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NCBCP Black Youth Vote Convenes over 400 Black Men and Boys on Capitol Hill to Organize Around Moving From Protest to Policy to the Polls

Over 400 black men and boys attended the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s (NCBCP) Black Youth Vote (BYV) 2016 Day on Capitol Hill. Organizing around the theme, “Moving From Protest to Policy to the Polls,” the young men came together to strategize for the upcoming election and visited elected officials to discuss priority issues […]

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation Applauds Judge Simpson’s Postponement of Voter ID Requirement in PA

Statement on President Obama’s Selection of the Honorable Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court By Melanie L. Campbell, Convener of Black Women’s Roundtable

Washington, DC – We are pleased that President Obama has fulfilled his Constitutional responsibility by nominating The Honorable Merrick Brian Garland as his choice to fill vacancy left by the untimely passing of the late Justice Antonin Scalia. We believe that Judge Garland is eminently qualified and has served the judiciary with honor and distinction. […]

Five questions Black Voters Should Ask Sen. Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders Meets with Civil Rights

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.

Don Cornelius – Love, Peace, Soul! – by Marc Morial @nul

Black Women Leaders Come Together to Determine Key Issues to Mobilize Around for the Midterm Election in Georgia

Atlanta, GA – An intergenerational group of Black women leaders from ten Georgia counties convened at the Georgia Capitol today to be briefed on findings from the Black Women’s Roundtable Public Policy Network (BWR) report, Black Women in the U.S., 2014, and their factsheet, The Status of Black Women in Georgia. The presentation was followed […]

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

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 […]

Women Play Integral Role in Civil Rights Meeting with President Obama

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 […]

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation President Calls Supreme Court Ruling in Shelby County v. Holder “Travesty to Justice”

Washington, DC – In response to today’s Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and convener of Black Women’s Roundtable said, “Today’s decision by the U. S. Supreme Court to invalidate Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act is a […]