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Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II: May the Screams and Tears and Protests Shake the Very Conscience of This Nation

If we want to reach a better place on the other side of this, we must refuse to be comforted too quickly.

June 1, 2020 · 1 Comment

Jake Johnson: Poor People’s Campaign Unveils Agenda to Combat Poverty, Racism, and Militarism

“The Democrats talk about the middle class. The Republicans talk about the military. No one’s talking about the poor.” — Reverend William Barber . In the spirit of Dr. Martin … Continue reading

April 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jon Queally: Federal Judge’s Emergency Ruling Puts End to “Insane” Voter Suppression in N. Carolina

‘This injunction will help make sure not a single voters’ voice is unlawfully taken away,’ says Rev. William Barber II of the NC NAACP. Granting hopeful reprieve to thousands of … Continue reading

November 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Video: Rev. William Barber’s Speech at the Democratic Convention

. In what many observers have praised as the best speech of the 2016 Democratic Convention, Reverend William Barber, head of North Carolina’s NAACP, asks us to embrace “a moral … Continue reading

August 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

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