William Barber http://wunc.org en Fact Checking Art Pope And William Barber’s Impromptu Debate http://wunc.org/post/fact-checking-art-pope-and-william-barber-s-impromptu-debate <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An </span><a href="http://wunc.org/post/nc-budget-chief-debates-top-critic" style="line-height: 1.5;">accidental debate</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> between state budget director Art Pope and state NAACP President Rev. William Barber this month was a rare chance encounter between two of the best known conservative and liberal voices in state politics.</span></p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 23:07:48 +0000 Jorge Valencia 27174 at http://wunc.org Fact Checking Art Pope And William Barber’s Impromptu Debate NAACP, Advocacy Organizations Challenge Voter ID Bill In Lawsuit http://wunc.org/post/naacp-advocacy-organizations-file-suit-against-state-after-mccrory-signs-voter-id-bill <p>Several advocacy organizations have <a href="http://www.aclu.org/voting-rights/aclu-and-southern-coalition-social-justice-file-challenge-north-carolinas-voter">filed suit against the state of North Carolina </a>after Governor Pat McCrory signed broad-based voting reform.&nbsp; Earlier today, leaders with the NAACP spoke out against the law. Reverend William Barber said it unfairly targets African-American voters.</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 21:31:17 +0000 Dave DeWitt 20721 at http://wunc.org NAACP, Advocacy Organizations Challenge Voter ID Bill In Lawsuit As Moral Monday Goes On The Road, A New Question Surfaces: Can This Movement Last? http://wunc.org/post/moral-monday-goes-road-new-question-surfaces-can-movement-last <p></p><div id="divRpF145081"><p></p>Today is the first Monday in thirteen weeks without an NAACP led Moral Monday rally outside the Capitol in Raleigh. But the protests aren’t over. Rev. William Barber, leader of the <a href="http://www.naacpnc.org/">North Carolina NAACP,</a> says he’s taking Moral Monday on the road, all throughout the state. The road trip starts today in Asheville.<br><p></p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 11:21:00 +0000 Sam Sanders 20161 at http://wunc.org As Moral Monday Goes On The Road, A New Question Surfaces: Can This Movement Last? A Look Back At The 1968 Poor People’s Campaign And How We Create Black And Brown Unity Today http://wunc.org/post/look-back-1968-poor-people-s-campaign-and-how-we-create-black-and-brown-unity-today <p>The assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968 often overshadows what may be his most radical crusade. The Poor People’s Campaign in the spring of 1968 was organized by a coalition of predominately Black and Brown organizers working across the color line.<br> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 16:36:50 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 11641 at http://wunc.org A Look Back At The 1968 Poor People’s Campaign And How We Create Black And Brown Unity Today Putting a Face on Poverty http://wunc.org/post/putting-face-poverty <p>Since January, activists, journalists, non-profit workers and others have traveled around North Carolina to meet the state’s impoverished families. The idea behind the “Truth and Hope Putting a Face on Poverty in North Carolina Tour” is to understand those who live below the poverty line as people, rather than as statistics, and to hear their stories. The tour traveled 2000 miles and visited 27 different communities. Thu, 30 Aug 2012 15:36:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Shawn Wen 3925 at http://wunc.org