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Charlotte Forced-Birthers Recruit KIDS To Do Their Dirty Work (TWEETS)

Charlotte Forced-Birthers Recruit KIDS To Do Their Dirty Work (TWEETS)

More than ten years ago, mainstream America got an introduction to just how fanatical the religious right can be with the release of “Jesus Camp,” a documentary that showed how young kids are turned into little culture warriors. In a number of scenes, the kids were seen taking part in anti-abortion rallies. Easily the most […]

GOP Mayoral Candidate Claims Being White Is A Qualification To Lead

GOP Mayoral Candidate Claims Being White Is A Qualification To Lead

There are many reasons why someone might suggest they should be chosen to serve a particular elected office. Experience dealing with the types of duties the office might entail, or bold new ideas for what can be changed, are often touted by candidates who feel they’d be the best person for the job. But implying […]

NC School Board Member Tries To Blame Dems For Racism–And Fails (TWEET)

NC School Board Member Tries To Blame Dems For Racism–And Fails (TWEET)

Lately, whenever Democrats have called for Confederate statues and monuments to be taken down, critics have harrumphed that those monuments were originally erected by Democrats–conveniently forgetting that those decisions were made in a time before the national party came to its senses on civil rights. A school board member in my hometown of Charlotte found this […]

NC State Senator: Press Wages ‘Jihad’ When Doing Its Job (TWEETS, VIDEO)

NC State Senator: Press Wages ‘Jihad’ When Doing Its Job (TWEETS, VIDEO)

It’s no secret that a large number of Republican politicians from Donald Trump on down hate the press. Really, really, really, hate the press. To hear them talk, the press should sit down and shut up until it figures out why Trump won. Moreover, they’d have you believe that the press shouldn’t tell the truth […]

Gay-Friendly Charlotte Church Vandalized By Fake Christians

Gay-Friendly Charlotte Church Vandalized By Fake Christians

Ever since North Carolina passed its outrageously discriminatory and outrageously unconstitutional “bathroom bill,” the state’s LGBT community has had a lot of reason to live in fear. In the months after House Bill 2 was rammed through the Republican-dominated legislature in a mere 12 hours, there has been a significant spike in incidents of discrimination […]

New Governor Promises North Carolina Will Repeal The Disastrous ‘Bathroom Bill’ (TWEET/VIDEO)

New Governor Promises North Carolina Will Repeal The Disastrous ‘Bathroom Bill’ (TWEET/VIDEO)

On Monday, the Charlotte City Council voted unanimously to invalidate the LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance that helped pave the way for North Carolina’s controversial “bathroom bill.” This bill – known formally as House Bill 2 (HB2) – required transgender people to use bathrooms that correspond to the sex listed on their birth certificate. It also reversed local […]

WTF? Muslim Kindergarten Student Says He Was Targeted By His Own Teacher (VIDEO)

WTF? Muslim Kindergarten Student Says He Was Targeted By His Own Teacher (VIDEO)

Since Donald Trump’s upset victory, we’ve seen a disturbing spike in hate crimes and discrimination against minority groups. But one case in my hometown of Charlotte may be the most outrageous case yet, or at the very least in the top ten. A Muslim-American kindergarten student says that he was bullied and harassed by the […]

WATCH: Unhinged Trump DESTROYS Teleprompter At Rally

WATCH: Unhinged Trump DESTROYS Teleprompter At Rally

With less than a month to go before the election, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is slowly losing it. Last weekend, he faced the worst scandal of his campaign. Audio recorded on an Access Hollywood bus in 2005 let us hear Donald Trump bragging about the way he forces himself on women. Now, more women are coming […]

WATCH: Brave 9-Year-Old Girl’s Testimony On Police Brutality Will Make You Cry

WATCH: Brave 9-Year-Old Girl’s Testimony On Police Brutality Will Make You Cry

A 9-year-old girl named Zianna Oliphant has won the hearts of the entire country with her moving testimony to the City Council in Charlotte, North Carolina. Zianna spoke at the first city council meeting after Keith Lamont Scott was fatally shot by police in Charlotte. Zianna broke down into tears as she talked about how black people […]

Republican Congressman Claims Protesters In Charlotte Hate White People (VIDEO/TWEETS)

Republican Congressman Claims Protesters In Charlotte Hate White People (VIDEO/TWEETS)

White people, specifically old white people in positions of power, seem to believe passion and hate can only be inspired by envy. This has been a problem for years. Ask most Republicans why terrorists attack us, and they’ll claim it’s because they hate our freedom. The 9/11 attacks? They hate us ’cause they ain’t us. […]

Instapundit Learns That Urging Violence Against Violence Has Its Costs (TWEETS, VIDEO)

Instapundit Learns That Urging Violence Against Violence Has Its Costs (TWEETS, VIDEO)

