James is a native North Carolinian who has dedicated his life to the positive development of LGBTIQ persons and Individuals living with Disabilities. James completed his undergraduate degrees in Philosophy and Business Administration at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and his completed his M.P.P. and M.B.A. at Brandeis University. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the LGBT Center of Raleigh.
Since April 29th of this year, citizens of the great state of North Carolina have been engaging in an ongoing event called “Moral Mondays.” Coordinated and led by the NC-NAACP, Moral Mondays represent the true essence of the Tarheel State—a state and a citizenry who is not afraid of standing up to oppression. It was only 53 years ago that Greensboro, one of the largest cities in NC, experienced this civic action first hand when four African American students from NC A&T staged a sit-in protest at a Woolworth’s segregated lunch counter.