A coalition of LGBT activist groups have sent a letter to the NCAA demanding the student athletic organization divest from Christian colleges that are seeking Title IX exemptions.
Dozens of Christian institutions have sought waivers from the U.S. Department of Education's Title IX federal funding requirements due to implementation issues regarding sexual orientation and gender identity, citing their religiously-influenced views on sexual ethics.
Organized by the LGBT group Campus Pride, more than 80 organizations sent a letter to the NAACP last week calling for it to "divest from all religious based campuses" that asked for the waivers, which they claim are "discriminatory." more >>
A human rights group has called on Egypt to drop charges against four Christian teenagers and their teacher who were accused of blasphemy for making a private video that mocks the Islamic State terror group.
Human Rights Watch issued a statement Sunday calling on Egyptian authorities to "quash blasphemy sentences handed down to four Christian boys and their teacher over a video mocking ISIS They should also revoke the penal code article that authorities use to prosecute blasphemy."
Nadim Houry, deputy Middle East director for the group, added in a statement that the four children sentenced were only playing an immature joke. more >>
Money does strange things to people. Some folk just do not know how to handle stumbling across a lot of cash. Others, like one little tyke, can't stop laughing.
In a video uploaded to YouTube last month by Pejman Azimi, one baby just cannot stop laughing at dad's counting of the paper bills.
Maybe it's the movement of the currency; the rolling of the paper. Maybe that new cash smell has gotten under the infant's nostrils. more >>
By now everyone in the Western hemisphere that has Internet access has heard Pharrell Williams' hit song and viral sensation "Happy." But you might not have heard it like this.
In a blind audition for the singing competition "The Voice," contestant Brian Nhira wowed the judges and the audience with his performance of the song.
He hits the notes perfectly and gets the cheers of the audience and the respect of the judges, one of whom was Williams himself. more >>
A Baltimore police officer is praising a teenager who knelt down and prayed over a homeless man.
University of Maryland, Baltimore police officer Eric Gaines shared an inspirational photo this week that shows the teenager saying a prayer for a sleeping homeless man near a campus bus stop.
Seventeen-year-old Nihad Barakat Shamo Alawsi escaped the Islamic State with her life, but in the process left her newborn baby behind.
In 2014, Alawsi was captured by Islamic State militants after the terror group had taken over her town of Sinjar in northwest Iraq, abducting her and 27 of her family members, according to Daily Mail. Alwasi, 15 at the time, was held captive in Mosul where she was repeatedly beaten and raped by jihadists.
"They raped us, they killed our men, they took our babies away from us," she recently told AMAR Foundation, an organization that helps people in areas of conflict. "The worst thing was the torture in Mosul. We were beaten and raped continuously for two weeks." more >>