As public outrage grew amid reports of student Ahmed Mohamed's arrest for taking a homemade clock to school last week, new questions are emerging about the 14-year-old who became an international sensation and the authenticity of his clock.
Mayor Beth Van Duyne of Irving, Texas, where MacArthur High School is located, said Tuesday, "The other side of the story is not coming out," during a televised interview with Glenn Beck.
Van Duyne and local law enforcement officials in Irving are calling on Mohamed's parents to allow for the additional release of information regarding the incident at Mohamed's high school in the Irving Independent School District. However, according to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the family's attorney has advised them not to agree to the information release request. more >>
Ta'Rhonda Jones says she got a sign from Jesus Christ before landing the role of Cookie Lyons' assistant on FOX's breakout series "Empire" in 2014, and now her level of fame makes it difficult for her to worship in church.
"The preacher will say, 'Y'all give it up for the girl from 'Empire,' so I take the back door to exit," she told The New York Post. "The bad part is that people that did me wrong in the past now try to reach out to me like we are friends."
When Jones, 27, initially auditioned for the show, she was going through a tough time trying to transition from a job at a nursing home to a possible hospital job. When the opportunity to join the cast of "Empire" came along, she prayed for a sign. more >>
A Christian woman from India who was hired by a British family to work as a nanny in extremely poor conditions and prohibited from practicing her Christian faith, won £184,000 in unpaid wages in the U.K.'s first-ever caste discrimination case.
Lawyers who defended Permila Tirkey, 39, who hails from Birhar — one of the poorest states in India, claimed that her employers, Ajay and Pooja Chandhok, discriminated against her by denying her basic amenities, such as proper clothing and a place to sleep, while under their employ in the U.K.
Tirkey worked 18-hour days seven days a week and was paid 11p ($16.76) per hour. She slept on a foam mattress and was barred from bringing her Bible into the country. She was also not allowed to go to church or call her family. more >>
Pop singer Selena Gomez has revealed her favorite Christian singer to be an award-winning Hillsong worship leader.
The "Same Old Love" singer, who regularly attends Australian megachurch Hillsong's U.S. branches, was asked to name her "favorite Christian artist" while promoting her latest movie "Hotel Transylvania 2." After briefly pondering, Gomez praised acclaimed New Zealand singer-songwriter Brooke Fraser, whom she also knows personally.
"I'm trying to think," Gomez, 23, told Breathecast's Jeannie Law in Miami last week. "I love Brooke Fraser. She's my favorite and I have the pleasure of knowing her and she's incredible. I've always loved her music." more >>
More than two decades after releasing her debut album Tisha, Hollywood actress Tisha Campbell-Martin is back with a powerful new single "Steel Here," which she said is about forgiving her alleged childhood rapist.
At age 3, Campbell, who's a Christian, was allegedly sexually assaulted by a man who apologized for the attack more than 40 years later via a five-page letter. She described the apology as a blessing and has since forgiven her attacker.
A town in Texas has decided to remove a sign reading "Jesus Welcomes You" following amid threats of a lawsuit from the nation's largest atheist organization.
Hawkins City Council voted earlier this week to remove the sign after a survey of the land where the sign is located confirmed that it was on public property, according to local media.