Authorities have arrested Holden Matthews in connection with fires in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, that destroyed three predominantly black churches. Yes, hatred is the worst it has been in a long time. It will not get better until people in high places, including the White House, set better examples. Let's not be naïve: racial hatred is a problem in this country, and in many other parts of the world. Of course, I'd prefer this not to be true, but racism, discrimination, and evil hatred continue to be a part of our everyday lives. It has been 243 years since the U.S. Declaration of Independence declared that “all men are created equal,” and 154 years since slavery was abolished. Yet, flagrant
Hoot and Holler presents an evening of stories at The Front Porch Lee Hunsaker wants to hear your story; that's why she started Hoot and Holler “Hoot and Holler is Roanoke's only live storytelling event where we publish a theme and then invite anyone and everyone to submit story pitches on that theme.” And, since the sessions began over two years ago, she has heard many stories. “We are now at the point of selling out our venues and the community response has been incredible.” Some folks have a lot to share. “We do sort of have a core of regulars; teir sort of our core cast who seem to love to be involved as often as possible and that's wonderful. But we always encourage new people, of course.
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Facing questions about his relatively meager charitable giving, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke said Wednesday that he and his family had donated more than reported on past tax returns because they weren't interested in taking deductions. Speaking to reporters after addressing hundreds at a crowded Jamaican restaurant in Fredericksburg, about 50 miles south of Washington, O'Rourke said, "We're trying to go back to some of these organizations to see if they can share with us, over the last 10 years, how much we have donated." "We've made donations to so many organizations in small amounts, in the hundreds of dollars, in larger amounts, in the thousands