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Love Means Getting to Say You're Sorry -- Why I Was Arrested in Ferguson

Rev. Dr. Shannon Craigo-Snell | Posted 12.20.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Shannon Craigo-Snell

Last Monday I was arrested in Ferguson, Missouri, along with dozens of other clergy, seminarians, and people of many faith traditions. As a white, middle-aged, married, mother of three and a rule-abiding Presbyterian, this was a new experience for me.

Samantha Lachman

How The Fight Against Voting Rights Restrictions Could Decide This Year's Marquee Senate Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

DURHAM, N.C. -- President Barack Obama won North Carolina by just 14,000 votes in 2008. Now, as Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) and state House Speaker Thom T...

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...

Moral Mondays Are Back in North Carolina!

Yuna Shin | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Yuna Shin

The North Carolina state legislators have been busy this past year passing these laws at a dizzying rate. The Moral Monday protesters will be busy this summer, too.

GOP Overlords Rule with Handcuffs

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

While styling themselves as defenders of the constitution and protectors of individual rights, hardline GOPers, in practice, protect their own power and position by violating the Constitution and denying individuals their rights. Just take North Carolina for example.

Moral Monday Protesters Arrested After Staging 10-Hour Sit-In At State GOP Leader's Office

Reuters | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

By Marti Maguire RALEIGH, N.C., May 28 (Reuters) - Fourteen protesters were arrested on Wednesday morning after staging a 10-hour sit-...

Samantha Lachman

Dozens Arrested In 'Moral Monday' Protest In Atlanta

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

Thirty-nine people were arrested at the Georgia state capitol in Atlanta Tuesday as a coalition of organizations under the "Moral Mondays" banner urge...

'Moral Monday' Group Plans Protest At Georgia State Capitol

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

A coalition of organizations under the "Moral Mondays" banner is planning to protest legislation at the Georgia state legislature in Atlanta on Tuesda...

Moral Monday Protest Over Georgia Gun Control Bill Leads To 23 Arrests

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

Twenty-three people were arrested during a Moral Monday protest over a Georgia gun control bill, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Tho...

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 Monday Movement Experiences Big Revival

The News & Observer | Anne Blythe and Andrew Kenney | Posted 02.23.2014 | Politics

RALEIGH -- The governor's administration was unable to keep demonstrators off state Capitol grounds on Monday despite an attempt to deny the group a p...

NAACP Leader, 11 Others Found Guilty In 'Moral Monday' Protests

AP | MICHAEL BIESECKER | Posted 12.04.2013 | Black Voices

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A judge has found North Carolina NAACP President William Barber and 11 others guilty of second-degree trespassing and violating...

Moral Monday Protester Found Guilty

AP | By MICHAEL BIESECKER | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The first activist to face trial for being arrested during this year's mass protests at the North Carolina legislature has been...

Fifty Years Later: The Black Church Since 1963

Alton B. Pollard, III, Ph.D. | Posted 11.27.2013 | Religion
Alton B. Pollard, III, Ph.D.

Having come this far by faith, with a renewed dedication to prophetic action and critique, Black churches are poised on the edge of a future, still too full of the provincial, but instilled with possibilities for insurgent renewal and change.

Thank You, Pat McCrory

Alice Wilder | Posted 11.17.2013 | College
Alice Wilder

I know times are tough for you right now. Your approval numbers are in free fall and your own party is overriding your vetoes. So I thought now would be a good time for a young North Carolinian to reach out and say a sincere "thanks."

Anti-GOP Protests Return To North Carolina

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

An estimated 2,000 activists gathered at Marshall Park in Charlotte, N.C. on Monday, providing the latest jolt to a coordinated Moral Monday movement ...

Arthur Delaney

Republican Governor Vetoes Welfare Drug Test Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Welfare drug tests won't take their place alongside abortion restrictions and voter identification requirements in North Carolina's rece...

State's Anti-GOP Protests Show No Signs Of Losing Steam

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

The GOP-controlled North Carolina state Legislature may be on a break, but the thousands of people that crowded into Pack Square in Asheville, N.C., t...

Anti-GOP Protests Surge Once Again In North Carolina

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

Demonstrators flocked to the state Capitol in Raleigh, N.C. on Monday, turning the 13th consecutive weekly gathering into what authorities called the ...

Arrests Top 900 In Protests Against State GOP's Agenda

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

Another 73 people were arrested Monday at the North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh, during the 12th consecutive weekly "Moral Monday" protest ag...

Arrests Continue To Surge In North Carolina Anti-GOP Protests

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics

More than 100 protesters, two-thirds of them women, were arrested Monday at the 11th consecutive weekly rally on the grounds of the North Carolina sta...

With Hundreds of Arrests, Reverand Ups Stakes In Showdown With GOP

stateline | Daniel C. Vock | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Protest Against N.C. Abortion Bill Ends With 64 Arrests

Reuters | Marti Maguire | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C., July 8 (Reuters) - North Carolina's "Moral Monday" protesters, now in their tenth week, objected to a bill that could limit abortion ...

'Moral Monday' Returns To North Carolina After Sweeping GOP Cuts

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

Just a day after drastic, GOP-backed cuts hit North Carolina's unemployment benefits program, thousands of protesters again gathered at the state's Ge...

This Past Week's Progressive Scorecard

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

It is always good to remind ourselves that progressive change doesn't happen overnight, that most progress comes as steppingstone victories, and that setbacks are a normal part of the struggle for social justice. Social justice activists have to be marathon runners, not sprinters.