Media Alert


 Black Women’s Roundtable Hosting 2016 Presidential Election Briefing and Release of Responses to Presidential Questionnaire

 What:  The Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) will release its BWR 2016 Non-Partisan Voter Guide on Wednesday, December 9, 2015.  The voter guide includes responses to the BWR presidential questionnaire by several democratic and republican presidential candidates; and resources for voters. The briefing will include a panel discussion that will  analyze the responses received from the presidential candidates, access what candidates must do to win the Black women’s vote; and what Black women are doing to leverage their voting power in the 2016 presidential election cycle on a national, state and local level.

When:         Wednesday, December 9, 2015 9:00 am to 10:30 am

Where:        National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC

Who:  Briefing co-hosts include Melanie L. Campbell, national convener, Black Women’s Roundtable, President & CEO, NCBCP, Clayola Brown, President, A. Philip Randolph Institute, The Honorable Karen Camper (D-TN), Second  Vice President, National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women, Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner, Co-Chair, National African American Clergy Network.  


The panel discussion will be moderated by Vanessa DeLuca, Editor-In-Chief, ESSENCE Magazine. Panelists include: Denise Rolark Barnes, Chair, NNPA, Publisher, Washington Informer; Holli Holliday, Esq., National Campaign Manager, NCBCP, Co-Host, Truth360Avis Jones-DeWeever, PhD, President & CEO, Incite Unlimited, LLC, Regular Contributor, NewsOne Now; April D. Ryan, White House Correspondent, American Urban Radio Network, Author, “The Presidency in Black and White;”  and Tara Setmayer, CNN Commentator, Contributor, Blaze TV.

About the Black Women’s Roundtable     

The Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) is the women and girls empowerment arm of The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP). The BWR promotes health and wellness, economic security & prosperity, quality public education and global empowerment. BWR established its Intergenerational Policy Network in 2008, which is comprised of a diverse group of Black women civic leaders representing international, national, regional, and state-based organizations and institutions. Together, the BWR membership represents the issues and concerns of millions of Black people who live across the United States and around the world.  The NCBCP is a 501© 3, non-partisan national civic engagement and voter empowerment organization. For more information on the BWR visit