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National Coalition on Black Civic Participation Statement on the Ferguson Grand Jury’s Failure to Indict Officer Darren Wilson

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Washington, DC – Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) and Convener, Black Women’s Roundtable released the following statement regarding the Ferguson grand jury’s decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the unjust killing of Michael Brown: Tonight’s decision by the grand jury in Ferguson, MO not to [...]

The Continuing Problem of Police-Black Community Relations

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By Dr. Elsie L. Scott – The recent shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed, 18-year old African American male by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri in August 2014 focused the country’s attention on relations between African Americans and law enforcement agents once again. In the 1960s, a number of cities experienced violent uprisings that [...]

PZI Jeans Introduces New Denim Styles for the Woman with Curves

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Atlanta, GA – PZI Jeans, long known for creating innovative denim designs and perfectly fitting women with curves; introduces new denim styles from its Fall/Winter line, which includes a variety of exciting pieces. With the theme running high, FIT, COMFORT AND STYLE, PZI Jeans once again offers consumer conscious styles that the PZI woman will [...]

The Delta Research and Educational Foundation Seeks 40 Nonprofit Partners to Host Town Hall Advocacy Sessions on Teacher Effectiveness

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Washington, DC – November 17, 2014 – The Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF), partnering with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (DST), is issuing a Call to Action for nonprofit organizations to increase the dialogue around teacher efficacy to improve educational outcomes through their Delta Teacher Efficacy Campaign (DTEC). The campaign is made possible by [...]

Humpty Dumpty Sat on the Wall – Almost… Digital Underground Releases “Berlin Wall” Footage from New Documentary

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Hollywood, CA -Not many music acts have a 25th anniversary that coincides with the fall of the Berlin Wall. Digital Underground (D.U.), who are celebrating the 25th anniversary release of their monster hit, “The Humpty Dance,” share a personal history with the actual fall of the wall. The group has released a snippet from their [...]

President Obama Nominates Loretta Lynch for Attorney General – and We Applaud – @MARCMORIAL

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By Marc H. Morial (To Be Equal #45)  -  This past Saturday, I had the honor of visiting the White House for President Obama’s announcement of his choice to succeed Eric Holder, who recently declared his decision to retire, as Attorney General of the United States.  It had been rumored for days that Loretta Lynch, [...]

Black Women and Youth Analyze Election Results

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Washington, DC – Long before the final results of the Midterm Elections were reported on Tuesday night, a team of esteemed women from Black Women’s Roundtable, students from Howard University, and young professionals from Black Youth Vote and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, had determined that Black voter participation surpassed expectations and outnumbered turnout in [...]

Ronald W. Walters Election Day Command Center to Monitor Black Voter Turnout and Conditions at the Polls

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Media Conference calls with state coordinators on the ground at 1:30 PM and 6:30 PM Washington, DC – The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP), Ronald W. Walters Leadership and Public Policy Center at Howard University, Black Women’s Roundtable, Black Youth Vote, and Howard University Student Association (HUSA) will host the Ronald Walters Election [...]

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

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Washington, DC – In an effort to increase Black voter turnout for the Nov. 4 election, this past Saturday the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (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 they have [...]

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s Spirit of Democracy Honorees Epitomize Diversity, Service and Coalition Building

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Washington, DC – Nearly 300 men, women and children, eight-to-eighty, from diverse backgrounds and cultures, came together for a night filled with eclectic music, humor, historical reflection, and movement building during the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s (NCBCP) 17th Annual Spirit of Democracy Awards Red Carpet Affair held at the Sphinx Club in DC [...]

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