William Barber

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Republican lawmakers, who vowed to repeal HB2 in full after the city of Charlotte rescinded key portions of its non-discrimination ordinance earlier this week, backtracked on that promise during the special session Wednesday. (Photo: Harry Lynch/News and Observer)
Stay vigilant, boycott, and get revenge at the ballot box. That was the message in North Carolina on Thursday after lawmakers went back on their word and refused to repeal the state's anti-LGBTQ ordinance HB2. Putting a fine point on the state GOP's legislative coup , the North Carolina House adjourned Wednesday's special session without a vote on...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
 Hundreds gathered in a candlelight vigil outside the North Carolina Capitol building Monday evening calling on Governor Pat McCroary to accept defeat. (Photo: Priya/Twitter)
Vowing mass civil disobedience if North Carolina's Republican governor attempts...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
The election of Donald Trump —whom he calls "vulgarity unbounded"—must be a...


If you just couldn't watch Hillary - and we get it - you might have missed the electrifying call by Rev. William Barber, head of North Carolina's NAACP and leader of its Moral Mondays, to embrace "a moral revolution of values" and continue fighting for progressive causes. Citing Jesus, "a brown-skinned Palestinian Jew" - and only briefly referencing Clinton - Barber proclaimed, "We must shock this nation with the power of love. We must shock this nation with the power of mercy."