color of change
May 21, 2020 -
Even before the novel coronavirus outbreak, social justice advocacy groups like Color of Change were fighting for free phone calls for the incarcerated. COVID-19 has raised the stakes.
June 29, 2018 -
In the final days of its 2018 session, the General Assembly approved a series of constitutional amendments for the November ballot that if passed would restrict voting and expand the legislature's power over the courts and the executive branch.
October 4, 2017 -
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who has a history of making unfounded charges against voting rights activists, recently called on the state to prosecute 14 paid voter registration canvassers for alleged fraud. Is it yet another case of wrongful targeting of law-abiding citizens?
April 12, 2017 -
The effort to release a North Carolina man who many believe has been imprisoned for over 20 years for a murder he did not commit is getting renewed attention — and shining a spotlight on a criminal justice system that's seven times more likely to convict innocent Black people of murder than innocent whites.
November 3, 2016 -
Black youth have the ability to determine the results of this year's presidential election, and various efforts are underway to ensure they turn out in the numbers they did in the past two presidential races.
April 1, 2016 -
A by-the-numbers look at how businesses in North Carolina and elsewhere across the South are opposing discrimination and intolerance against LGBT people and other vulnerable minorities.
July 15, 2013 -
Civil rights and gun safety leaders are calling for the repeal of what some decry as racially biased "shoot-first" laws, which are especially popular in the South. Some are putting renewed pressure on the corporate members of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the business advocacy group that promoted such laws in the states.