Supreme Court taking up clash of religion and gay rights

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court hears the case on Monday of a Christian graphic designer who opposes designing wedding websites for gay couples, a dispute that is the latest clash between religion and gay rights to land in the highest court. The designer and her followers say this ruling against her would force artists … Read more

This London tattoo removal studio will laster off your Kanye West tattoo for free

CNN  —  A London tattoo studio removal studio is offering free removal of Kanye West tattoos as the artist continues to openly promote antisemitism and praise Adolf Hitler. NAAMA, a London-based tattoo removal studio, announced it would be offering the free removal in an Instagram post on November 15. In October, West went on an … Read more

U.S. Jews battle new ‘mainstreamed’ anti-Semitism

Washington- US President Joe Biden’s outright condemnation of anti-Semitism on Friday was prompted by an alarming normalization of anti-Jewish tropes and hate speech on social media and by influential public figures, experts said. A day after hip-hop and fashion mogul Kanye West expressed his “love” for the Nazis and 10 days after ex-President Donald Trump … Read more

Shanquella Robinson’s death is being investigated as a femicide. Here is what it means

CNN — The murder of Shanquella Robinson is being investigated as femicide, a term unfamiliar to many in the United States, as this gender-motivated crime has not been defined by US law although it is is a global problem. Robinson, a 25-year-old student at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, died in October while staying … Read more

Kevin Johnson: Missouri executes man who murdered police officer

CNN — [Breaking news update, published at 9:25 p.m. ET] Kevin Johnson – who murdered a Kirkwood, Missouri, police officer in 2005 but claimed racial bias in his prosecution – was executed Tuesday night by lethal injection. Johnson, 37, was pronounced dead at 7:40 p.m. CT. He did not make a final statement, according to … Read more

Senate passes bill to protect same-sex and interracial marriage in landmark vote

Washington CNN — The Senate on Tuesday passed legislation to protect same-sex and interracial marriage, called the Respect for Marriage Act, in a historic bipartisan vote. The final vote was 61-36. The bill was backed by all Democratic caucus members and 12 Republicans, the same dozen GOP members who backed the bill for a procedural … Read more

Opinion: Will Smith shouldn’t be defined by his most public mistake

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Pence says Trump was ‘wrong’ for dinner with Holocaust denier

CNN — Former Vice President Mike Pence said on Monday that Donald Trump was “wrong” to recently have dinner with white nationalist and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes and rapper Kanye West at his Florida resort and that the former president should apologize. “President Trump was wrong to give a white nationalist, anti-Semite, and Holocaust denier … Read more

Buffalo grocery store mass shooter pleads guilty to terrorism and murder charges in racist attack

CNN — The gunman who killed 10 people and injured three in May in a racist attack at a grocery store in a predominantly black neighborhood of Buffalo, New York, pleaded guilty on Monday to charges of domestic terrorism as a felony hate, murder and attempted murder. Payton Gendron, a 19-year-old white man, pleaded guilty … Read more

The U.S. and Iran beef is what politics has become at the World Cup

United States head coach Gregg Berhalter and Tyler Adams attend a press conference on the eve of the Group B World Cup soccer match between Iran and the United States in Doha, Qatar, November 28.The Associated Press Over the weekend, US Soccer sent out social media posts containing a modified Iranian flag. Two lines of … Read more