In the Christian Bible, there is a verse, describing a forerunner, which simply says “There was a man named John.” We have now learned that a man named John Hope Franklin, who has been a gift to the entire world, a forerunner in the struggle for freedom, has now slipped gracefully into the hands of God. We, who knew Dr. Franklin, referred to him with the greatest respect because of the truth he told about our history which continually gave us hope that if we own the past we could correct our tomorrows.
These videos, produced by Cash Michaels of CashWorks HD Productions, are about early voting across North Carolina. The latest video reports on the first days of early voting and encourages those who haven't voted to vote now. Click to forward this video to friends and colleagues.
Emphasizing that the NAACP is officially non-partisan but not non-political, NAACP President William Barber spoke to the Progressive Democrats of North Carolina's
state convention in December of 2007. The loyalty must be to principles
of justice. He talked about building a new progressive coalition for
change in the state. "You can't put new wine in old wineskins because
the old wineskins will burst and they can't maintain or hold onto the
newness....You have to use new wineskins." Video clips below:
"Examining Your Financial Health Now and for the Future: Student Loans, Credit Cards, and your Credit Score" is a webinar sponsored by the North Carolina NAACP for Historically Black Colleges and Universities in North Carolina.
Fifty individuals logged in for the live broadcast of the webinar. Others attended at the four hub locations, which included Pembroke University, North Carolina State University, Duke University, and North Carolina Central University, with each hub responsible for 15 slots at each location. The U.S. Department of Education supplied an expert on student loans.
In a videotaped address to the North Carolina NAACP meeting in Wilmington, NC, Duke University historian John Hope Franklin, 93, discusses the continued significance of the 1898 Wilmington riots or coup d'etat. (Videography by Jan Nichols of the North Carolina Justice Center; video editing by Jim Buie for the NC NAACP.) In the clip below,
'We' Is the most important word in the social justice vocabulary. The issue is not what we can't do, but what we CAN do when we stand together. With an upsurge in racism/hate crimes, criminalization of young black males, insensitivity to the poor, educational genocide, and the moral/economic cost of a war, we must STAND together now like never before.'