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Civic Engagement

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18 Georgia NAACP Branches to ‘Party at the Polls’ in Pivotal State

ATLANTA – In one of the most unique get-out-the-vote efforts this year, 18 Georgia NAACP branches over 19 counties have

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Miss NCCU Launches Greater Diversity News HBCU Voting Outreach Research Project – “A Call to Colors” GDN Exclusive

To Imani Johnson, the Greater Diversity News (GDN) HBCU Voting Outreach Project is a way for students at historically Black

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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…

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Economic Agenda Purposed by the HUB Inclusion Coalition and NC NAACP – GDN Exclusive

The NC HUB Coalition and the NAACP economic development committee are convening a series of virtual conferences to address issues

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Dear Michelle – A Greater Diversity News Exclusive

All hail the reluctant ruler! It is no joke that the people we all want in power are those who

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Voter Suppression Goes to College – GDN Student Engagement Exclusive

If preliminary data estimates on the recent 2020 primaries in North Carolina are accurate, student voters on HBCU campuses must

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Voting Key to Addressing Issues, Say NAACP Youth – GDN Student Engagement Special

If black college and high school students want a greater voice in the issues that directly affect them, they will need to become politically active, and vote…

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