About “A Call to Colors”

The focus of “A Call to Colors” is to achieve 100% voter registration by engaging college campus student organizations and the “Divine 9” – nine historically Black Greek letter organizations that make up the National Pan-Hellenic Council. The campaign will also include the NC NAACP and black leadership from around the state of North Carolina.  The initiative includes twice yearly “Call to Colors” civic engagement rallies on HBCU campuses, at non-traditional campuses and in many different iterations. With the NAACP’s participation, the HBCU/Divine 9 and other black leadership, coalitions can be recreated virtually everywhere. Experienced leaders will define the civic engagement concept for undergraduates and guide its implementation. Mobilizing our students in cyberspace creates untold leverage in civic engagement and community organizing.


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NPHC Council of Presidents Announced Strategic Priorities Supporting Viability of the African American Community

The nine historically Black Greek-Lettered Organizations, recently announced its annual strategic priorities that will guide its collective efforts to address systemic issues affecting the viability of the African American community.

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NCCU PACE Committee Leading the Way With: “A Call to Colors” – GDN Exclusive, Vol. II, Part XXIII

Students are being orientated not only to the importance of voting, and that many of the issues of today do, in fact, affect them, but that they also have a voting precinct on campus…

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Divine Nine Groups to Register Student Voters at Football Games – GDN Exclusive “A Call to Colors” Vol. II, Part XXIII

  When the Eagles of North Carolina Central University face off in their home opener against the Vikings of Elizabeth

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KEMBA Center Leader Endorses “A Call to Colors” Civic Engagement – GDN Exclusive “A Call to Colors” Vol. II, Part XXII

Rev. Connors indicated that he was already planning to reach out to the pastors of larger church facilities affiliated with KEMBA Center in those districts, about allowing the NC Board of Elections to conduct training sessions…

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Pastor Jay on “A Call to Colors” – “We’re in it Together” – GDN Exclusive “A Call to Colors” Vol. II, Part XXI

What role would faith-based community institutions like mosques, temples and churches play in nonpartisan “A Call to Colors” civic engagement strategies to empower the African American community…

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The Way Forward For “A Call to Colors” – GDN Exclusive – “A Call to Colors” Vol. II, Part XX

It has been almost a month since the momentous August 3rd National HBCU Alumni Associations Foundation Civic Engagement & Advocacy Committee (CEAC) Summit at NCCU School of Law in Durham.

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The Divine Nine Models For Civic Engagement – A GDN Exclusive “A Call to Colors” Vol. II, Part XIX

“We encourage you to be civic-minded and be active in the community before you even join any of our [D9] organizations,’ “Brent said, she went on to explain that most D9 members began their careers at the HBCU level.

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The NC NAACP Model – A GDN Exclusive “A Call to Colors” Vol. II, Part XVIII

Alston says what Publisher Peter Grear and Greater Diversity News (GDN) are trying to accomplish with “A Call to Colors” is very similar to the mission of the NC NAACP.  August 3rd “A Call to Colors” Summit received high marks on its presentations.

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St. Joseph A.M.E.’s New Pastor Believes in Civic Engagement – GDN Exclusive “A Call to Colors” Vol. II, Part XVII

DURHAM, N.C. – He is the 31st pastor of St. Joseph African Methodist Episcopal Church, a predominately black church with

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NCCU Alumni Summit Focuses on “A Call to Colors” – GDN Exclusive “A Call to Colors” Vol. II, Part XVI

When the National Historically Black College and Alumni Association’s Fifth Annual Alumni Leaders Conference convenes Saturday, August 3rd at North

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ECSU Student Civic Engagement Ramping up for 2020 Elections – GDN Exclusive “A Call to Colors” Vol. II Part XV

Ramsey proudly touts what the campus NAACP does in promoting voting and voter registration drives at the beginning of the school year.

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Alpha Phi Alpha President, Everett Ward, Pushes Voter Mobilization Efforts – GDN Exclusive “A Call to Colors” Vol. II Part XIV

The time is now for historically black Greek organizations that make up the National Pan-Hellenic Council to claim their important roles in nonpartisan voter registration, education, and ultimately mobilization.

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Dr. Barber Says Student Civic Engagement Is Essential – GDN Exclusive “A Call to Colors” Vol. II Part XIII

With the 2020 elections just around the corner, harnessing the power of the black student vote is critical, observers say, in determining the future of this nation.

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SGAs/BSUs Nationwide Encouraged  To adopt “Civic Engagement” Campaigns – GDN Exclusive Vol II, Part XII

“A Call to Colors,” the Greater Diversity News’ (GDN) student civic engagement campaign promoting voter registration, education and mobilization, is set to spread nationwide…

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Alpha Advocacy in Action Alert: Voter Engagement Strategies

The 2020 elections are fast approaching and pose a critical impact on the future of our communities. This is all about the Urgency of NOW and Alpha Advocacy In Action!

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WSSU SGA President Leads Campus Civic EngagementA – GDN Exclusive “A Call to Colors” Vol. II, Part IX

The strength behind SGA Pres. Gibson’s leadership – empowering students at WSSU to have a voice, and have that voice heard.

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J.C. Smith University SGA President Committed to Student Civic Engagement – GDN Exclusive “A Call to Colors” Vol. II Part XI

when in comes to student civic engagement, particularly as it comes to non-partisan voter registration, education and mobilization come election time, J.C. Smith University SGA President Jameia Booker has been both focused and committed.

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Senate Minority Leader Blue Supports “A Call to Colors” – GDN Exclusive “A Call to Colors” Vol. II Part X

More and more black elected officials are coming out in support of “A Call to Colors,” the Greater Diversity news nonpartisan civic engagement campaign…

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Bennett SGA President Strong on Civic Engagement – GDN Exclusive “A Call to Colors” Vol. II, Part VIII

Say “Bennett Belles,” and those who know their history immediately think about the proud students of Bennett College for Women in Greensboro.

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NCCU SGA President Leads Students to Campus Polls – GDN Exclusive “A Call to Colors” Vol. II Part VII

When it comes to involving Eagle students in nonpartisan civic engagement, Hedgebeth, relishes his role … Students are able to ask questions about voting in primaries and general elections.

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St. Augustine SGA: From Protest to Proactive – GDN Exclusive “A Call to Colors” Vol. II Part VI

When Dr. Everett Ward, president of St. Augustine’s University (SAU), lauded Greater Diversity News’ (GDN) civic engagement campaign, “A Call to Colors” last June, he said, “…

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Federal Court Blocks Tennessee Law That Restricts Voter Registration Efforts

Judge Aleta A. Trauger issued an opinion granting a preliminary injunction in Tennessee N.A.A.C.P v. Hargett, enjoining a new Tennessee law that threatens criminal and civil penalties on civic engagement organizations that conduct voter registration drives, both informal and formal, at local community events.

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NCCU PACE Committee Leading the Way With: “A Call to Colors” – GDN Exclusive, Vol. II, Part XXIII

Students are being orientated not only to the importance of voting, and that many of the issues of today do, in fact, affect them, but that they also have a voting precinct on campus…

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Divine Nine Groups to Register Student Voters at Football Games – GDN Exclusive “A Call to Colors” Vol. II, Part XXIII

  When the Eagles of North Carolina Central University face off in their home opener against the Vikings of Elizabeth

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