• Susan Taylor, Vivica Fox, Melanie Campbell & Rev. Marcia Dyson rally support for Ambassador Susan Rice


    Washington, DC – A diverse group of women leaders and organizations have joined forces with the Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) to launch a campaign to express their unequivocal support of United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice and to encourage senate and congressional leaders to treat the esteemed public servant with respect. In addition to signing on to an open letter to the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, nearly 100 women from across the country are promoting an online petition in support of Ambassador Rice via personal and organizational networks as well as online social media.

    The letter sent to Senate intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and committee ranking member Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) said Ambassador Rice has been a role model to all women. “She has excelled throughout her career both in the public and private sector. Her commitment to international peace and the equality of all people should be heralded, not summarily dismissed for political gain and expedience. Hence, we urge all U. S. Senators to afford Ambassador Rice the proper respect appropriate for any other Cabinet-level member of a sitting Administration.”

    The letter continues, “We feel it necessary to remind the Senate of Ambassador Rice’s impeccable credentials because of the failure of some to respect her role as the United States Ambassador and leader in foreign policy. While some members of the Senate have pushed back on their rush to judgment in the press regarding Ambassador Rice’s prepared remarks on the attack in Benghazi, we feel that the public integrity and reputation of this brilliant woman, who serves our country with great dignity, has been unfairly and unnecessarily attacked.”

    The Black Women’s Roundtable comprises an intergenerational membership of Black women civic leaders of international, national, regional and state-based organizations and institutions that works collectively to advance policies and strategic initiatives that help to improve the lives of underserved women and girls.

    The range of Women who signed on to the letter include: Melanie L. Campbell, President & CEO and Convener, Black Women’s Roundtable, NCBCP; Rev. Marcia Dyson, Partner, M & M Dyson, LLC; Ingrid Saunders Jones, Chair, National Council of Negro Women; Susan L. Taylor, CEO and Founder, National CARES Mentoring Movement, Susan Scanlan, Chair, National Council of Women’s Organizations & President, Women’s Research & Education Institute; Vivica A. Fox, President, Foxy Brown Productions; and Dr. Natalia A. Francisco, Founder/Executive Director, Women of Worth & Worship, LLC. For a full list go to: www.ncbcp.org/news/releases/susan_rice_letter_copy/.

    A full list of women supporting the letter, a copy of the letter to the Senate, a link to the petition, and a widget to post the petition to websites and social media are located at www.ncbcp.org/news/releases/susan_rice and Petition2Congress.com (http://tinyurl.com/c3oazfb). The twitter hashtag is #SUPPORTAMBASSADORRICE.

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    Signers to the letter include:

    Melanie L. Campbell

    President & CEO and Convener

    Black Women’s Roundtable, NCBCP

    Rev. Marcia Dyson

    Partner, M & M Dyson, LLC

    Ingrid Saunders Jones

    Chair

    National Council of Negro Women

    Susan L. Taylor

    CEO and Founder

    National CARES Mentoring Movement

    Editor-in-Chief Emerita, Essence Magazine

    Susan Scanlan

    Chair, National Council of Women’s Organizations & President, Women’s Research & Education Institute

    Faye M. Anderson

    Founder

    Tracking Change

    Angela M. Angel, Esq.

    Member

    Black Women’s Roundtable

    Barbara R. Arnwine, Esq.

    Convener, Black Women for Justice

    Diane Babineaux

    Chief of Staff to the Int’l President

    International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Works

    Arlene Holt Baker

    Executive Vice President

    AFL-CIO

    Monifa Bandele

    Campaign Director

    MomsRising.org

    Cora Masters Barry

    Former First Lady Washington DC

    CEO/Founder, RWLC

    Lisa Fager Bediako

    President & CEO Industry Ears

    Dr. Lezli Baskerville

    President & CEO

    NAFEO

    Dr. Michelle Battle

    Executive Director

    MIRA-National Youth Initiative

    Salandra Benton

    Convener

    Florida Coalition on Black Civic Participation

    Jillian Blackwell

    Founder

    My Girlfriends Business

    Heather Booth

    Democracy Partner

    Donna Brazile

    Vice Chair, Voter Registration and Participation, DNC

    Roslyn Brock

    Chairman

    NAACP

    Clayola Brown

    President & CEO

    A. Philip Randolph Institute

    Jessica Brown

    National Black Youth Vote! Coordinator

    NCBCP

    Latosha Brown

    Principal

    TruthSpeaks Consulting

    Helen Butler

    Executive Director

    Coalition for the People’s Agenda

    Cynthia M. A. Butler McIntyre

    National President

    Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

    Yvonne V. Cook

    Assistant to the Provost

    And Vice President for Academic Affairs

    Coppin State University

    ShaRhonda Dawson

    Director

    Chicago Coalition on Black Civic Participation

    Edrea Davis

    Executive Producer

    DogonVillage.com

    Felicia Davis

    Director

    UNCF SP Building Green*

    LaKimba B. DeSadier

    Executive Director

    National Black Caucus of State Legislators

    Vivica A. Fox

    President

    Foxy Brown Productions

    Sandra Fowler

    President & CEO

    Brewton Enterprises

    Dr. Natalia A. Francisco

    Founder/Executive Director

    Women of Worth & Worship, LLC

    Andrea Gleaves

    Chair

    WIN (Women’s Information Network)

    Patricia Green

    Founder & Chief Strategist

    IC Linkages, Inc.

