Mizzou journalism faculty voting on booting out ‘I need some muscle’ professor who blocked reporter

Mizzou journalism faculty voting on booting out ‘I need some muscle’ professor who blocked reporter

Bethania Palma Markus Officials at the Missouri School of Journalism are deciding the fate of an instructor who was filmed in a heated confrontation with a photojournalist who was snapping photos of a protest at the university, the Missourian reports. Melissa Click could be barred from the journalism department after a confrontation with freelancer Tim Tai and

Mormons plan mass resignations over ‘kick in the stomach’ decision to label gay members ‘apostates’

Mormons plan mass resignations over ‘kick in the stomach’ decision to label gay members ‘apostates’

Tom Boggioni Organizers in Salt Lake City are putting together a mass protest against the Mormon church on Saturday that will include formalized resignations over church elders’ recent decision to label gay members “apostates.” A rally is planned at City Creek Park in Salt Lake City this Saturday, where members will be given assistance in

Texas county hides details of next Jade Helm-style war games — and hopes to avoid freakout this time

Texas county hides details of next Jade Helm-style war games — and hopes to avoid freakout this time

Tom Boggioni Officials in Bastrop County, Texas — which was the epicenter of Jade Helm hysteria this past summer — have approved another military exercise in the area next year but are keeping the details secret to avoid the craziness this time. According to the Statesman, Bastrop County commissioners approved a request on Monday from

‘Insufficient evidence’ charge ex-Milwaukee cop who killed Dontre Hamilton

‘Insufficient evidence’ charge ex-Milwaukee cop who killed Dontre Hamilton

Reuters The Justice Department said on Tuesday there is insufficient evidence to pursue federal criminal civil rights charges against a former Milwaukee police officer in the death of an unarmed black man. Former Milwaukee Police Officer Christopher Manney was fired after fatally shooting Dontre Hamilton on April 30, 2014. Federal authorities reviewed evidence collected in

Pastor who wants gay people executed says nobody is more persecuted than the Duggars

Pastor who wants gay people executed says nobody is more persecuted than the Duggars

Bethania Palma Markus Kevin Swanson, a right-wing Christian pastor who believes LGBT people should be put to death, thinks the Duggars are persecuted. Speaking at the National Religious Liberties Conference over the weekend, a swaying, panting Swanson said, in a video posted by Right Wing Watch, that the “Quiverfull” movement is one of the most persecuted

More Americans fear gun violence than terrorism: poll

More Americans fear gun violence than terrorism: poll

International Business Times

More Americans are more worried about being a victim of gun violence than a victim of terrorism, according to a McClatchy-Marist poll released Tuesday. Of the Americans surveyed, 63 percent said they feared they or someone they know would die as a result of gun violence, compared with the 29 percent who said they register terrorist…

Ohio college production casts white actor as Martin Luther King Jr. in biographical play

Ohio college production casts white actor as Martin Luther King Jr. in biographical play

Amanda Holpuch, The Guardian Kent University production of Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop featured a white and black actor, which Hall says was ‘disrespectful’ and a ‘disservice’ The casting of a white actor as Martin Luther King in an Ohio university production of Katori Hall’s acclaimed play The Mountaintop was “a disservice to not just Dr