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The following links are important to students and advisors who are working to achieve goals and objectives denied by voter suppression processes. Albeit many other factors of injustice in our system of political process in this country, the major outcomes of that system have been and continue to be policies by elected officials. Evidence indicates that voter suppression is based upon that targeted understanding to achieve their aims through funding of electoral objectives and propaganda. What should HBCU students and corporations need to do to overcome this? The top priority is fighting-voter-suppression. Categories are highlighted in green.

Creative Arts

Gordon Parks Foundation

Gordon Parks, one of the greatest photographers of the twentieth century, was a humanitarian with a deep commitment to social justice. He left behind an exceptional body of work that documents American life and culture from the early 1940s into the 2000s, with a focus on race relations, poverty, civil rights, and urban life. Parks was also a distinguished composer, author, and filmmaker who interacted with many of the leading people of his era—from politicians and artists to athletes and other celebrities.

Black Creatives

Black Creatives Worldwide™ is the premier agency for discovering, hiring and retaining multicultural talent since 2008.

Black Creative Arts Therapy (@blackcreativeartstherapy)

Modalities: Art Therapy, Drama Therapy, Dance/Movement Therapy, Music Therapy, Horticultural Therapy,

Fighting Voter Suppression

Fighting Voter Suppression

NC State Board of Elections

Learn about getting involved with elections in North Carolina, election security, the Electoral College, legal resources and more. View your sample ballot(s) for the May 17 primary: and Search here for voter details, including jurisdictions, polling place, sample ballot when available, absentee ballot information, and voter history.

Why Student Voters Matter

Historically, young adults have voted at lower rates than older cohorts. They are also the newest members of our democracy, move more frequently, are less likely to have a driver’s license, and are less likely to be contacted directly by political campaigns than older age groups, all of which are barriers to registering and voting.

Voter Registration Lookup

Each state makes its own voting rules, including how to confirm your registration. Check with your state or local election office to get the most detailed and up-to-date information for where you live.


Since launching in January 2017, Run for Something has recruited nearly 100,000 people across all 50 states to run for state or local office. We provide a safety net for new and exciting progressive leaders — at all stages of their journey — helping them run efficient, strategic, grassroots, driven campaigns while feeling supported throughout the process.

The Black Ballot: How Do HBCUs Fit Into the ‘Black Vote’?

An impressive panel of Black minds helped NewsOne identify, explore and contextualize political themes as they relate to HBCUs.

National HBCU voting summit stresses importance of youth turnout

The event honored the legacy of late Congressman John Lewis, civil rights champion and voting rights advocate. Lessons to be learned concerning HBCU participation against voter suppression.

What’s worse than voter suppression?

Our founders have worked with concerned individuals across the political spectrum to create a comprehensive document in support of Constitutional democracy worldwide.

ACLU: Fighting Voter Suppression

The ACLU works in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and the laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.

League of Women Voters: Fighting Voter Suppression

We protect every American’s right to vote, challenging those who seek to restrict Black, brown, female, disabled, and other Americans from making their voices heard in our democracy.

The Voter-Suppression Bill Is Also Our Most Important Climate Legislation

The most important climate legislation that Congress may consider in the months ahead says nothing at all about carbon emissions or solar panels. Instead, H.R. 1, known as the For the People Act, is all about mail-in ballots and early voting and automatic registration—about making sure that every citizen gets to take part in our democracy.

NC Black Alliance

The North Carolina Black Alliance addresses policy and economic issues to enhance black communities by developing and promoting systemic policy change as well as youth and leadership development. We also seek to collaborate with strategic partners to advance the work of those organizations and to enhance intentional collaboration with black constituencies.

When We All Vote

When We All Vote is a leading national, nonpartisan initiative on a mission to change the culture around voting and to increase participation in each and every election by helping to close the race and age gap. Created by Michelle Obama, When We All Vote brings together individuals, institutions, brands, and organizations to register new voters across the country and advance civic education for the entire family and voters of every age to build an informed and engaged electorate for today and generations to come. We empower our supporters and volunteers to take action through voting, advocating for their rights, and holding their elected officials accountable.

The Brennan Center for Justice is a nonpartisan law and policy institute.

We strive to uphold the values of democracy. We stand for equal justice and the rule of law. We work to craft and advance reforms that will make American democracy work, for all.

Monitoring Voter Suppression Efforts in North Carolina

Monitoring Voter Suppression Efforts in North Carolina

This is dated but the issues still exist and need to be addressed.

Voter Integrity Project

Voter Integrity Project is dedicated to ensuring open and honest elections for all lawfully registered voters. We do this in a number of ways, but mainly strive to help local citizens learn how to take our electoral process back from the politicians and the bureaucrats. America’s survival as free people depends on citizen participation. For too long, we have trusted “the government” to conduct our elections. Others took Stalin’s adage to heart and worked hard to gain jobs as “those who count the ballots” and prevent public oversight of their practices.