    Sharon Hanshaw

    Executive Director

    Coastal Women for Change

    Dr. Cynthia Hale

    Senior Pastor

    Ray of Hope Christian Church

    Decatur, GA

    Chanelle Hardy

    Senior Vice President for Policy

    National Urban League

    Nancy Harvin

    Member

    Black Women’s Roundtable

    Bonita M. Herring

    International Grand Basileus

    Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority

    Dr. Patricia Hobson

    Chair

    Local Host Summit Committee The Black Women’s Roundtable

    Tanya Clay House

    Chair, Civil Rights Law

    National Bar Association

    Eleanor Hinton Hoytt

    President & CEO

    Black Women’s Health Imperative

    Janaye Ingram

    DC Bureau Chief

    National Action Network

    Dorothy R. Jackson, Esq.

    Board Member, NCBCP

    Letetia Daniels Jackson

    President/CEO

    Tandeka LLC

    Dr. Sabrina Jackson

    CEO

    Sabrina Jackson Enterprises

    Dr. Lorretta Johnson

    Secretary-Treasurer

    American Federation of Teachers

    Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever

    Executive Director

    National Council of Negro Women

    Stephanie Jones

    President

    Stephanie Jones Strategies

    Carol Joyner

    National Political Director

    Labor Project for Working Families

    Julian B. Kiganda

    President

    African Diaspora for Change

    Dr. Bernice A. King

    CEO

    The King Center

    Nicole Lee

    President

    TransAfrica Forum**

    Sharon J. Lettman-Hicks

    Executive Director/CEO

    National Black Justice Coalition

    Dr. Evelyn Gibson Lowery

    President, SCLC/W.O.M.E.N. Inc.

    Leslie Watson Malachi

    Director

    African American Ministers in Action

    Tamika Mallory

    National Executive Director

    National Action Network

    Dr. Julianne Malveaux

    Economist, Scholar & Author

    President & CEO, Last Word Productions, Inc.

    Barbara Miller

    Professor of Anthropology & International Affairs and Director, Institute for Global & International Studies

    The Elliott School of International Affairs George Washington University

    Dr. Judith C. Moore

    Executive Director,

    Sisters Saving Ourselves NOW

    Pastor, First AME Church-Clairton, PA

    Minyon Moore

    Former Assistant to the President Bill Clinton and Director of Public Liaison

    Karen Mulhauser

    President

    Mulhauser and Associates

    Dr. Claire Nelson

    President & CEO

    Institute of Caribbean Studies

    Sophia A. Nelson, Esq.

    Author Black Woman Redefined

    Journalist, Speaker

    Sima Osdoby

    Consulting Democracy, Governance and Civil Society

    Terry O’Neill

    President

    National Organization for Women

    Kimberly Otis

    Senior Advisor, Center for Partnership Studies, Director, Caring Economy Campaign

    Stephanie Parker-Weaver

    Founding President and CEO

    Rebirth Alliance and Co-Convener, MSCBP

    Barbara A. Perkins

    President

    International Black Women’s Public Policy Institute

    Amy Pritchard

    Principle Mission Control and

    President Democratic GAIN

    Rene Redwood

    CEO

    Redwood Enterprise, LLC

    Deidra Reese

    State Coordinator

    Ohio Unity Coalition

    Jena Roscoe

    SVP, Government Relations, Public Policy, Operation HOPE

    Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

    CEO and Co-Founder

    MomsRising.org

    Deborah Robinson

    Convener, MS Black Women’s Roundtable

    Co-Convener, MSCBP

    Delisa Saunders, Ph.D.

    Former Board Member, NCBCP

    Rita Jackson Samuels

    Founder

    Georgia Coalition of Black Women, Inc.

    Carlottia Scott

    Board Member, NCBCP

    Deborah Scott

    Executive Director

    Georgia Stand Up!

    Elsie L. Scott, Ph.D.

