National NCNW News


August 27, 2023

NCNW Statement on Shooting in Jacksonville

 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW) released a statement following the racially motivated shooting in Jacksonville, Fla. that took the lives of three Black people:

“NCNW is saddened by the news of the senseless and hate-fueled shooting in Jacksonville that took the lives of three innocent Black people Saturday. In these perilous times, it is a disturbing reality that Black communities are susceptible to such violent attacks. Now, more than ever, lawmakers must take urgent action to take guns out of the hands of individuals intending to harm people – particularly Black women, men and children. NCNW will continue to advocate for safer gun policies to ensure everyone maintains the right to shop, learn, worship, and enjoy public spaces without the fear of being maimed or killed. We remain prayerful for the victims and extend our condolences to their families and the entire Jacksonville community.”

 ABOUT National Council of Negro Women, Inc.

 NCNW is an “organization of organizations,” comprised of 330 campus and community-based sections and 32 national women’s organizations that enlightens, inspires, and connects more than 2,000,000 women and men.  Its mission is to lead, advocate for, and empower women of African descent, their families, and communities. It was founded in 1935 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, an influential educator and activist, and for more than fifty years, the iconic Dr. Dorothy Height was president of NCNW.

Today, the NCNW programs are grounded on a foundation of critical concerns known as “Four for the Future.” It promotes education with a special focus on:  science, technology, engineering, and math (STEAM); encourages entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and economic stability; educates women about good health and HIV/AIDS, and promotes civic engagement and advocates for sound public policy and social justice.


Bernadine Stallings Whitney Guilford Tonita Perry, APR
NCNW NCNW Eaddy Perry & Associates, Inc.