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    In the US, a $20 billion funeral industry is focused on making people to forget the connection between death and decay. But a Dutch startup is getting back to basics with a 'mushroom coffin' made of mycelium -the vegetative part of fungus that grows underground. The Living Cocoon speeds the decomposition process, removes toxic materials from the ground and helps grow new trees and plants, according to its inventor, Bob Hendrikx. An embalmed body in a wood coffin can take more than ten years to fully decompose, Hendrikx says, while a corpse in a Living Cocoon takes just two to three years. After extensive testing, Hendrikx's first customer was buried in a Living Cocoon last week. The Living Cocoon...
    A video in which a woman says goodbye to her dead husband dancing reggaeton on the coffin in which his body is found has divided opinions on social networks. The video that began circulating in cyberspace over the weekend was recorded in Colombia. In the images you can see the female riding on the funeral box while dancing to the rhythm of urban music. Around her, several people – mostly men – celebrate the initiative of the woman; who, in addition, kisses and touches the face of the deceased. Available reports indicate that the woman’s action was at the request of the dead. However, this has generated conflicting positions among netizens. Many called the exposure...
    CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland police detective killed in the line of duty along with a civilian last week has been recalled as a leader who proudly served on the force because he wanted to protect the city he grew up in. A funeral service for Detective James Skernivitz was held at Rocket Mortgage Field House. Among those speaking at the event were city Police Chief Calvin Williams and U.S. Attorney General William Barr. The 53-year-old Skernivitz, a married father of three and a 22-year member of the Cleveland force, was killed Sept. 3 along with 50-year-old Scott Dingess as they sat in the officer’s unmarked car during a drug operation on the city’s west side. (Copyright 2020 The Associated...
    CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland police detective killed in the line of duty along with a civilian last week was recalled Friday as a leader who proudly served on the force because he wanted to protect the city he grew up in. A funeral service for Detective James Skernivitz was held at Rocket Mortgage Field House. Among those speaking at the event were city Police Chief Calvin Williams and U.S. Attorney General William Barr. Skernivitz, 53, a married father of three and a 22-year member of the Cleveland force, was killed Sept. 3 along with Scott Dingess, 50, as they sat in the officer’s unmarked car during a drug operation on the city’s west side. The shootings occurred during what...
    CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland police detective killed in the line of duty along with a civilian last week was recalled Friday as a leader who proudly served on the force because he wanted to protect the city he grew up in. A funeral service for Detective James Skernivitz was held at Rocket Mortgage Field House. Among those speaking at the event were city Police Chief Calvin Williams and U.S. Attorney General William Barr. Skernivitz, 53, a married father of three and a 22-year member of the Cleveland force, was killed Sept. 3 along with Scott Dingess, 50, as they sat in the officer’s unmarked car during a drug operation on the city’s west side. The shootings occurred during what...
    CIVIL rights activist Al Sharpton has slammed the Defund the Police movement as 'something only a latte liberal could support' - weeks after giving the eulogy at George Floyd funeral. The MSNBC presenter made the claims during an appearance on the channel's Morning Joe programme when he said New York's least affluent communities need MORE policing - not less. 6MSNBC presenter Al Sharpton says 'only latte liberals' could support the Defund the Police movement 6Mr Sharpton, the head of civil rights organization National Action Network, spoke after the death of George Floyd prompted riots around the world Mr Floyd died in May after a police officer knelt on his neck during an arrest During the interview, National Action Network founder...
    The King and Queen of Spain today put on a sombre display as they attended the funeral of finance CEO Jaime Carvajal Hoyos in Madrid. The CEO of Arcano bank died from a sudden heart attack, aged 56, Spanish media has reported, leaving behind his wife Xandra and three daughters,  His father Jaime Carvajal Urquijo was a school friend of King Felipe's father, King Juan Carlos, who moved to the UAE last month a bid in to prevent his personal affairs from undermining his son King Felipe VI's reign. While Juan Carlos is not under formal investigation, officials in Spain and Switzerland are looking into revelations about his financial affairs made by a former mistress, German businesswoman Corinna Larsen.  The death of Jaime...
    (CNN)A Detroit park has been transformed into a temporary memorial for the city's more than 1,500 residents who've died during the Covid-19 pandemic.Hundreds of large portraits of people who've died from the virus line roadways in Belle Isle Park, so their families and loved ones can mourn and celebrate them from the safety of their vehicles.Heres how long it took the US to reach 6 million Covid-19 casesMayor Mike Duggan declared Monday "Detroit Memorial Day," so the city could pay tribute to the victims, many of whom could not be given the funerals they would have wanted because of restrictions in place to help control the spread of the disease."Today we get a chance to mourn together," Duggan said before...
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — When Khumbulani Moyo heard that his daughter had died of pneumonia while he was away on a work trip, he was shattered. Then he faced South Africa’s new reality: His beloved 22-year-old Siphesihle Sithole would have to be buried within four days, in the absence of relatives beyond her parents. Traditional burial practices were set aside. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought layers of pain to the country, claiming more than 14,000 lives and the rituals to mourn them. A South African funeral is usually an elaborate affair, often held on Saturday and last through Sunday, with family members and other mourners traveling from around the country, holding overnight vigils and washing the body. “A seed is fallen...
    The mother of a 20-year-old Michigan woman with special needs says she's 'devastated' by the ordeal her daughter went through after she was declared dead Sunday, only for funeral home staffers to find the woman with her eyes open and breathing later that day.    'I’m devastated that my daughter is going through what she’s going through,' 20-year-old Timesha Beauchamp's mother told Click on Detroit Monday morning.  'My family, her twin brother, her older brother -- it’s just, I don’t even have words. I haven’t slept all night. I just don’t know what to do. My heart is so heavy.'  The mother of Timesha Beauchamp, 20 (left), said that she is 'devastated' about the ordeal her daughter went through after being declared...
    In a bizarre story, a 20-year-old Detroit-area woman suffered an apparent cardiac arrest in her home on Sunday and was declared deceased by paramedics and a coroner; however, when her body was transported to a funeral home, the funeral home employees found her very much alive and breathing and called EMS to take her to the hospital, where she remains apparently alive at the time of this article's publication. According to WDIV-TV, her saga began Sunday morning when paramedics were summoned to her house to respond to an apparent cardiac arrest. According to a statement provided by the Southfield, Michigan, fire department, "At 7:34 a.m. on August 23, 2020, Southfield Fire Department paramedics arrived at a home in Southfield...
    A mourner from Robert Trump's funeral has allegedly punched a restaurant worker in the face telling them 'you don't know how to speak to people' because the server told them they couldn't fit their large party in the restaurant due to COVID-19 rules. The unidentified attacker assaulted a server at Fig & Olive restaurant in Washington DC Friday night leaving him with a suspected broken nose, just hours after Donald Trump held a funeral service at the White House for his younger brother, according to reports from NBC. A restaurant worker told the outlet the mourner 'clocked [the server] right in the nose' after he told the 'unruly party' there was no space for the group to dine.   Some of the...
