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It’s Official: Blacks Voted at Higher Rate than Whites in 2012 Election and Black Women Surpassed Everyone

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 9, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO of The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (The National Coalition) and convener of Black Women’s Roundtable issued the following statement in response to a U.S. Census Bureau report released yesterday finding that about two in three eligible blacks (66.2 percent) voted in the 2012 presidential election, higher than the 64.1 percent of non-Hispanic whites who did so.

African American Environmental Justice Advocates Appeal to World Leaders to Honor Commitment to Communities Most Impacted by Climate Change

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, and WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Temperatures are rising at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen as negotiators scuffle to reach a consensus. Many African American environmental justice NGO representatives balance support for their own communities back home as the focus turns to President Obama’s speech this coming Friday. ‘We want to support our President, and certainly look forward to his speech,’ said Felicia M. Davis, representing Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative and Black Women’s Roundtable.