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Georgia Police Arrest White Teenager Before She Could Carry out Planned Attack on Black Churchgoers

A white female teenager has been arrested in Gainesville, Ga., after her high school peers told administrators on Friday about her notebook filled with plans to kill Black churchgoers at the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, according to police. The 16-year-old girl was charged with criminal attempt to commit murder…

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Church Leader and Mental Health Advocate Jarrid Wilson Kill Himself

Jarrid Wilson was a well-known California megachurch leader and mental health advocate. He killed himself at age 30 on Monday after tweeting multiple messages about depression and his faith. Wilson was a preacher at the megachurch Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, Calif. He also helped co-found the mental health nonprofit…

Aretha Franklin Funeral Set for August 31 in Detroit

(Reuters) — A funeral for the late recording star Aretha Franklin has been scheduled for Aug. 31 in Detroit, following a two-day public viewing of her casket, and her body will be entombed at a family gravesite, relatives announced on Friday through a publicist. Franklin, the preacher’s daughter who became…

N.C. Republicans Seek to Ban Gay Marriage

Still reeling on the backlash from its discriminatory “bathroom bill,” North Carolina is back with yet another attack on the LGBT community. Reps. Larry Pittman, Michael Speciale, and Carl Ford, all Republicans, on Tuesday filed House Bill 780, or the “Uphold Historical Marriage Act,” that would not only ban gay…

Dylann Roof Found Guilty of Charleston Massacre

By Sheryl Estrada A Charleston, S.C., jury on Thursday found Dylann Roof guilty on all 33 counts of federal hate crimes. Roofmurdered nine Black men and womenand attempted to kill three others during Bible study in the basement ofEmanuel African Methodist Episcopal, a historic church, on June 17, 2015. The…

Black Churches Torched in Possible Hate Crimes

Following white supremacist Dylann Roof’s racially motivated murders of nine churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina, authorities are now investigating what could possibly be a series of arson-related hate crimes. Six predominately Black churches have recently been damaged or destroyed entirely by fire, and there is reason to believe that at…