Let America Vote

We have a voting problem in America. Voting in our country has never been easy, but there’s a new challenge: Politicians are trying to stop Americans from voting because of who they are likely to vote for in an election. Extreme voter suppression laws that disproportionately impact people based on their race or ethnicity, gender, age, or income have started popping up all over the country. If we don’t fight back, more and more Americans will become disenfranchised.

YAP! (Young Americans for Protest)

founded by two genZers and a former millennial candidate for Raleigh Mayor in 2018 to ignite young generations to take a leading role in forming the future of our democracy. we realized our future was being made without our voice. that our peers didn’t believe a better system was attainable. we decided to create the world we want to live in – through the ways our generation knows best – technology + creativity. YAP! takes a holistic approach to building our future. we’ve built a track record of community expertise that remains unique among both non-profit institutions and for-profit consultants.

YAP! is an innovation ecosystem of zillennial community builders. we bring our the ground + digital strategy with a spiritual conscious to build a better future with others. sustainable change happens when people begin to see the world differently. Yap! aims to support individuals and organizations in recognizing that change is possible and necessary and that all of us have a role to play.

Plan Your Vote

Everything you need to know about the voting rules where you live, including registration, mail-in voting, changes since 2020, and more.

You have the right to vote. If anyone tries to stop you, call the Election Protection Hotline at 1-866-687-8683. We also wrote a handy guide that outlines your voting rights.

Black Justice League Black Justice League

I am so pleased and proud that the inaugural edition of the State of Black America (Encounter Books), published by my organization, CURE, Center for Urban Renewal and Education, in conjunction with the Claremont Institute has just been released.

Fair Fight

Voter suppression is a systemic issue that can manifest itself in many forms, from shutting down (“consolidation”) of precincts, which makes access to voting difficult; to long lines due to broken down machines, inadequate staffing and resources; to disparate treatment of absentee and provisional ballots county to county; to a lack of transparency when officials count and report votes. These injustices only serve to further disenfranchise already marginalized communities.

Systemic voter suppression, gross negligence, and erroneous administration from inadequately trained election officials prevented likely millions of eligible Americans all over the country from participating in the 2018 midterm elections, corrupting their individual rights to vote and eroding democracy as a whole.

There are three fundamental stages of voting: registration, access, and counting. With each passing stage and each successful voter suppression tactic, eligible voters are filtered out from the voting process, thereby reducing the number of people whose votes are counted.

Protect Democracy

Free, fair, and regular elections form the cornerstone of the American experiment, allowing citizens to exercise their most basic political right: the right to choose who governs. This right has expanded in America through most of its history, but in recent years efforts to reverse this trend have gained steam.

Voter suppression is deeply linked to a troubling history of laws passed to disadvantage minority voters and marginalized communities. From the nation’s founding until today, whenever an emerging group of Americans have sought the right to vote, people and institutions have fiercely fought to stop them. Today, that battle centers over state-based legislative attempts to suppress minority turnout.

The Voting Rights Alliance

The Voting Rights Alliance is a growing non-partisan network of organizations, activists, and legislators working to restore and protect voting rights from concerted attacks and to ensure all our votes are fairly counted.

Black Organizations

North Carolina Black Alliance

The North Carolina Black Alliance (NCBA) is working toward state-level systemic change by strengthening the network of elected officials representing communities of color throughout the state and collaborating with progressive, grassroots networks on intersecting issues. These issues range from voting rights, gerrymandering, criminal justice reform, health and wellness, economic development to education. The Alliance is an intergovernmental network of African American legislators, county commissioners, school board members, and municipal elected officials centered by a commitment to ambitiously address broad issues of inequality and fairness.

NCBA collaborates with strategic partners to advance the work of those organizations and to enhance intentional collaboration with black constituencies.

Vice President Kamala Harris meets with National Black Caucus of State Legislators

NBCSL called on the Biden Administration to host a national forum of corporate America’s presidents and Chief Executive Officers to discuss the role they can play in opposing voter suppression efforts.

Black Student Union

In higher education in the United States, a Black Student Union (BSU) is an organization of Black students, generally with a focus on protest. Historically functioning as a Black counterpart to the largely white organization Students for a Democratic Society. Black Student Unions advocated for changes on college campuses during the Black Power movement. According to Ibram X. Kendi, the existence of the academic field of Black studies is a direct result of advocacy by Black Student Unions.

National Black Justice Coalition

NBJC’s mission is to end racism, homophobia, and LGBTQ/SGL bias and stigma.

What was the first black organization?

National Afro-American League. In 1890, newspaper editor and former slave T. Thomas Fortune formed the first major all-black civil rights organization. It targeted the South to battle discrimination and the weakening of the 14th and 15th amendments, which gave citizenship and the vote to African Americans.

