The Safeguard Fair Elections Act and Fix Our Democracy Act have been introduced at the North Carolina General Assembly, giving us another opportunity to support these bills and make the promise of American democracy real for all of us.
Black Farmers have been locked out of NC’s medical marijuana bill
North Carolina is on the verge of legalizing the sale and production of medical marijuana. But as Senate Bill 3 is written, Black farmers are locked out. Advance Carolina executive director Marcus Bass explores this in a Charlotte Observer op-ed.
Honoring the Legacy of the Greensboro Four
Advance Carolina executive director Marcus Bass recently participated in a panel discussion hosted by NC A&T State University to mark the 63rd anniversary of the February 1, 1960, Greensboro Sit-in.
NCBBPN Issues Statement on Police Accountability, HB40
The NC Black and Brown Policy Network, an Advance Carolina Project, has issued a statement addressing the need to end over-policing nationally and the introduction of HB 40, a second-round attempt by state legislators to respond to the recent violence.
Democrats Must do Better by Black Women
Midterm election losses reflect the stark reality of America’s fraught relationship with Black women and its reluctance to elect them to statewide office.
Advance Carolina Joins ENCCG’s Rally on Accountability for Insurrectionist
Advance Carolina joined the Eastern North Carolina Civic Group for a rally and press conference addressing accountability for the Jan. 6th insurrectionist ahead of the 2022 midterms.
Advance Carolina to Participate in Rally for Our Freedoms
Advance North Carolina will participate in Rally for Our Freedoms on Sunday, September 25, at Dowdy Park in Nags Head.
Pro-Democracy Coalition Launch Statewide Tour
Pro-democracy groups, nonprofit and faith leaders, and legal scholars gathered to demand judicial reforms to ensure North Carolina courts are free of partisanship
It’s Past Time for Action to Address Gun Violence and Extremist Hate Crimes in America
Over the past few weeks, we have been reminded of America’s gun problem and the need for bipartisan gun legislation. An overhaul of gun legislation is the best way to honor victims.
The Outcry for Comprehensive Police Reform Continues Two Years After George Floyd
The fight continues for comprehensive police reform that prohibits excessive use of force and helps to eradicate the systemic injustice that has created two radically different systems of justice and policing for White America and Black and Brown communities