Hundreds of Black Men and Boys from around the country go to Washington D.C. for Black Youth Vote Hill Day
Hundreds of Black Men and Boys from around the country go to Washington D.C. for Black Youth Vote Hill Day — More than 400 Black men and boys attended the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP)’s program, Black Youth Vote (BYV!) 2016 Day on Capitol Hill under the theme, ”Moving From Protest to Policy to the Polls!”. The youth from all over the country including attended a forum on Capitol Hill which includes speakers such as NCBCP President & CEO Melanie L. Campbell, BYV! Hill Day National Coordinator Rev. Tony Lee and Congressman Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO). They then paid visits to several members of Congress to discuss issues of importance including Jobs, Education, Criminal Justice Reform, Fatherhood and Voting Rights. The organization also has placed the importance of increasing incentives and support to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) to attract more Black male teachers and educators.