Friday, February 22, 2013


Come join @ncnwumd Phi Beta Sigma, Delta Sigma Theta and ESA this WEDNESDAY 2/27 7pm ASY1213 for a movie #freefood

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Happy 77th Founders Day

Today December 5th, 2012 NCNW sisters all over the world are reflecting on the past seventy-seven years of outstanding leadership, scholarship and service that our glorious organization has contributed to. The women of NCNW have been on the forefront of most if not all movements in history since its induction in 1935. I would love to reach out to all of our N-Sisters around the world past and present and say thank you! Thank you for the experiences we've had, the impacts made and the bonds forged. Furthermore, let us look to the future of what NCNW can be and how we can have an effect on our communities and the people close to us.

Happy Founders Day N-Sisters!!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Who We Are

Why is an organization like NCNW so necessary? In 1935, Mary McLeod Bethune, from her vantage point as Advisor of Minority Affairs to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt said that she could not rest to see the unharnessed womanpower among our women. When the 28 national women leaders responded to her call she pointed out that what was needed was not another organization, but one that would bring organizations together. Mary Church Terrell proposed forming a "council." Thus, Mrs. Bethune founded the National Council of Negro Women as such - "a national organization of national organizations."

Hers was a visionary call for working together with a "Unity of Purpose and a Unity of Action." Much like the United Nations, which is a kind of council of sovereign nations coming together to promote development and peace, NCNW is a council of autonomous national organizations coming together to improve the quality of life for women. Mrs. Bethune envisioned NCNW functioning as a clearinghouse, facilitating networking and coalition-building, and advocating the use of collective power on issues affecting women, their families and communities.