William Barber

Nika Knight, staff writer
The North Carolina state capitol building.
In the wake of the North Carolina Republican Party's anti-democratic grab for power and refusal to repeal the anti-LGBTQ HB2 earlier this month, calls are mounting for an economic boycott of the state. "The fact that many other injustices have been added to [the] outrage [of HB2] and pushed forward in the final week of 2016 by an out-of-control...
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Republican lawmakers, who vowed to repeal HB2 in full after the city of Charlotte rescinded key portions of its non-discrimination ordinance earlier this week, backtracked on that promise during the special session Wednesday.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...
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...


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."