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02.22.2022

At Common Cause: Recognizing Our Democracy Fellows During Black History Month

As we honor and work to advance the legacies of Black change-makers this Black History Month, we here at Common Cause want to take a special moment to highlight some of our Democracy Fellows – as well as the transformative work they have spearheaded at their Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

02.12.2022

USA Today: HBCU bomb threats are a painful reminder of past anti-Black violence, students say

USA Today: HBCU bomb threats are a painful reminder of past anti-Black violence, students say Sophia Parker, who is a Spelman fellow for Common Cause, a nonpartisan group that defends voting rights, said she thinks there's been "a lack of action taken on behalf of Black Americans" when threats are made against them. ... Parker and her fellow Spelman students plan to reach out to elected officials this month. The threats Spelman and other HBCUs faced were, in part, caused by pushes to ban discussions about racism from classrooms , she said. “A lot of my peers who aren’t even that politically involved, at least not as much as I am, are talking about wanting to get involved, just like writing letters to our senators, our representatives, people who are pushing these bills," said Parker.

10.6.2021

Sneaker Subculture: A Pathway to Equity and Economic Freedom

10.3.2021

The Impact of Polarizing Ads on College Voters

09.15.2021

The Seduction of Rage: Pushing Back Against “We Are Not Our Ancestors” Rhetoric within Black Youth Activist Culture

09.10.2021

Unmasking the Real Charlotte-Mecklenburg

09.7.2021

Covid-19 Has Shown How Little Mississippi Does for Children

07.29.2021

Charlotte Must Meaningfully Help Residents Experiencing Homelessness

07.29.2021

I Am Not An Angry Black Woman – Period.

11.12.2020

Doing More Than Voting

Read this first-hand account of election volunteer work done by one of our Davis Democracy Fellows!

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