Actors Vivica A. Fox, Demetria McKinney & Jonathan McDaniel Join Community Leaders Michael Baisden, Shawn Dove & Joshua DuBois For Spirit Of Democracy Awards

May 16, 2012, 09:36 ET from National Coalition on Black Civic Participation

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation will "Celebrate Our Brothers" during the 15th annual Spirit of Democracy Awards Gala Thursday May 17 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill.  The awards are presented to individuals and organizations who have demonstrated a consistent commitment to social justice and creating balance in the democratic process. Sponsors include AT&T and Verizon, among others. Media should RSVP to


Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO National Coalition on Black Civic Participation

Vivica A. Fox, actress (Kill Bill, Set It Off, Independence Day), producer and businesswoman


Michael Baisden, radio show host, author & activist

Gerald Hudson, international executive vice president, SEIU

David Honig, founder and president, Minority Media and Telecommunications Council

Al Dotson,  chairman of the board, 100 Black Men of America

Joshua DuBois, executive director of The White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships

Jonathan McDaniel – actor (Robert Townsend's "In the Hive" & "That's So Raven"), singer and technology advocate

Demetria McKinney, actress (Tyler Perry's House of Payne) and singer


National Coalition on Black Civic Participation's Spirit of Democracy Awards Gala


DATE: Thurs. May 17, 2012           TIME:  6 PM Reception/photo op

                                                        7 PM dinner


Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill - Columbia Ballroom

400 New Jersey Ave. NW 

Washington, DC 20001


MEDIA RSVP TO Edrea Davis at 770.961.6200/818.613.9521

Founded in 1976, the NCBCP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to increasing African American participation in civil society.  The current programs and initiatives of the organization include Black Youth Vote!, Black Women's Roundtable, and the Unity 2012 Voter Empowerment Campaign. The National Coalition continues to train and engage African American leaders and community activists in overcoming institutional barriers that have hindered the growth of Black communities politically, socially and economically.

Contact: Edrea Davis 770.961.6200/818.613.9521

SOURCE National Coalition on Black Civic Participation