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Wednesday, September 18, 2019 through Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 through Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Livingstone College Announces Bishop Darin Moore as Fall Convocation Speaker
Donnell Williams
Bishop Darin Moore

By FRAN FARRER

SALISBURY, NC – Mt. Vernon, New York native who began his college education at Livingstone College, Bishop W. Darin Moore will serve as guest speaker for Livingstone’s 2020 Fall Convocation scheduled for 10am Friday, September 20, 2019 at Varick Auditorium. Bishop Moore began his education at Livingstone and graduated from Purchase College, in Purchase, NY with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. His theological studies were done at Yale University Divinity School and obtained his M.Div. from United Theological Seminary. He received his Doctor of Ministry Degree from UTS as well as an honorary Doctorate from Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina. More ↠

Hickory NAACP Schedules Voter Registration Trainings; Reminds Local Citizens of Up-Coming Elections

By FRAN FARRER

Fran Farrer
Farrer

Hickory, NC - The Hickory NAACP Branch hosted its first learning session for citizens to provide registration training to area voters on Tuesday at Ridgeview Library, and will host its’ next session on Thursday, October 3, 2019, from 6-7pm at Patrick Beaver Library in Hickory.

Anyone interested in helping citizens to register to vote should attend. For further information, please call 828-327-0998. More ↠

Poor People's Campaign Begins National Voter Registration Drive
By CASH MICHAELS
Cash Michaels
Michaels

Monday September 16th in El Paso, Texas, and continuing on to Greenville and Greensboro directly after; The Poor People’s Campaign: a National Call for Moral Revival will kick-off it’s 22-state “We Must Do Mobilizing, Organizing, Registering, Educating (M.O.R.E.)” National Tour, culminating on the National Mall with the Mass Poor People’s Assembly & Moral March in Washington, D.C. on June 20th, 2020.

Voter registration will be a highlight among the many activities planned at each stop, say organizers.

“The “We Must Do M.O.R.E.” Tour will shine a light on the conditions of those most impacted by systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism, and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism,” says the campaign’s website.

The second stop on the tour will take place in Greenville and Greensboro, NC Friday, Sept. 27 to Monday, Sept. 30th.

Rev. Barber
Rev. Barber
According to Rev. Dr. William Barber, co-chair of the Poor People’s campaign, the issues of the poor must be seriously More ↠

Adams Presidential Vote Goes Only
to the Candidate with HBCUs Best Interest in Mind

By FRAN FARRER

CHARLOTTE, NC – Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC Dist. 12), co-chair and founder of the Bipartisan Historically Black Colleges and Universities Caucus, sent a “Dear Colleague” letter to each of the 2020 Presidential Democratic candidates.

She began her letter providing background that gave credence to her concerns and reasons for her correspondence. “For the past four decades I’ve served the people of North Carolina; first as an educator, then later as an elected official from the school board and city council to the state house and now as Congresswoman for North Carolina’s 12th District. I have dedicated my career to fighting for opportunity for all, including being a fierce advocate for educational equity and Historically Black Colleges and Universities. That’s why I launched the Congressional Bipartisan HBCU Caucus,” she wrote.

Providing history for her junior elected officials, Adams wrote, “These schools were formed at a time when African Americans were denied the basic rights of every American citizen. HBCUs grew to become an essential part of our national fabric. Some of our greatest inventors, scholars, legal minds and professionals studied at HBCUs.”

“Despite being underfunded and undervalued, HBCUs
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Congresswoman Alma Adams
provided pathways of opportunity for millions of Americans, many of who were first generation students. HBCUs produce 50% of all Black professionals, 42% of all Black engineers, 47% of Black women engineers and over 50% of Black educators and legal professionals. Nearly 40% of the CBC graduated from an HBCU,” she shared.

As a retired educator, Adams asked for their plan to address educational equity, especially for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). More ↠