Can North Carolina’s Moral Mondays Movement Spark New Civil Rights Fire?

By William Barber II, www.ebony.com -

By William Barber II for Ebony - Donald Trump’s triumph across the South and Midwest, which won him the Electoral College and the White House, did not extend to Governor Pat McCrory in my home [...]

Leader Of ‘Moral Monday’ Movement Removed From Flight

By Martha Waggoner, www.talkingpointsmemo.com -

By Martha Waggoner for TPM - RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The architect of the progressive movement known as "Moral Monday" said he was removed from an American Airlines flight after he responded to a [...]

Week Of Action Anticipates NC’s Moral Movement March

By Sue Sturgis, www.southernstudies.org -

The grassroots movement that's led to the arrest of about 1,000 people since 2013 for engaging in nonviolent protests against the policies of North Carolina's Republican-controlled government is [...]

Thousands Join Moral March In North Carolina

By David Swerdlick, www.theroot.com -

It’s that kind of come one, come all event. And even though this year’s ninth annual march wasn’t as big as last year’s—one that The Nation’s Ari Berman reported as “the largest civil rights [...]

Moral Mondays Comes To Indiana

By Harry Targ, www.heartlandradical.blogspot.com -

Rev. Barber spoke about his vision in Indianapolis at a two-day mass meeting of the newly created Indiana Moral Mondays on September 19-20. On September 19, he briefed Hoosier activists who had [...]

Moral Monday Movement Expands To 12 States For Week Of Protests

By Samantha Lachman, www.huffingtonpost.com -

Nearly 51 years ago this week, Martin Luther King, Jr. exhorted the 250,000-strong March on Washington audience to "go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina, go back [...]

Moral Mondays Protest Restrictive Voting Law

By Lauren McCauley, www.commondreams.org -

Hundreds of people were turned away outside of a packed courtroom in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on Monday where inside voting rights activists demanded a halt to what they said was the most [...]

Moral Movement Launches ‘Freedom Summer’

By Lauren McCauley, www.commondreams.org -

Protesters who for over a year have railed against the "extremist" policies of the North Carolina legislature are now bringing their fight to the voting booth as the movement known as Moral [...]

How To Build A Powerful People’s Movement

By Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, www.thenation.com -

How do we build a people’s movement? We start with vision. Prophetic moral vision seeks to penetrate despair, so that we can believe in and embrace new futures. It does not ask if the vision can [...]

Repealing Tax Cuts Makes Moral Budget Possible

By William J. Barber II, www.portside.org -

A budget is a moral document. Through it, we can measure a state’s values and its vision for the common good. In North Carolina, we toast ourselves as a place “where the weak grow strong and the [...]

Commentary: Why I Marched On McDonald’s

By William J. Barber, www.washingtonpost.com -

Recently, I marched with McDonald’s workers from three dozen cities to the company’s corporate headquarters outside of Chicago. After they refused to leave the corporate campus of the fast-food [...]

Republicans &Democrats May Rue Progressive Awakening

By Rob Schofield, www.ncpolicywatch.com -

There is a bit of mythology percolating through the mainstream news media these days that the Moral Mondays/Forward Together movement led by Rev. William Barber of the North Carolina NAACP is [...]

We Are In A Crisis — A Moral Crisis

By Rev. Dr. William Barber II, www.sojo.net -

I believe that deep within our being is a longing for a moral compass. For those of us who are moved by the cries of our sisters and brothers, we know that, like justice, the acts of caring for [...]

Moral Mondays Leaders Seek To Block NC Voter Suppression

By Facing South, www.southernstudies.org -

The Moral Monday protests that led to the arrests of more than 900 people last year for engaging in civil disobedience have returned to the North Carolina legislature, with several thousand [...]

New Restrictions On Moral Monday Protests

By Jack Jenkins, www.thinkprogress.org -

North Carolina lawmakers announced strict new rules limiting where and how citizens can protest in the state Legislative Building on Thursday, a move many see as an attempt to stifle the [...]

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