WASHINGTON — A group of black pastors asserted Wednesday that in order to change the impoverished, crime-stricken cultures in America's inner cities, more emphasis needs to be placed on responsibility, education and entrepreneurship instead of blaming the police for problems facing troubled African-Americans.
Bishop E.W. Jackson from The Called Church in Chesapeake, Virginia, and other black ministers from the organization STAND (Staying True to America's National Destiny) gathered at the National Press Club to announce the launch of Project Awakening, a private-sector, church-centered, comprehensive plan for the recovery of America's inner cities that focuses on teaching children they have options and responsibilities in life.
While the pastors detailed how the project aims to build relationships between churches, police, the black community and businesses to create cultural renewal, entrepreneurial awakening, and technical education for inner city children, the ministers did not refrain from chastising the Black Lives Matter movement for propagating a "demonic" message that does not offer a solution but simply puts police officers in harm's way. more >>
A school district in the suburbs of Chicago has agreed to a settlement with the federal government that grants a transgender student access to the girls' locker room a month after the United States Department of Education threatened the school with disciplinary action.
In early November, the Department of Education's Civil Rights Office gave Township High School District 211 in Palatine, Illinois, just 30 days to grant a biologically male transgender student use of the girl's locker room or the school would have been at risk of losing nearly $6 million in federal funding.
The CRO claimed that denying the transgender student access to the girls' locker room was a violation of Title IX, which is the law that prohibits discrimination based on sex and is the first time that the federal government has found a school in violation of Title IX because of a transgender-related issue. more >>
A team of scientists have announced that they may be getting close to finally locating the elusive "Hillary Clinton Accomplishment" particle.
Researchers from the Whitewater Institute of Ethics held a press conference Monday in which they stated they were close to locating the mysterious microscopic substance.
"After months and months of research and data collecting, our team believes it is that much closer to finding the HCAP," explained one scientist. more >>
With a great deal of success on her resume, Roma Downey is revealing why she doesn't compare herself to others in a stripped down conversation for "Breaking Bread With Brooke Burke."
"If you live your life comparing yourself to other people, there's always going to be somebody that has something that you think you would be happier with if you had it," Downey says on the holiday episode on the Feeln it streaming service. "If you compare yourself to somebody that you think you have more than them you risk being prideful. I think if you live your life just being grateful for what you've got, gratitude is the key to happiness."
Television personality Brooke ("Dancing With The Stars" ) and her actor husband, David Charvet ("Melrose Place"), invited their good friends Downey ("Touched by an Angel") and her husband, Mark Burnett ( "The Voice"), over for a dinner that was filmed by TV cameras. The couples shared laughter over their roasted chicken and homemade bread while Burnett even shared a special prayer before they ate. more >>
Democratic 2016 presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton was forced by a female voter to respond to rape and sexual assault accusations against her husband, former President Bill Clinton, during a campaign event in New Hampshire on Thursday.
In a clip from the event posted to YouTube, the unidentified woman asked Clinton: "You say that all rape victims should be believed, but would you say that about Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey and Paula Jones? Should we believe them as well?"
Without skipping a beat, Clinton responded: "Well, I would say that everybody should be believed at first until they are disbelieved on evidence." more >>
A network of over 1,100 Christian nuns have reportedly been dressing as prostitutes and infiltrating brothels around the world in a mission to save victims of sex trafficking.
"I'm not trying to be sensational, but I'm trying to underscore the fact this is a world that has lost innocence ... where dark forces are active," John Studzinski, the investment banker and philanthropist who chairs the Talitha Kum network, told Reuters.
"These are problems caused by poverty and equality, but it goes well beyond that." more >>