About “A Call to Colors”

The focus of “A Call to Colors” is to achieve 100% voter registration by engaging college campus student organizations and the “Divine 9” – nine historically Black Greek letter organizations that make up the National Pan-Hellenic Council. The campaign will also include the NC NAACP and black leadership from around the state of North Carolina.  The initiative includes twice yearly “Call to Colors” civic engagement rallies on HBCU campuses, at non-traditional campuses and in many different iterations. With the NAACP’s participation, the HBCU/Divine 9 and other black leadership, coalitions can be recreated virtually everywhere. Experienced leaders will define the civic engagement concept for undergraduates and guide its implementation. Mobilizing our students in cyberspace creates untold leverage in civic engagement and community organizing.


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A Call to Colors Articles

Educate, Organize, Mobilize.

What Is Humanizing Education? A Greater Diversity Exclusive Part 3: A Pledge to All Children

“Not…by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Is this the ideal to strive toward?

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Modeling The New Black Student Movement (The NBSM) – Exclusive for The NBSM

Early in 2021, Greater Diversity News (GDN) asked “Is a new black student movement needed?” Meet William Evans, a junior

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They Call It “Political” But What Is It Really? GDN Exclusive

This is something we hear often, “I’m not political.” What does one mean when they say this? I suggest what

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Fueling a New Black Student Movement – GDN Special

While the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s was ignited by luminaries like Martin Luther King, Jr., Fannie Lou Hammer,

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Thousands March on For Voting Rights, D.C. Statehood

Marchers rallied in the nation’s capital and cities across the country, demanding passage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement

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What A Difference: What Does Injustice and Disparity Look Like in Practice?

  Fayetteville State, a Historically Black University (HBCU), gets a new Chancellor. Outrage ensues. What was the outrage about? Was

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Dominion Energy’s HBCU Promise℠

Our $25 million commitment to be shared by 11 HBCUs in 4 states In 2020, Dominion Energy committed $25 million

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North Carolina NAACP Youth and College Advisor Endorses “A Call to Colors” New Black Student Movement Strategy

“The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social and

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Queens for a National Cause – (Elections 2020 in Review) – GDN Exclusive

Marching to the beat of their own drums at their own pace, HBCU students across the nation have prepared themselves

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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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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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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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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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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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GOP-Connected Group Created Fake Erica Smith Ads

A Republican connected super political action committee (PAC) out of Washington, D.C. called “Faith and Power,” is spending over $1.6

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UNC System Association of Student Government Senior VP Supports “A Call to Colors” – GDN Exclusive Vol. 3 Part IV

Raekwon Davis, 22, is the Senior Vice President of the UNC System Association of Student Government (UNCASG). One of the

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2020 Voter Mobilization Forum: “Educate, Organize and Mobilize” – GDN Exclusive Vol. 3 Part III

Watch the January 25, 2020 Voter Mobilization Forum click here: The message was clear.  Starting with the March 3rd primaries

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A Call to Colors Headlines

Educate, Organize, Mobilize.

What Is Humanizing Education? Part 2: Good Intentions Alone, Not Enough – GDN Exclusive

Doing to others, particularly children, what was done to us is often not a choice. It is our inheritance and

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Georgia State Legislators Break Up Communities to Deny a Voice to Voters in Communities of Color

The SPLC released the following statement in response to Georgia’s new congressional and state legislative district maps from Poy Winichakul,

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Preparing for the Voting Rights Battle Ahead in Early 2022

In 2021, 440 bills to restrict voting access were introduced in 49 states. Nineteen states passed 34 new laws making

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