Durham's Holy Cross Catholic Church made history on Sunday, as Father Pius Wekesa became pastor of the historically Black parish.
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- Raleigh News and Observer
“Fifty years ago I could hold my son in my arms,” his mother, Anne Graham Lotz, said on social media. “Now I have placed him in the arms of Jesus.”
If you happened to stroll by Union Square in New York City on Sunday, you might have been greeted by an unusual sight: people posing nude, their bodies covered in floral designs and stars painted in bright colors. "The idea of the event is really to promote free expression and acceptance of all people, their ideas as artists and also their bodies," said artist Andy Golub, the event's main organizer. It was also a way to celebrate New York City's emerging from the deadly coronavirus pandemic after more than a year of restrictions that forced the city that never sleeps to grind to almost a complete halt.
- USA TODAY Opinion
The school used a policy meant to protect religious groups to exclude them instead. That violates the Constitution.
- WTVD – Raleigh/Durham
Two men were shot and killed inside a car on the entrance ramp to I-85 at Duke Street on Friday.
- The Wrap
No one has “had it” with Megyn Kelly more than MSNBC's Tiffany Cross, who dedicated a segment of her show, “The Cross Connection,” to addressing the former Fox News host’s repeated attacks on prominent Black women like Naomi Osaka and Meghan Markle -- and Cross did not hold back in her reproach. On Saturday’s episode of “The Cross Connection,” Cross took "a slightly different approach” from her usual current events coverage by addressing someone “completely irrelevant.” “I’m speaking, of course,
Cases of discrimination and harassment against Muslim Americans spiked in May and June, according to a report published by the Council of American-Islamic Relations.Why it matters: CAIR, the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, typically publishes an annual report documenting anti-Muslim bias incidents but elected to release a mid-year report given the recent spike. Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeThe
- Business Insider
After a Hillsong Church member who derided the vaccine online died of COVID-19, its founder called the shot a 'personal decision'
The member, who was in his 30s, joked about the virus online and said he would not get vaccinated even while sick with COVID-19.
- CBS News
The relationship between high school sweethearts turns toxic, culminating in a fatal shooting with allegations of abuse that would leave their families shattered and their small town of Griffin, Georgia, divided over the evidence in the case.
- Rolling Stone
In 1999, Rolling Stone profiled a college student leading a new white nationalist party. Twenty years and several identities later, he turned up dead in a brutal murder that remains unsolved
- Miami Herald
Two of Jack Montgomery’s stepsons told police their 6-foot-2, 270-pound stepfather gave their 6-year-old brother, Brice Russell, a beating that included grabbing a leg and slinging Brice so that his head smacked a high shelf or cabinet in their Tampa area hotel room.
A car dealership fired an employee who wrote a 'racist' Facebook post calling a first time buyer 'Bon Quisha'
Trinity Bethune's excitement over buying her first car was dampened by a "racial slur" from North Carolina Honda dealership, she told ABC11.
- The Daily Beast
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Getty/Instagram“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time,” the late icon Maya Angelou once said, and indeed Black women have long been the canaries in the coal mine before controversy, corruption, and scandal emerge, providing the receipts and spending the time and energy to expose deception and scams.It was Black women who spoke out loudly about Donald Trump in 2016. Black women who organized #MuteRKelly long before it was socially a
- The Guardian
A growing Latino population is slowly shifting the demographics of US dairyland – and keeping the industry goingThis is part two of a two-part series, read part one here Solomon works on a farm with 650 cows in Monroe, Wisconsin. Photograph: Greg Kahn/The Guardian Products spring out from the walls of Veracruz Mexican market in Monroe, Wisconsin: packets of cinnamon sticks, nuts, seeds, herbs, spices, tiny rainbow-colored sprinkles, chicle; a wall of healthcare like anxiety pills and vitamins fo
As the search for remains in the collapsed apartment block ends, one victim remains unaccounted for.
Bryan Anthony Rhoden has been hit with 15 counts of criminal charges in connection with the July 3 murder of […] The post Bryan Anthony Rhoden charged with 15 criminal counts for triple murder on Georgia golf course appeared first on TheGrio.
- Washington Examiner
A Florida man who returned home from a doctor's appointment got a surprise, and an eyeful, when he discovered a woman skinny-dipping in his pool.
A vehicle carrying tourists from Delhi is struck by large rocks in the state of Himachal Pradesh.
- The Daily Beast
‘Avenge Her Murder’: The Grisly Killing of an Ex-Diplomat’s Daughter Ignites a Wave of Fury Worldwide
Zahra HaiderFour days after the headless body of a former Pakistani diplomat’s young daughter was discovered in Islamabad, her death has ignited a wave of fury across the globe and sparked calls for stronger protections for women in Pakistan. Near the Toronto waterfront, writer and activist Zahra Haider—who grew up with both the 27-year-old victim, Noor Mukadam, and her alleged killer, Zahir Jaffer—hosted a vigil in Queen’s Park on Friday night. Haider opened the vigil with a quote from writer M
- NBC News
A driver was having a seizure in his car, which came to a stop in his neighbor's yard. The owners told the man who rushed to the driver's aid to "get off our lawn," officials said.
Washington D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee said marijuana is “undoubtedly” a factor in the city’s rise in violent crimes during […] The post D.C. Police Chief: Marijuana ‘undoubtedly’ connected to violent crime surge appeared first on TheGrio.