    FUNERAL services for President Donald Trump’s brother, Robert Trump, took place at the White House on Friday afternoon—the first there in more than a half-century.  Robert Trump, 71, was the first to have a funeral at the White House since former President John F Kennedy was assassinated in 1963. Most read in NewsWarningSCORCHEDCops held schizophrenic man, 28, on hot asphalt for nearly SIX mins before he diedBLAST ROCKS TEXASSeveral missing and hurt in explosion caused by ‘vessel' hitting pipeline'UNIMAGINABLE TRAGEDY'Young brothers die after getting locked inside sweltering 134F carLatestTO THE BIG HOUSELori Loughlin & husband are both JAILED over college admissions scandalBreakingGRIM FINDBody discovered during search for missing 25-year-old Arkansas joggerBLAST ALERTThreat to ‘blow up building with car full of...
    President Donald Trump plans to hold a private funeral for his brother Robert Trump, who passed away last week at the age of 71. The funeral will be the first time a deceased person has been brought into the White House for a funeral since the death of President John F. Kennedy in November 1963, as ABC News reports. Robert Trump’s body will be taken from New York City, where he died, to the White House where 200 family and friends have been invited for the service. The event will be held in the East Room and will be paid for personally by Donald Trump, according to reports. It isn’t clear how many of the 200 invitees will actually attend...
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpFive takeaways from the Democratic National Convention What we'll remember from the 2020 Biden convention Chris Wallace labels Biden's acceptance speech 'enormously effective' MORE is set to hold a funeral service Friday for his late brother, Robert Trump, at the White House. The Trump family has invited 200 friends and family members to attend the private service, according to ABC News. The service is expected to be held in the East Room, and costs are being covered personally by the president. The White House is anticipating “several dozen” guests, according to CNN. Robert Trump’s body will reportedly be driven to the White House from New York. President Trump on Monday had said he was considering holding a White House service for...
    This is the heart-breaking moment a Chinese soldier cried inconsolably at the funeral of his late detection dog. Animal handler Wang Rujian had worked with Tianbao the spaniel for 12 years before it died of multiple organ failure last month. At the dog's farewell ceremony this week, Mr Wang grabbed onto Tianbao's gravestone tightly and broke down in tears.
    Donald Trump will host a funeral service at the White House Friday for his younger brother Robert who died aged 71 after 'suffering brain bleeds from a recent fall', according to sources familiar with the matter.   Robert's body will be driven from New York to the White House for the private service, which will be attended by around 200 of the president's family and friends, the sources told ABC News.  This marks the first time a funeral service has been held at the US seat of government since President John F. Kennedy's funeral following his assassination back in 1963. Trump's brother will also become one of only three private citizens known to have had their funeral service in the White House...
    Rabia Khan, the mother of late actress Jiah Khan, says filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt is a mouthpiece of Bollywood mafia. She has also claimed that Bhatt once threatened her. Jiah was found dead at her Mumbai residence in June 2013. Her family accused Sooraj Pancholi, Jiah’s then boyfriend, for her death. About Jiah being declared depressed, Rabia told India Today Television: “Who said it? Except Mahesh Bhatt? At my daughter’s funeral, he came to me and said that Jiah was depressed. Jiah Khan’s Mother Makes Shocking Revelations How Salman Khan Tried Influencing CBI Probe and Supported Sooraj Pancholi I said, ‘Excuse me sir. She was never depressed.’ He told me, ‘Tum chup ho jaao varna tumhe bhi injection deke sula denge’...
    The urban artist Becky G sent mariachi to sing to the military “Amor Eterno” HOUSTON – The Funeral of the Specialist Soldier Vanessa guillen it was full of emotional moments. From the tour of the southern neighborhood of Houston where the Hispanic military grew up in a horse carriage until the walk on the soccer field at Chavez High School and the testimonies that were heard throughout the day, the tribute was dignified and emotional. The music could not miss ten songs were heard in Vanessa’s last goodbye, each one had a special meaning. A mariachi who was sent by the urban artist Becky G sang to the military “Amor Eterno.” At the end of the tribute, the...
    The oldest known cremation in the Middle East has been discovered and it happened 9,000 years ago after a young adult died after being hit by a flint projectile. Scientists from the French National Centre for Scientific Research believe the remained found in present day Israel marked a cultural shift in funeral practices.   Excavations at the Neolithic site of Beisamoun in Northern Israel uncovered the ancient cremation pit that dates back to between 7013 BC and 6700 BC.  The remains of a corpse appear to have been intentionally incinerated as part of a funerary practice and are the oldest known cremation example in the region.  This is a picture of the right coxal in situ - preserved almost complete...
    President Donald Trump tweeted out of scathing review Wednesday of HBO's Bill Maher, days after the late night talk host performed a mock 'eulogy' of the president, whom he ridiculed as a 'spectacular p****' who wasn't welcome at solemn occasions. The fake 'funeral' service, set up in Maher's yard with organ music, flowers, and an unflattering Trump photo, including slicing jokes that cast Trump as selfish and out of his depth – after Trump did not attend services for civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis.  'Watched @billmaher last week for the first time in a long time. He’s totally SHOT, looks terrible, exhausted, gaunt, and weak,' Trump wrote on Twitter. 'If there was ever a good reason for no shutdown, check...
    DEAR HARRIETTE: I just read your advice to the woman whose dog passed away and wanted her neighbor to be there for the dog’s funeral. As a “mother” of an almost-16-year-old dog, I just had to write a response to the neighbor who felt this was “over the top.” Harriette Cole  She should feel honored that she was invited to this funeral. It shows what the dog mom thinks of her in wanting her to be there to share her grief. I am glad the dog mom does not know how the neighbor feels about this, and I am equally glad that you told her to keep it to herself. My husband and I were never able to have children,...
    MIAMI—More than three miles off the coast of Key Biscayne, a small island village neighboring Miami, a 33-foot catamaran bobs in the Atlantic. It’s Tuesday afternoon, and while his crew of scuba divers do maintenance on a group of buoys, Capt. Jim Hutslar plans to scatter the ashes of a few recently deceased individuals in the water over the Neptune Memorial Reef, a large, artificial, rocky structure that resembles the lost city of Atlantis.  Beneath the glassy surface, 76 columns and a menagerie of stone-carved marine life span several acres of ocean floor at a depth of 40 feet. The carvings are made from a mix of concrete and the cremated remains of dead people who chose Neptune as their...
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson said during a segment of Monday night’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that most Americans wouldn’t have been able to “say goodbye to those they love at large funerals” like the one for the late Democratic Rep. John Lewis that took place last week. The late Civil Rights icon was memorialized in a series of events last week that culminated in a crowded funeral where former President Barack Obama used a portion of his eulogy to slam the Senate filibuster as a “Jim Crow relic.” Carlson argued that strict social distancing rules like the ones that exist in Washington D.C. are “a lot to ask of a population,” but only work if they apply “to everyone, because...
    A 26-year-old father has been shot dead in Iowa while he was attending his eight-year-old son's funeral after the little boy died following a lengthy battle with cancer.  Jeramie Shorter was shot in the parking lot outside the Weerts Funeral Home in Davenport in eastern Iowa on Saturday morning. Shorter, who had a total of 17 children, died in hospital shortly after.  Police have since charged 24-year-old Nuemonei Tre Vonne Laster over the fatal shooting.  Jeramie Shorter was shot in the parking lot outside the Weerts Funeral Home in Davenport in eastern Iowa on Saturday morning while attending his eight-year-old son Jermier's death on July 18 The funeral home said the shooting happened following an altercation between two attendees in...
