The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation

Press Releases

Press Releases

Sep 16, 2014

Open Letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

Open letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to express concern and outrage about the plethora of domestic violence cases that has been exposed involving current and past players and the advisory group of women recently established to assist in developing new policies related to domestic violence.

Sep 2, 2014

2014 Spirit of Democracy Awards Gala & Technology Leadership Roundtable

The 17th Annual Spirit of Democracy Awards are presented to individuals and organizations who have demonstrated a consistent commitment to creating balance in the democratic process and support the NCBCP's mission and vision of making civic participation a cultural responsibility and tradition.

Aug 14, 2014

Actress Janet Hubert Visits Orlando to Mobilize Women to Vote During Black Women’s Roundtable “Don’t Count Us Out Tour”

From dangerous Stand Your Ground laws to voter suppression schemes, the state of Florida is known for a host of issues that negatively impact the quality of life for citizens in communities of color. Actress, producer and activist, Janet Hubert, will talk about the importance of voting to combat unjust laws and the overall need to stay healthy, wealthy and wise during the Florida Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) Don’t Count Us Out Tour.

Aug 4, 2014

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation Applauds Verizon for Speaking Out Against Inflated Inmate Phone Call Rates

The high costs of prison and jail inmate phone calls places the heaviest burden of staying connected to loved ones on those who can least afford to pay--the economically disadvantaged. This forces them to make the agonizing choice between continuing communications with their incarcerated loved ones or paying for food and other essential living expenses.

Jul 2, 2014

Power Check Day

Power Check is a national campaign to remind voters to verify their power by checking their voting status.

Jun 23, 2014

NCBCP President Speaks to Future Leaders at The White House Summit on Working Families

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation president and CEO, Melanie L. Campbell was a panelist at The White House Summit on Working Families held June 22 and 23rd.

Jun 17, 2014

Black Women Leaders Come Together to Determine Key Issues to Mobilize Around for the Midterm Election in Georgia

Black Women's Roundtable presents Georgia State Representative Dee Dawkins-Haigler with report, Black women in US in 2014 and factsheet, the Status of Black Women in Georgia

Jun 13, 2014

My Brother's Keeper Is a Great Fathers’ Day Gift for Our Children

On behalf of the Black Women's Roundtable that represents millions of Black women, mothers, aunts, wives and significant others, we salute President Obama for creating My Brother's Keeper. We believe it is not a flawed choice to focus on our Black men and boys.

May 28, 2014

The Black Women’s Roundtable Deeply Saddened by Passing of a Phenomenal Woman, Dr. Maya Angelou

The Black Women’s Roundtable statement on the passing of beloved Dr. Maya Angelou

May 19, 2014

Civil Rights and Education Groups Commemorate 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board Of Education and Ask “How Far Have We Really Come?”

The National Coalition and Black Women’s Roundtable Joins Effort to “Fulfill the Promise” by Supporting Equitable Implementation of the Common Core State Standards as Critical in the Continuing Fight for Equity in Education

May 1, 2014

Open Letter to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver

Open letter to National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver regarding Donald Sterling.

Apr 29, 2014

Statement on NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s s Action Against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling

Joint Statement from Marc H. Morial, President & CEO, National Urban League; Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder & President, National Action Network; Lorraine C. Miller, Interim President & CEO, NAACP; and Melanie Campbell, President & CEO, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and Convener, Black Women’s Roundtable:

Apr 19, 2014

The Message from Black Women is Simple: Want Our Vote? Address Our Issues!

Participants leave Black Women’s Roundtable Summit with to-do list to prepare for 2014 Midterm Elections and beyond.

Mar 28, 2014

Black Women in the US: Progress Made, But Key Areas Need Dire National Attention and Urgent Action

“Black women are a powerful force and we plan to demonstrate that power by working collaboratively and intentionally across issues to usher in a new set of progressive polices and leaders to champion our cause. In the coming days, we will unveil specific details about the implementation of the Power of the Sister Vote!”

Mar 26, 2014

Schedule for BWR Women of Power Summit

Thursday and Friday Schedule for the 3rd Annual Black Women's Roundtable Women of Power National Summit March 27 - 29, 2014. Release of report on Black women Thursday 12:30 at NCNW.

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