On Saturday, February 9, some 7,000 people attended the second annual HKonJ -- Historic Thousands on Jones Street in Raleigh -- rally and march to the state capital for a progressive agenda. See www.hkonj.com for media coverage, comments of participants, photos, video clips, the text of a REPORT card on the 2007 General Assembly in response to the HKONJ agenda, and to utilize new media tools to make this moment into a large movement for change.
At the 2008 Winter Meeting, held on Saturday, January, 26th at the historic Union Baptist Church in Durham, the candidates for governor held a debate. WRALTV has broadcast the entire debate. Watch it now. Additional Media coverage: "Four Spar in Heated Durham Debate; NAACP Event to be Broadcast Monday," News and Observer.com; "Four NC Governors' Candidates Answer NAACP Questions," Associated Press. "Forum Puts Candidates in Hot Seat," News 14.
'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.'