    Americans nationwide continue to be impacted by coronavirus-related restrictions implemented by their state leaders. Although most lockdowns have lifted, leaders continue to restrict gatherings to few people, require social distancing of at least six feet between people, and mandate the wearing of face coverings. The restrictions have forced millions of Americans to miss out on important family-related events, like weddings and funerals. But, for some reason, the same restrictions that apply to the general public were not followed during the funeral for American hero John Lewis, which took place at Atlanta's historic Ebenezer Baptist Church. A powerful picture revealed the double standard on social distancing that apparently applies to politicians and other...
    In an interview with CNN broadcast on Friday, Speaker of the House of Representative Nancy Pelosi discussed President Donald Trump’s recent suggestion to delay the November election, The Hill reported. While railing against mail-in voting, Trump argued that the election needs to be postponed in order to protect public health and safety amid the coronavirus pandemic. “The reason he does it is because the more people hear something like that, the more they’re discouraged to vote,” Pelosi told anchor Brianna Keilar. “It’s a way to suppress the vote.” Pelosi pointed out that Trump proposed delaying the November contest on Thursday, right before civil rights icon John Lewis’ funeral. “At the same time as we are burying a hero of voting...
    Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiDemocrats reject short-term deal ahead of unemployment deadline GOP lawmakers comply with Pelosi's mask mandate for House floor Trump tests GOP loyalty with election tweet and stimulus strategy MORE (D-Calif.) said Friday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump campaign cancels ad buys to review messaging strategy: report Nunes declines to answer if he received information from Ukraine lawmaker meant to damage Biden Poll: Plurality of 'Gen Z' voters say they see more political ads from Trump than Biden MORE's attacks on voting by mail during the coronavirus pandemic and his suggestion to postpone the November election are part of an effort to sow confusion and suppress voter turnout. "The reason he does it is because the more people...
    Washington (CNN)It's impossible to overstate the symbolic and actual significance of the funeral service held on Thursday for John Lewis, the civil rights icon who died on July 17."I've come here today because I, like so many Americans, owe a great debt to John Lewis and his forceful vision of freedom," Barack Obama, the country's first Black president, said in a striking eulogy at Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church, which has long been a haven for the Black freedom struggle.Below are some highlights from the ceremony, which captured the deep resonance the late congressman had for so many.'From Freedom Summer to Selma'Former President George W. Bush grounded Lewis' legacy in history, recalling moments from the epic 1960s civil rights movement, in...
    A FOX news anchor described former US President Barack Obama as “a greasy politician” after his eulogy at the funeral of civil rights icon John Lewis on Thursday. Tucker Carlson described Obama as “one of the sleaziest and most dishonest figure in the history of American politics,” for calling on Congress to pass a new Voting Rights Act and to eliminate the filibuster. 3Tucker Carlson called former president Barack Obama 'one of the sleaziest and most dishonest figure in the history of American politics'Credit: Fox News Obama has described the filibuster as a relic of the Jim Crow era that disenfranchised black Americans to do so. “Barack Obama, one of the sleaziest and most dishonest figures in the history of...
    The left will "grab at any opportunity" to twist an occasion like the funeral of civil rights icon John Lewis into "a political moment," Dr. Alveda King stated Friday. In an interview on "Fox & Friends," King said that she should have expected former President Barack Obama to "grab at" the chance. "I have chosen not to politicize the death of Congressman Lewis, but to remember him as a peaceful, nonviolent warrior and encourage everyone to resolve our conflicts peacefully," she remarked. OBAMA, JOINED BY FELLOW PAST PRESIDENTS, EULOGIZES REP. JOHN LEWIS AT MLK's ATLANTA CHURCH "Now, I know this is a celebration of John’s life. There are some who might say we shouldn’t dwell on such things. But that’s why I’m talking about it," Obama explained...
    In a Friday morning appearance on Fox & Friends, Dr. Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., criticized former President Barack Obama for his comments at the funeral service for Rep. John Lewis, saying that Obama made his remarks too political and misrepresented President Donald Trump‘s intentions for the upcoming election. At Thursday’s service, Obama had moving words of tribute for his friend, who had passed away after a battle with cancer, but also had some pointed words of criticism for Trump. He did not mention Trump by name but the meaning was clear. Host Ainsley Earhardt played a clip of Obama’s remarks and said that she thought it “sounded more like a campaign event or...
    Republican House candidate Kimberly Klacik criticized former President Barack Obama for speaking about political issues during the funeral for late civil rights movement leader and former Rep. John Lewis. “Wow,” the President Trump supporter tweeted Thursday. “Imagine being on the frontlines with MLK fighting for equality just to have @BarackObama talk about his hopes for inequality at your funeral.” Wow. Imagine being on the frontlines with MLK fighting for equality just to have @BarackObama talk about his hopes for inequality at your funeral. https://t.co/lkD1uN7Cxe— Kimberly Klacik (@kimKBaltimore) July 31, 2020 Klacik, who is running to represent Maryland’s 7th Congressional District, which is the seat the late Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings held for decades, told the Washington Examiner that Obama...
    Tucker CarlsonTucker CarlsonFox's Perino says Biden won't pick Susan Rice because of fire from right Trump again targets Fox: 'They totally forgot who got them where they are' New Jersey gym owners arrested for defying coronavirus shutdown order MORE described former President Obama as "one of the sleaziest and most dishonest figures in the history of American politics" after his eulogy at the funeral of civil rights icon Rep. John LewisJohn LewisHouse approves amendments to rein in federal forces in cities Sanders calls for the end of the filibuster following Obama's remarks The Hill's Campaign Report: Trump faces pushback after suggesting election could be delayed MORE (D-Ga.) on Thursday night. Carlson, who also described the former president as "a greasy...
    WASHINGTON – Former US President Barack Obama on Thursday attacked those who attack the right to vote with “surgical precision” and minorities, alluding to attempts by his successor, Donald Trump, to discourage voting by mail amid the pandemic of the coronavirus. Without mentioning Trump’s name, Obama (2009-2017) gave a combative speech during the funeral in Atlanta (Georgia) of African-American Congressman John Lewis, a historic civil rights leader who was detained dozens of times for defending the right to the black community to go to the polls. In this regard, Obama praised Lewis and recalled that “he devoted his time on Earth to fighting the same attacks on democracy that are being seen circulating right now.” “While we are sitting...
    Joe Biden accused President Donald Trump of trying to steal attention away from Rep. John Lewis' funeral by tweeting that the November presidential election should be delayed.   'He doesn't want to focus on what's going on today with our buddy and your close friend Jim, who you just buried,' Biden said during a Thursday night Zoom fundraiser, which he appeared on alongside Rep. Jim Clyburn, the House's No. 3 Democrat.  Trump started his Thursday by rage-tweeting about how 2020 'will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history' and then posed the question, 'Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???'  Former Vice President Joe Biden said on a fundraising call Thursday night that he believed President...
