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As three more victims of the South Carolina church massacre were being laid to rest this Saturday, Bree Newsome, a 30-year-old Charlotte-based activist, took a stand. Newsome climbed the 30-foot flagpole in front of South Carolina's State House to remove the Confederate flag. As the Capitol police ordered her down, Newsome continued her act of civil disobedience and took down this symbol of oppression. She paused in her descent to declare, “I come to get you in the name of God. Read More
More fantastically depressing news on the government regulated abortion front: North Carolina Republican State Rep. Jacqueline Schaffer addressed the North Carolina State House on Monday to pass a 72 hour waiting period for abortions. “The poorest decisions that we make are the ones that we make under pressure and on impulse and so we want to ensure that women have ample amount of time to receive that information so that they can make the best decision. Read More
  Produced by North Carolina’s Merge Records, Stuart McLamb has taken The Love Language from devastating heartbreak, into the freshness of a new romance (and heavier guitar riffs), to a place of soulful remembrance. That’s not to say the classic sound of love pop that can feel your pain has lost any momentum in the newest release, Ruby Red. This time, its just not as jangly and raw. Read More
Friends of Planned Parenthood in North Carolina donned their best bustles and pumps yesterday to fight the state’s latest anti-woman bill, HB730. The gals dressed up '60s style to show just how out-of-date the bill’s proposals are. They said they “love a good vintage look – but not when it’s running state legislature.” Genius! What is it about this bill that's got their knickers in a twist? Are you sitting down? It's a doozy. Read More
  Yesterday, the state of North Carolina voted in favor of Amendment 1, a constitutional civil rights violation of a bill that bans same-sex marriage and civil unions in the state. The amendment formally defines marriage as between a man and a woman, but the rest of the language of the bill is notably vague, leading to concerns that the rights of unmarried straight couples would also be in danger. The concerns stem from the line stating, "Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State. Read More