About a Call to Colors

The focus of “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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Call to Colors Headlines

Educate, Organize, Mobilize.

Bennett’s President Dawkins Supports “A Call to Colors” – GDN Exclusive Part XV

Few people remember that in 1958, civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. visited the campus of Bennett College for Women, and helped to inspire a generation of female leaders.

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Fayetteville State University National Alumni President Supports “A Call to Colors” – GDN Exclusive Part XIV

As the days and weeks go by, anticipation grows as to how voters will respond this November when the midterms

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Saint Augustine’s University National Alumni President Supports “A Call to Colors” GDN Exclusive XIII

“I think it’s something that’s definitely needed and a significant issue because we need to get [public] officials in there who are going to support education, and bring about a more ethical government,” Dr. Larkins told GDN…

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Livingstone National Alumni President Supports “A Call to Colors” GDN Exclusive Part XII

The really strong push under this administration to suppress voter registration, and particularly at HBCU schools in North Carolina are getting ready to put this voter ID referendum on the ballot…

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Livingstone College’s Dr. Jenkins Supports “A Call to Colors” Part XI

He has been president of Livingstone College since 2007, the twelfth in its distinguished history. Located in the City of Salisbury, the private historically-black college prides itself on offering the best academic instruction to its 1,150 enrolled students.

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Gina Pettis Dean Lobbies the Divine Nine for “A Call to Colors” GDN Exclusive Part X

There is no doubt in her mind that “A Call to Colors,” the Greater Diversity News voter registration campaign for historically black colleges and universities should be embraced and adopted by The Divine Nine.

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Dr. Everett Ward, President of Saint Augustine’s University Supports “A Call to Colors” Campaign – GDN Exclusive: Part IX

There is no question in his mind of the value – indeed the necessity – of Greater Diversity News’ HBCU voter registration campaign, “A Call to Colors.”
As the saying goes, “To whom much is given, much is required.”

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‘The Nation’ Launches Black On Campus In Partnership With the Anna Julia Cooper Center of Wake Forest University

Black on Campus allows participants to develop professional skills as they document the experiences of black college students and report on issues of national consequence.

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“A Call to Colors” Supports Stacey Abram’s Vision for Georgia, Equality Fosters Prosperity

Stacey Abrams has a vision for Georgia where equality fosters prosperity, and where everyone has the opportunity to succeed – not just survive. That is why she is running for Governor of our state.

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GDN Exclusive Part VIII: The Divine-Nine Evolution – An AKA Speaks Hands-On-Leadership

Remedies are needed to keep us engaged and moving forward. Our symptoms are barely being treated but a cure is on the horizon. We might say that cures come from positive motivation toward negative issues…

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GDN Exclusive: President of College Democrats of North Carolina Supports “Call To Colors” Part VII

“Civic engagement is the responsibility of every American citizen,” Easterling said regarding working with nonpartisan groups like the NC NAACP, Divine Nine and others regarding voter registration on college campuses.

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Chair of HBCU Alumni Leadership Roundtable Endorses “Call to Colors” Part VI

Andrea Harris, Senior Fellow with the Durham-based Self-Help Credit Union, Chair of the HBCU Alumni Leadership Roundtable, and former president of the NC Minority Institute for Economic Development, supports a “Call to Colors”.

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Rep. Adams, HBCU Collective Leader Supports “Call to Colors” for HBCU Civic Engagement – Part V

As we get closer to the crucial 2018 fall midterm elections, two new voices join the a “Call to Colors” civic engagement effort to register 100 percent of the  students on historically black college and university campuses throughout the state…

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N.C. Secretary of Veteran Affairs Larry Hall Supports a “Call to Colors” Part IV

N.C. Secretary of Veteran Affairs Larry Hall is fully behind a “Time for Colors,” a nonpartisan civic engagement action plan to implement 100% voter registration on all historically black college and university campuses across North Carolina.

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Butterfield and NC NAACP Supports ‘Call to Colors’ To Achieve One Hundred Percent Civic Engagement at HBCUs – Part III

Congressman G. K. Butterfield (D-NC-1) And Rev. Dr. T. Anthony Spearman, president of the NC NAACP  have joined black leadership in NC endorsing the Time for Colors civic engagement action plan.

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Civic Engagement Headlines

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California Prosecutor Michael Selyem Says He’s Surprised “Ghetto” Maxine Waters Hasn’t Been Shot

Michael Selyem, a in San Bernardino County, California was suspended after some of his hate-filled, racist social media posts were made public. Some of the Selyem’s post targeted Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and former First Lady Michelle Obama.

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GAO Report Finds Federal Agencies Spend Very Little of their Advertising Budgets with Black-owned Firms

While non-minority-owned businesses continue to rake in billions of dollars in federal advertising money, Hispanic-owned businesses received just $192 million over five years—or about $38.4 million per year.

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Tuskegee University’s Dynamic Pitcher-Catcher Duo Participate in MLB’s All-Star Futures Game

Christian Marshall (left) and Elgin Woodside are baseball teammates at Tuskegee University. Marshall and Woodside participated in the 2018 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game.

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