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Chair of HBCU Alumni Leadership Roundtable Endorses “Call to Colors” Part VI
A GDN Exclusive by Cash Michaels

Andrea Harris, Senior Fellow with the Durham-based Self-Help Credit Union, Chair of the HBCU Alumni Leadership Roundtable, and former president of the NC Minority Institute for Economic Development, has now joined the many leaders and organizations statewide in supporting “Call to Colors” – a nonpartisan civic engagement action plan to implement 100% voter registration on all historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) across North Carolina.

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It’s time to Raise the Wage in NC – May 22, Raleigh, NC
State-wide coalition called Raising Wages NC, a broad, diverse group of working people and unions, community organizations, faith leaders, businesses, and policy advocates who all believe that all workers in NC deserve a living wage.
We are providing lunch and transportation (from Asheville, the Triad, Wilmington, and Charlotte) for the event, as well as training. Click here for information and sign up.


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Despite the Racist, Xenophobic, and Dangerous Policies, N.J. Enacts Automatic Voter Registration
The developments in New Jersey is similar to an automatic voter registration measure in Maryland last month. Lawmakers in at least 15 other states have introduced automatic voter registration bills
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California Democrats Under Fire, Siding With Telecom Lobbyists Against Net Neutrality Bill
Net Neutrality Bill – Advocates are warning that Democratic legislators appear to be caving to telecommunications industry lobbyists’ efforts to dramatically weaken the bill.
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Starbucks to Close All Stores Nationwide for Racial-Bias Education on May 29
The curriculum will be developed with guidance from several national and local experts confronting racial bias, including Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative…
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Taking Aim at Corporate Impunity, Sanders’ Bill Would Send Big Pharma Execs Behind Opioid Crisis to Jail
“We know that pharmaceutical companies lied about the addictive impacts of opioids ...,” said Sanders.“ They knew how dangerous these products were but refused to tell doctors and patients.
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End Tax Breaks – Are Americans Winning on Tax Day, Common Good Faces Grim Future
It’s time to end tax breaks for the Koch brothers, wealthy CEOs and big corporations that shift profits offshore and outsource jobs. It’s time to end tax breaks for Big Pharma and greedy health insurance corporations.
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Red State America’s Teacher Rebellion and Class Conflict – Lessons Learned
Nothing could be more at odds with a society that has learned to salute “winners” and give the back of the hand to “losers,” than the widening social sympathy sweeping through the schoolhouses of red state America.
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1 Corinthians 6:9-10 (King James Version )

9: Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

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