    Naya Rivera has been laid to rest during a private funeral service two weeks after her tragic passing, according to a report from People. The actress was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles, California, on July 24, according to her death certificate. The document confirmed that Rivera’s cause of death was drowning, and added that she died within minutes of being underwater. There was no mention of other significant health issues that could have played a role in the star’s death. As The Inquisitr previously reported, Rivera rented a pontoon with her son, Josey Hollis Dorsey, on July 8, and headed out for a day on Lake Piru. The 4-year-old boy was later discovered alone on the...
    Former presidents, colleagues and old friends came together to honor Congressman John Lewis at his funeral in Atlanta on Thursday. Civil rights activist Xernona Clayton delivered some of the most personal remarks — describing Lewis as a devoted husband and father, and sharing the story of how he and his wife, Lillian Miles, met and fell in love. Speaking to the guests who gathered at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preached, Clayton said she wanted to talk about Lewis "before he became famous." Clayton said she met Lewis when she began working for Dr. King, and it was around that time she met Lillian Miles, Lewis' future wife. "We were all involved in the...
    Former President Barack Obama used his eulogy for the late Congressman John Lewis on Thursday to outline a dramatic new plan for voting reform, including a new voting rights act, statehood for Puerto Rico and Washington D.C., and making Election Day a national holiday. Obama's call to arms for Democrats rang out as a clear battle cry against President Donald Trump, who has complained mail-in voting will cause massive voter fraud - despite the low levels of voter fraud in the U.S. - and suggested delaying the November election.  'Everybody's got to come out and vote,' Obama told mourners at Lewis' funeral in Georgia.  Obama did not mention Trump by name but it was clear who he was referring to...
    Former President Barack Obama used his eulogy at the funeral of Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) to call for an end to the Senate filibuster to pass Democrats’ new legislation on voting reform. Obama said that Republicans had imitated Jim Crow-era restrictions on voting rights, which Lewis marched against, by passing state voter ID laws and other measures that conservatives argue prevent voter fraud. He urged Congress to pass a new version of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. “You want to honor John? Let’s honor him by revitalizing the law that he was willing to die for,” Obama said, to applause. Democrats have pushed for a new version of the law, after the Supreme Court invalidated part of it in...
    The coronavirus pandemic prevented Rep. John Lewis from having the big public funeral someone of his stature might ordinarily get, a national occasion for mourning together. But as Lewis is laid to rest on Thursday at 11 AM ET, you can stream the service on CBSN, and he left us with some final words, to be printed in The New York Times on the day of his funeral. “While my time here has now come to an end,” Lewis wrote, “I want you to know that in the last days and hours of my life you inspired me. You filled me with hope about the next chapter of the great American story when you used your power to make a difference in our society....
    The coronavirus pandemic prevented Rep. John Lewis from having the big public funeral someone of his stature might ordinarily get, a national occasion for mourning together. But as Lewis is laid to rest on Thursday at 11 AM ET, you can stream the service on CBSN, and he left us with some final words, to be printed in The New York Times on the day of his funeral. “While my time here has now come to an end,” Lewis wrote, “I want you to know that in the last days and hours of my life you inspired me. You filled me with hope about the next chapter of the great American story when you used your power to make a difference in our...
    (CNN)Inside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s church in Atlanta, the nation's first Black president -- who has acknowledged there only was a Black president because of what Civil Rights icon and eventual Congressman John Lewis sacrificed -- will deliver the eulogy. His two White predecessors, both children of a Civil Rights era that Lewis helped galvanize, will speak before him. At a moment when the country is reckoning anew over questions of systemic racism following the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and countless other Black and Brown Americans, Thursday's funeral is a measuring moment: Both a time to reflect on the grainy black-and-white newsreels of another generation's struggle and an opportunity to assess where that struggle continues to...
    (Photo: Abir Sultan- Pool/Getty Images and strid Riecken/Getty Images) Former President Barack Obama will reportedly deliver the eulogy at the funeral service for the late Rep. John R. Lewis on Thursday. Obama will be in attendance along with former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Obama notably awarded Lewis with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011. The pair had developed a close bond over the years, despite Lewis initially endorsing Hillary Clinton over Obama during the 2008 presidential primary. Read More: John Lewis: A call to uphold his legacy of ‘good trouble’ U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) (R) is presented with the 2010 Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama...
    The casket of John Lewis has left Washington DC after lying in state for two days, and will now head to Atlanta for final funeral ceremonies. The famed civil rights leader and congressman died on July 17, at the age of 80, following a battle with pancreatic cancer. On Wednesday his casket flew out of the capital, headed for Atlanta - a city he had represented as congressman for 17 consecutive terms, and more than 30 years.  A member of the honor guard who collapsed in the 96 degree heat on Monday, awaiting his casket, was back on duty on Wednesday and resumed his position carrying the politician's remains.  John Lewis's casket on Wednesday left Washington DC. A member...
    Dear Moneyist, My dad recently died due to coronavirus. He was also an employee of the hospital where he died. Can we file for any death benefits or claim funeral expenses from the hospital where he worked? We cannot cover the funeral costs for him. My dad was a low-income employee. Please help me. I need advice on what we could do to get any financial assistance from his company, and if the state provides any funeral assistance. We do not know where to go or what to do. M. in Tampa, Fla. Dear M., Thank you so much for sharing your story. I’m very sorry for your loss. There may be quite a lot of things you...
    Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams will miss the first two games of the NBA season inside the bubble at Disney World after violating the terms of an approved trip off campus. Williams received approval from the league to attend a funeral in Atlanta last week. During the trip outside of the NBA’s quarters at Disney World, known as the bubble, Williams visited an Atlanta strip club to grab dinner. While the funeral was approved, the dinner was not and Williams has been ordered to quarantine for 10 days even though he has not tested positive for the coronavirus. While in quarantine, Williams will miss two seeding games as well as $150,000 in salary that was attached to his playing...
    TVE did not broadcast the funeral mass celebrated in Almudena and organized by the Episcopal Conference. This decision generated a great deal of criticism to the point that the Popular Party and Citizens publicly complained.“data-reactid =” 26 “> Last July 6, TVE did not broadcast the funeral mass celebrated in Almudena and organized by the Episcopal Conference. This decision generated a lot of criticism to the point that the Popular Party and Citizens complained publicly. RTVE Responds, the RTVE Corporation has defended itself with a statement to the complaint of a spectator, who wanted to know the reason for not having issued the funeral mass attended by King Felipe VI. “data-reactid =” 27 “> This Sunday In RTVE Responde, the...
    Mourners are gathering in Selma today to pay their respects to the late civil rights legend John Lewis, as his funeral procession makes the journey across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. The procession, of course, echoes the famous marches Lewis and many others joined in 1965 from Selma to Montgomery in their fight for civil rights. When marchers crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge, they were attacked and beaten. Lewis’ skull was fractured in the attack. “On this bridge some of us gave a little blood to help redeem the soul of America,” he said earlier this year. The congressman returned to that bridge for years and years afterwards to commemorate the anniversary of that day, and a military honor guard...
