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Our 2016 Dr. Maya Angelou Honoree and Phenomenal Women of the Year,
asha bandele

asha bandele

The Manhattan Chapter NCBW 100 2016 Women’s History Tribute will host A Spoken Soul Production in honor of Phenomenal Woman Dr. Maya Angelou. Dr Angelou, acclaimed American poet,storyteller, activist, and autobiographer to be held on Wednesday, March 16th, 6:00pm - 8:30pm at 40 Broad Street, 5th Floor, New York, New York

Author and activist asha bandele has published two collections of poetry, two memoirs, including the best-selling The Prisoner’s Wife (Scriber, 1999); and the award-winning 2003 novel, Daughter (Scribner), about the impact of police brutality on one family which is being re-released in e-edition with essays on surviving and healing from police violence and racism from Michelle Alexander, Harry Belafonte,the founders of the Black Lives Matter movement, Susan L. Taylor and numerous other voices for justice and Black community wellness.

Additionally, asha served as executive editor for A New Way Forward: Healing What's Hurting Black America (Third World Press 2010), the guiding philosophical manual on wellness and healing in the Black community, as well as its three accompanying workbooks used by the mentors and mentees of the National CARES Mentoring Movement, the nation's largest mentor-recruitment agency serving African American children and their peers, which was founded by Essence editor-in-chief emerita, Susan L. Taylor.

A longtime advocate for repairing the harms done to people living in the nation’s most targeted communities, asha serves as a senior director at the Drug Policy Alliance, the leading organization working to end America’s war on drugs.


Performances in Tribute and Celebration by Our Phenomenal Poets:

Toni Blackman

toni blackmon political advocate and poetess

sheila norris purplehaze

Sheila Norris aka Purplehaze


An Artist Rendition of the Event to be Auctioned to Advance the programs of the coalition.

Click here for more information and ticket pricing!

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Manhattan Chapter


translogoWe are thrilled to have you visit our website and learn more about the issues facing women of color! Welcome!

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women – Manhattan Chapter works diligently in advocating for leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education and economic empowerment for women of color and their families.  Over the past years, we've had the opportunity to learn more about the challenges facing women of color in our own country and around the world. The members of this Chapter are wonderful, wise and talented ladies with incredible minds and sound judgment.  These courageous and strong women proudly bear the responsibility to speak for those who cannot.  The efforts of the National Organization and Manhattan chapter continues to break down barriers and silos in the areas of leadership and gender equity.   If our mission is one you support, please consider becoming a member or providing financial support.   We hope you enjoy your visit!

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