More to the Story: Anita Earls, Social Justice Activist

Anita Earls

Anita Earls self-describes herself as a “Civil Rights attorney” who in reality has more than a decade's long history of being the go-to lawyer of the Left in North Carolina and for her radical social justice activist activity in the state of North Carolina.

Apparently, being a “Civil Rights attorney” includes filing a Title VI civil rights complaint with the Department of Justice against the Greensboro Police Department.

022818_Anita_Earls_FB_With_Eric_Holder.jpgEarls filed such a complaint on behalf of Jorge Cornell. The complaint alleged that the Greensboro Police had engaged in a “pattern of discrimination" against Cornell who was, at that time, the head of most violent and notorious gang in North Carolina – the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation gang or ALKQN gang for short

A year later, in 2011, Cornell was indicted and in 2013 he was convicted of racketeering, conspiracy to commit racketeering, and use of a firearm in a crime of violence. Cornell was sent to federal prison for 28 years and his 4th appeal in 2015 was rejected.

While Executive Director of Southern Coalition for Social Justice, Earls helped the far left non-profit Democracy NC to sue North Carolina voters who had reported cases of voter fraud via the use of a "SLAPP" suit.

Wikipedia Definition of SLAPP suit, emphasis added:

"A strategic lawsuit against public participation (SLAPP) is a lawsuit that is intended to censor, intimidate, and silence critics by burdening them with the cost of a legal defense until they abandon their criticism or opposition. Such lawsuits have been made illegal in many jurisdictions on the grounds that they impede freedom of speech.

The typical SLAPP plaintiff does not normally expect to win the lawsuit. The point of a SLAPP suit is to intimidate the defendants into dropping their claim or case.

Through her social justice activism, Earls has garnered a number of ‘awards’ from Left-leaning and progressive organizations like Planned Parenthood and the NC NAACP.

  • 2011 NC NAACP Civil Rights Champion Award
  • 2013 NC NAACP "Humanitarian Award"
  • 2017 Defenders of Justice Award from the NC Justice Center 
    (NC Justice Center is the Parent organization of Blueprint NC*.)
  • 2018 Cecile Richards Progressive Leader Award

In addition to legally aiding radical and progressive elements in the state of North Carolina, Earls has apparently dabbled in socialism per a report from the Rockwood Leadership Institute.

"Rockwood Leadership Institute is based in Oakland California, and is closely affiliated with the Ford Foundation and the Freedom Road Socialist Organization." (SOURCEKeyWiki)

Earls is listed as a 2010 "National Leading From the Inside Out Alum” by the Rockwood Leadership Institute.

062718_Earls_Campaign_FB_Ocasio_Cortez_socialist_quote.jpgEarls’ socialist leanings are also reflected in her choice of ‘inspiring quote’ from Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in NY posted to her campaign’s Facebook page (image right).

Looking at Earls’ campaign finance reports, the donors are a veritable who’s who of the radical Left in the state.

Among those financially supporting Earls’ run for the Supreme Court are the current and former executive directors of Blueprint NC, Erin Byrd and Sean Kosofsky.

Roy Cooper's Director of Citizen Outreach, Angella Dunston, and a Cooper Appointee to his Sound Education Commission, Leslie Winner, have both donated to Earls.

Cooper campaign treasurer and Custodian of Books, Scott Falmlen, is also a donor. Falmlen is a former NC Dem Party Chair who was subpoenaed in the campaign finance scandal involving Governor Mike Easley and was also involved in the sexual harassment scandal that rocked the NC Democrat party in 2012.

 In addition, Governor Jim Hunt, Congressman GK Butterfield, far Left activist Gene Nichol, Former SBE Board Member Gary Bartlett, and NC House Rep. Graig Meyer have also either donated to her campaign or have shown ‘in-kind’ support.


Anita Earls Biography

Name: Anita Sue Earls

Birthdate: February 20, 1960

Political Affiliation: Democrat

Current Position: Candidate for NC Supreme Court Associate Justice


  • Yale Law School (1987)
  • Williams College (1981)

Professional Experience

  • Ferguson, Stein Law Firm (1988-1998)
  • Appointed by President Clinton to Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. (1998-2000)
  • Director of Voting Rights Project (2000-2003)
  • UNC Center of Civil Rights, Director of Advocacy (2003-2007)
  • Southern Coalition for Social Justice, Founder/Director (2007-2017)
  • Board member of Blueprint NC (2013 – 2017)

Anita Earls on Social Media


Anita Earls Campaign Information

As of 10-09-17, just prior to her announcing she would run for the NC Supreme Court, she was still on the Blueprint NC board. By January 2018, Allison Riggs of Southern Coalition for Social Justice had replaced Earls.

Anita Earls - SEI 2018 - Blueprint NC

* Blueprint NC is alleged to be the co-architect of the NC NAACP's Moral Mondays and the author of the leaked 2013 "attack memo" that details how Leftist organizations in the state should coordinate to 'cripple, slam and eviscerate' Republicans elected officials with a focus on Governor Pat McCrory.


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