NC NAACP State Convention Oct. 5-7, 2017

We are quickly approaching our 74th NAACP State Convention. Our theme for this year's convention is "Forward Together Not One Step Back: For Justice We NEVER Sound Retreat! The deadline for early bird registration is September 8, 2017 for Adults and September 15 for Youth. If you have any questions and or concerns please email







Healthcare Moral Monday in Winston Salem



Monday, July 10th, 2017 at 6 pm

Sen. Richard Burr's Office
2000 West 1st St #508, Winston-Salem NC



Join us in Winston Salem for a Health Care Moral Monday! Sen. Burr has said NO to two black women being on Federal Courts in Eastern NC.
Sen. Burr has said NO to restoring the VRA.
Now Sen. Burr is saying NO to health care and trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Join us on Monday as we continue to proclaim that health care is a human right, and a moral requirement. Let your voice be heard as we call on Sen. Burr to STAND AGAINST TRUMPCARE! Our elected officials receive the best health care. Once they are elected, they deny the people who elected them the same health care to which they have access. 


Statement from the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, President of NC NAACP
I was humbled by the personal and prayerful request that my friends and mentors within the NC NAACP made public this week. I did not make the decision to consider stepping aside from my elected position this summer lightly. I've been in deep prayer and fasting about my calling to help lead the new Poor Peoples Campaign. I know this is work I must help with and attempt to guide. Of this, I have no doubt. 
But I also know that our work here in North Carolina is critical to the work of the new Poor People’s Campaign and a national Moral Revival.
When I made my initial announcement about stepping down in May, the Supreme Court’s critical decisions about voting rights in North Carolina were not in the landscape, nor was the possibility of drawing new lines and holding a special election in 2017. Further, we did not yet face the prospect of a legislative body passing a budget that would cut millions from the justice department and promote rules that would ban protestors. These and other factors have caused me to reconsider the timing of my departure from leadership.
I cannot and will not seek another term as state president, but for the stability of the movement in these transitional moments, I will stay with God’s help until a new president is elected to lead the NC NAACP in October. 
My wife and family support this decision, as well as my church, my team at Repairers of the Breach, and the leadership of the Poor People’s Campaign that invited me to join them. The Chair and Vice Chair of the National NAACP also support this decision. (Below see one statement of support from the National Poor Peoples Leadership)
Theologically, I’ve been reminded that the same Holy Spirit that prompted Paul to go in one direction would make and adjustment in timing based on new realities that arose. Some say the NAACP has survived because It was never about any one leader, and it is true. But the NAACP, like all justice organizations and movements, has also survived because servant leaders like you have made adjustments for the cause.
I can do none of this work alone. With everything in me, I believe in "WE."  We are living in serious times, and because I have heard a call from people who are committed to these serious times, I'm willing to do my part

Rev Dr. William J. Barber II

Statement from the National Poor Peoples Leadership:

Rev. Dr. William Barber and the North Carolina NAACP are in a battle for voting rights and the very life of our democracy in North Carolina and across this country. This battle is not separate from the need for a Poor People’s Campaign today. Indeed, as Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King said in 1963, five years before he launched the Poor People’s Campaign, “Now is the time to make real the promise of democracy.”  As a leader alongside Rev. Barber in a new Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival, I believe that it is important to continue to connect the fight for voting rights, democracy and equal protection under the law with the call for the abolition of poverty, racism and war. I endorse Rev. Barber staying on as President of the NC NAACP until October in light of the new court rulings and the possibilities of challenging racial gerrymandering. What the movement does in North Carolina will be vital to a moral revolution of values across the country. I look forward to growing the Poor People’s Campaign alongside Rev. Barber as he continues to help lead the NC NAACP and Forward Together Moral Mondays Fusion Movement. 


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North Carolina NAACP & Forward Together Moral Movement to hold a News Conference to discuss recent voting rights victories at the North Carolina Central University Law School.

 In the past few weeks, the United States Supreme Court has handed down four straight voting rights victories for the NC NAACP, Forward Together Moral Movement, and the Fusion Electorate of North Carolina, affirming that the laws of our land will not tolerate the improper racial motives and discriminatory impacts of the voter suppression tactics employed by the Berger-Tillis-Moore extremist leadership of the North Carolina General Assembly.

“These egregious injuries to the efforts of the NAACP and its co-plaintiffs to eliminate racial discrimination from the voting rolls and practices of North Carolina call for tough, well-crafted remedies. For over 7 years we have had an unconstitutionally constituted legislature passing unconstitutional laws. It’s time for this to stop,” said Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, President of NC NAACP and Convener of the Forward Together Moral Movement. The NC NAACP, allies, and their lawyers will hold a press conference to discuss the recent Supreme Court victories and lay out next steps and issue demands.

Click here to watch this event live.

WHO: NC NAACP & Forward Together Moral Movement


WHAT: News Conference to discuss recent Supreme Court voting rights victories


WHEN: Thursday June 8th, 2017 at 10:00 am


WHERE: Great Hall at North Carolina Central School of Law

640 Nelson Street, Durham, NC

For more information please contact ​Tyler Swanson.



NC NAACP STATEMENT ON RECENT Court Ruling on Voting Rights

June 5,2017
Contact | Tyler Swanson,


Fourth Straight Supreme Court Victory for the Fusion Electorate of North Carolina 
Statement by North Carolina NAACP President, 
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II:


     DURHAM- Today, for the fourth time in the past few weeks, the highest court in the land has found racial motives and impacts in the actions of the Berger-Tillis-Moore leadership of the NC General Assembly.  In a case based on evidence developed in the NC NAACP’s ground breaking racial gerrymandering case challenging the Berger-Tillis maps, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously affirmed the August 2016 US District Court decision which detailed the conscious racial gerrymandering tactics of the Berger-Tillis leadership. These challenged maps consciously minimized the opportunities for the growing fusion electorate, while maximizing white voting power.

     “These egregious injuries to the NAACP’s and its co-plaintiffs efforts to eliminate racial discrimination from the voting rolls and practices of North Carolina call for tough, well-crafted remedies” said Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II,  President of the NC NAACP. “The U.S. District Court's three judge panel, which reviewed the strong evidence of racial discrimination and racial impact which was presented in this case, had ordered the State to redraw its legislative districts and to hold new elections by November 2017. That order represented a tough, well-crafted remedy which is now necessary in order to immediately remove the present illegally constituted General Assembly" said Irv Joyner, Legal Redress Chair of the NC NAACP. The NC NAACP has been demanding for four years new Districts that are constitutional, and other injunctive relief including ruling on all the bills passed by the illegally constituted General Assembly.  

      The NC NAACP, Forward Together Moral Movement and coalition partners will conduct a News Conference at North Carolina Central University School of Law at 10 A.M. on Thursday Morning, June 8, 2017 with its attorneys, to discuss the four straight victories, and the remedies the NAACP seeks in the  Federal and State Courts, now that the Supreme Court has upheld its claims of racial discrimination in every case it has helped to litigate.

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