Statement from Dr. Joseph Lowery on the Sentencing of the Atlanta School Teachers

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A Pound of Flesh by @JosepheLowery – In Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice” a prosecutorial team demanded a pound of flesh from a man who owed a debt he seemed unable to pay. But, before they could secure the ‘pound of flesh’, a lawyer named Portia came forward and in beautiful and eloquent words, proclaimed, “The [...]

Urgent Action Alert: Tell Your Senators to Swiftly Confirm Loretta Lynch as the First African American Woman U.S. Attorney General

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By Marc Morial – U.S. Attorney Lynch has distinguished herself as a highly experienced, independent lawyer dedicated to equal justice under the law. In addition, Ms. Lynch would represent major progress by becoming the nation’s first African American woman to serve as U.S. Attorney General. Loretta Lynch’s credentials speak for themselves. She holds a powerful [...]

NABJ Mourns the Loss of Diversity Champion Dori J. Maynard

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Washington, DC –The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) mourns the loss of Dori J. Maynard, President, The Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education. Earlier in her career Ms. Maynard was a reporter at the The Bakersfield Californian, The Patriot Ledger, and the Detroit Free Press. She had led the institute since 2001. The [...]

Will Brian Williams Keep his Job?

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From soopermexican.com- Brian Williams is being severely criticized for exaggerating a story about riding in a helicopter that was hit by an RPG in Iraq. It turns out that he was in a helicopter that arrived an hour later, but he has gone a decade telling people very precise details of his fake ordeal. Read [...]

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’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 [...]

Wickham: Why is Goodell ignoring these black women?

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Washington — In the midst of professional football’s lingering domestic violence scandal, Melanie Campbell is probably the last woman NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wants to talk to — but she should have been the first. Campbell is the quintessential voice of black women. A tireless advocate for the political, economic and social empowerment of this [...]

Black Women’s Roundtable Urges NFL to “Get it Right” by Adding Black Women Experts to Domestic Violence Advisory Group #NFLGetitRight

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Washington, DC – Expressing absolute agreement with National Football League (NFL) Commissioner Roger Goodell that he “got it wrong,” the Black Women’s Roundtable Public Policy Network (BWR) held a press conference today to urge the commissioner to take swift action to “get it right,” starting by appointing black women experts in domestic violence and sexual [...]

Open Letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell From Black Women’s Roundtable

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Members of the Black Women’s Roundtable, an intergenerational network of women leaders representing Black women and girls from across the country, wrote an open letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to request an emergency meeting. The letter follows. Dear Mr. Goodell, We, the undersigned members of the Black Women’s Roundtable, an intergenerational network of women [...]

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