PODCAST: Black Women March for Justice in NYC (BCNN1 9.30.20)

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According to Spectrum News, Black women and their supporters marched down Broadway in the Wall Street area, blocking traffic briefly. They chanted, “We want justice for Black women.” They called it “a day without Black women,” and a general strike for Breonna Taylor, who was shot to death by police in Louisville back in March. “Today is the first of many strikes, because we are tired,” said Keris Love of Justice League NYC. Taylor was killed when police executed a no-knock warrant on her home looking for drugs. “I think every single day we have to stand up for Black women,” said Natalie Perkins. “Black women have been the ones over the years to show up and so it’s now time for everyone to show up for us. That means that we will continue to strike as long as we need to. That means we will continue put our money where we need to to make sure we are able to show the world, to show our community, show society that Black women matter.”

According to The Christian Post, Following pushback against San Francisco’s one-person limit on indoor church attendance that was not equally imposed on secular entities in response to COVID-19, the city announced that restrictions on houses of worship would be eased. San Francisco Mayor London Breed said in a statement on Tuesday: “Starting on Wednesday, September 30, places of worship can open indoors at 25% capacity, up to 100 people.” Previously, the city’s worship restrictions allowed only one person at a time to enter a church for prayer while limiting attendance at outdoor worship services to 50 people. While Breed attributed the decision to raise the limit on indoor mass attendance to the city’s declining coronavirus infection and case rates, the move came just days after the United States Department of Justice sent a letter to Breed warning her that San Francisco’s limitation on religious services was “draconian, out of step with the treatment afforded other similar indoor activities in San Francisco, wholly at odds with this Nation’s traditional understanding of religious liberty, and may violate the First Amendment to the Constitution.” San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, who spearheaded the Free the Mass event, said, “I want to thank Mayor London Breed for recognizing that faith is essential,” he said. “I want to thank the thousands of San Francisco Catholics and others who joined the processions, the more than 35,000 who signed the petition … came to St. Mary Cathedral’s outdoor plaza to witness to our faith, wrote letters to the editor or op-eds, and who generally spoke up with one united voice under the banner: We are essential! Free the Mass!”

According to Daily Mail, Candace Owens has said that black Republican Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has been ‘racially attacked by the left’ since announcing the grand jury decision in the Breonna Taylor case. Cameron, 34, revealed on Wednesday that no murder charges would be brought against the Louisville police officers in connection with Taylor’s death. But this has now thrust him into the national spotlight and made him the target of abuse, Owens told Tucker Carlson Tonight. ‘For me, it’s absolutely infuriating to watch. I’ve been on the receiving end of the same sort of attack,’ the author and activist said. ‘Here’s what’s so fundamentally wrong and backwards about it… if you actually look at what they are saying and what the deeper implications are here, it’s there is a right way, a correct way and a wrong way to be Black. ‘Ironically, that’s the very definition of racism and it’s coming from the liberals who like to say that they see racism everywhere but they can’t recognize it when it’s coming out of their own mouth.’ She added that Cameron ‘did the right thing by ignoring the various pressures coming from culture and the mainstream media and for that you are seeing him being socially lynched and stripped of his identity because he acted professionally and rationally.

According to Daily Mail, Joe Biden said last year that he kicked off his academic career at Delaware State University, a historically black university, but the institution has now denied that claim. Biden made the declaration before the South Carolina Democratic primary – which he won by a landslide – during an October 2019 town hall event at Wilson High School in Florence ‘I got started out of an HBCU, Delaware State — now, I don’t want to hear anything negative about Delaware State. They’re my folks,’ Biden told the crowd. But a spokesperson for Delaware State University has now denied that the Democratic presidential nominee was a student at the school, The Washington Times reported. ‘Vice President Biden did not attend DSU,’ Carlos Holmes, Director of News Services, told the publication. ‘However he was the Commencement keynote speaker in 2003 and [2016], and during the former he was awarded an honorary doctoral degree.’

According to Fox News, Georgetown football player Dijon Williams was arrested by United States Marshals in Georgia after he was deemed a suspect in a first-degree murder case in Washington, D.C, Fox News confirmed on Tuesday. The Washington Metropolitan Police Department put out a statement regarding the arrest. “On Monday, September 28, 2020, Mr. Dijon Williams was located and arrested in Georgia by members of the United States Marshall Service Fugitive Task Force,” the statement read. “Mr. Williams is pending extradition to the District of Columbia for his role in the homicide of Nurudeen Thomas, which occurred on July 21, 2020 in the 4100 block of 14th Street, Northwest.” Georgetown also released a statement on Monday regarding Williams. “Georgetown University became aware of charges against Dijon Williams this evening,” the school said. “While we are working to learn more information, we will cooperate fully with any investigation and we stand prepared to offer resources to members of our community who may be affected by this news. At this time, there are no indications that the alleged crime took place near the University.” Williams was located and arrested at a private residence on Monday in Gwinnett County. A search warrant was executed on the residence to assist with an ongoing criminal investigation, according to authorities.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Yara Shahidi will be sprinkling some fairy dust for Disney. Shahidi is set to play Tinkerbell in Disney’s live-action Peter Pan redo. She will join Jude Law, who is set to play Captain Hook, and Alexander Molony and Ever Anderson, who will play Peter and Wendy. David Lowery, who directed Pete’s Dragon for the studio, is on board to helm Peter Pan & Wendy, based on Disney’s 1953 animated movie and co-wrote the script with Toby Halbrooks. Shahidi, repped by CAA, Principal and the Nord Group, broke-out on ABC series Black-ish and led the series spin-off Grown-ish. On the features side she led the adaptation of YA novel The Sun Is Also a Star.

According to Daily Mail, Troubled former NBA guard Delonte West reportedly checked into a Florida drug treatment facility on Monday night after being reunited with his mother at a Texas hotel by Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. The search for West began last week when a photograph of the former first-round pick begging on the streets of Dallas went viral. A concerned Cuban reached out to West’s mother Delphina Addison, who asked the billionaire to track down her son, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Ultimately Cuban was able to get in touch with West, and the two arranged to meet at the gas station on Monday, according to TMZ. West, a one-time Mavericks player who has publicly battled bipolar disorder, was then brought to a local hotel by Cuban. TMZ is also reporting that West is now in a drug treatment program in Florida, which Cuban has offered to pay for. Through a team spokesman, Cuban declined to comment on the situation to the Daily Mail. West’s family has been trying desperately to persuade him to enter rehab for some time, but he is now open to getting treatment, according to TMZ. Cuban confirmed the gas station meeting to ESPN.

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In closing, remember, God loves you. He always has and He always will. John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” If you don’t know Jesus as your Saviour, today is a good day to get to know Him. Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died, was buried, and rose from the dead for you. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart and He will. Romans 10:13 says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

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