    Paris (AFP) – On July 27, 1980, the former Shah of Iran died of cancer while in exile in Cairo, 17 months after being driven out by his country’s Islamic Revolution. Egyptian president Anwar Sadat, his last remaining ally, laid on a state funeral for the former monarch. Here is an account, based on AFP reports. – Dumped by Iranians, America – The once-venerated Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi had fled Iran in January 1979 in the face of an uprising on the streets, after a reign of 37 years in which he dreamt of making his country the fifth world power by 2000. His exile opened the way for the triumphant return from France on February 1, 1979, of Ayatollah...
    Delays in procedures, cremations and burials, in addition to the fact that funeral homes are being used as morgues, are some of the complaints of funeral owners and religious leaders A coffin and funeral flower arrangements were placed this Friday in front of the offices of the California Secretary of State in Los Angeles, in a protest by funeral home owners who denounced the “excessive times” to obtain permits for burials, cremations and transportation abroad of COVID-19 victims. “It doesn’t seem fair to me that after the news is given to the family that their loved one has passed away they have to wait almost two months to complete their process,” he said in a press conference. Magda...
    Relatives and friends of a Bronx man who died of COVID-19 have told of their agonizing five weeks trying to find a way to dispose of his body - which at one point even went missing, and was found decomposing in a U-Haul outside a Brooklyn funeral home.  Nathaniel Hallman, 72, deacon of Church of the Meek Baptist in Harlem, died on April 17. His wife of 42 years, Mitzi, 63, told the Wall Street Journal that her husband, who had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, caught the virus while at a rehabilitation center in the Bronx.  He had been taken there in February, after a hospital stay for pneumonia.  Nathaniel Hallman, 72, deacon of Church of the Meek in...
    The daughter of a Texas heathcare worker who died from COVID-19 says her mom's life could have been saved if Gov. Greg Abbott had issued his mask-wearing mandate sooner.  In a stinging op-ed for The Statesman, Fiana Tulip says Abbott's 'poor policy and terrible leadership' are responsible for the death of her mother, respiratory therapist Isabelle Papadimitriou.  Papadimitriou, 64, succumbed to the novel coronavirus at a Dallas hospital on July 4, despite having no underlying conditions.  In late April, Gov. Abbott defend an individual's right to refuse to wear a mask by  issuing an executive order which stated 'no jurisdiction could impose a civil or criminal penalty for failure to wear a face covering',.  However, he abruptly reversed course on...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Fifteen victims. And no one in custody following a shootout on the sidewalk outside an Auburn Gresham funeral home. CBS 2’s Steven Graves reports from CPD headquarters. A shooting victim is the sister of the man who the funeral was being held for. Community leaders are confident this could have been prevented. New surveillance video shows the shocking and horrifying moments when dozens of shots ring out as people mourn outside the Rhodes Funeral Home in Auburn Gresham. The service Tuesday night was for 31-year-old Donnie Weathersby, killed in a drive-by shooting last week. Police said this was gang retaliation. Fifteen injured. Ten of them women. At least one was a bystander. “For my daughter to see all...
    An eruption of gunfire outside a funeral home that left 15 injured on Chicago's South Side Tuesday was part of an ongoing conflict between rival gang members, police say. Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan said the man whose funeral was being held at the time of the incident had been killed in a drive-by shooting last week, in retaliation for a previous shooting. Police said a group of people had gathered outside a funeral home in the Gresham neighborhood Tuesday when three men pulled up in a stolen car and two opened fire.  Mourners at the funeral returned fire, the stolen car crashed a short distance away  and the three occupants fled on foot, police said. Chicago Police Superintendent David...
    Where are all the frantic press releases from every corporation in America amid the worst mass shooting of black people in Chicago's recent memory? Where are the protests? The demands for more prison time? More cops? Or, if you only get your news from superficial corporate media sources, perhaps you don't know what I'm talking about. While most people bring flowers and tissues to funerals, that is not the Chicago way. There, they bring guns. According to CBS Chicago, mourners were attending the funeral of Donnie Weathersby, himself a black life cut down at age 31 by gang violence, when a car full of gunmen drove by and sprayed 60 bullets into Rhodes Funeral Services funeral home, wounding as...
    Chicago Fraternal Order of Police president John Catanzara slammed Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s leadership Tuesday, accusing her of “running the Titanic into an iceberg intentionally.” "The mayor likes to use the word 'unhinged." The ironic part is the mayor became unhinged,” Catanzara told Fox News’s Laura Ingraham Tuesday night. “I wish I could show you the text messages that she sent me over the weekend as soon as she found out that I had sent the request to President Trump.” "She was the one who became totally unhinged, unprofessional, childish," he said, "and it was really pathetic for the leader of a city." Catanzara was referring to the request he made via a letter to Trump to send federal assistance to...
    Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara said Tuesday that Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) is "unprofessional," "childish," and "pathetic." What are the details? In an interview with Fox News' Laura Ingraham, Catanzara addressed the news of a mass shooting that took place outside a Chicago funeral home. A gunman opened fire Tuesday night on a funeral home, injuring as many as 15 people who were attending a funeral at the facility. On Wednesday morning, WGN-TV reporter Courtney Gousman said the oldest victim was a 65-year-old woman, and the youngest victim was a 21-year-old woman. Five of the 15 victims were reported to be in serious condition. The mass shooting took...
    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot was called "unprofessional," "childish" and "pathetic" by the city's president of the Fraternal Order of Police, John Catanzara, who was in turn responding to her sharp criticism of him. Catanzara appeared Tuesday night on "The Ingraham Angle," where he also reacted to breaking news that at least a dozen people had been shot outside a funeral home. Lightfoot had referred to Catanzara as "unhinged" and attention-seeking after the union leader wrote a letter to President Trump asking for federal assistance amid Chicago's continuing crime wave. Lightfoot called the prospect of federal intervention "chaos" and "lawlessness." "The mayor likes to use the word 'unhinged' but the ironic part is the mayor became unhinged. I wish I could show you the text messages that she sent...
    ATLANTA (AP) — The funeral for the Rev. C.T. Vivian, an early and key adviser to the Rev. Martin Luther King, is to be held Thursday. Because of the coronavirus outbreak, the service will be private and open only to family, according to a news release from the C.T. and Octavia Vivian Museum and Archives. It is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta, and is to be will be streamed live online and broadcast by WSB-TV. Vivian, 95, died at home in Atlanta of natural causes on Friday, the same day that fellow civil rights leader U.S. Rep. John Lewis died. “The family is heartbroken at the loss of our father, but proud of...
    Yomil Hidalgo was overcome by crying this Sunday in his first public statement after the death of “El Dany” yesterday in Havana. The interpreter and member of the duo “Yomil y El Dany” went to his Instagram account and in a 10-minute video, offered unknown details so far about the death of Daniel Alejandro Muñoz, his career partner. “He had pain in his legs a long time ago, it seems like playing basketball. He entered the hospital a week ago for a simple pain. They did a lot of tests and they didn’t know what it was, but they decided to leave him and put him on a ten-day treatment with serum in vein because they thought that what...
