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Dr. Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich

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Board Member

Phone: (202) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address:  District of Columbia , United States
National Coalition on Black Civic Participation Inc
1050 Connecticut Avenue , NW , 10Th Floor - Suite # 1000 ,
Washington Dc , District of Columbia 20036
United States

Company Description: The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, Inc. was founded in 1976 on the principle of the yet unfulfilled realization of a full democracy. Building upon...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Ph.D
  • Ph.D. , City and Regional Planning and Urban Policy
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Master's Degree , Public Administration
    School of Public Affairs of the University of Minnesota
  • Bachelors Degree , Political Science
    North Carolina Central University
  • political science
    Free University
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree , Political Science
    North Carolina Central University
  • Master of Arts , Public Administration
    University of Minnesota's Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs
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Web References
NCBCP: Board of Directors, 13 Mar 2015 [cached]
Dr. Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich Public Member?
September » 2012 » Jazzmyne PR, 1 Sept 2012 [cached]
Pictured (L-R): Jessica Brown, Black Youth Vote; Dr. Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich, Center for Community & Economic Justice; Barbara Arnwine Esq., Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law; Salandra Benton, Florida Coalition for Black Civic Participation; and Melanie Campbell, NCBCP.
The lively discussion was co-convened by Salandra Benton, chair, Florida Coalition for Black Civic Participation; Dr. Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich, president and CEO, Center for Community and Economic Justice; Gypsy Gallardo, publisher, Power Broker Magazine; and Dr. Elsie Scott, president and CEO, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.
Uncrowned Community Builders :: Biography for Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich, 16 Jan 2014 [cached]
Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich
Dr. Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich is an author, public scholar, policy analyst, community activist, and spokesperson on behalf of creative black leadership and urban politics.
As executive director and chief operating officer of the Black Leadership Forum, Inc., a twenty-three year confederation of the top national civil rights and service organizations, she facilitates dialogue among African American leadership and designs opportunities for collaboration, across racial lines, on issues important to the community. She also is a professor of Urban Power Politics at several nationally recognized universities.
Dr. Scruggs-Leftwich received a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master's degree from the Hubert H. Humphrey School of the University of Minnesota, and a Bachelor's degree from North Carolina Central University. She also was a Fulbright Fellow to Germany.
Previously she was deputy Mayor of Philadelphia; New York State's Housing Commissioner; HUD's Deputy Assistant Secretary; Executive Director of President Carter's Urban and Regional Policy Group which issued the first formal National Urban Policy over two decades ago; and director of the Urban and National Policy Institutes for the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies in Washington. Dr. Scruggs-Leftwich co-owned several non-depository banking corporations and has served as a consulting vice president in the municipal finance field.
She is regularly quoted in newspapers around the country and has been profiled in The New York Times, The Washington Post and other publications. She is a commentator on the News Hour with Jim Lehrer and appears frequently on many other public affairs broadcast shows.
Dr. Scruggs-Leftwich has written over one hundred publications. She writes a syndicated column for The National Newspaper Association and is working on her next book, Sound Bites of Protest: Race, Politics and Public Policy.
She has been a professor at several top universities throughout her career including Howard Universityand the University of Pennsylvania. She is listed in Who's Who Among Black Americans; Who's Who in America; Who's Who Among American Women; and her career and life are described in the Biography of African American Women.
Minority Health News, 3 Feb 2009 [cached]
Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich, executive director of the Black Leadership Forum, said the pollution in black communities helped explain why asthma hospitalization rates are higher for blacks than whites.
The study reported that asthma hospitalization rates for blacks, at 35.6 admissions per 10,000 people, were three times the white hospitalization rate of 10.6 admissions per 10,000 people.
The death rate from asthma among blacks of 38.7 deaths per one million people was twice that for whites, which was 14.2 deaths per one million people, the study found.
Scruggs-Leftwich said while the study shows a need to clean up power plants, other solutions included providing blacks with better access to medical care and educational training. Many blacks cannot afford to live in healthier areas, Scruggs-Leftwich added.
"One of the reasons people are still in these polluted communities is because they have homes they cannot sell, they have not been able to identify employment opportunities that would give them a stable income in another community," Scruggs-Leftwich said.
Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich, a ..., 14 Jan 2008 [cached]
Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich, a board member of the Black Leadership Forum, said that as a black woman she has experienced both racism and sexism, and suggested there was little point in ranking them.
"In parts of the country, the racist terms fall just as easily off the lips as they always did," she said.
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