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

Contributors to Black Women's Roundtable report, Black Women in the U.S., 2014  stop for a photo during the BWR Summit kick-off at the National Council of Negro Women headquarters. Pictured (L-R):Dr. L. Toni Lewis, SEIU Healthcare; Joycelyn Tate, Telecom Talk;  Melanie L. Campbell, Black Women's Roundtable; Felicia Davis, Building Green Network;   Avis Jones-DeWeever, PhD, Incite Unlimited; Rev. Barbara Williams-Skinner, Ph.D.; and Carol Joyner, Labor Project for Working Families. PHOTO CREDIT: CIT-VISUALS

Washington, DC – A report released recently by Black Women’s Roundtable Public Policy Network (BWR), Black Women in the U.S., 2014, found that significant progress has been made since key historical markers however, there are many areas that remain in need of dire national attention and urgent action. The report was released during a legislative [...]

Black Women’s Roundtable to Release Report on the Status of Black Women During BWR Women of Power Summit


Washington, DC – Black Women’s Roundtable Public Policy Network (BWR), the women’s initiative of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP), will release a report reviewing the overall status of Black women during the third annual BWR Women of Power Summit taking place March 27-29 in Washington, DC. The report will be released on [...]

Chris Tucker Kicks Off 2014 “Payback Tour” with Rave Reviews and Sold Out Audiences Across the Country


Atlanta, GA – International Box Office hit actor and comedian Chris Tucker has kicked off his long awaited 2014 ‘PAYBACK TOUR” hitting comedy clubs around the country. Tucker is receiving rave reviews from audiences who are excited to experience him up close and personal and his hilarious new comedy show material. To date every show [...]

Female Rapper Amber Glass Reaches for “Rap Goddess” Throne with Eminem’s “My Name Is” Video Remake


Oklahoma City – When rapper Eminem made his 1999 debut with the ground breaking hit “My Name Is” from his “The Slim Shady LP” project, he turned the music scene upside down and positioned himself as the “Rap God” he is today. Fifteen years later, female rapper Amber Glass is vying for the “Rap Goddess” [...]

Women Play Integral Role in Civil Rights Meeting with President Obama

President Obama meets with African American civil rights leaders to discuss criminal justice reform, income inequality and the Affordable Care Act, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Feb. 18, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Washington, DC – Earlier this week President Barack Obama; Attorney General Eric Holder; senior advisor to President Obama, Valerie Jarrett; and director of the Domestic Policy Council, Cecilia Munoz; met with Black leaders of civil rights organizations at The White House to discuss jobs, income inequality, voter suppression, criminal justice reform and other issues that [...]

Ready for Hillary Black Americans Program Announces 8-City Rollout for Black History Month


The national grassroots organization Ready for Hillary marked Black History Month with the official launch of its Black Americans program, a national effort to engage and mobilize the black community around a potential Hillary Clinton candidacy. The program will build upon many of the successful strategies implemented during the 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns including [...]

Statement From Dr. Bernice A. King: “My Brothers Want To Sell My Father’s Nobel Peace Prize Medal And His Bible”


Atlanta, GA – On January 20, as we observed my father’s 85th birthday and The King Holiday, my brothers, Dexter Scott King and Martin Luther King, III, notified me that they want to sell to a private buyer our father’s most prized possessions, his Nobel Peace Prize Medal and his personal Bible which was used [...]

Erika Kayne – Heart for Sale (Official Video)


President Obama to Commute More Drug Sentences


Wall Street Journal (by Andrew Grossman)—The Obama administration is moving toward commuting sentences for more nonviolent drug offenders serving long prison terms, in an effort to reduce racial disparities in criminal sentencing and tame the growing federal prison budget. The decision opens the door for thousands of offenders to apply to get out of jail [...]

The Delta Research and Educational Foundation Names Patricia Watkins Lattimore as New CEO

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Washington, DC – The board of directors of the Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) is pleased to announce the selection of Patricia Watkins Lattimore as its chief executive officer (CEO). Ms. Lattimore assumed the mantle of CEO effective January 6, 2014. During the past year, she served as interim director. As the CEO, she [...]

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