Letifah Wilson, who is the sister of Nia Wilson, is comforted by Beatrice X. Johnson, the aunt of Oscar Grant, after Wilson made a statement in a news conference outside the BART board room on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. Family members of Oscar Grant, Nia Wilson and Sahleem Tindle were present as well as Cat Brooks, who is executive director of Justice Teams Network and co-founder of the Anti Police-Terror Project, who called for BART director Debora Allen to resign.Photo: Santiago Mejia / The Chronicle … [Read more...] about Family of Oscar Grant calls on BART director to step down
KILMEADE: You hope you're in a fun story. And I looked at the crawl and had Hong Kong and all the arrest so it's not a fun story, but people do want to laugh, and especially in the middle of a pandemic, we know been through before. So, to see a slice alight from an anchor and everyone thinks our lives are perfect especially Dana's and Katie's, and to see like the real world happen, I think -- I think the audience loves it. … [Read more...] about Alleged Epstein accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell arrested by FBI
As Mark Goodacre, Professor of New Testament at Duke University, told the Daily Beast, “The Gospel writers have little interest in the precise location of Jesus’ trials. Writing a generation or more after the events they are describing, and at some geographical distance, it is unlikely that they provide us with the kinds of clues that we would like to see. So while this discovery is exciting, we should be cautious about over-stating its importance for studying the historical Jesus.” Tradition has the beginning of the Via Dolorosa wrong, and probably the end too; it’s safe to say that the stuff in between probably doesn’t pan out either. In short, we don’t know the route that Jesus walked or the location of Jesus’ tomb. … [Read more...] about Oops! Jesus’ Last Steps Are in the Wrong Place
It seems pretty innocuous: a proposal to close the doors of all New Orleans’ bars—including those along its notorious Bourbon Street—at 3 a.m. every night. That doesn’t mean the bars have to, you know, close close—they can still stay open and serve customers 24 hours if they choose—but they’d have to literally close their doors to the street. The idea is to prod drinkers to go home and thus make city streets safer and quieter. … [Read more...] about Is it Closing Time for Bourbon Street?
Watch the performance again. It is breathtaking. The audience leapt to their feet as she hit that celebrated, final high B, none the wiser that she was given, according to The New Yorker, just 20 minutes notice that she would be performing. Faith Hill can be seen in the clip wiping tears from her eyes. Celine Dion is exuberantly applauding, shaking her head in disbelief at what she just watched. … [Read more...] about When Aretha Franklin Sang ‘Nessun Dorma’ at the Grammys: The Story Behind the Greatest Award Show Performance Ever