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NCBW Manhattan News

Black Lives Matter

Thursday, 08 January 2015 03:14

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. 

 

 National - Black Lives Matter

New Director of Women's Bureau

Thursday, 17 April 2014 12:54

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."

Read about the Director

Stand Your Ground Rally

Friday, 11 April 2014 00:43

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.

 

Parents Plus Loan Policy

Thursday, 10 April 2014 19:49

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.

Marissa Alexander Case

Thursday, 10 April 2014 19:43

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.

Stop & Frisk Practices

Thursday, 10 April 2014 19:02

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

Good afternoon,

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 Manhattan Story

Thursday, 02 May 2013 15:43

The Manhattan Story

We undertake our mission in several ways including strong programming with the intention to motivate, organize and challenge women and men alike to embrace the notion of equity and empowerment by all.   

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. 

As a result, forty women formed the NCBW 100 – Manhattan Chapter and it was inaugurated by then National President Barbara DeBaptiste.  The Manhattan Chapter became a part of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women.  The National Coalition of 100 Black Women is a non-partisan, pro-choice organization that is committed to gender equity.  We are feminists working together with the shared mission of empowerment of women and girls 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. 

The Manhattan Chapter is diverse in age and talent.  This chapter is made up of phenomenal, hard working professional women that have given their time to advocate for issues that effect women of color.  Our members are professional represented by numerous for profit and non-profit sectors such as finance, health, human resources, social services, entrepreneurs and youth services.  All members are committed to the empowerment of Black women and girls in their community.
This organization is a growing, focused and vibrant force across the country.  The Manhattan Chapter implements the agenda of the National Organization at the local level focusing its efforts on activities that support their three tenets: 
  • leadership development;
  • advocacy on issues affecting women and girls of color; and
  • economic development; 
 

"Hats Over Harlem" luncheon

Wednesday, 13 October 2010 19:59

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., recognizes the achievement of women at "Hats Over Harlem" luncheon

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Training the Trainer

Wednesday, 13 October 2010 18:26

Training the Trainer (Amsterdam News)

 

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PR - Hats Over Harlem 2011

Tuesday, 30 August 2011 21:00

An NCBW Manhattan Signature Event Press Release

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