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Missouri Has Been Declared A State Of Emergency Prior To Darren Wilson’s Grand Jury Decision

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  • Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency in Missouri while awaiting the Ferguson grand jury decision about Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed teenager Michael Brown. [Raw Story]
  • Anonymous is doxxing Ku Klux Klan members who have been threatening violence in Ferguson, Missouri. [Daily Dot]
  • Leslie Feinberg, legendary trans* activist, pioneering trans* historian, and communist, has died of medical complications. [Flavorwire] Keep reading »

Jane Byrne, Chicago’s First And Only Female Mayor, Has Died

  • Chicago’s first and only female mayor, Jane Byrne, has passed away. [Sun-Times]
  • #YouKnowHerName is trending over the media gag order on saying rape and suicide victim Rehtaeh Parson’s name in Canada. [Jezebel]
  • President Obama’s immigration plan would extend protection to 5 million unauthorized immigrants. [New York Times]
  • The KKK is threatening lethal force on protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, pending the Grand Jury decision on Officer Darren Wilson’s indictment. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

It Gets 0.86 Percent Better For The Gays And Lesbians Every Year

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  • Public opinion of homosexuality improves by 0.86 percent per year worldwide. [The Daily Beast]
  • The Ku Klux Klan says that it’s embracing racial diversity in order to work toward building a “strong America.” OK. [The Root]
  • The Bath Film Festival has a feminist rating for movies this year. [Marie Claire]
  • Nico Lang dissects the cultural trope of the “crazy bitch” in relation to Taylor Swift’s new video. [Daily Dot]
  • Amanda Palmer regrets making a snap decision to continue extending an invitation to Jian Ghomeshi to join her in Toronto on her book tour. [Salon]
  • Read about the relationship between body hair and femininity. [YouBeauty]

Police Say Sharmeka Moffitt Set Herself On Fire In Alleged KKK Attack

Sharmeka Moffitt

Yesterday. we were aghast to hear that a 20-year-old Louisiana woman named Sharmeka Moffitt claimed she had been attacked by three men and set on fire, burning the majority of her body, in a hate crime.

Last night, police confirmed that Sharmeka Moffitt actually faked the “attack,” scrawled the n-word and KKK on her car, and set herelf ablaze. Keep reading »

UPDATE: Sharmeka Moffitt, 20, Set On Fire In Alleged KKK Attack In Louisiana

Sharmeka Moffitt

UPDATE: Police now say Sharmeka Moffitt set herself on fire and wrote “KKK” and a racial slur on her car herself. She is still in critical condition at a hospital in Louisiana. [MSN]

There are no words to really describe this: the FBI in Louisiana are investigating a possible hate crime attack by the Ku Klux Klan on Sharmeka Moffitt, a 20-year-old black woman, on Sunday evening. Police say Moffitt called 911 to report that three people in white hoodies attacked her. The men pounced on Moffitt while she was exercising alone in a park in Winnsboro, set her on fire, and spraypainted “KKK” on her car. Sharmeka Moffitt has third-degree burns over the majority of her body and has been hospitalized in critical condition. Our thoughts are with her and her family. [KLFYUPIThe Franklin Sun]

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