NC Voter Mobilization Non Profits

Democracy NC

To strengthen democratic structures, build power among disenfranchised communities, and inspire confidence in a transformed political process that works for all.

North Carolina Center for Nonprofits

The North Carolina Center for Nonprofits (the Center) places extraordinary value on seeing equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) embedded within the structure of all organizations and communities across the state. We are committed to transforming North Carolina into a more equitable state and dismantling racism on the four levels on which it operates in society (Personal; Interpersonal; Institutional; Structural).

Influence Watch

Influence has more effect on our daily lives than we’d like to admit. Without a roadmap or guide, it’s impossible to navigate the headlines, policy debates, and ideological battles that are raging every day. InfluenceWatch is that essential guide, helping YOU connect the dots.

Blueprint NC

Blueprint North Carolina (Blueprint NC) is a left-leaning coalition of organizations that promotes Democratic candidates and left-of-center policies in North Carolina. Blueprint NC became well known when a local North Carolina media outlet leaked a Blueprint NC memo which called for an intense public pressure campaign against Republican political leaders in North Carolina to “cripple” them.

Common Cause

Common Cause has an innovative, pragmatic, and comprehensive pro-democracy agenda. Our work leads and defines the democracy reform movement, promoting solutions already succeeding in some communities to shift power to the people and away from wealthy special interests and partisan ideologues.

North Carolina Voter Guide

The NC Voter Guide is a public service provided by Common Cause North Carolina. For 20 years, the NC Voter Guide has given voters facts on candidates and elections in North Carolina.

Democracy NC htps://

Democracy North Carolina is a nonpartisan organization that uses research, organizing, and advocacy to strengthen democratic structures, build power among disenfranchised communities, and inspire confidence in a transformed political process that works for all.

Black Child Development Institute

For more than 50 years, the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) has been at the forefront of engaging leaders, policymakers, professionals, and parents around critical and timely issues that directly impact Black children and their families. We are a trusted partner in developing and delivering strengths-based, culturally relevant, evidence-based, and trauma-informed resources that respond to the unique strengths and needs of Black children around issues including early childhood education, health and wellness, literacy, and family engagement.

North Carolina Fund

Help build long-term movement infrastructure that will last beyond the next election. We fund organizations and local leaders that are in their communities for the long haul, not one-off campaigns that come and go each cycle.

Local groups are the most effective messengers for voter registration and mobilization because of the local community-building, issue organizing, and advocacy they focus on year-round.

100% of donations go to support North Carolina groups. The size and frequency of grants for each group are regularly assessed by MVP’s grant-making team and state advisors based on where additional funding is most needed. For more information or to discuss a customized giving plan, please email [email protected].

This fund is administered by Movement Voter PAC, a federal political committee. Donations are not anonymous or tax-deductible, and will be reported to the FEC and state campaign regulators.

Policy Institutes

Brennan Center

The Brennan Center for Justice is a nonpartisan law and policy institute.

We strive to uphold the values of democracy. We stand for equal justice and the rule of law. We work to craft and advance reforms that will make American democracy work, for all.

Think Tanks/Public Policy Research Institutes

Think tanks are institutions that generate public policy research, analysis and activity. Their output can include publications, reports, blogposts and journals. They can be independent or affiliated with other organizations. Most are non-profit, but some are funded by governments, advocacy groups, or corporations, and may derive revenue from consulting or research work related to their projects. They can be non-partisan or partisan, so pay attention to the goals of the organization when using the information they generate. You may also want to read the Wiki entry for each think tank to get an outsider’s perspective on their goals.

Economic Policy Institute

The Economic Policy Institute’s mission is to inform and empower individuals to seek solutions that ensure broadly shared prosperity and opportunity. The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank created in 1986 to include the needs of low- and middle-income workers in economic policy discussions. EPI believes every working person deserves a good job with fair pay, affordable health care, and retirement security. To achieve this goal, EPI conducts research and analysis on the economic status of working America. EPI proposes public policies that protect and improve the economic conditions of low- and middle-income workers and assesses policies with respect to how they affect those workers.

Urban Institute

The Urban Institute is a nonprofit research organization that provides data and evidence to help advance upward mobility and equity. We are a trusted source for changemakers who seek to strengthen decisionmaking, create inclusive economic growth, and improve the well-being of families and communities. For more than 50 years, Urban has delivered facts that inspire solutions—and this remains our charge today.

Economic Justice

What Is Economic Justice?

Economic justice is the idea that the economy will be more successful if it is fairer, and that prosperity and justice go hand-in-hand rather than in opposition to one another. The goal is to create opportunities for all to thrive. Universal basic income, income equality by gender and race, equal opportunity for employment and credit, and allowing all to reach their full potential are key tenets of economic justice.

