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Melanie L. Campbell will receive the Woman of Power award from National Urban League during a luncheon at their Centennial Conference. The Women of Power Luncheon will be held Saturday, July 31, 1200 pm 200 pm at the Walter E. Washington Convention CenterKeynote Speaker is Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State. Other honorees areAngela ConyersBenton FounderPublisher BlackWeb 2.0Michelle Norris Hosts NPR's newsmagazine All Things Considered National Public RadioLaila Ali Premier Sports... (continue reading)
Melanie L. Campbell, president CEO of The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation issued the following statement regarding the resignation of Ms. Shirley Sherrod, former Georgia State Director for Rural Development at the U.S. Department of Agriculture We've come a long way in America as it pertains to race relations. However, when an upstanding woman that has excelled throughout her long career is forced to resign before the facts are revealed, in an effort to be politically correct... (continue reading)
Today we mourn the passing of our beloved leader, teacher, mentor and guide, Dr. Dorothy I. Height. Dr. Height dedicated her life to civil rights, human rights and women's rights in our nation and around the world. Dr. Height was a founding board member of The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and the Black Women's Roundtable.ldquo;I feel Blessed and honored to have been mentored by Dr. Height, working with her in recent years on the Black Women's Roundtable with an... (continue reading)
The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) is a 501 3, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to increasing Black civic engagement and voter participation. NCBCP has a national membership of organizations representing a diverse constituency base including civil rights, labor, business, fraternities, sororities, women, youth, education, faith, public policy makers, researchers and others.
The NCBCP adopted a year-round civic engagement program structure in 2003 and has established twelve (12) state-based affiliates to maximize its ability to increase Black civic engagement and voter participation on a year-round basis. Programs of the organization include Black Youth Vote!, Black Women's Roundtable, and Voices of the Electorate.
An initiative of the NCBCP, the Unity '08 Voter Empowerment Campaign is a coalition of some of the most prestigious organizations working together to turn out a historic number of African American voters in 2008. Campaign partners include: Black Leadership Forum, National Urban League, Black Youth Vote!, National Council of Negro Women, A. Philip Randolph Institute, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, American Urban Radio Networks, BET, and 100 Black Men of America, among others.
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