Ohio school district cancels ‘vulgar’ musical because it featured Jesus and two gay parents

An Ohio school district has canceled a school’s planned musical after officials deemed the production – which features several gay characters and a cameo from Jesus Christ – ‘not family-friendly.’ Officials from the Cardinal Local Schools District aired the decision in a letter to parents Monday, slamming Cardinal High School’s spring production, The 25th Annual … Read more

Jennifer Lopez lists her 9-Bedroom Bel Air Mansion with 100-Seat Amphitheater for $42.5 MILLION

Jennifer Lopez has officially listed her nine-bedroom home in Los Angeles for a whopping $42.5 million seven years after she purchased it for $28 million. The Bel Air home comes equipped with an outdoor amphitheater, a private lake and beach, an indoor movie theater, an infinity-edge pool, a gym, and 13 bathrooms. Lopez, 53, may … Read more

Four Indonesians take Swiss cement giant to court over climate Climate Crisis News

Pari Island, Indonesia – When the first tidal wave struck Pari Island back in 2018, Arif Pujianto’s entire home was flooded for more than 24 hours, contaminating the well from where he sourced his drinking water, rusting his motorbike and leading timber panels to fall off the walls. The 51-year-old fisherman was forced to abandon … Read more

Myanmar anti-coup forces retain optimism in face of air attacks Conflict News

Resistance to military rule in Myanmar has been defined by optimism. When the military first seized power on February 1, 2021, the mass peaceful protests that emerged were reminiscent of a jubilant street party. Demonstrators sang in the streets, wore silly costumes and carried humorous signs. There were no illusions about what might come next … Read more

Pakistan mosque bombing survivors traumatized but undeterred News

Peshawar, Pakistan – Naib Rehman lies on his hospital bed with his leg wrapped in plaster. The 44-year-old recalls that as he stood for the afternoon prayer along with 300 other worshippers, a massive blast shook the mosque in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar. At least 100 people, most of them policemen, were killed … Read more

Blinken criticizes settlements but stresses US support for Israel Israel-Palestine conflict News

OnIn rare — albeit implicit — criticism of Israel, United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken has called out Israeli policies, including settlement expansion and home demolitions, as detrimental to the two-state solution. Still, at a news conference at the end of his trip to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories on Tuesday, Blinken reaffirmed … Read more

DL Hughley says 5 cops charged in Tyre Nichols’ death were arrested quickly BECAUSE they are black

Actor and funnyman DL Hughley has insinuated that he believes the five cops charged over Tyre Nichols’ death were arrested so quickly because they are black. Memphis officers Justin Smith, Desmond Mills Jr., Emmitt Martin III, Demetrius Haley and Tadarrius Bean were charged with second-degree murder, assault, kidnapping, official misconduct and oppression over Nichols’ death. … Read more

Death toll from Pakistan mosque bombing rises to 100 Crime News

The death toll from Monday’s suicide bombing at a mosque in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar has risen to 100, according to a medical official, as the South Asian country faces a mounting security challenge from armed groups. “So far, 100 bodies have been brought to Lady Reading Hospital,” the spokesperson for the largest … Read more

Jenin refugee camp residents defiant after deadly Israeli assault Israel-Palestine conflict News

Jenin refugee camp, occupied West Bank – In Umm Yousif’s neighbourhood, almost every home and car is riddled with bullet holes and broken windows after what residents describe as a “massacre”. The children here are not playing with marbles, but with the bullet casings strewn across the tight alleyways and adjacent rooftops following a deadly … Read more