    Director

    Ronald Walters Leadership & Public Policy Center, Howard University**

    Kimberly Scott

    President

    Conklin Scott

    Karen J. See

    President

    Coalition of Labor Union Women

    Traci Siegel

    Senior Vice President

    GMMB

    Dr. Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich

    President & CEO

    Center for Community & Economic Justice

    Makeda Smith

    President

    Jazzmyne PR

    Carolyn House Stewart, Esq.

    International President

    Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc

    Pierrette Talley

    Convener

    Ohio Unity Coalition

    Makani Themba

    Executive Director

    The Praxis Project

    Sheila Tyson

    Convener

    Alabama Coalition on Black Civic Participation

    Tonya Tyson

    Member

    Black Women’s Roundtable

    A. Shuanise Washington

    Founder and Principal

    Washington Solutions, LLC

    Management & Political Consulting Firm

    Robin Williams

    Associate Director

    Civil Rights & Community Action

    UFCW

    Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner

    President

    Skinner Leadership Institute

    Dr. E. Faye Williams

    National Chair

    National Congress of Black Women

    Thomasina Williams, Esq.

    Research Affiliate

    MIT Community Innovators Lab

    Vanessa Williams

    Executive Director

    National Conference of Black Mayors

    Sharon Zimmerman

    Interim Executive Director

    Women’s Action for New Directions

    [UPDATED SIGN ON as of 11.28.12.2]
    **organization referenced for identification purposes only.

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  • A.M.X. Marks the Spot on Spotify With Snoop Dogg Fused, DJ Break Remix


    Hollywood, CA – R&B/Pop recording artist A.M.X. keeps marking his spot with music that let’s us know not only has he been here, but also that he’s not going anywhere anytime soon. His most recent drop is the DJ Break remix of his Snoop Dogg fused track, “You Made Me Change My Number,” originally produced by Da Internz. Spotify, the popular digital music service, has added the release on its “Recommend” list ! The remix turns up the volume on the original song with enough boom to blow up turntables !

    A.M.X. know how to keep the music playing. His latest single and steamy music video “She Likes,” is still wooing female demographics and he is planning for an original Christmas classic to drop in December. His single “We Can Do Whatever,” produced by Brian “Chazz” Padilla, is a dance club hit and his mixtape, “Broken Halo,” was downloaded over 90,000 times on Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes. A.M.X. has been touring internationally and nationally in support of his career, opening for Boyz II Men, Joe, Ginuwine, SWV, Dru Hill and most recently R. Kelly.

    Check out the DJ Break banger at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/you-made-me-change-my-number/id572281268. Visit A.M.X. online at http://www.whoisamx.com/index.html.

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  • Vivica Fox Voter Protection Message & 7 Things to Prepare Your Family to Vote

    State specific PSA’s:

    Philadelphia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfJImKCn3xA
    Florida: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yl1Yd4HqdnU
    Alabama: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kg_bxzRPuXo
    Michigan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pg3O67Px-3A
    Ohio: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyoU4lhOdqs
    Virginia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2vD7QUt0Dk
    Louisiana: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewrAtOPMPAg

    7 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW TO

    PREPARE THE FAMILY TO VOTE IN 2012!

    1. VERIFY your Registration Status & Your Poll Location BEFORE Election Day by calling your Board of Elections, 1-866-MYVOTE1 or visit ww.unityvoterempowermentcampaign.org.

    2. Be sure to TAKE PROPER ID TO VOTE. Check ID requirements for your state in advance at www.costoffreedom.info.

    3. VOTE EARLY or Absentee Ballot if you know you will be out of town on Election Day.

    4. DON’T BE AFRAID TO REQUEST HELP from poll workers they are there to help YOU.

    5. YOU HAVE A RIGHT to file a complaint if your rights have been violated. For legal assistance call 1-866-OUR-VOTE.

    6. STAND YOUR GROUND – if there is a problem at the polls you have a right to cast a provisional ballot if you are certain you are a registered voter.

    7. VOLUNTEER to be a poll worker or monitor in your community at www.ncbcp.org.

    About The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s (NCBCP) Unity ’12 Campaign

    The NCBCP Unity ’12 Campaign, in partnership with A. Philip Randolph Institute and 40 other national and state-based organizations and affiliates, is leading its non-partisan voter empowerment efforts in fourteen states through its Black Youth VoteiThink 2012, Black Women’s Roundtable Power of the Sister Vote and Foot Soldiers for Democracy initiatives.

    The Unity Campaign will have coordinators on the ground on Election Day and will also host a command center in Washington DC offering updates on ground operations. States include: AL, FL, GA, IL, IN, LA, MD, MI, MS, NC, OH, PA, VA, WI.

    For more information on the Unity ’12 Campaign visit www.unityvoterempowermentcampaign.org or www.ncbcp.org.

    To interview state coordinators email: edmedia@dogonvillage.com.

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