    Tyrann Mathieu stepped up in a big way for the family of Devante Bryant. Bryant was shot and killed at the age of nine in New Orleans a few days ago in a shooting that left two other kids injured. Nobody has been arrested at this time. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) According to TMZ, the Kansas City Chiefs star has paid for the funeral of Bryant. He told TMZ, “I wanted to help the Bryant family because I am from the 7th Ward and I felt that pain. I have a 7-year-old son that lives in New Orleans and I couldn’t imagine something happening to him at that age. He is only...
      As the pandemic has ravaged the globe, death, typically a taboo topic of conversation in America, has become inescapable. Death was long seen as a major part of cultural life, but with the advent of modern medicine, "we've kind of lost our familiarity with death," says Anita Hannig, an associate anthropology professor at Brandeis University. In recent years, there have been movements dedicated to removing some of the stigma around death, and the pandemic may speed up this shift. Practitioners of death cafés, living funerals, and advance care planning say they have seen an uptick in interest.  As cases continue to rise yet again, the pandemic may force a change in our relationship with death. Visit Insider's homepage...
    New York — The remains of Gregory Morales were found near Fort Hood. Photo:Fort Hood Press Center / Courtesy TEXAS – The Soldier Gregory Wedel-Morales has been reinstated by the Army after a review of the evidence by officers, according to the mother of the deceased Privy. Morales disappeared near the Fort Hood Military Base in August 2019 and listed by the Army with the status of “AWOL” – absent from his post without official permission. After the disappearance of the soldier Vanessa Guillén on April 22, a search was started for her and the Morales case also reappeared during that period. On June 19, Morales’ human remains were found on abandoned land in Killeen,...
    Logroño, Jul 11 ​​(EFE) .- This solemnity and emotion have presided over this Saturday the official funeral for the Lieutenant Colonel of Rapid Action Groups (GAR) of the Civil Guard, Jesús Gayoso, who died by COVID-19 at the end of March. The religious ceremony has taken place in the parish of Nuestra Señora de Valvanera, in the center of Logroño, respecting the capacity allowed in the temple, about 450 people, all with a mask and separated, and dozens more on the street. Gayoso was one of the first victims of the coronavirus in the security forces and since his death different events have been held with which the Armed Institute and other entities have transmitted their support and affection to...
    The funeral for Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels, who died at July 6 at the age of 83, will be livestreamed on several sites. The late singer-songwriter-fiddler, who is best known for the 1979 smash hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” will be memorialized at a public service at 11 a.m. CT (9 a.m. PT) July 10 at World Outreach Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Travis Tritt, Vince Gill, Gretchen Wilson and Trace Adkins are scheduled to perform at the service. Related Articles What song was Bob Seger humming from 1962 in ‘Night Moves’? Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani bring drive-in concert experience to Bay Area John Prine, a giant among songwriters, has died...
    © Blanca Rodríguez AlanísVanessa Guillén’s memorial grows in Houston. TEXAS – Phrases don’t have to be long to have a huge impact. The sister of Vanessa Guillén posted on his account Twitter four words that for all those who mourn the death of the Houston soldier produce nostalgia and emphasize the terrible moment that the Guillén family is going through. Wednesday afternoon Mayra Guillén He shared a bit of the complicated moments that they are currently living. Funeral arrangements…. not easy – Mayra Guillen (@mguilen_) July 9, 2020 When the horrible reality of having lost a loved one is still fresh, the Guillén family has had another hard time. « Funeral arrangements … not easy »Mayra wrote in her...
    Two North Carolina families grieving the loss of recently deceased loved ones are demanding answers following a purported mix-up at a Charlotte funeral home that resulted in each family laying to rest the wrong person.  Dr Jerry Bowman told Fox 46 that when he arrived at the funeral service for his mother, Catherine White, he knew at once the woman resting in her casket, dressed in his mother's white suit, was not the 75-year-old. Bowman, who works as an emergency room doctor, said that he spent the last four months caring for his mother as she was dying from terminal cancer.  Scroll down for video  Morbid mix-up: Two families in North Carolina claim that a funeral home switched...
    Tyler Perry will pay for the funeral of an eight-year-old girl who was fatally shot at the weekend. The 50-year-old actor, writer, and director has been left 'outraged' by the death of Secoriea Turner, who was fatally hit by gunfire in Atlanta on Saturday and has vowed to continue to help those in need. Tyler previously paid for the medical expenses of Georgia policeman Matt Cooper after he was shot in the head in September 2018 and for the funeral of Rayshard Brooks, who was shot by cops in Atlanta three weeks ago, not far from where Secoriea later died. Tyler Perry (seen here in 2019) will pay for the funeral of an eight-year-old girl who was fatally shot...
    New York — The city says there is no time limit on when they must be buried or cremated. Temporary morgues were installed throughout the city Photo:Andrà © s Correa Guatarasma / Courtesy A huge city-owned warehouse located behind the Costco store in Brooklyn (NYC) is home to more than 1,300 deaths, including many victims of the New York coronavirus outbreak. Funeral directors call this morgue the “dock,” because of its oceanfront location within walking distance of where Costco customers load their carts with bulk purchases near 39th Street in Sunset Park. The “disaster morgue” specially designed by the city during the COVID-19 crisis housed 1,344 bodies as of Tuesday, June 30, according to a...
    Scarlett Johansson is returning to MCU one last time with her standalone Black Widow movie. After fans bid her a very emotional goodbye in Avengers: Endgame, they will have an opportunity to see her kick some ass for one more time but nothing beyond that assures, director Cate Shortland, While the movie will be a fitting tribute to her character, Marvel certainly has some plans to introduce a new Black Widow in its list of upcoming movies. Johansson’s fellow co-star, Florence Pugh will, in fact, take on her mantle and carry forward her legacy. Black Widow Trailer: From Iron Man 2 to Black Panther, Fans Find Interesting Callbacks in Scarlett Johansson’s Superhero Film. Director Cate Shortland in her in new...
    Hachalu Hundessa (L) and Amensisa Ifa had been friends since 2009 The killing of Ethiopian protest singer and revered musician Hachalu Hundessa led to days of unrest in the country, and the deaths of at least 80 people during protests. Hachalu mostly sang about love and unity, but his songs also addressed issues of marginalisation felt by his Oromo ethnic group. BBC camera operator Amensisa Ifa, who was a friend of the musician’s and had filmed an award-winning video with him, looks back on the days since he died. Short presentational grey line Sometimes when I think about Hachalu’s death, I think that I would rather have died if that meant that he could live. He was a hero...
    Twitter A statue of Haile Selassie is destroyed in a park in Wimbledon, London. London Protesters have felled a statue of former Ethiopian chief Haile Selassie in a Wimbledon Park following the demise of singer Hachalu Hundessa. 34-year-old Hundessa died after being shot within the head on June 29 in Oromia whereas driving within the capital, Addis Ababa, in keeping with the BBC. The motive for the killing stays unclear, however Hundessa’s demise sparked riots which have seen greater than 80 folks killed in two days. CNN reported “three cops and 78 civilians, together with an unnamed uncle of the musician, have been amongst these killed.” The BBC mentioned Hundessa was a...
