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Voter Outreach

Voter Outreach

Concepts, strategies and objectives to move voters to action

Written by Peter Grear Educate, Organize and Mobilize: Each week over the past several months I’ve written about various aspects of voter suppression with the purpose of explaining its concepts,…

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Lied-to Children More Likely to Cheat and Lie

Lied-to Children More Likely to Cheat and Lie

The study tested 186 children ages 3 to 7

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Unconscious Mind Can Detect a Liar When Conscious Mind Fails

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Alliance of North Carolina Black Elected Officials: Educate, Organize, and Mobilize

Alliance of North Carolina Black Elected Officials: Educate, Organize, and Mobilize

North Carolina Alliance of Black Elected Officials

Written by Peter Grear, Esq.  Since August 2013 I've continued to ask myself "what would an effective campaign to defeat voter suppression look like?” Well, on Friday, February 14, 2014, Valentine's Day, I got my answer from Richard Hooker, President of the…

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Celebrating Victory Over Tea-Party Racism, NAACP Prepares for 'One Nation' March

Written by Hazel Trice Edney on 23 July 2010.

WASHINGTON (NNPA) - On the heels of a major win after the NAACP's call for an end to the racist wing of the political Tea Party movement, the organization pushed forward this week with plans for a national march and rally in D.C. on October 2.

"We have to celebrate this victory," NAACP President Ben Jealous said, "People are now depressed and they need signs of light and signs of strength. And the fact that we just got the Tea Party to push out an entire faction because of racism is something that needs to be noted."

Jealous was referring to the fact that the controversial National Tea Party Federation announced that it has expelled Mark Williams, the former chairman and spokesman of Tea Party Express, for his satirical letter from a "colored" person to President Abraham Lincoln in which slavery was called a "great gig."

< ;p>The expulsion - in response to Jealous denouncing the racism within the Tea Party during his NAACP Convention speech last week - was announced Sunday by David Webb, a representative of the National Tea Party Federation, as he debated with Jealous on CBS' "Face the Nation."

 

Aside from announcing the expulsion on the program, Webb tried to fire back, accusing Jealous of having "selective condemnation" of racism while not condemning the New Black Panther Party for statements against Whites. Jealous was quick to say that the NAACP unequivocally condemned racist or hateful statements by the Panther group. But he also pointed out that the NBPP is not a part of the NAACP like the "Tea Party Express" known for extreme racial overtones, graphics and epithets expressed by its members - especially against the Obama Administration.

"We had a big planning meeting on Sunday with several organizations. People are very excited. The march is part of the broader civic engagement strategy to make sure we hold the people that they've elected accountable and making sure we get all the change that we voted for, including job creation," Jealous said. ''If any of us are going to get our agendas through, if we're going to get the right for workers down South to organize by passing the employee free choice act, if we're going to get jobs created, if we're going to get real resources for schools and teachers' jobs around the country, if we're going to get comprehensive immigration reform through, then we've got to all work together, all for one and one for all," he said in the interview.

The banner for the march is "One Nation". The tag line is "Working Together" He said. It will be a mass gathering of civil and human rights organizations, but also grassroots citizens from every walk of life, religion and race."

That message was lost after his convention speech last Monday due to media frenzy over his Tea Party comments that came in the same speech. But, during the address, the largely youth audience applauded the message and has now dispersed to organize the nation for Oct. 2.

"The NAACP is ready to lead this country in a revival of its soul, and we are ready to breathe the fighting spirit of the NAACP into the 'dry bones' all around us," Jealous said in the speech.

Describing a string of recent racial injustices across the nation; including the pains of economic depression and joblessness, Jealous was clear in his call to action.

"This is why we are calling for a great march on Washington on 10-2-10.  The NAACP, along with allies and partners, will show America that the solid majority of this nation is ready and willing to fight back and ensure that all of the change we voted for is reality for all of our children," he told the cheering crowd. "That 'America the Beautiful' belongs to us. And that justice and freedom keeps moving forward."

He was also clear that the march will not be a simple exercise in emotion, but aimed to rally voters to the polls in November and reviving the NAACP.

"We will be in Washington on 10-2-10 and we will be at the Ballot Box on 11-2-10," he said. "Breathing new life in to our communities - reviving America again...and truly realizing the promise of one nation, one dream...will require that we continue doing the hard work of breathing new life into the NAACP.