Today, the Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR), an intergenerational civic engagement network of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP), released its 5th Annual Black Women in the U.S. Report. Entitled “Time for A Power Shift,” the report touches on the power of Black women’s leadership in the context of political and voting power, social justice, economic power, health equity, and spiritual control.
“The annual BWR Report provides the NCBCP and Black Women’s Roundtable with a vehicle to actualize our commitment to ensuring Black women and girls’ voices and stories are elevated in the public sphere,” said Melanie Campbell, President & CEO of the NCBCP and Convener of BWR. “This year, the report is laser focused on showcasing Black women’s intergenerational and diverse leadership, expertise and unique perspectives on the issue of building and sustaining power to achieve a higher quality of life for Black women, our families and communities.”
Boasting contributions from more than 50 Black women leaders across industry, academia, and the social justice sectors, #PowerShift represents a comprehensive look at the ways Black women’s power is shifting. It also outlines strategies for organizing, mobilizing, and ensuring that the power of Black women can be more effectively spread and leveraged at this critical moment in America’s history.
“We find ourselves at a very precarious moment in our nation’s history, and Black women understand what’s at stake,” said Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever, editor-in-chief of the report. “They’ve stepped up in bold and tangible ways to not only be the drivers of change but to wield the levers of power themselves like never before.”