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BLACK WOMEN AND CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS SHOW SUPPORT FOR JEMELE HILL

DEMAND THAT ESPN REINSTATE JOURNALIST IMMEDIATELY

Hill Defended for Her Passion and First Amendment Rights

October 12, 2017 (Washington, DC) – In a letter received by ESPN’s President John Skipper today, (CLICK TO READ LETTER), a number of African American women, civil rights and social justice leaders are voicing their support of Jemele Hill who has been suspended for two weeks by the sports network for her tweets about President Trump and Dallas Cowboy owner Jerry Jones.  The letter campaign is being led by the Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) and Black Women For Positive Change, stating that they “object to the suspension of Jemele from ESPN,” and go on further to say that “She is entitled to comment on the actions taken by Jerry Jones, who knelt with athletes last week and then turned on them this week…explicitly impending upon the First Amendment Rights of his players…We strongly request that Jemele be reinstated immediately.”

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NCBCP LAUNCHES BYV! "STOP THE HATE" CAMPAIGN

 
October 9, 2017 (Washington, DC) – Today, the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP), in partnership with the Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, launches the Black Youth Vote! (BYV!) #STOPTHEHATE Organizing Campaign in Atlanta, Georgia.  BYV state partners leading the campaign include: Living Green Club/Building Green Initiative HBCU Green Fund @ Clark Atlanta University, FL BYV, Florida Coalition on Black Civic Participation, Alabama BYV, Alabama Coalition on Black Civic Participation; Philadelphia BYV, Rising Sons; and Prince Georges BYV, Community of Hope AME Church in Temple Hills, MD.

The BYV! #StoptheHate Campaign is designed to empower campuses, universities and communities with the tools of civic engagement as a means to reduce the growing racial tensions and rise of hate crimes now impacting and threatening communities of color.
  
 

The Black Women's Roundtable (BWR) and Essence Magazine released the "3rd Annual Power of the Sister Vote Poll" on Wednesday, September 22nd at the 2017 CBCF Annual Legislative Conference.

Click Here to see the groundbreaking results

   

    

  

 

 

ESSENCE Magazine announced that  Melanie L. Campbell , President of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) and Convener of the Black Women's Roundtable (BWR), is one of the 100 women in their inaugural #Woke100 list, which "honors Black women activists, artists, politicians, educators, organizers, journalists and creators who are working to achieve equality for people of color."

Melanie and the other members of the ESSENCE #WOKE100 will be featured in the magazine's May 2017 issue, which will be on newsstands April 21st.

 

2017 BWR Summit Photo Gallery

2017 BWR Report 4th Edition - Black Women in the U.S., Moving Our Agenda Forward in a Post-Obama Era  

2017 BWR Report 4th Edition - Executive Summary 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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