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Rev. Barber's most compelling 7 minutes

This is an excerpt from Rev. Dr. William Barber's speech at Binkley Baptist Church in Durham, NC on June 30, 2013 — four days after the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of The Voting Rights Act of 1965. Continue reading

Three Incidents from My Father's Life

My father's life-long work was with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) as Senior Trial Examiner and a Civil Rights Attorney. He established the Fair Employment Practices Commission (FEPC) for the southern sector with headquarters in Atlanta during the war years.   Continue reading

"Jesse" a story about love and racism in America

Author Joy Boothe and I felt that this short story about love and racism in America would be a fitting way to honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King on his actual birthday. 11 years younger than Nelson Mandela, Dr. King would by 85 today. Continue reading

Rainy Moral Monday Dec. 23, 2013

Below is the full event, and links to two of the highlights: remarks by the Republican Mayor of Belhaven, NC Adam O'Neal, and Rev. Barber's 2014 closing statement in which he announced plans for 2014. See Mayor O'Neal's comments |  See Rev. Barber's announcement of plans for 2014 The rally was followed by a march to the state capitol:

North Carolina Conservatives Questions Education Cuts

Notes by Eric Byler written on the day this interview was recorded in Aug. 2013. Release of this video was delayed due to a tense political climate in the mountains of western North Carolina. Continue reading