A statement from NCNW on the federal indictment in the death of Breonna Taylor

The National Council for Negro Women, Inc (NCNW) is relieved to learn that Attorney General Merrick Garland, Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke and the United States Department of Justice have charged four officers with federal civil rights violations in the death of Breonna Taylor. We all recall the horror we felt when Louisville Kentucky police […]

Why parents should encourage students to participate in NCNW’s HBCU college fair

The National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) presents, in partnership with Rolling Out, the NCNW King Legacy HBCU Fair on Saturday, February 26, 2022. The aim of the virtual event is to acquaint high school students and their families with a viable, proven option to achieve post-secondary education. According to King Legacy HBCU Fair organizer […]

How the next March on Washington impacts freedom, equality and justice for all

For at least two centuries, Aug. 28 has been associated with freedom and expansion of democratic ideals and principles. The British Slavery Abolition Act received Royal Assent on Aug. 28, 1833, freeing more than 800,000 enslaved Africans in the Caribbean and South Africa as well as a small number in Canada. Ten suffragists were arrested […]

African Americans need a COVID-19 independent victim compensation fund

I worry about the children who lost parents, the parents who are losing children and the communities that are being hardest hit by the ravages of COVID-19.  To “woke” Americans, the idea that Blacks are suffering disproportionately under the weight of COVID-19, is hardly novel.  Dating back at least 50 years, there are studies showing […]

How race, gender and class intersect to make life more uncertain

The intersections of race, gender and socioeconomic status are playing out through the COVID-19 pandemic in the predictable American fashion. As the threat of serious illness and death proliferate exponentially and most people who want tests are still having trouble getting them, it is important for policymakers and the public to know who is most […]

NCNW advocates sensible gun ownership

June 22, 2016 – WASHINGTON, D.C. – NCNW expresses its sympathy for those who lives were savagely taken at the Pulse nightclub and we are heartbroken for the loved ones of the victims of the Orlando terror attack. The National Council of Negro Women agrees with efforts to prevent terrorism suspects from acquiring guns or explosives. […]

Guns everywhere: Georgia law expands gun rights

Georgia’s “Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014,” becomes law on July 1, 2014, and was signed by Gov. Nathan Deal on Wednesday, April 24. The law expands the right to carry to schools, churches, bars and airports. While it will take years to reverse the extreme laws sailing through the Georgia General Assembly, it took […]