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Press Releases

Feb 26, 2015

Statement from Melanie Campbell on Behalf of NCBCP and the Black Women's Roundtable in Response to Senate Judiciary Committee Vote on Loretta Lynch

Statement from Melanie Campbell President of the National Coalition on Black Civic Partcipation and convener the Black Women's Roundtable on the decision to send by the Senate Judiciary Committee to send the nomination of Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General to the full Senate. . "We are pleased that through a bipartisan majority the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to support Loretta Lynch's nomination as the nation's next attorney general. It is our hope that the spirit of bipartisan cooperation continue and that the full Senate move to quickly confirm Ms Lynch who has distinguished her legal career as a devoted servant to upholding the Constitution of the United States and the ideals and principals upon which it stands." said Campbell.

Feb 22, 2015

NCBCP CEO Moderates Panel on Reach: 40 Black Men Reflect on Living, Leading and Succeeding

The new book. Reach: 40 Black Men Speak on Living, Leading and Succeeding was the topic of a discussion led by Melanie Campbell, NCBCP, President and CEO and Convener, Black Women’s Roundtable, at the Center for American Progress (CAP) on Friday, February 20 in DC. Melanie joined Benjamin Jealous, co-editor, REACH, former president, NAACP and CAP Fellow; Trabian Shorters, co-editor, REACH, Founder and CEO, BMe Community; Shaka Senghor, contributor, REACH; national representative BMe, author and anti-gang activist; Charence Page, Chicago Tribune columnist and 1989 Pulitzer Prize winner for Commentary; and Alex Peay, contributor, REACH; founder, Rising Suns. Peay is a coordinator in Philadelphia, PA for The National Coalition's Black Youth Vote (BYV!) which is co-led by Sherman Justice, Black Male Initiatives Fellow, BYV! who attended the event.

Feb 16, 2015

National Coalition/Black Women's Roundtable Joins "Grand Alliance" Coalition to Save Public Postal Service.

Melanie Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) and convener of the Black Women's Roundtable (BWR), today joined members of the American Postal Workers, CWA and other religious and advocacy organizations at DC's National Press Club for the launch of more than 60 organization member coalition to save the public postal service system.

Feb 5, 2015

Prominent National Women's Empowerment Speaker Melanie Campbell to Address Pennsylvania Progressive Summer

Melanie L. Campbell, the president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) and convener of the Black Women's Roundtable will be among the major speakers at the sixth annual Pennsylvania Progressive Summit in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Campbell will join U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) during the event's morning plenary , Saturday February 7, 2015. The summit is the state's largest and most dynamic gathering of progressive activists and leaders. More than 800 persons are expected to attend.

Jan 15, 2015

Black Women's Roundtable Launches Healthy Wealthy Wise Empowerment Project

(Washington, DC,) January 15, 2015 - The Black Women's Roundtable (BWR) announced today 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 engagement, coalition building and leadership development to achieve these objectives.

Dec 16, 2014

Black Women's Roundtable Statement on NFL's New Personal Conduct Policy

The Black Women's Roundtable is optimistic about the progress the NFL has made in their continued efforts to put tougher personal conduct policies in place and also create programs designed to change the culture of violence in the league and beyond. By including a diverse group of individuals and organizations with expertise in domestic violence and sexual assault, the NFL is headed in the right direction.

Dec 13, 2014

Sherman Justice Speech for March Against Police Brutality

Black Youth Vote fellow, Sherman Justice, made the following remarks at the recent "Justice for All" march calling for Congress to pass legislation on police brutality in the recent murders of Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Akai Gurley, Tamir Rice, and many others.

Dec 13, 2014

Melanie Campbell Remarks at Justice For All March Against Police Brutality

Melanie L. Campbell remarks at the recent Justice for All march in Washington DC featuring the families of black men slain by the police. The march was co-hosted by National Action Network, National Urban League, and Black Women's Roundtable and called for Congress to pass legislation on police misconduct.

Dec 11, 2014

National Action Network National March Against Police Violence

NCBCP and Black Youth Vote joins the National Action Network March for Congressional Action on Police Brutality

Dec 8, 2014

Family Values @ Work Awards ‘Game-Changer’ Awards for Paid Sick Days, Family Leave Advocacy

Melanie Campbell, president and CEO of the NCBCP received a Game Changer Award from Family Values @ Work

Nov 20, 2014

Melanie L. Campbell’s Statement Supporting Executive Action for Immigration Reform

The NCBCP, Black Women's Roundtable, andBlack Youth Vote!, stand in solidarity with our civil rights and social justice organization leaders urging President Obama to take immediate action to fix our country’s immigration system.

Nov 11, 2014

Melanie L. Campbell Named a Finalist for Excellence in Advocacy Award in Women Serving Women Category

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation president and CEO, Melanie L. Campbell, was selected as a finalist for an Excellence in Advocacy Award in the Campaign for Women Serving Women category, organizers of the Professional Women in Advocacy Conference announced recently.

Nov 8, 2014

Black Women and Youth Analyze Election Results: Black Voter Turnout Exceeded Expectations

he intergenerational team at the eighth biennial National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) Ronald Walters Election Day National Command Center (NCBCP RWCC) communicated with on-the-ground field operations in twelve states to monitor problems at the polls, disseminate important information via social media, and analyze voter turnout and election results.

Nov 5, 2014

Black Women’s Roundtable Comment on Black Voter Turnout in the Midterm Elections

Following are comments from members of the Black Women’s Roundtable who played a significant role in voter education, protection and mobilization in the 2014 Midterm Election cycle. Their comments are based on anecdotal information compiled while manning theNCBCP's Ronald Walters Election Day Command Center which monitored and analyzed voter mobilization and assistance operations in several states.

Oct 28, 2014

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation Launches 10-Day Voter Education and Mobilization Countdown

The NCBCP kicked-off an aggressive 10-day voter mobilization countdown to close out its #Vote4Justice Campaign focused on motivating Black women and youth voters to seize the voting power

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