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BWR Releases Annual Report on Black Women in the U.S.

The Black Women’s Roundtable on Thursday released its eighth annual report on the state of Black women in the U.S., focusing on their challenges and triumphs in the wake of a historic election season and amid a global health crisis.

This year’s report from the Roundtable, which serves as the women and girls’ empowerment and power-building arm of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, includes an in-depth analysis of Black women’s leadership and impact on the 2020 elections, which ultimately led to the first Black female vice president of the United States.

The report — titled “Priorities, Policy and Power: Black Women Rebuilding Hope, Justice, Equity & Equality in a New Political, Racial and Social Justice Era” — also shares perspectives on how the coronavirus pandemic has uniquely affected the lives of Black women and their loved ones.

“Our 2021 BWR report is focused on lifting up the issues and policy priorities that impact the lives of Black women, our families and communities,” Melanie Campbell, coalition president/CEO and convener of the BWR, said in a statement. “The contributors represent an intergenerational group of some of our nation’s most powerful Black women leaders and experts in their fields — who not only outline the problems facing Black women, but also share solutions and policies designed to address them at their core.”

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