Grammy Nominated North Carolina Musician Phonte Joins Education Advocates Dropping Get Out the Vote video
Phonte Lyshod Coleman, known as Phonte, is a Grammy Nominated-rapper, singer, and producer and part of the hip-hop group Little Brother. But it isn’t his new music track that is blowing up online. Instead, Phonte teamed up with the education advocates at Advance Carolina, Center for Racial Equity in Education, and Every Child North Carolina to produce a video encouraging people to vote this election cycle.
Coleman shared a brief statement along with his post “North Carolina public schools gave me the tools I needed to succeed, and this is how I give back. Shoutout to education advocates across the state and my 7th grade French teacher Miss Newsome for the inspiration. Go vote!”
“As we work to engage and activate North Carolinians across the state in the lead-up to this year’s midterm elections, it is hard to imagine a better voice to call for people to participate,” said Sarah Montgomery of Every Child North Carolina. “Phonte knows the value of education in North Carolina and how school funding hangs in the balance in state and local elections,” she continues
About Every Child North Carolina:
Every Child NC is a community-led statewide coalition of organizations, parents, teachers, and students who advocate for every child’s constitutional right to a sound, basic education. For more information contact us at email@example.com
About The Center for Racial Equity in Education (CREED)
In 2018, former NC Teacher of the Year James E. Ford began devising a vision for a standalone nonprofit that deals explicitly with race and education issues in North Carolina. From this vision, the Center for Racial Equity in Education (CREED) was born, a North Carolina-based nonprofit actively pursuing racial justice by closing the knowing-doing gap in the field and filling an organizational void in the state.
About Advance CarolinaAdvance Carolina a statewide, independent, Black-Led, 501c (4) organization with a mission to build political and economic power in Black communities and institutions in North Carolina.