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 […]

Dr. Johnnetta Cole is the Black woman’s ‘superpower whisperer’

Johnnetta Betsche Cole, Ph.D. is a noted educator, anthropologist, author and the 7th president and national chair of The National Council of Negro Women (NCNW). Cole challenges all Black women everywhere to have an internal Black manifesto and to lead with Black community development goals. By building women’s images and being a Black woman’s ‘superpower […]

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’s Johnnetta Cole meets Spelman students at Parade of Roses

Nothing brings a smile to Johnnetta Betsch Cole‘s face or joy to her heart faster than encountering women who study at Spelman College, where she served as president from 1987 to 1997. On Jan. 1, 2020, the dress rehearsal for the 2020 Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, was long and tiring, but that did not […]

Susan L. Taylor honored, Deborah Cox sings at 2019 NCNW Uncommon Height Gala

On Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, the National Council of Negro Women hosted its 17th annual Uncommon Height Gala. Held at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C., the event recognized 85 years of NCNW’s mission to lead, advocate for, and empower women of African descent. Hosted by singer Kenny Lattimore, the event featured performances by Deborah […]

Natalie Madeira Cofield to deliver keynote address at 1st GirlTech event


Millennial serial entrepreneur, diversity champion and award-winning executive Natalie Madeira Cofield will deliver the keynote address at the National Council of Negro Women’s first GirlTech event on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. GirlTech will bring together successful female leaders in technology and telecommunications to provide young women of color with an opportunity to obtain career guidance and mentorship. The event […]

3 reasons National Council of Negro Women’s GirlTech is a must-attend event

The National Council of Negro Women Inc. was founded in 1935 by renowned educator and activist Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. Nearly a century later, this “organization of organizations” still boasts a proud legacy, which is fortified by the past and focused on the future, that is now guided by the love, light, and leadership of […]

NCNW chairwoman Ingrid Sanders and CEO Janice Mathis take over Essence

While Essence Fest is largely known for their memorable musical performances, fashion and cultural celebrations, it also focuses on educational growth in the Black community. Essence Fest created a “Community Corner” comprised of booths featuring 501(c)(3) nonprofits, colleges and universities and grass-roots organizations. It came as no surprise that the National Council of Negro Women […]

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. […]