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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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Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership

By Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
“Race for Profit” uncovers how exploitative real estate practices continued well after housing discrimination was banned. The same racist structures and individuals remained intact after redlining’s end…

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“Tough Love – My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For”

By Susan E. Rice
Recalling pivotal moments from her dynamic career on the front lines of American diplomacy and foreign policy, Susan E. Rice—National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama and US Ambassador to the United Nations—reveals her surprising story with unflinching candor.

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Native Son Returns Home to Premier Book Dr. Ron Daniels Launches First Book

By Dr. Ron Daniels
Dr. Ron Daniels, veteran social and political activist and President of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century, announced the launch of his first book…

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“Child of the Dream — a Memoir of 1963” by Daughter of Baseball Legend Jackie Robinson

By Sharon Robinson
“Sharon, I cannot promise you that the passage of any law will eliminate hate. But the laws will give Negroes full citizenship and bring us closer to equality.” Legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson…

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“How to Be an Antiracist” Understanding Racism and Inequality in Our Society

By Ibram X. Kendi
Kendi weaves an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science with his own personal story of awakening to antiracism. This is an essential work for anyone who wants to go beyond the awareness of racism to the next step…

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Historian Anne C. Bailey Discusses Slave Auctions and Her Involvement in NY Times’ 1619 Project

An auction took place on March 2 and 3, 1859, at the Ten Broeck Racetrack, where slaves were housed in the stables. The auction resulted in the sale of 436 slaves for more than $300,000…

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Lighting the Fires of Freedom: African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement

By Janet Dewart Bell
In Lighting the Fires of Freedom Janet Dewart Bell shines a light on women’s all-too-often overlooked achievements in the Movement. Through wide-ranging conversations with nine women, several now in their nineties with decades of untold stories…

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New Educational Model: ‘Why Sammy Still Can’t Read: A Service Delivery Model for Creating a Culture of Reading’

By Leroy McClure to his brother, Sam
Reading is a fundamental element of learning, but not everybody has that skill. Two authors with experience in education want to change that and have released a new book to help make that happen. The book was inspired by personal experience.

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‘Glory in Their Spirit: How Four Black Women Took on the Army during World War II’

By Sandra M. Bolzenius
An enlightening read, Glory in Their Spirit examines a little-known history of the war. The Fort Devens strike serves as a reminder…

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