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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

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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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‘Coming of Age in Mississippi’ Still Speaks to Nation’s Racial Discord, 50 Years Later

By Anne Moody
A rare exception is Anne Moody’s “Coming of Age in Mississippi,” which was published in 1968. It spoke to the day’s pressing issues – poverty, race and civil rights – with an urgent timeliness. Instead, 50 years later, the book still commands a wide readership.

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One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy

By Carol Anderson
From the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of White Rage, the startling–and timely–history of voter suppression in America, with a foreword by Senator Dick Durbin.

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Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America

By Patrick Phillips
Forsyth County, Georgia, at the turn of the twentieth century was home to a large African American community that included ministers and teachers, farmers and field hands, tradesmen, servants, and children.

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New Book Celebrates the Power of Black Fatherhood & Challenges Contemporary Myths About Black Fathers

By David Miller
Miller, a husband, father of three, writer, and social entrepreneur, has released Lessons We Learned from Our Fathers: Reflections from the Men In Our Lives.

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Proud: My Fight for an Unlikely American Dream

By Ibtihaj Muhammad
Growing up in New Jersey as the only African American Muslim at school, Ibtihaj Muhammad always had to find her own way. When she discovered fencing, a sport traditionally reserved for the wealthy, she had to defy expectations and make a place for herself in a sport she grew to love.

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Cyber Racism: White Supremacy Online and the New Attack on Civil Rights (Perspectives on a Multiracial America)

By Jessie Daniels 
In this exploration of the way racism is translated from the print-only era to the cyber era the author takes the reader through a devastatingly informative tour of white supremacy online. The book examines how white supremacist organizations have translated their printed publications onto the Internet.

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A Girl Stands at the Door: The Generation of Young Women Who Desegregated America’s Schools

By Rachel Devlin
“Before reading A Girl Stands at the Door I would have imagined that nothing new could be said about the struggle to desegregate schools—and I would have been wrong. Rachel Devlin has uncovered a neglected history of how parents and, importantly, children braved rejection, hostility, even assault to insist on their right to a decent education.

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What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America

By Michael Eric Dyson
The fraught conflict between conscience and politics – between morality and power – in addressing race hardly began with Clinton. An electrifying and traumatic encounter in the sixties crystallized these furious disputes.

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Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice That Restores

By Dominique DuBois Gilliard
The United States has more people locked up in jails, prisons, and detention centers than any other country in the history of the world. Mass incarceration has become a lucrative industry, and the criminal justice system is plagued with bias and unjust practices. And the church has unwittingly contributed to the problem.

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