NFL star Benjamin Watson believes the Cincinnati Zoo made the right decision after zookeepers killed a 17-year-old western lowland gorilla in order to prevent the animal from killing a 4-year-old boy who fell into its pen on Saturday.
Outrage toward the Cincinnati Zoo has grown considerably since staff shot and killed wothe gorilla on Saturday after a 4-year-old boy somehow accessed the exhibit.
Although the 450-pound endangered gorilla dragged the small child through the mote of its pen, animal rights activists have called on the United States Department of Agriculture to punish the zoo for violating the Animal Welfare Act. more >>
A Baltimore pastor was shot to death outside of her home in North Baltimore last Friday morning, and her murder has left friends, family members and investigators asking why.
Forty-one-year-old Latrina Ashburne, who worked as a teacher's aide at Francis Scott Key Elementary School and was an associate pastor at Kingdom Restoration Center church, was attacked and shot as she was leaving her home around 7:30 a.m. Friday morning.
Police say that the gunman approached Ashburne as she was getting into her car on Rosalind Ave in the Cylburn neighborhood. When Ashburne tried to run away from the shooter, he gunned her down. She later died in a hospital. more >>
The Islamic State terrorist organization in Iraq has found yet another new and barbaric way to execute jihadi leaders who fail to meet the group's military expectations.
According to a Kurdish commander who spoke with the Iranian media outlet AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA), IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL) recently executed a number of its own commanders for failing to "accomplish their chief duties."
Instead of just shooting the commanders in the back of the head or beheading them like the group has done with many others, IS employed another new and frightening method for execution designed to scare other militants. more >>
China Aid has reported in its 2015 Annual Report of Religious and Human Rights Persecution in China that as many as 20,000 people suffered religious persecution by the Communist Party throughout the year. Despite imcreasing persecution, however, the number of Christians in the country continues to grow.
"In 2015, China Aid documented 634 cases of persecution in which 19,426 religious practitioners were persecuted, representing an 8.62 percent increase from 2014's 17,884 religious practitioners persecuted," the report stated.
"A number of factors led to the increases, including a widespread, barbaric round up of China's human rights legal professionals, activists and family members in July 2015," it added. more >>
Pro-life advocates are warning that Senate Republicans have included a provision in the critically important National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that could enable millions of dollars designated to fight sex trafficking to be used to promote or fund abortion.
Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., introduced legislation last year called the End Modern Slavery Initiative Act (EMSI), which essentially would create a congressionally chartered non-profit, public-private entity that would receive funding from the United States government, foreign governments and businesses to give to organizations to help end human trafficking around the world.
Although such an intergovernmental private-public partnership might seem like a no-brainer, pro-life organizations are opposing the legislation because it does not include basic pro-life protections to guarantee that money will not be used to fund or promote abortion. more >>
On Thursday, Google celebrated the 95th birthday of Yuri Kochiyama, an Asian American who was known around the world for her dedication to fight for human rights, injustice, and racism.
While Kochiyama passed away in 2014 due to natural causes according to her family, her legacy lives on and many activist groups across the globe continue to honor the work she has done in fighting against inequality. Below are some interesting things that some may not have known of the woman who befriended Malcolm X.
1. An advocate for prisoners Triggered by the memory of her father who was taken into custody shortly after the Pearl Harbor attacks, Mary Yuriko Nakahara decided to become an advocate not only for racism and inequality but for prisoners as well. According to the Los Angeles Times, Kochiyama helped organize calls for the reconsideration of charges on prisoners which were considered to be motivated by political causes. more >>