July 18, 2017 Mary Thatch 0

The name of the documentary I’m in pre-production for is “Al: My Brother,” and it is about veteran civil rights activist and attorney Al McSurely, best known as a close adviser to NCNAACP Pres. Rev. William Barber. […]

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An open letter to the United States Senate from Marian Wright Edelman

July 18, 2017 Mary Thatch 0

The sorrow and outrage and sense of injustice I felt as a child at senseless deaths and injuries shaped my life’s work. I cannot stand seeing any child mistreated, placed at risk or excluded from essential services because of the color of their skin or the poverty of their parents or grandparents they did not choose. God did not make two classes of children … […]


July 13, 2017 Mary Thatch 0

“While funding for the monument was a priority for the Legislative Black Caucus, we were not successful in securing funding this cycle. Instead, we were relegated to fighting to continue the staffing for the African American Heritage Commission, which was cut in the Senate Budget and restored in the House Budget and the final conference report.”–Senator Angela Bryant […]

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NCNAACP leader decides to stay until October

June 29, 2017 Mary Thatch 0

“I cannot, and will not, seek another term as state president, but for the stability of the movement in these transitional moments, I will stay, with God’s help, until a new president is elected to lead the NCNAACP in October, the civil rights leader said in a statement Sunday. […]

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