who we are

Advance North Carolina (“Advance Carolina”) is a statewide, independent, Black-led, 501c (4) organization with a mission to build political and economic power in Black communities and institutions in North Carolina.


Mission + Vision


Advance North Carolina (Advance Carolina) educates and mobilizes African-American and progressive voters to take charge of their communities amid inclusive, committed and authentic engagement in order to advance community-based political solutions.


Advance Carolina will work to meet the needs of all North Carolina residents equally. We will address our states racial, political, economic, health, environmental and educational inequalities.


Build and support permanent political/electoral infrastructures

Exercise and expand political influence

Align organizations and coordinate with other progressive entities

Raise funds to support the work and service of Advance’s independent Black Political Power

Board of Directors

Courtney Crowder


Crowder Consulting Company

Sonia Barnes


 District Liaison for Congressman David Price

Viola Harris


Commissioner Edgecombe County

Kara Hollingsworth


Three Point Strategies

Conen Morgan


Longleaf Agency LLC

Moses Matthews


Entity Enterprises LLC

Advance North Carolina was created in 2015 from the North Carolina Black Alliance (formerly the Alliance of North Carolina Black Elected Officials) to extend support to issues in the Black Community and the candidates who align with those issues.



Advance Carolina understands all elections are important. We encourage volunteers to pledge to vote in every election and stay connected to receive updates and alerts from Advance Carolina. 


U.S. Senator

Senators impact the laws that are enforced and treaties that are approved. Senators decide which cabinet members, supreme court justices and federal judges are confirmed or rejected.


PO Box 27421 | Raleigh, NC 27611

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