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Economic justice: How NC progressives are fighting back against the Tea Party

This story first appeared at BillMoyers.com. Editor’s note: The Moral Mondays movement began as a grassroots response to North Carolina’s rightward lurch after Republicans won complete control of the state’s government for the first time since 1870. Modeled on the civil rights movement, it has united a diverse group of…

Georgia student’s family disowns and assaults him in nightmarish gay ‘intervention’ video

A 20-year-old college student in Kennesaw, Georgia recorded a violent, anti-gay “intervention” that his family conducted, video of which has gone viral, netting more than 2 million views on YouTube and pulling in donations and messages of support from all over the world. Daniel Ashley Pierce told Huffington Post Thursday…

Fox host kicks off two black lawyers after they accuse her of ‘distracting’ from Brown’s death

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro kicked two African-American attorneys off of her show after they accused her of “distracting” from the death of slain teen Michael Brown by focusing on minor details of witness accounts. On Saturday’s episode of Justice with Judge Jeanine, Pirro asked former St. Louis Mayor Freeman…

Activists carry coffin of mentally ill woman killed by Phoenix police

Activists protesting the fatal shooting of a mentally ill woman by a Phoenix police sergeant last week carried her coffin to City Hall on Friday, demanding an independent investigation into her killing. Michelle Cusseaux’s family and other supporters paraded the 50-year-old woman’s wooden casket through downtown Phoenix a day ahead…

Actor Kevin Sorbo: Ferguson unrest let black protesters be the ‘animals’ they ‘truly are’

Conservative actor Kevin Sorbo ranted on Facebook this week that African-American protesters in Ferguson had shown themselves to be “animals” and “losers” following the death of slain teen Michael Brown. “Ferguson riots have very little to do with the shooting of the young man,” he wrote. “It is an excuse…

WATCH LIVE: Protests continue in Ferguson despite rainy weather conditions

Demonstrations appeared to be continuing in Ferguson, Missouri on Wednesday night despite rainfall pelting the area. Argus Radio, which has been livestreaming protests for most of the past week, reported that demonstrators were taking shelter under storefront awnings during the evening. Buzzfeed posted a picture of the storm as it…

CNN scrubs iReport claiming Capt. Ron Johnson’s fraternity gestures were ‘gang signs’

Conservatives and a CNN iReport incorrectly concluded that Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson was in a gang after seeing photos of him making hand gestures to support his fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi. The Washington Post on Wednesday fact checked the assertion made by a CNN iReport that photos of…

St. Louis police officer fatally shoots 23-year-old African-American man holding knife

The St. Louis Police Department said on Tuesday that an officer was forced to shoot a man who was holding a knife, CNN reported. According to a spokesperson for the department, police were contacted after a 23-year-old African-American man stole a package of muffins and two energy drinks from a…

Fox News asks Laura Ingraham to analyze Ferguson unrest: ‘Thugs are thugs’

Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham on Tuesday explained to Fox News that there had been unrest in Ferguson, Missouri after unarmed teen Michael Brown was shot by police because “thugs are thugs.” After another night of clashes between police and protesters in Ferguson on Tuesday, Fox News host Steve Doocy…

Ohio anti-abortion leader: Ban public nudity, breastfeeding because boobs promote Gay Pride

A prominent pro-life activist has called to ban all public nudity because he said that topless dancers who protested at his church had committed an “offense to God.” At least six bare-breasted women and other supporters of the Foxhole North club marched in front of the New Beginnings Ministries church…

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