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Email newsletter featuring weekly Books of Knowledge, headlines, resources, jobs and announcements.


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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Sing, Unburied, Sing – An Intimate Portrait of a Family and an Epic Tale of Hope

Sing, Unburied, Sing journeys through Mississippi’s past and present, examining the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power of family bonds.

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The Rise and Fall of the Associated Negro Press

By Professor Gerald Horne – For nearly fifty years, the Chicago-based Associated Negro Press (ANP) fought racism at home and grew into an international news organization abroad. At its head stood founder Claude Barnett …

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John Hope Bryant – The Memo: Five Rules for Your Economic Liberation

By John Hope Bryant – Rising up from economically disadvantaged circumstances, Bryant teaches readers five rules that lay the foundation for achieving financial freedom.

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The Wilmington Ten: Violence, Injustice, and the Rise of Black Politics in the 1970s

By Kenneth Janken – In February 1971, racial tension surrounding school desegregation in Wilmington, North Carolina, culminated in four days of violence and skirmishes.

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“Remembering the Power of Words” The Life of an Oregon Activist, Legislator, and Community Leader

By Avel Louise Gordly – “Words have power” is a constant undercurrent in Gordly’s account and a truth she learned early in life. “Growing up, finding my own voice,” she writes, “was tied up with denying my voice or having it forcefully rejected and in all of that the memory of my father is very strong.

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“Stokley, A Life” – Stokely Carmichael, Controversial Black Activist Called For “Black Power”

By Dr. Peniel Joseph – Stokely Carmichael, the charismatic and controversial black activist, stepped onto the pages of history when he called for “Black Power” during a speech one Mississippi night in 1966.

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“Obama: An Intimate Portrait” The Historic Presidency in Photographs

By Pete Souza

One of the early hot books of the holiday shopping seasons appears to be Obama: An Intimate Portrait by Pete Souza, the White House photographer during Obama’s two terms. The $50 hardcover, published by Little, Brown

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The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition

Linda Gordon

By legitimizing bigotry and redefining so-called American values, a revived Klan in the 1920s left a toxic legacy that demands reexamination today. A new Ku Klux Klan arose in the early 1920s, a less violent but equally virulent descendant of the relatively small, terrorist Klan of the 1870s.

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Reversing Poverty One Job at a Time, This Guide Is a Helpful Start

By Leila Janah
Despite trillions of dollars in Western aid, 2.8 billion people worldwide still struggle in abject poverty. Yet the world’s richest countries continue to send money—mostly to governments—targeting the symptoms, rather than the root causes of poverty.

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