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Rev William Barber

'We Have a Heart Problem': Moral March Ushers In Another Year of Moral Mondays in North Carolina

Yuna Shin | Posted 02.17.2015 | Impact
Yuna Shin

It's Valentine's Day. The thermostat is barely over 20 degrees. I get out of bed to get ready for the 9th annual HKonJ's Moral March in Raleigh sponso...

Samantha Lachman

Moral Monday Returns With Public Opinion, If Not The North Carolina Legislature, On Its Side

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than 100 faith leaders and protesters affiliated with the Moral Monday movement staged a protest at the North Carolina legislature ...

Samantha Lachman

Moral Monday Movement Expands To 12 States For Week Of Protests

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly 51 years ago this week, Martin Luther King, Jr. exhorted the 250,000-strong March on Washington audience to "go back to Mississip...

The Progressive Moment

Mike Lux | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

The progressive family tree is an big old tree with many branches. It is rooted deeply in the activism and courage of hundreds of years of American history. And the trunk of tree is the core values we all share.

Meet The Preacher Behind Moral Mondays

Mother Jones | Posted 04.17.2014 | Black Voices

On a recent Sunday afternoon, the Reverend William Barber II reclined uncomfortably in a chair in his office, sipping bottled water as he recovered fr...

Attacks on Moral March Miss Their Mark

Rev. Jennifer Butler | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Rev. Jennifer Butler

The separation of church and state is meant to protect both religion and democracy. Those who argue that religious leaders should be silent in public debates have not only failed to learn the lessons of the past.

Moral March Rallies in Raleigh to Transform North Carolina

Roger Hickey | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics
Roger Hickey

I was honored to be part of a historic and joyful event on Saturday, February 8, as an estimated 75,000 to 100,000 North Carolinians streamed into their capital city from all over their state to participate in an historic Moral March on Raleigh.

'Moral March' On North Carolina State Capitol

Amanda Greene | Religion News Service | Posted 07.15.2014 | Religion

(RNS) North Carolina’s weekly protests against Republican-backed legislative initiatives last year brought thousands of people to the state Capitol ...

North Carolina: A Laboratory for Trickle-Down Economics

Annabel Park | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Annabel Park

During North Carolina's 2013 legislative session, a fierce debate took place over how to change the state tax code. Because Republicans had won a super majority in the General Assembly as well as the governor's race in 2012, the real tug-of-war centered around an aggressively conservative tax reform package.

Watch: State of Conflict -- North Carolina

Bill Moyers | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

First it was Wisconsin. Now it's North Carolina that is redefining the term "battleground state." On one side: a right wing government enacting laws that are changing the face of the state. On the other: citizen protesters who are fighting back against what they fear is a radical takeover.

20 Activists Who Are Changing America

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

You might not know it if your only source of information is the mainstream media, but there's a vibrant grassroots progressive movement winning victories, raising awareness and changing lives in every part of the country.

19 Activists Who Are Changing America

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

You might not know it if your only source of information is the mainstream media, but there's a vibrant grassroots progressive movement winning victories, raising awareness and changing lives in every part of the country.

OMG NC GOP WTF? A State Senator Who Is Being Sued for Financial Fraud and the Absent Governor Who Says He Was There

Yuna Shin | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics
Yuna Shin

North Carolina Republicans are making news again. Thom Goolsby, a Republican Senator from New Hanover County, made news a few weeks ago for calling t...

Moral Monday Protests Swell to 1,500 in Raleigh, Conservative Think Tank Publishes Mugshots of Arrestees

Yuna Shin | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics
Yuna Shin

The crowd at the Moral Monday protest in Raleigh, NC, was the biggest so far with 1,500 attending and 120 being arrested on June 24 according to WRAL....

Thom Goolsby, NC State Senator, Calls His Constituents 'Morons,' 'Clowns' in an Op-Ed About Moral Monday

Yuna Shin | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics
Yuna Shin

North Carolina State Senator Thom Goolsby has penned an op-ed piece in Chatham Journal over the weekend, which is published in Pittsboro in Chatham Co...

School Re-Segregation: How Faith Has Re-Ignited the Struggle for Justice

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

The radical faith that inspired the prophetic leadership of Martin Luther King, Jr. is now igniting a contemporary civil rights movement in North Carolina, led by the Rev. William J. Barber.