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Dr. Lenora B. Fulani: Independent political pioneer

November 2, 2018

In 1988, educator and independent political pioneer, Dr. Lenora B. Fulani become the first woman and the first African American to have gotten on the ballot in all fifty states and the District of Columbia running for President of the United States. Notably, Fulani accomplished this twenty years before President Barack Obama was elected to […]


Enough is Enough. VOTE!

October 26, 2018

“After years of preclearance and expansion of voting access, by 2013 African American registration and turnout rates had finally reached near-parity with White registration and turnout rates. African Americans were poised to act as a major electoral force. But, on the day after the Supreme Court issued Shelby County v. Holder, eliminating preclearance obligations, a […]


Peacemaker Endorsements

October 26, 2018

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 1 G.K. Butterfield U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES District 2 Linda Coleman U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES District 5 Denise Adams U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 6 Ryan Watts U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES District 12 Alma Adams U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 13 Kathy Manning NC SENATE DISTRICT 24 JD Wooten NC […]


Why everyone should vote “no” on all six amendments

October 19, 2018

You know, you have to give the Republican majority, and particularly the GOP legislative leadership in the N.C. General Assembly, credit. They pretty much know that the good people of North Carolina have had enough of their legislative double-dealing, and sinister attempts at voter oppression aimed at African Americans, so they’ve come up with a […]


Constitutional right to counsel is meaningless under dismal current public defender system

October 12, 2018

“Reason and reflection require us to recognize that in our adversary system of criminal justice, any person hauled into court, who is too poor to hire a lawyer, cannot be assured a fair trial unless counsel is provided for him. This seems to us to be an obvious truth … From the very beginning, our […]


To Be Equal

October 5, 2018

Enough Is Enough. Vote! Our rights are too hard-won to take for granted “Our first project was to become familiar with the voter registration process and all the impediments that kept down the number of Negro voters. These impediments were quite formidable and sometimes unpredictable. The stated registration process required passing a literacy test and […]


The Criminalization of Poverty

September 28, 2018

Cash Bail for Non-Violent Misdemeanors Perpetuates Unequal Treatment Under the Law “The rich man and the poor man do not receive equal justice in our courts. And in no area is this more evident than in the matter of bail … The man who must wait in jail before trial often will lose his job […]


Diversity Reimagined

September 24, 2018

Creating a Culture of Possibilities by Relating to Others as Partners, Fellow Learners and Builders There’s no doubt. ‘Diversity’ has gotten a bad rap. It has become increasingly equated with a kind of moralism or political correctness that is not helpful. The word tends to get people all wound up, bent out of shape, and […]


By enforcing climate change denial, Trump puts us all in peril

September 21, 2018

North Carolina has been hit with a storm of biblical ferocity. Florence has left at least 17 dead there, 500,000 without power, with flash flooding across the state from the coast to the western mountains. Landslides and infectious diseases are predicted to follow. North Carolina is not alone, of course. We’ve witnessed the devastation wrought […]


Breaking the gubernatorial glass ceiling

September 13, 2018

“Now we have Black and White elected officials working together. Today, we have gone beyond just passing laws. Now we have to create a sense that we are one community, one family. Really, we are the American family.” – John Lewis, U.S. Congressman (D-Ga.) In the 241-year history of the United States, four African American […]


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