National Coalition of 100 Black Women

Detroit Chapter

To advocate on behalf of black women and girls to promote leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education and economic empowerment

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Detroit Chapter History

The Detroit Chapter was organized in 1982. Sixty women from Flint, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Ypsilanti and other cities throughout Michigan attended the first meeting held at the McGregor Conference Center at Wayne State University. There were 115 women in attendance. Dr. Lydia G. Mallett was elected to serve as the first president. In those early years, the organization also met at Lula Belle Stewart Center in Detroit, an agency serving teen parents.

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women provides a leadership forum for black women from all geo-political and socio-economic groups. Its intention is to act upon specific issues that that concern African American women. To that end, the Detroit chapter of the NCBW continues to initiate and co-sponsor projects and programs that address the specific challenges faced by African American women in our local community.

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Painting With A Twist

Members of the Detroit chapter hosted an evening of fun and friendship at Painting with a Twist in Ferndale. Our mission is to support women-owned African American businesses and our …