In 2009, he was honored to receive the NC Housing Coalition Legislative of the Year Award, the NC Justice Center "s Defender of Justice Award, the NAACP Political Trailblazer Award, the 2011 "Distinguished Leadership" Award from the NC Division of the American Planning Association, the 2011 Medal of Valor for Excellence, the "Move" Award from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the 2011 Smart Growth America's Leadership Award and the 2013 Legislative of the Year Award for his exceptional leadership during the 2013 Legislative Session from the NC Metropolitan Mayor's Coalition. He has also received national recognition as the primary sponsor of North Carolina's Racial Justice Act and for his leadership on sustainable development issues.
3/5 of a Man
Slumdog Millionaire, Poltergeist, The Other Side of Midnight, Star Wars, & Night of the Living Dead (Trilogy)
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me.
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