    Twitter A statue of Haile Selaisse is destroyed in a a Wimbledon Park, London. London Protesters have felled a statue of former Ethiopian leader Haile Selassie in a Wimbledon Park following the death of singer Hachalu Hundessa. 34-year-old Hundessa died after being shot in the head on June 29 in Oromia while driving in the capital, Addis Ababa, according to the BBC. The motive for the killing remains unclear, but Hundessa’s death sparked riots which have seen more than 80 people killed in two days. CNN reported “three police officers and 78 civilians, including an unnamed uncle of the musician, were among those killed.” The BBC said Hundessa was a “powerful political voice of the Oromo ethnic...
    Coronavirus — Singer and actress Demi Lovato is in mourning. She announced on her Instagram account the death of her grandfather Perry, from whom she will not be able to say goodbye due to the coronavirus pandemic. “I woke up to the news that my grandfather Perry passed away first thing in the morning. I had been ill for a couple of years and despite the fact that I am relieved by the fact that she is no longer suffering, “the 27-year-old singer confessed. Also read: “Penalty is stealing.” Actress of Televisa responds to criticism for waiting in line to receive food aid Demi’s message was shared on her social network, along with four photographs, one where we see...
    New York’s potter’s field became an unlikely savior during the coronavirus crisis — more than quintupling its usual pace of burials during the height of the pandemic, new stats show. With funeral homes and morgues overflowing with corpses as the disease ravaged the city, Hart Island took 894 bodies between March 9 and Friday. All of last year, the 131-acre public cemetery saw about 1,100 burials, or roughly 21 per week, according to the city Department of Corrections, which oversees internments on the island off the Bronx coast. During the week of April 6, at the peak of the pandemic, the island handled 138 burials. Inmates clad in white jumpsuits could be seen stacking plain wood coffins in mass...
    Several men in protective suits carry the body of a covid-19 victim. (Free Press Photo: .) The bodies in black bags on stretchers at the State Hospital Hospital are a sign of the saturation that Honduran sanatoriums have reached, overwhelmed by covid-19 patients, many of whom only die. The president of the grassroots union of the state Hospital Escuela, Mauricio Corrales, regretted that the bodies accumulate “in heaps” in that healthcare center in Tegucigalpa. The unionist circulated a video on social networks in which 16 corpses in black bags are seen placed on stretchers in the hallways of the center. The authorities set up tents to attend to the patients of that hospital because they gave up. Corrales...
    A private funeral service is scheduled to remember Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta on Tuesday. Brooks, 27, died on June 12 in an officer-involved shooting in a Wendy’s parking lot in Atlanta. Video showed Brooks resisted being handcuffed, grabbed and fired an officer’s Taser and began to flee. He was shot twice in the back. The eulogy is expected to note that “Rayshard Brooks wasn't just running from the police. He was running from a system that makes slaves out of people." ATLANTA OFFICER CHARGES IN RAYSHARD BROOKS CASE: 'I HAVE 100 PERCENT FAITH THE TRUTH WILL COME OUT' It is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, the same church where Martin Luther King Jr.'s...
    (CNN)Rayshard Brooks will be laid to rest at a private funeral service in Atlanta on Tuesday, a day after hundreds of people lined up to pay their respects at a public viewing.Tuesday's private service will be held at 1 p.m. at historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. served as a co-pastor from 1960 until his assassination in 1968. Brooks's casket arrived to the church in a white funeral hearse."The Brooks family is devastated," family spokesman Ryan Julison told CNN. "They want to lay their loved one to rest. They're not interested in any of the fanfare. They just want him to be laid to rest."The funeral comes more than a week after the...
    By Rich McKay ATLANTA (Reuters) - Mourners are expected to fill the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church on Tuesday afternoon for the funeral of Rayshard Brooks, a Black man who was shot and killed by police outside an Atlanta fast-food restaurant almost two weeks ago. While Brooks will be remembered at an invitation-only service, the funeral will be broadcast on the church's internet site, starting about 1 p.m. EDT (1700 GMT). Hundreds of mourners filed past his gold-colored casket on Monday at a public viewing at the church steeped in the Black struggle for civil rights. Ebenezer Baptist was where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. preached until his assassination in 1968. Most mourners on Monday never met Brooks, a 27-year-old...
    Atlanta (CNN)The home of Martin Luther King Jr., capital of the New South and "the city too busy to hate" is again in the spotlight of protest and change related to the country's race relations, from Black Lives Matter to the presidential election.Recent violence will lead to grieving in a historic location Tuesday in Atlanta. Rayshard Brooks, an African American killed by Atlanta police in a Wendy's parking lot, will be remembered at a funeral service at Ebenezer Baptist Church, where King was co-pastor until his 1968 assassination.A man kneels at the memorial for Rayshard Brooks on June 14 at the Wendy's restaurant where Brooks was shot two days earlier.King's daughter, the Rev. Bernice A. King, will speak at Brooks'...
    ATLANTA, Georgia – The public viewing of Rayshard Brooks, an African-American man whose death at the hands of police sparked protests in Atlanta and other cities, will take place this Monday. The wake will begin at 3 p.m. ET at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, where Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights leader, was pastor. The church will also host Brooks’ private funeral on Tuesday. Brooks, 27, died June 12 in the parking lot of a Wendy’s fast food restaurant. It all started when local authorities were alerted to a man sleeping inside a vehicle in the restaurant’s self-service line. Police determined that Brooks was under the influence of alcohol. Brooks resisted arrest, took the...
    A public viewing is deliberate Monday for Rayshard Brooks — who was killed in a confrontation with Atlanta police – and the 27-year-old’s household and buddies will honor his life in a funeral service Tuesday, in response to a report. The viewing can be held from three to 7 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church, the place the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. served as a co-pastor from 1960 till his assassination in 1968, in response to CNN. “Ebenezer is a parish for all individuals, a sanctuary for many who endure,” stated the Rev. Raphael G. Warnock, senior pastor of Ebenezer, WSB-TV reported. “Rayshard was not a member of our church however he, and his family members, are part of...
    (CNN)The family and friends of Rayshard Brooks will honor his life in a funeral service on Tuesday, more than a week after the 27-year-old father was shot and killed by an Atlanta police officer. A public viewing will be held Monday afternoon from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET. Tuesday's private service will be held at 1 p.m. ET at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, where Martin Luther King Jr. served as a co-pastor from 1960 until his assassination in 1968. King's daughter, the Rev. Bernice A. King, will speak at Brooks' funeral. Rev. Raphael G. Warnock, the senior pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church and a Democratic candidate for US Senate, will provide the eulogy."Ebenezer is a parish...
    SNOOKER great Willie Thorne’s funeral will be held next week in the Spanish city where he spent his final days. His pals have arranged a church service followed by a celebration of his life at an Alicante bar. 4Snooker legend Willie Thorne's funeral will be held in AlicanteCredit: Rex Features 4Willie Thorne was a professional Snooker player from 1975 to 2001Credit: PA:Press Association Willie, 66, rented a flat there until he died from leukaemia last week. Julie O’Neill, who was looking after him, said the celebration would be at Evolution Bar la Fuente where Willie held charity events and played with the pool team and golf association. Julie said: “We are planning a beautiful ­service. This is an immensely difficult...
