan 6, 2016

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation Statement on President Obama's Executive Action on Gun Control

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) stands in solidarity with President Obama on his executive action taken today focused on saving American lives from the impact of gun violence in the United States. Tragedies related to gun violence have become an everyday event.

Dec 17, 2015

Black Women's Roundtable Launches New Voter Guide

The 2016 BWR Voter Guide is a non-partisan resource for voters to prepare to participate in national, state and local elections in their communities. The voter guide offers a unique opportunity for voters to learn about the Presidential candidates and their vision for the country. The guide includes key 2016 election dates for caucuses, primaries, general election, state voter registration deadlines, Republican and Democratic conventions, official presidential debates and much more!

Dec 11, 2015

National Coalition Responds to Proposed Ban on Internet Access Taxes

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) is encouraged by the House and Senate conference committee’s approval to provide a permanent extension of the Internet Tax Freedom Act.

Nov 10, 2015

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and Black Women’s Roundtable Mourns the Passing of Jacqueline Berrien

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and Black Women’s Roundtable Mourns the Passing of Jacqueline Berrien Words cannot express the heartache we feel in the passing of Jacqueline Berrien. Jacqueline epitomized the “Lady of Justice” throughout her life as a warrior for justice, equality and workplace fairness for all people. She was fearless in her pursuit of racial, gender and social justice for communities of color, women and underserved communities that is irreplaceable.

Nov 5, 2015

NCBCP Praises President Obamas Executive Action To "Ban the Box"

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) , the nation’s largest black- led civic engagement and empowerment organization, endorsed President Obama’s executive action to ban federal employers from asking about applicants’ criminal histories on their initial application forms. The executive action will apply to federal government employers but not contractors for the government.

Oct 28, 2015

November ESSENCE magazine features Melanie Campbell, Black Women's Roundtable

The November issue of ESSENCE magazine features a Q & A with National Coalition president Melanie Campbell, convener of the Black Women's Roundtable. BWR is also featured prominently in an article "Power of the Sister Vote" which describes the Roundtable/ESSENCE poll of more than 18-hundred black women on the 2016 elections.

Oct 28, 2015

Black Women's Roundtable Responds to South Carolina School Incident

The Black Women’s Roundtable is extremely troubled by the recently released video showing the attack displayed by an off-duty police officer man-handling a young Black female student in his attempt to arrest her for not leaving the classroom fast enough in a local high school in Richland, South Carolina.

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