Black Dollar Index



As corporations touted their commitments to support the Black community, it became increasingly clear that their promises were not enough.

As a result, a group of Black professionals whose experience spans across healthcare, consumer packaged goods, media, finance, politics, and consulting came together to form The Black Dollar Initiative.

The Black Dollar Initiative is a consumer advocacy group dedicated to unifying the more than $1.4 Trillion in yearly spending by Black Americans for racial equity.



Hold corporations accountable for serving Black employees, consumers, and communities.


Empower Black consumers by leveraging corporate transparency to help make informed purchasing decisions.

The Black Dollar Initiative is a consumer advocacy group dedicated to unifying the more than $1.4 Trillion in yearly spending by Black Americans for racial equity.


What is the purposes of Education?

The main purpose of education is the integral development of a person. In addition, it is a source of its obvious benefits for a fuller and better life. Education can contribute to the betterment of society as a whole. It develops a society in which people are aware of their rights and duties. The main purpose of education is the integral development of a person. In addition, it is a source of its obvious benefits for a fuller and better life. Education can contribute to the betterment of society as a whole. It develops a society in which people are aware of their rights and duties. Education is a cultural and learning process. Through this, all people can develop cognitive abilities, physical abilities and establish values and beliefs. That allows us to act as good citizens.


EdNC is an independent source of news, data, and analysis about education for the people of North Carolina.

The HBCU National Center

The HBCU National Center is a program established by the Hon. Jacqueline M. Lewis to foster experiential learning, mentorship, and networking in Washington, DC for students attending historically black colleges and universities(HBCU). Advancing diversity in America and its workplaces is critical to its continued success. Washington, DC, as the center of public policymaking, offers unparalleled learning and networking opportunities for college students to gain experience and make key connections. Participating in an experiential learning/internship program in DC can be the key to the path to next-generation leadership roles. With these tenets at the forefront, the HBCU National Center aims to create a living, learning, and mentoring community for HBCU and HBCU students interning in Washington, DC.

Minority Serving Institutions Program

As members of a Department with incredible reach across many communities, we have a role to play in acknowledging inequities that exist in our country and making a commitment to addressing them. We must tackle these issues by working together to build a country where everyone has access to opportunity, justice, and accountability. The Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Program taps into the talents of students and faculty attending our nation’s MSIs with the hopes of fulfilling the Department’s mission and objectives. To accomplish this mission, we need the best and brightest individuals to work at and partner with the Department. The Department is proud to work with MSI partners through in-kind services, volunteerism, diverse hiring, grants and contacts.


9 Types of Political Strategies. There are several political strategies. The individuals and subunit who want to exhibit political behaviors can select from a long list of strategies.

HBCU Student Engagement


HBCU Student Action Alliance

Common Cause NC is proud to work with students at North Carolina’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities, giving them the tools to become the next generation of leaders in our state and nation.

HBCU-Farm to University

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Farm-to-University (HBCU Farm2U) is a healthy campus initiative that helps HBCUs identify and shape partnerships to meet the increasing demand for farm fresh local foods as well as give students the tools to adopt lifelong healthy eating habits.

National HBCU Alumni Alliance

Established in Atlanta, GA, in 2004, as a non-profit community-based organization that consists of local alumni associations, We are the largest network in the nation comprised of HBCU graduates with outreach over a million strong. One asset we can offer is we can serve as a vital conduit to assist companies with their Diversity Inclusion programs and recruiting efforts. Our Community programming areas are Health & Wellness, Hunger, and Higher Education which have a direct impact on African American Communities. Since our inception in 2004, our reach has extended to affiliate chapters in Atlanta, GA; Washington, DC; Chicago, IL; and Philadelphia, PA. We have given back annually to our colleges and students to provide financial assistance and scholarship funds. We regularly host events that provide education on applying to and having a successful tenure at our nation’s HBCUs. We host and participate in college fairs providing knowledge on how to apply and succeed at HBCUs.

HBCU BUZZ: Should An HBCU Recruit White Students?


UNIVERSITY BUSINESS: The top 10 student retention programs at historically Black colleges and universities

KAMI: Empower your students and transform the way you teach, feedback, and assess

World’s #1 digital classroom tool creating flexible and collaborative learning environments for millions


MCKINSEY AND COMPANY: How HBCUs can accelerate Black economic mobility can accelerate Black economic mobility

HHistorically Black colleges and universities are uniquely positioned to inspire and support Black Americans in the five critical roles they play in the US economy.

4 Ways to Support Historically Black Colleges and Universities

It’s more important than ever to invest in the Black community and equalize opportunities, especially in education. HBCUs are essential pillars in driving impact and social change. They are at the center of sparking innovation, creating opportunities for first generation students, and charting a new path forward to greater equity and access through education. Not only are their contributions in critical fields like science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) important, they also contribute to a more diverse workforce.