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Bernie Sanders Meets with Civil Rights

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Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders discusses the economy, voting rights, and the criminal justice system during a conference with civil rights leaders in Washington D.C. Leaders include: Melanie L. Campbell, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, Marc Morial, National Urban League, Al Sharpton, NAN, and actor/activist, Danny Glover, who has endorsed Sanders.

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation Statement Supporting President Obama’s Nomination of Mayor Anthony R. Foxx as Secretary of Department of Transportation

Bernie Sanders Meets with Rev. Al Sharpton at Sylvia’s in Harlem

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By Ryan Sit, Stephen Rex Brown, New York Daily News – Bernie Sanders broke bread with the Rev. Al Sharpton Wednesday as the surging Democratic presidential candidate from Brooklyn sought to shore up support among black voters. The pair met at Sylvia’s in Harlem around 10 a.m. Sharpton hugged Sanders at the entrance to the […]

President Obama Reaches Out to his Base – the Black Community

Women Play Integral Role in Civil Rights Meeting with President Obama

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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 […]

Have Blacks lost their spirit for social activism?

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by Jessica Williams-Gibson – Some are concerned that the kind of activism advocated by leaders such as Rev. Derek King (left) and Rev. Al Sharpton is not as strong in the Black community today as in the past. During the civil rights movement of the 50s and 60s, African-Americans mobilized and marched for issues such […]

Open Letter From Rev. Al Sharpton, Julian Bond, Rev. Joseph Lowery & Melanie Campbell

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May 11, 2012 (New York, NY) – Melanie Campbell, President and CEO of the National Coalition for Black Civic Engagement, joined Reverend Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network, Julian Bond, Chairman Emeritus of NAACP, and Reverend Dr. Joseph Lowery, Civil Rights Icon and President Emeritus of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, to release this […]

It’s About Time

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By Raynard Jackson – I have worked around 3 Republican presidents (Reagan, Bush, and Bush) and I can tell you for certain that one sure-fire way of learning a president’s priorities, is by who he agrees to spend time with (as in meetings). A president’s time is scheduled to the nth degree. So, if the […]

Star Jones to Host Spirit of Democracy Awards

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Washington, DC – Former New York Prosecutor, TV host, and author, Star Jones, will serve as host of the 14th annual “Spirit of Democracy Awards Black & White Gala,” Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO of The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (The National Coalition), announced today. The Gala will be held on May […]