Moral Mondays http://whqr.org en The NC NAACP's Moral Freedom Summer Movement Touches New Hanover County http://whqr.org/post/nc-naacps-moral-freedom-summer-movement-touches-new-hanover-county <p>The objective of the local “Celebrating the Dream” initiative that’s currently ongoing is to measure this region’s progress toward racial equality over the past fifty years—which is how long ago the Civil Rights Act was passed--and also to gauge the work that still needs to be done. But because state voting laws were recently changed, some argue that North Carolinians actually stand to regress over the course of the upcoming election. It’s why the state NAACP has organized a crew of Moral Freedom Summer fighters to run a statewide, nonpartisan voter empowerment campaign. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 57350 at http://whqr.org The NC NAACP's Moral Freedom Summer Movement Touches New Hanover County New Moral Movies Film Series Intends to Highlight Social Issues and Spur Community Discussion http://whqr.org/post/new-moral-movies-film-series-intends-highlight-social-issues-and-spur-community-discussion <p>Next week, Wilmington--along with seven other locations across the state--will begin hosting a new documentary film series. Its founders—the North Carolina NAACP and Wilmington-based nonprofit Working Films—have coined the summer-long initiative Moral Movies. Its four monthly features are intended to highlight hot-button state issues--and jump-start community dialog.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 53545 at http://whqr.org New Moral Movies Film Series Intends to Highlight Social Issues and Spur Community Discussion NAACP Leader Rallies Wilmington to Join Forward Together Movement http://whqr.org/post/naacp-leader-rallies-wilmington-join-forward-together-movement <p>At least one bus full of Wilmington citizens will be heading to the capitol to join thousands standing in the NAACP's Moral March on Raleigh next weekend. Today, the Reverend Dr. William Barber, President of the North Carolina NAACP, addressed about 60 people at a local Baptist church. Barber came to mobilize citizens to stand up against the Voter ID Bill, and state cuts to education and Medicaid.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 21:03:55 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 49825 at http://whqr.org NAACP Leader Rallies Wilmington to Join Forward Together Movement NAACP to Host Rally in Wilmington http://whqr.org/post/naacp-host-rally-wilmington <p>Wednesday marks the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington, the famous civil rights rally where Martin Luther King Jr. called for an end to racism in the United States. The <a href="http://www.naacpnc.org/">North Carolina NAACP</a> is commemorating this watershed event through rallies held Wednesday evening in thirteen locations across the state—including outside Wilmington’s Thalian Hall. Mon, 26 Aug 2013 16:59:02 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 42072 at http://whqr.org NAACP to Host Rally in Wilmington WOW Protesters Not Going Away Following Passage of Controversial Bills Concerning Abortion http://whqr.org/post/wow-protesters-not-going-away-following-passage-controversial-bills-concerning-abortion <p>Although the North Carolina General Assembly has adjourned, the grassroots group, Women Organizing for Wilmington, or WOW, will maintain its weekly schedule of protesting against local legislators’ support of recent bills that would tighten restrictions on abortion. Despite passage of the controversial legislation in state House and Senate, local demonstrators say they’ll voice their discord until the next state elections.</p><p>"Shame on Goolsby! Shame on Goolsby! Shame on Goolsby!"</p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 15:14:30 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 40614 at http://whqr.org WOW Protesters Not Going Away Following Passage of Controversial Bills Concerning Abortion