WASHINGTON — What may have been the most diverse gathering of activists ever in Washington, D.C., gathered Saturday to "March for Marriage."
While the rainbow is often used as a symbol of diversity for the Gay Rights Movement, an impressive array of racial and ethnic backgrounds were evident among those united to defend marriage.
Eric Teetsel, executive director of the Manhattan Declaration, one of the sponsors of the March for Marriage, told The Christian Post that the crowd seemed "much bigger and more engaged" than last year's March for Marriage. That may be because the event, now in its third year, is young and "slowly starting to build," and the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a gay marriage case on Tuesday. more >>
The parents of Michael Brown filed a wrongful-death lawsuit again the city of Ferguson on Thursday, which could potentially open a new investigation into the late teen's death.
Attorneys for the Brown family said the civil lawsuit could bring to light new evidence in the case that could disprove police claims that white officer Darren Wilson was justified in fatally shooting the unarmed teen. Wilson, along with former police chief Thomas Jackson, is also named in the lawsuit which seeks $75,000 in damages.
"The narrative of the law enforcement all across the country for shooting unarmed people of color is the same: That they had no other choice," attorney Benjamin Crump said. "But time and time again, the objective evidence contradicts the standard police narrative." more >>
Hundreds of protesters marched in Baltimore, Maryland, Tuesday in response to the death of 25-year-old Freddy Gray, who died while in police custody earlier this month.
Participants in the march demanded "Justice for Freddie" by calling for the six officers involved to be charged with first-degree murder.
"The crowd of protesters gathered on Tuesday evening outside the city's Western District police headquarters and marched to the spot a few blocks away where Gray was arrested," reported Reuters. "They could be seen raising their hands in the air, in what has become a protest sign since the August 2014 death of Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri." more >>
A historic Washington, D.C. church Abraham Lincoln attended while president is host to multiple events in memory of the former commander-in-chief.
New York Avenue Presbyterian Church held two of its multiple observances around the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln's assassination.
Events included a tribute concert performed Sunday by the Collegium Musicum of the University of Miami and a commemoration of the anniversary of the Lincoln assassination, which was Tuesday, by Lincoln expert John O'Brien. more >>
It would be ironic if it wasn't tragic: A black man speaks out to protect the most crucial civil right Americans have – the right to life – and is sued by what is regarded as the nation's largest civil rights group, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
Ryan Bomberger is the chief creative officer of The Radiance Foundation, which he co-founded with his wife Bethany in 2009. Created to "inspire people to embrace their intrinsic value and live a life of meaning," The Radiance Foundation was born out of his own redemptive story: a child conceived during rape, adopted early in life and now an adoptive parent himself.
In 2013, Bomberger wrote a Radiance Foundation op-ed exposing the NAACP's pro-abortion position with the parody headline "NAACP: National Association for the Abortion of Colored People" (a phrase obtained by research, as a court order bars him from saying it.) Soon after the article went live online, an NAACP lawyer sent Bomberger a letter accusing him of "trademark infringement." more >>
Judy Scott, the elderly Christian mother of 50-year-old father of four Walter Scott, shown being fatally shot in the back by South Carolina police officer Michael Slager in a now viral video, is praising God for 23-year-old witness Feidin Santana who captured video without which the truth about her son's death might have never been known.
On Saturday, April 4, The Post and Courier filed this report on Walter Scott's death.
A statement released by North Charleston police spokesman Spencer Pryor said a man ran on foot from the traffic stop and an officer deployed his department-issued Taser in an attempt to stop him. more >>