Nov 10, 2015
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
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
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
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.
Oct 22, 2015
Jennifer Tucker, senior policy advisor for the Black Women's Roundtable, House Committee on Education and Workforce Democrats on Tuesday, October 22. She discussed the Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act.
Sep 18, 2015
As the 2016 Presidential campaign season heats up, an exclusive Black Women’s Roundtable and ESSENCE poll shows that affordable healthcare, livable wage jobs and college affordability rank as the most important issues among African-American women. The Power of the Sister Vote Poll was launched by ESSENCE and the Black Women’s Roundtable in August 2015 to assess Black women’s priority issues for the 2016 election and understand their motivation for voting. The results were revealed at a news conference during the 45th Annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Legislative Conference.
Aug 23, 2015
WHAT BLACK WOMEN WANT IN 2016
The Black Women’s Roundtable and ESSENCE this month launched itsPower of the Sister Vote poll--aimed at more than 10,000 women. The survey will focus on the 2016 election and gauge the key issues Black women want addressed by the next President of the United States of America. Here's the poll: https://goo.gl/uphQCW
Aug 17, 2015
Our nation and the world has truly lost a champion for justice for all people in the passing of Julian Bond. We will miss his bold and eloquent voice in the fight for civil and human rights. Julian dedicated his life fighting for "the least of these God's children."
Aug 10, 2015
August 10, 2015 (Washington, DC) - The Black Women’s Roundtable and ESSENCE today launched its Power of the Sister Vote poll--aimed at more than 10,000 women. The survey will focus on the 2016 election and gauge the key issues Black women want addressed by the next President of the United States of America.
Jun 26, 2015
The National Coalition of Black Civic Participation applauds the U. S. Supreme Court's 5:4 decision to makes same-sex marriage is the law of the land, said of Melanie Campbell president & CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation. NCBCP , the a coalition that represents some 60 organizations and state-based affiliates and networks ,was one of the first civil rights organizations to support the movement to make same-sex marriage a constitutional right.
By declaring that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States, the Supreme Court has helped break the unjust barriers for the LGBT community and for American civil rights. Now and for future generations the right to love is a fundamental and constitutional right for all people.
Jun 26, 2015
Black Women's Roundtable Applauds the Supreme Court Ruling On the
Affordable Health Care Act
Washington, DC - Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO, National
Coalition on Black Civic Participation and convener, Black Women's
Roundtable issued the following statement on Supreme Court Ruling On
the Affordable Care Act.
Jun 15, 2015
As the national debate continues over income inequality and health justice, The Black Women’s Roundtable today announces the launch of phase II of its 2015 BWR Empowerment Project, by organizing the BWR Healthy, Wealthy, Wise National Empowerment Tour. (BWR Tour) The BWR Tour provides women in key states and nationally with tools and resources focused on economic empowerment, entrepreneurship, holistic health, civic engagement and leadership development.
The BWR Empowerment Project is supported by AARP, Essence, Ford Foundation and The Moriah Fund.
Apr 24, 2015
Statement From Melanie Campbell, Convener of the Black Women's Roundtable and president and Ceo of the Naitonal Coalition on Black Civic Participation on the Coalition of Loretta Lynch by the Senate to become the first African-American woman Attorney General of the United States..
Apr 17, 2015
Several women of accomplishment were honored at the Black Women's Roundtable 4th Annual Women of Power "Healthy. Wealthy, Wise" National Summit "SiStar " Awards ceremony, the culmination of the
the three-day summit held during Women's History Month.
Apr 14, 2015
A diverse group of women of faith and good conscience will join Congressional women leaders for a Prayer Gathering & Hill Visits calling for an immediate full Senate Floor vote for Loretta Lynch to be confirmed for Attorney General of the United States.
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