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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A Call to Colors Articles

Educate, Organize, Mobilize.

NC Black Alliance Announces Support for “A Call to Colors” – GDN Exclusive, Vol. II, Part XXVI

Saying that “There is no time better than now, specifically in North Carolina, for like-minded organizations to align our approach

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Divine Nine Organizations Prepare For 2020 Elections – GDN Exclusive, Vol. II, Part XXVI

It should be no secret that the fraternities and sororities that proudly make up the Divine Nine plan to assist

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FSU Senior has Registered Over 1,100 Voters – GDN Exclusive, Vol. II, Part XXV

Since she’s been a Bronco at Fayetteville State University (FSU), senior Kristian Carlyle, 21, says she’s registered well over 1,000

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Aggie SGA-AG Pushes Campus Student Voter Engagement – GDN Exclusive, Vol. II, Part XXIV

Brenda Caldwell is the attorney general for N.C. A&T University’s Student Government Association. But the Greensboro native, junior and Political

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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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A Call to Colors Headlines

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FSU Senior has Registered Over 1,100 Voters – GDN Exclusive, Vol. II, Part XXV

Since she’s been a Bronco at Fayetteville State University (FSU), senior Kristian Carlyle, 21, says she’s registered well over 1,000

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Voting Could Be the Problem With Democracy

Around the globe, citizens of many democracies are worried that their governments are not doing what the people want. When voters

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Voters Often Parrot the Party Line, Even When Polls Suggest Otherwise

Over time, political science has learned which types of questions are informative and which are not, based on models of public opinion.

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