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BWR Report:  Black Women in the US

BWR Report: Black Women in the US

The Black Women's Roundtable recently released a report finding that significant progress has been made since key historical markers however, there are many areas that remain in need of attention.

Black Women's Roundtable 2015 National Women of Power Summit

Black Women's Roundtable 2015 National Women of Power Summit

The 4th Annual Black Women's Roundtable "Healthy, Wealthy, Wise" National Women of Power Summit.
March 26 - March 28, 2015

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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

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

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.

NCBCP Programs

Vote for Justice Campaign

In 1998, the NCBCP launched the Unity Civic Engagement and Voter Empowerment Campaign, a national civic engagement program that provides the information, skills, support and collective action that Black Americans needed to fully participate in the democratic process. Key partners have included the National Urban League, the Tom Joyner Morning Show, Black Entertainment Television, the National Pan-Hellenic Council, UniverSoul Circus and over 160 other national, civic, civil rights, community, faith-based and fraternal organizations.

Black Youth Vote!
The Next Generation of Black Leadership

Black Youth Vote! (BYV!) is a national grassroots coalition of organizations and individuals committed to increasing political and civic engagement among black youth and young adults between the ages of 18-35. On April 4, 1996, BYV! was launched under the theme “The Ballot, Not the Bullet” live on CSPAN to address the chronic decline in Black youth voter participation.

Black Women’s Roundtable Policy Statement

The National Coalition Black Women’s Roundtable promotes public policies that ensure stable families and a prepared workforce for today and tomorrow. BWR believes that there must be intentional efforts, including program development, funding, staffing, administrative practice and rule of law to ensure genuine equity -- especially for women, communities of color, low income communities and others that have been traditionally left out of the policymaking arena. Click here to read the full statement.

Black Women’s Roundtable

The Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) is an intergenerational civic engagement network of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation. At the forefront of championing just and equitable public policy on behalf of Black women, BWR promotes their health and wellness, economic security, education and global empowerment as key elements for success.

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