On Tuesday, former NBA star Charles Barkley offered his opinion about the Ferguson grand jury's decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown.
"The true story came out from the grand jury testimony," Barkley told Mike Missanelli, host on Philadelphia radio station 97.5. "Key forensic evidence and several black witnesses that supported Officer Darren Wilson's story," he continued. "I can't believe anything I hear on television anymore. And, that's why I don't like talking about race issues with the media anymore, because they (the media) love this stuff, and lead people to jump to conclusions. The media shouldn't do that. They never do that when black people kill each other."
Barkley is known for being controversial. In 2013, he notably said he agreed with the verdict handed down in the George Zimmerman case after Zimmerman was found not guilty of killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The case, much like the Michael Brown case, divided the country and brought up the topic of race relations as well. more >>
A pregnant Christian women living in Pakistan is no longer expecting her baby after suffering a miscarriage that resulted from being stripped naked and beaten by two Muslim men earlier in November.
Twenty-eight-year-old Christian Elishba Bibi, who was three months pregnant at the time, was stripped naked and beaten by two Muslim brothers, Muneeb and Mobeel Gondal, after she allegedly had an argument over her faith with the brothers' mother and sister on November 16 in the Sheikhupura district in the Punjab province.
UCANews reports that Bibi told police that after she had an argument with the two muslim women, the two brothers proceeded to beat her with iron pipes, stripped out of her clothing and then dragged her into the street, where she later fell unconscious. She additionally reported that the two men also robbed her of her cellphone, gold necklace and the equivalent of about $10. more >>
Bill Cosby has offered refunds to anyone who originally purchased tickets to his show in Tarrytown, New York this month, showing signs that the comedian is responding to pressure and outrage from the public over allegations of sexual assault and rape.
"Mr. Cosby's management is now allowing for refunds for any patron's (sic) that do not wish to attend the show. Please let me know if I may cancel and refund your order," the Music Hall box office announced in an email on Nov. 29.
Cosby, who was a huge influence on culture and television in the 1980s and 1990s, has recently been struggling with 18 public allegations from women who say they were drugged and sexually assaulted or raped by Cosby. While he has not issued a personal response to the claims, his business has been faltering. Netflix and NBC both pulled projects he was working on, and several shows on his comedy tour have been cancelled as well. more >>
Atlanta Fire Rescue Department Chief Kelvin Cochran has been suspended without pay for one month and will be forced to undergo sensitivity training after espousing his Christian beliefs in a religious book.
Earlier this week, City officials said Cochran had violated policy by self-publishing a book last year about his Christian values without their knowledge and then handing it out to employees. In the book titled Who Told You That You Are Naked? he calls homosexuality "sexual perversion" and likens it to "bestiality" which one city spokeswoman described as "alarming."
"One of the most alarming things is that we did not know about the book when it was published," said city spokeswoman Anne Torres. "We understand that he was distributing the book to other employees. We are still not sure what the circumstances surrounding them are." more >>
I received a Facebook message the other day from one of my readers in Cordova, Alaska.
Kanji Christian had purchased a copy of my new book – God Less America – and he enjoyed the book so much he decided to donate a copy to the public library.
The folks at the library said it would take a while for them to approve the book. A few months later, Kanji dropped by hoping to find his donated copy of God Less America on the bookshelf. But the book was nowhere to be found. more >>
Fans of TLC's reality TV show "19 Kids and Counting" have created a petition to support the Christian family amid a push by LGBT activists to get the show canceled because Michelle Duggar campaigned against a pro-LGBT ordinance in her community.
In August, Michelle actively campaigned against an ordinance in Fayetteville, Arkansas, that would've prohibited discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. According to critics, the ordinance had several negative consequences, including allowing transgendered men, or men who identify as female, to use women's restrooms.
"In the past few days, liberal extremists have launched a full-scale attack on the Duggars, demanding that The Learning Channel cancel the Duggars' popular reality TV show," reads the pro-Duggar petition. more >>