As a lifelong Charlottean, my heart sank when protests demanding answers about the mysterious shooting of Keith Scott, a reportedly unarmed black man, by a police officer descended into violence on Wednesday night in downtown Charlotte. Windows on buildings and cars were smashed, and a number of major streets highways in and around downtown were clogged up by […]

Pat McCrory Takes Trumpian Approach To Defending His Bathroom Bill

Pat McCrory Takes Trumpian Approach To Defending His Bathroom Bill

By now, you all know how Donald Trump swindled the media–and by extension, the American people–on Friday when he turned his announcement that he was no longer a birther into an exercise in self-promotion. Well, it turns out that my state of North Carolina–specifically, my hometown of Charlotte–played host to a similar stunt 24 hours […]

Unarmed Deaf Mute Man Gunned Down By Police (VIDEO)

Unarmed Deaf Mute Man Gunned Down By Police (VIDEO)

An unarmed, deaf, mute, 28-year-old man, Daniel Kevin Harris, was gunned down in front of his home in Charlotte, NC. Trooper Jermaine Saunders attempted to pull Harris over at 6:41 p.m. Thursday. Harris didn’t stop for an unknown reason and continued to his house. Both cars were damaged in the pursuit, then they stopped in front […]

NC’s Homophobic Bathroom Bill Costs Charlotte NBA All-Star Game (WITH VIDEOS)

NC’s Homophobic Bathroom Bill Costs Charlotte NBA All-Star Game (WITH VIDEOS)

Ever since North Carolina passed a blatantly discriminatory law–popularly known as House Bill 2–which banned transgender people from using the bathroom aligned with their gender identity, businesses and entertainers have been fleeing the state in droves. Well, late Thursday afternoon, we learned North Carolina suffered its biggest loss yet as a result of this bathroom […]

NC Mulls So-Called Fixes To Outrageous Bathroom Bill (WITH VIDEO)

NC Mulls So-Called Fixes To Outrageous Bathroom Bill (WITH VIDEO)

Back in March, North Carolina’s Republican-dominated General Assembly passed one of the most outrageously anti-gay bills in the nation. Now, in the face of unrelenting pressure, the legislature is mulling changes to the bathroom bill. WBTV in Charlotte got its hands on a draft bill crafted by the state house Republican leadership. Read it here. The draft would […]

NC Judge Smacks Down Day Care’s Effort To Derail Discrimination Lawsuit

NC Judge Smacks Down Day Care’s Effort To Derail Discrimination Lawsuit

Earlier this year, several families filed a lawsuit alleging that one of Charlotte’s largest and most prestigious day care centers–an affiliate of a major Charlotte megachurch–had discriminated against them because their kids were disabled or staffers thought they were disabled. Well, these families will have their day in court after all. A North Carolina judge largely […]

Airbnb Takes A Stand, Bounces Host For Ugly Racial Tirade (WITH PICTURES AND VIDEO)

Airbnb Takes A Stand, Bounces Host For Ugly Racial Tirade (WITH PICTURES AND VIDEO)

A few weeks ago, an international student clicked over to Airbnb to look for a temporary place to stay in Charlotte–only to have to endure an ugly racist tirade from a prospective host. Fortunately, that knuckledragger has been banned from ever using Airbnb again. “Jane Doe”  is a graduate student at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of […]

NCAA Just Gave North Carolina A Very Loud Warning Over Bathroom Bill (WITH VIDEO)

NCAA Just Gave North Carolina A Very Loud Warning Over Bathroom Bill (WITH VIDEO)

By now, you’ve heard that numerous entertainers and businesses have bailed on North Carolina after the state’s Republican-dominated legislature rammed through a law requiring transgender people to use the bathroom corresponding to the gender on their birth certificate. Well, word came late Wednesday that the state may be in danger of losing another moneymaker because of this monstrosity–the chance […]

Atlanta Hopes To Be Awarded The NBA All-Star Game After NC Passed Anti-LGBT Discrimination Law

Atlanta Hopes To Be Awarded The NBA All-Star Game After NC Passed Anti-LGBT Discrimination Law

The fallout from North Carolina’s passage of an anti-LGBT bill continues. The city of Charlotte is slated to host the 2017 NBA All-Star game, but Atlanta is hoping to change that. The Atlanta City Council drafted a resolution asking the NBA to remove the game from Charlotte and instead hold it in the Peach State […]

Why North Carolina’s HB2 Is Worse Than You Think

Why North Carolina’s HB2 Is Worse Than You Think

If you’ve been keeping up with news lately, you’ve likely heard about North Carolina’s new anti-LGBT law enacted by the state’s Republicans. The law, HB2, repealed an ordinance passed by the Charlotte City Council that allowed transgender people to use the bathroom of their choosing, along with other protections. The law also prevents cities from creating new […]

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