Latest News & Events

Breaking News & Virtual Events

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Helped Shape the Modern Era of Women’s Rights Before the Supreme Court

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday, the Supreme Court announced. Chief Justice John Roberts said in a statement that “Our nation

Read More

DNC Launches Ad Campaign in Black Newspapers Across Five Battleground States

Marking the First National Black Voter Day, Print Ads Highlight Impacts of Trump’s Failures on Black Americans’ Jobs and Lives

Read More

Importance of 50+ Voters in New Presidential and Senate State Polls

WASHINGTON, D.C. — AARP released a series of battleground state polls of likely voters in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Montana,

Read More

Justice Ginsburg’s Death Could Prove Fatal to American Democracy

Ruth Bader Ginsburg – affectionately known as The Notorious R.B.G. (after the famous moniker of the late hip-hop star, The

Read More

AARP Polls Reveal Top Concerns for Voters 50 and Older

  More than half of voters 50-years and older in crucial battleground states are worried about contracting the novel coronavirus.

Read More

Supreme Court Decision Jeopardizes CFPB’s Future and its Independence

A June 29 U.S. Supreme Court split decision represents a major setback to both the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Read More

Pandemic vs. Patriotism: How to Cast Your Ballot and Preserve Your Health

Voting in the 2020 Presidential election may be the most consequential ballot you cast in your lifetime. As we approach

Read More

Confirmation Bias – Faked Videos Shore up False Beliefs About Biden’s Mental Health

From Ronald Reagan in 1984 to Bob Dole in 1996 and even Hillary Clinton in 2016, candidate health has become a common theme across recent

Read More

COVID-19 Vaccines: Stop Big Pharma From Making Huge Profits off Taxpayer-Funded Research

An international, multi-billion-dollar race is underway to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, and progress is moving at record speed, but with nationalistic, competitive undertones. If

Read More

Trump’s Appeals to White Anxiety Are Not ‘Dog Whistles’ – They’re Racism

President Donald Trump’s rhetoric is often referred to as “dog whistle politics.” In politician speak, a dog whistle is language that conveys

Read More

Valerie A. Campbell Regained Her Power After Sexual Abuse, Now Helping Other Women Heal

Valerie A. Campbell empowers readers of her book, The Difference, with a methodology and framework to learn how to stop self-sabotaging;

Read More

Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Grants $1 Million to Support Black Arts Programs

91% of funding supports BIPOC-founded or led organizations Atlanta, GA — The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta announces funding through the Metropolitan Atlanta

Read More
Civic Engagement

Educate, Organize, Mobilize.

I Have a Felony Conviction. Can I Vote? Voting Rights Projects

While many states have some restriction on felon voting rights, most states restore the right to vote to people after they complete their sentences. In fact, up to 17 millionAmericans with past convictions can vote right now…

Read More

Voter Resurgence 2020: Absentee Voting – Start Your Voting Efforts Today!

You can start your 2020 voting efforts today! If you want to vote with maximum social distancing, Absentee Voting (AV)

Read More

Pandemic Can Not Stop NCCU CEAC Voter Efforts – A GDN Exclusive

On Saturday, August 8th, the National HBCU Alumni Foundation’s 6th Annual Leaders Conference Civic Engagement and Advocacy Committee (CEAC) Summit

Read More

Teachey, NC Mayor Supports ACTC – GDN Exclusive, Vol. II, Part XXVII

On November 5, 2019, history was made in the small, southwest Duplin County town of Teachey – population 431, size

Read More

Alpha Kappa Alphas Celebrate 30 Years of Service Sigma Tau Omega Chapter – GDN Exclusive

It has been thirty years this month since the Sigma Tau Omega (STO) Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

Read More

Yvonne Lewis Holley Vies to Make history as First Black NC Lieutenant Governor

A GDN Election 2020 Special When the smoke cleared after the March 3rd primaries two months ago, suddenly, the prospect

Read More

The Future of Law Enforcement in North Carolina

The Future of Law Enforcement in North Carolina The recent protests demanding change in our current law enforcement policies to

Read More

Courts and Chief Justices Around the Country Echo Chief Justice Beasley’s Call

I wanted to make sure you saw this article from the Wall Street Journal that was published over the weekend.

Read More

Join GDN Via Zoom – For a Statewide Judicial Candidate Virtual Event

Join Us Via Zoom from the convenience and safety of your home. Tuesday, June 23 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm The

Read More

NHCDP Town Hall With All Five Court Of Appeals Candidates

Court of Appeals Town Hall —  June 1st When: Monday, June 1st, 7 p.m. Where: Zoom Town Hall for all five Democratic

Read More

Voter Education, Registration & Mobilization Resources

NC Voting Resources Confirm your voter registration: https://vt.ncsbe.gov/RegLkup/ Online Voter Registration/ Adjust Current Registration: https://www.www.ncdot.gov/dmv/offices-services/online/Pages/voter-registration-application.aspx Requesting a NC Absentee Ballot

Read More

Federal Lawsuit Filed Challenging Kentucky Requirements Putting Black Voters in Harm’s Way During Pandemic

(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) – The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Kentucky and Covington

Read More

Economic Equity

Expanding Equal Access

Small Business Development Center Assists Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Small Business Development Center helps with business ownership and keeps existing businesses competitive in an ever-changing global marketplace.

Read More

Common Anomaly: Business Basics and Fundamentals for Teens

In “Common Anomaly,” 16-year-old Evan White gives timely practical financial advice   Evan White is a teen finance wizard. At

Read More

Partnership Seeks to Create More Lending Opportunities For Black-Owned Businesses

CDC Small Business Finance, the nation’s leading mission-based small business lender, and Capital Impact Partners, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI)

Read More
Books of Knowledge

Education for the Masses.

The Game is Not a Game: The Power, Protest and Politics of American Sports

By Scoop Jackson
Liberating and provocative, with sharp wit and generous humor, Jackson’s essays explore the role that sports plays in American society and the hypocritical standards…

Read More

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome : America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing

By Dr. DeGruy
Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome helps to lay the necessary foundation to ensure the well-being and sustained health of future generations and provides a rare glimpse into the evolution of society’s beliefs

Read More

American Policing: A Culture of Violence in Minority Communities

Former LAPD detective and leading national expert Timothy T. Williams, Jr. dives deep into police procedure, use of force, and

Read More