Changing the world


George Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter Gianna looked on quizzically while her mother gave a heart-wrenching description of what the death of her father would mean throughout the child’s life. Roxie Washington, Gianna’s mother, described the future. He won’t be there to soothe hurts, to answer hard questions, to host the graduation party or the wedding reception. The […]

NCNW joins Bethune-Cookman University in $8M fundraising effort to save HBCU

The National Council of Negro Women Inc. and Bethune-Cookman University have launched “Advancing the Legacy,” an awareness-building and fundraising initiative created to provide ongoing support of founder Mary McLeod Bethune’s lifelong mission to ensure access to higher education for African American students. NCNW National Chair and President Johnnetta Cole, Ph.D., recently joined B-CU President E. […]

NCNW president Johnnetta Betsch Cole to participate in 2020 Rose Parade


Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Ph.D., president and national chair of the National Council of Negro Women Inc., is in Pasadena, California, to participate in the 131st Rose Parade on New Year’s Day. Cole and about a dozen women representing the American Association of University Women, League of Women Voters, Ms. Foundation and other organizations will ride […]