    “When your handsome husband returns home and he’s not so handsome, I hope you won’t be too disappointed. War is no fountain of youth. It turns boys into men and men into old men.” That is the voice of my father, Lt. Frank Tachovsky, U.S. Marines Corps, in a letter written to my mother after the battle for Saipan in World War II. Lt. Frank Tachovsky is awarded the Silver Star from Adm. Chester Nimitz. Dad died nine years ago, but one eulogy at his funeral spurred me to learn more about a segment of his life he never discussed — being a Marine in the Pacific on Guadalcanal, Tarawa and Saipan. Opening his footlocker kept in the garage, I...
    Coronavirus — Relatives, friends, and political leaders attend George Floyd’s funeral at a The Fountain of Praise church (Houston).
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A funeral service for the wife of U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, who died unexpectedly this week at the age of 39, will be held Monday in Kentucky. Eleanor Carol Leavell Barr will be laid to rest at Southland Christian Church in Lexington, a day after a visitation service for her in the city. Her husband, who expressed his “profound grief” over her death this week said on Twitter that the services will be “a beautiful tribute to a beautiful life.” The family is requiring social distancing and masks for those planning to attend the visitation service at Christ Church Cathedral and the funeral, the announcement for the services said. People who don’t feel comfortable attending due...
    Dear Moneyist, My husband and I filed a joint income-tax return. I am aware that the stimulus check for a husband and wife is $2,400, and it will likely be one check. Unfortunately, my husband passed away on April 12 from COVID-19, and I have not yet received our stimulus entitlement. Don’t miss:‘We will not have a vaccine by next winter.’ Like the 1918 Spanish flu, CDC says second wave of coronavirus could be worse. So what happens now? If I receive the stimulus check issued to both of us, can I just sign it and deposit the check in our bank account, and reimburse the Internal Revenue Service later? I am planning to ask the IRS...
    ATLANTA, Georgia -- Tyler Perry has offered to pay for the funeral of Rayshard Brooks, who was shot and killed by an Atlanta police officer on Friday.The announcement was made by family attorney Chris Stewart on Monday during a news conference.Brooks was fatally shot by an officer who responded to a call about a man sleeping in a car at a drive-thru at a Wendy's restaurant."It's support like that, and people who are actually in this community, that love the community, that want healing, and families like this to never have to go through something like this," said Stewart.The actor, director and producer who has built a multi-billion dollar entertainment empire owns a mega-studio in Atlanta, and has reportedly been...
    The Supreme Court’s historic decision that LGBTQ workers can’t be discriminated against because of their sexual orientation or gender identity under a federal civil rights law came to be in large part because of a lawsuit by Aimee Stephens, a transgender woman who died in May. Stephens, who worked as a funeral director in Michigan, was fired after writing a letter to her colleagues about her gender identity, and specifically, her step to have gender-affirming surgery. Stephens, who had been at the funeral home for six years, wrote to her coworkers: “I will return to work as my true self,” noting: “In appropriate business attire," as reported by CNN. After she sent the letter, she was fired from her job. The...
    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A police officer working traffic duty Wednesday outside of the funeral of a retired St. Louis police captain who killed last week was struck and injured by a vehicle. The officer, whose name was not released, was not intentionally hit, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The officer was taken to a hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening, officials said. The accident happened as hundreds of people gathered outside Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis for a visitation service for David Dorn, officials said. Dorn, 77, was found dead around 2:30 a.m. June 2 on the sidewalk of Lee’s Pawn and Jewelry, where he had been hired to provide security. TOP STORIES...
    The BBC aired a photo of the wrong George Floyd during coverage of his funeral this week in Houston, Texas — mistakenly showing a living ex-New York Jets player, a report said. The news outlet broadcast a photo of former Gang Green defensive back George Floyd, instead of the 46-year-old Minneapolis man whose police-custody death has sparked international protests, the Daily Mail reported. “George Floyd was remembered as a champion basketball and football player,” the broadcaster correctly reported Monday before airing the image of the ex-Jets player in uniform. The 59-year-old retired athlete played for two seasons for the Jets in 1982 and 1984, according to the National Football League. The mix-up came as hundreds of mourners, including Floyd’s family,...
    (CNN)Thousands gathered in Houston, Texas, Tuesday to bid a final farewell to George Floyd -- the man whose last moments sparked outrage and protests across the country. In the two weeks since Floyd's death, tens of thousands flooded the streets across the US decrying police brutality and demanding lasting change. Floyd's friends and loved ones say they hope his funeral isn't the end -- but instead marks the beginning of that widespread call for change.Jonathan Veal, Floyd's longtime friend, told CNN's Don Lemon Tuesday night the two talked about the impact they wanted to make on their world and added Floyd had once said, "I want to touch the world."As George Floyd is laid to rest, his legacy reverberates across...
    On Tuesday, at the funeral of George Floyd held in his hometown of Houston, Texas, among talk of grief there were also some ministers who took the opportunity to make political statements and slam President Trump. Rev. William ‘Bill’ Lawson, the pastor emeritus of Wheeler Baptist Churchin Houston, stated, “Obviously the first thing we have to do is to clean out the White House.” The Reverend Al Sharpton went further, saying, the White House represented “wickedness in high places.’ Lawson said: I have seen any number of struggles against racism and they have all ended up with relatively little outcome. So the question is valid; it’s a reasonable question: Is this going to be like so many other movements, a...
    HOUSTON, Texas -- While tragedy surrounded George Floyd's death and the tense protests that resulted around the country, his funeral service in his hometown of Houston today attempted a shift of celebration.The service is underway at The Fountain of Praise church, a place of worship that Floyd's family attended when he grew up.While more than 6,300 people waited in long lines and in the heat to pay their respects at Monday's public visitation, only several hundred invited guests, some asked to wear white by the family, were allowed to attend what Pastor Remus E. Wright called "a celebration" of the 46-year-old. Flowers and a picture of #GeorgeFloyd lay outside the Fountain of Praise church in SW #Houston. Floyd will be...
    By JUAN A. LOZANO, NOMAAN MERCHANT and ADAM GELLER HOUSTON (AP) — George Floyd was lovingly remembered Tuesday as “Big Floyd” — a father and brother, athlete and mentor, and now a force for change — at a funeral for the black man whose death has sparked a global reckoning over police brutality and racial prejudice. Hundreds of mourners wearing masks against the coronavirus packed a Houston church a little more than two weeks after Floyd was pinned to the pavement by a white Minneapolis police officer who put a knee on his neck for what prosecutors said was 8 minutes and 46 seconds. Cellphone video of the encounter, including Floyd’s pleas of “I can’t breathe,” ignited protests and scattered...
    Mourners packed a Texas church Tuesday to say their final farewells to George Floyd, the black man whose police-involved death touched off a worldwide movement against racial injustice. Floyd’s family streamed into The Fountain of Praise Church in Houston wearing all white and face masks for the hours-long celebration of life. Dignitaries including former Vice President Joe Biden, Rep. Al Green, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner were expected to deliver remarks. In a recorded video message, Biden addressed Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter Gianna. “When there is justice for George Floyd, we will truly be on our way to racial justice in America,” the Democratic presidential candidate said. “Then, like you said Gianna, your daddy will have changed...