US election spotlight mostly bypasses mainline Protestants

FILE - This Friday, June 12, 2020 file photo shows St. John's Episcopal Church next to a large "Black Lives Matter" banner on the AFL-CIO building near the White House in Washington. In 2020, mainline Protestant denominations, including the Episcopal, United Methodist and Presbyterian-USA churches, are now deeply engaged in campaigns against racism and voter suppression. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

NEW YORK (AP) — The images were vivid: President Donald Trump brandishing a Bible outside an Episcopal church in Washington that had been boarded up amid racial injustice protests. Episcopal leaders reacted with outrage at what they deemed a cynical photo-op. “He didn’t say a prayer. … It was used as a matter of partisan … Read more

Groups turn to hotels to shelter fire evacuees amid virus

Mary Thomson, left, from Phoenix gets assistance from Salvation Army officer Tawnya Stumpf at the evacuation center set up at the Jackson County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 in Central Point, Ore. They lost their home to the destructive wildfires devastating the region. (AP Photo/Paula Bronstein)

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Fearing one disaster will feed another, relief groups are putting some people who fled their homes during West Coast wildfires into hotels to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, stringing up shower curtains to separate people in group shelters and delivering box lunches instead of setting up buffets. Large disaster response … Read more

Domestic violence is a ‘shadow pandemic’

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Cases of domestic violence have escalated as many women are forced to stay home with their abusers Approximately 24 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States, according to the Domestic Abuse Hotline. Experts across the globe say this issue is only getting worse because of the lockdown that … Read more

Phone cameras are color-correcting the West Coast wildfires

Phone cameras are color-correcting the West Coast wildfires

Even phone cameras are having trouble taking in the dystopian-like skies from the West Coast wildfires. Photographers have observed that their phones have been washing out the orange-reddish color permeating the skies to look overcast as blazes rage from California to Washington state, Earther reported. “Had to take that picture with my Canon camera because … Read more

Deputy on video punching Black man in Georgia fired

Racial Injustice-Georgia Arrest

A sheriff’s deputy in Georgia has been fired after being captured on video repeatedly punching a Black man during a traffic stop, authorities said Sunday. The deputy was being let go for “excessive use of force,” the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. It did not identify the deputy, but said a criminal … Read more

AFNQL Marks the Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

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WENDAKE, QC, Sept. 13, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ – The Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) wishes to mark, as it does every September 13, the anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of the Declaration recognizing and affirming the rights of Indigenous Peoples. We cannot rewrite history, but we have a duty to … Read more

Trump advisers defend COVID-19 response in fiery CNN debate

Trump advisers defend COVID-19 response in fiery CNN debate

Allies of President Trump on Sunday defended the commander in chief’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, saying he acted early to ban travel from China and ramped up production of medical equipment while not trying to panic Americans and cause chaos. White House trade adviser Peter Navarro, in a contentious interview on CNN’s “State of … Read more