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Sing, Unburied, Sing, How to Prevent School Shootings, Facebook Live Police Officers – Feb. 16, 2018

NC NAACP Pre-Moral March, Black Women and Domestic Violence, Baker Act – Feb. 9, 2018

Talented Kids from Low-Income Families, White Racism Course, Your Average Genius – Feb. 2, 2018

When Black Lives Mattered, Teaching the Reconstruction Era – Jan. 26, 2018

The Rise and Fall of the Associated Negro Press by Gerald Horne – Jan. 19, 2018

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr., Champion for Equity in Education – Jan. 12, 2018

The Wilmington Ten: Violence, Injustice, and the Rise of Black Politics – Jan. 5, 2018

GDN eNews: The Power of Words, Jobs, Corporate Diversity, NAACP Denounces FCC – Dec. 29, 2017

GDN eNews: “Stokley, A Life” – Stokely Carmichael, Controversial Black Activist Called for Black Power – December 22, 2017 

GDN eNews: Are We Really Woke? Obama: An Intimate Portrait – December 14, 2017 

GDN eNews: The Second Coming of the KKK – December 8, 2017

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? – December 1, 2017

Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together – November 24, 2017 

The Hidden Rules of Race: Barriers to an Inclusive Economy  – November 17, 2017

Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War  – November 10, 2017

The Weeping Time: Story of a Slave Auction – November 3, 2017

We Were Eight Years In Power: An American Tragedy – October 27, 2017

“White Rage” From the Civil War to Our Combustible Present  – October 20, 2017

THE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS: The Epic Story Of America’s Great Migration – October 12, 2017

Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism – September 28, 2017

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America – September 21, 2017

Be Free or Die: The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls’ Escape from Slavery to Union Hero – September 14, 2017

Tough Questions About American Democracy and Its Deep Roots in Racism, Inequality and Punishment  – September 7, 2017

The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement  – August 31, 2017


Civic Engagement Project Newsletter Archives

Weekly newsletter featuring Civic Engagement Project news and announcements.


Democracy Crisis, When Black Politicians Held Power, Tracking Tool – Feb. 14, 2018

Republicans Push Impeachment to Defend Gerrymandering, Increased Alt-Right Killings – Feb. 7, 2018

North Carolina GOP Asks Supreme Court to Block Redistricting Order – Jan. 31, 2018

Textbooks – What They Leave Out, Fight For Democracy and Political Equality – Jan. 24, 2018

Blacks and Politics: Either Get Engaged or Get Left Behind – Jan. 18, 2018

Progress! Courts Rule North Carolina Congressional Map Unconstitutional, Winfall, NC Mayor Fred Yates Says Future Looks Bright – Jan. 10, 2018

Future of NC Black Voters, The Movement, Civics and Social Justice – Jan. 3, 2018

Voter ID Laws, Multiracial Identity and Community Development – Dec. 27, 2017

Whose Votes Count the Least, Warsaw Mayor Connors – Dec. 19, 2017

How Small Town Mayor Joyce Whichard-Brown Is Making Main Street Vibrant Again – Dec. 12, 2017

Voting at HBCU Could Drop 30 Percent – Dec. 5, 2017

Voter Engagement Project eNews – Nov. 28th, 2017

Voter Engagement Project eNews – Nov. 20th, 2017


Economic Equity Newsletter Archives

Email newsletter featuring the Economic Equity articles, resources, jobs and announcements.


McCants Proposes Economic Equity Agenda, Struggles With Debt, Financial Literacy – Feb. 12, 2018

How Rich Are the Rich? If Only You Knew; Black Billionaires; Unconnected Employees – Feb. 5, 2018

Small Business Development, Competitive Advantage, Write a Business Plan – January 29, 2018

Economic Equity: Women Write the World, Government Shutdown, Close the Digital Divide – Jan, 22, 2018

Struggling Businesses With a Chief Financial Officer Mindset Can Succeed – Jan, 17, 2018

Economic Equity: Winfall, NC Mayor Fred Yates Says Future Looks Bright – Jan, 8, 2018

Economic Equity: National Black Church Initiative, Toxic Financial Advice, Educator Grants – Jan, 2, 2018

Economic Equity: Greater Engagement in Communities of Color – Dec. 26, 2017

Economic Equity eNews: Fayetteville State University Valuable Economic Engine – Dec. 19, 2017

Books of Knowledge

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“The Sun Does Shine: How I found life and freedom on death row”

By Anthony Ray Hinton
In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in Alabama. Stunned, confused, and only twenty-nine years old, Hinton knew that it was a case of mistaken identity and believed that the truth would prove his innocence

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“Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race”

By Derald Wing Sue
 If you believe that talking about race is impolite, or that “colorblindness” is the preferred approach, you must read this book. “Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence” debunks the most pervasive myths…

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The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League

By Jeff Hobbs
This moving biography recounts the life of Robert Peace, a young man who escaped the streets of Newark, New Jersey, to attend Yale University — only to lose his life after graduating.

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Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools

By Monique Morris
Just 16 percent of female students, Black girls make up more than one-third of all girls with a school-related arrest. The first trade book to tell these untold stories.

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Edge of Chaos: Why Democracy Is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth and How to Fix It

By Dr. Dambisa Moyo
In Edge of Chaos, Dambisa Moyo shows why economic growth is essential to global stability, and why liberal democracies are failing to produce it today.

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Black Fortunes: The Story of the First Six African Americans Who Escaped Slavery and Became Millionaires

By Shomari Wills 
By telling the little-known stories of six pioneering African American entrepreneurs, Black Fortunes makes a worthy contribution to black history, to business history, and to American history.

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Who Lynched Willie Earle? Preaching to Confront Racism

By Will Willimon
By hearing black pain, naming white complicity, critiquing American exceptionalism/civil religion, inviting/challenging the church, and attending to African American pastors, this book helps pastors of white, mainline Protestant churches

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So You Want to Talk About Race

By Ijeoma Oluo
In “So You Want to Talk About Race”, editor at large of The Establishment Ijeoma Oluo offers a contemporary, accessible take on the racial landscape in America, addressing head-on such issues as privilege, police brutality, intersectionality, micro-aggressions, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the “N” word.

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‘Post-Racial or Most-Racial?’ Racial Attitudes and Their Effects on Modern American Politics

By Michael Tesler
Michael Tesler shows how, in the years that followed the 2008 election—a presidential election more polarized by racial attitudes than any other in modern times—racial considerations have come increasingly to influence many aspects of political decision making.

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