Community-Police relations develop a greater divide in the wake of the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. See press release from NCBW's National President on concerns of continued racial inequities in our society.
Reported below by the Department of labor, we have a new Director of the Women's Bureau.
President Obama appointed Latifa Lyles as the 17th director of the Women's Bureau, and she was officially sworn in on March 11. As director of the Women's Bureau, Lyles works to advance and improve policies and programs for women in the labor force. "The Women's Bureau has been working to level the playing field for more than 90 years," Lyles said. "It has been on the cutting edge of promoting policies that continue to help millions of working women, and I am excited to lead the agency during such a critical time."
On behalf of NCBW, the National President presents at the Stand Your Ground Rally held in Tallahassee Florida on March 10, 2014. The message addressed the three families that were impacted by the unjust measures of this law.
The trade off for a good education should not be massive debt. See the letter to the Honorable Arne Duncan from NCBW's National President in support of the efforts to find a resolution to troubling path to obtain a good education.
Protecting yourself against domestic violence should not be a crime. What has happened to Marissa Alexander is clearly an unjust action. See the statement submitted by NCBW's National President on the handling of Marissa Alexander's case.
National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Manhattan Chapter
Position on NYPD Stop and Frisk Practices
Press Conference: New York Civil Liberties Union
April 3, 2013
The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Manhattan Chapter wishes to express its concerns regarding the ineffectiveness of the NYPD's Stop and Frisk program. We believe the program disproportionately and unfairly targets teens, young men and women in African American and Latino neighborhoods. The Stop and Frisk program violates individual civil rights, engages police officers in racial profiling and has a negative impact on these communities.
The National Coalition of 100 Black Women - Manhattan Chapter story started in 1992. A group of young women from New York UniversityLaw School and a few others saw the need to start a chapter that would endeavor to address the needs of women of color. Topics of gender equity, economic empowerment and leadership development were of concern to this young group of professional women. In order to address these areas of concern, these women knew that they would have to become active in advocating for their community to break down these barriers that exist with women of color.
At that time, the Manhattan Chapter joined two other established chapters in New York – the founding chapter of the national organization – New York Coalition of 100 Black Women and the Long Island Chapter. Currently, the Manhattan Chapter is one of approximately 60 chapters nationwide.