Activist who took down Confederate flag says it’s ‘my calling as a freedom …

(CNN) The woman who shimmied up a flagpole at the South Carolina state capitol last week and removed the Confederate battle flag told CNN she has no regrets about doing it, even if she serves time for it. Bree Newsome, a filmmaker and activist from ...

Beatles cartoonist swings through Iowa

In the early 1960s, when a television producer asked the graphic artist Ron Campbell if he might like to make a cartoon about an upstart group called The Beatles, the artist was skeptical. "I mean, Jiminy Cricket was OK, but for the most part, insec

NYT Passes on Muhammed Cartoons, But Prints Condom Pope

When asked by the Examiner why the Times would happily run a several-hundred-word article on a portrait of Pope Benedict made out of condoms, currently being exhibited somewhere in Wisconsin, they explained that, unlike the Muhammed cartoon

Paper that won’t publish Mohammed cartoons oddly okay with Pope portrait …

That's great, but neither were the Charlie Hebdo cartoons. Charb, the editor of Charlie Hebdo who was murdered in the January terror attack, wrote a book (published posthumously) that criticized France for scapegoating Muslims immigrants for t

McClatchy Cartoons for the week of June 28, 2015

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Steve Breen

Stephen Paul Breen (born April 26, 1970 in Los Angeles, California) is a nationally syndicated cartoonist. He twice won the Pulitzer Prize, in 1998 and 2009. He graduated from Huntington Beach High School in 1988 and attended the University

Cartoons by Alli Kirkham explain sexual consent in everyday terms

Fed up with the 'confusion' around the subject, blogger, cartoonist and contributor to the website Everyday Feminism (where these cartoons were first published) Alli Kirkham created this series of cartoons which perfectly break down what consent mea

5 current kids cartoons that adults need to be watching

Cartoons are like any other medium: they run the gamut from “Oh God I can feel myself getting dumber from watching this” to “This show better get nominated for an Emmy.” The latter category has recently been dominated by animation created specifical

NYT Bans Mohammad Cartoons – Runs This Instead . . .

Earlier this week the New York Times published a portrait of Pope Benedict XVI made completely out of condoms. The decision to publish Niki Johnsons “artwork” called “Eggs Benedict” stands in sharp contrast to the Mohammad cartoons that ran in the ...

A cartoonist takes on the BP oil spill

BP has agreed to pay a record $18.7 billion to settle federal and state claims against it for its role in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, sidestepping years of litigation with a promise to pour funds for nearly two decades into efforts to repair va

Amir Khan: Fasting during Ramadan a worthwhile ‘sacrifice’

With Ramadan coinciding with the hot weather - not to mention the longest possible hours of daylight - fasting Muslims in the UK are certainly being challenged at the moment. But how do elite sportsmen like Amir Khan cope with training in the absen

Captain of TransAsia Flight 235 shut off working engine after other failed

Fifty eight people were aboard TransAsia Airways ATR-72 when it veered out of control as it flew to Kinmen, off the coast of the Chinese province of Xiamen on February 2, 2015. The passenger plane clipped a bridge and plunged into a river in Taiw

China Says 6.5 Quake Hits Far Western Region of Xinjiang

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake shook buildings in China's far western region of Xinjiang on Friday, sending people out onto the streets, but there were no immediate reports of casualties from the sparsely populated area surrounding the epicenter. The qua

Boko Haram slaughters 150 in Nigeria

At least 150 people have been killed in an attack believed to have been carried out by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria's north-eastern Borno state. By: ANI | July 3, 2015 10:06 am. G+. At least 150 people have been killed in an attack believed to have ...

More tough talks ahead as US, Cuba seek to normalize relations

July 20 is the date when the United States and Cuba officially restore diplomatic ties. But that moment, historic as it is after a break of more than five decades, doesn't mean the tough conversations are over. Full normalization between the two ...

IS destroys 2000-year old lion statue outside Palmyra museum

Before Syria's crisis began in March 2011, more than 150,000 tourists visited Palmyra every year. (Reuters Photo). Share. Islamic State group militants destroyed a famous statue of a lion outside the main museum in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra ...

Capsized Philippine ferry death toll rises to 38

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — At least three more bodies have been recovered from a ferry that capsized in choppy waters in the central Philippines, raising the death toll in the accident to 38 with 15 others missing, the coast guard said Friday. At ...

Health: For Some Veterans, A Popular Tradition Can Trigger Painful Memories

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Big Fourth of July festivities coming up this holiday weekend, but for some veterans a popular tradition can trigger painful memories. Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl explains how one group is trying to raise awareness about the ...

Perry: GOP lost ‘moral legitimacy’ by dropping appeal to black voters

Rick Perry extended an outstretched hand to black voters Thursday, criticizing his own party for championing states' rights while doing too little for civil rights. In a speech before the National Press Club in Washington, Perry appeared to ask for a ...

Adelaide Crows’ AFL match against Geelong cancelled after Phil Walsh’s death …

AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan says the Adelaide Crows' match against Geelong will be cancelled, but the remainder of round 14 will go ahead after the stabbing death of Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh. In news that shocked the AFL world, Walsh ...

Presidential run may be one of Trump’s costlier business decisions

Running for president may turn out to be one of Donald Trump's more costly business decisions. Fallout from Trump's disparaging comments about Mexican immigrants continued Thursday as left-leaning groups pressed businesses to sever ties with the real ...