Articles by: Shannon Barber

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#AliveWhileBlack: My Personal Reality Of Racism In America

#AliveWhileBlack is a Twitter hashtag that highlights the reality of racism in America. Here’s just one story from me. Tell me, white readers, would this ever happen to you?

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Christian Homeless Shelter Program Makes Residents Work For Free, Takes Social Security And Food Stamps (VIDEO)

Tom Atchison, CEO of Tampa’s New Beginning program, is making a fortune exploiting desperate homeless people.

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N.C. Man’s Life Ruined By False Allegations Of Producing Child Pornography (VIDEO)

Tommy Wall’s life was ruined because of terrible police work and being railroaded on charges of producing child pornography.

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Clearly Delusional Fla. Man Kills Mother With Bow And Arrows

A Florida man murdered his mother with a gun, a bow and arrows. Hopefully he gets the mental health care he clearly needs.

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Bishop Calls Obama A ‘Sodomite,’ But It Has Nothing To Do With Homosexuality (AUDIO)

This Bishop has a most peculiar way of calling Obama out on immigration: calling him a sodomite.

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Virgin America Flight Forced To Make Pit Stop Because Of Masturbating Passenger

26-year-old Doug Adams forced a Virgin America flight to land in Nebraska instead of its original destination of Los Angeles because he wouldn’t stop masturbating in his seat.

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Road Raging Off-Duty Cop Shoots Woman In The Head For Cutting Him Off In Traffic (VIDEO)

Once again, a rage- filled cop fires his weapon unnecessarily, injuring an innocent civilian. But at least this one was charged.

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Wilson Lawyers: There Will Be No Apology For Michael Brown’s Family

Unsurprisingly, Darren Wilson will not be apologizing to Michael Brown’s loved ones. The reason his lawyers gave is not only infuriating. It is untrue. He isn’t apologizing because he doesn’t think what he did was wrong.

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Rep. Peter King Says A White House Invitation For Darren Wilson Would Be ‘Very Helpful’ (VIDEO)

GOP Rep. Peter King has the worst advice ever for President Obama regarding Ferguson: invite Darren Wilson to the White House.

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Ira Hansen, perhaps one of the most openly racist politicians to come out of the woodwork in a long time, is stepping down after columns where he degraded minority groups were made public.

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Nevada Assembly Speaker Resigns After Shockingly Racist Comments Come To Light

Ira Hansen, perhaps one of the most openly racist politicians to come out of the woodwork in a long time, is stepping down as Speaker of the Nevada Assembly after columns where he degraded minority groups were made public.

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Dr. William Wheeler, a viciously anti-Obama Norfolk resident, decided to shock and offend his neighbors by hanging a Nazi flag because the President took executive action on immigration.

VA Wingnut Hangs Nazi Flag To Protest Obama’s Immigration Action (VIDEO)

Dr. William Wheeler, a viciously anti-Obama Norfolk resident, decided to shock and offend his neighbors by hanging a Nazi flag because the President took executive action on immigration.

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Remember Larry Craig, the politician who was caught toe-tapping in an airport restroom and mishandling campaign funds? He is now the Idaho GOP's financial chair.

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Idaho GOP Hires Larry Craig, The Anti-Gay Senator Arrested For Soliciting Gay Sex

Remember Larry Craig, the politician who was caught toe-tapping in an airport restroom and mishandling campaign funds? He is now the Idaho GOP’s financial chair.

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The Indianapolis Star published a horribly racist, anti-immigrant cartoon drawn by cartoonist Gary Varvel. Their "apology" for the incident shows that they have no idea what was so wrong with publishing this in the first place. 

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Indianapolis Newspaper Runs Horribly Racist Cartoon, Deletes It After Social Media Mockery

The Indianapolis Star published a horribly racist, anti-immigrant cartoon drawn by cartoonist Gary Varvel. Their “apology” for the incident shows that they have no idea what was so wrong with publishing this in the first place.

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Anonymous is winning the war against the Klan. Now they have declared their opposition to the Ferguson Police as well. Will the hacktivists' targets heed the warnings?

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Anonymous Hacktivists To KKK And Ferguson Police: ‘We Are The Law Now’ (VIDEO)

Anonymous is winning the war against the Klan. Now they have declared their opposition to the Ferguson Police as well. Will the hacktivists’ targets heed the warnings?

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In this week's epic Glenn Beck rant, the conservative commentator actually says that the AP 'raped' Bill Cosby for asking him about the recent rape allegations against him.

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Glenn Beck to Associated Press: You ‘Just Raped Bill Cosby’ (VIDEO)

In this week’s epic Glenn Beck rant, the conservative commentator actually says that the AP ‘raped’ Bill Cosby for asking him about the recent rape allegations against him.

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The Supreme Court denied an emergency stay filed by SC Attorney General Alan Wilson. Marriage equality is now legal in the Palmetto State, and couples began marrying at noon on Thursday, November 20,2014. 

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Supreme Court Denies Emergency Stay, Same-Sex Marriages Begin In SC

The Supreme Court denied an emergency stay filed by SC Attorney General Alan Wilson. Marriage equality is now legal in the Palmetto State, and couples began marrying at noon on Thursday, November 20, 2014.

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The ACLU has stepped in because the school system did next to nothing when a child assumed to be LGBT was harassed by a bus driver, and rightfully so. Shame on this school district.

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Louisiana Bus Driver Keeps Student On Board, Tells Him He Has To Repent For ‘Sin’ Of Homosexuality

The ACLU has stepped in because the school system did next to nothing when a child assumed to be LGBT was harassed by a bus driver, and rightfully so. Shame on this school district.

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Protesters rallied outside the courthouse in Clayton, MO, where a grand jury is expected to return a decision on Darren Wilson any day now. Their war cry was "We want an indictment, the cops don't like it."

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Ferguson Protesters Chant ‘We Want An Indictment’ Outside Courthouse As Grand Jury Deliberates

Protesters rallied outside the courthouse in Clayton, MO, where a grand jury is expected to return a decision on Darren Wilson any day now. Their war cry was “We want an indictment, the cops don’t like it.”

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Bill Cosby's interview with NPR's Scott Simon could not have been more awkward, as he couldn't find it within himself to utter so much as a word when asked about the resurgence of allegations of rape against him. (Image via YouTube)

Bill Cosby Responds To Rape Allegations With Total Silence In Most Awkward Interview Ever

Bill Cosby’s interview with NPR’s Scott Simon could not have been more awkward, as he couldn’t find it within himself to utter so much as a word when asked about the resurgence of allegations of rape against him.

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Bill Maher tells his audience and panel that the Mormon religion is "based on a 19th Century sex cult."

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Bill Maher Says Mormonism Is ‘Based On A 19th Century Sex Cult’

Bill Maher tells his audience and panel that the Mormon religion is “based on a 19th Century sex cult.”

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