Farrakhan says Beyoncé will be protected by Nation of Islam
Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan told (video) an audience Sunday that Beyoncé’s protection will come from his group if police aren’t willing to step up for the singer.
This comes after police unions in tour cities across the U.S. said they will not work Beyoncé concerts because of her Super Bowl halftime performance, which depicted the popular singer in a Black Panther-style outfit and had the words “stop shooting us” in the performance.
Police unions in Miama, Nashville and Tampa have been the most vocal, prompting Farrakhan’s comments.
Victim expresses forgiveness after woman found guilty for cutting baby out of mother’s womb
In Colorado, a woman was convicted Tuesday of attempted murder after the 2015 attack where she cut a 7-month-old baby girl out of another woman’s womb.
Dynel Lane was not charged for the death of the baby’s life, though, because prosecutors said they couldn’t have met the standard of the law required in Colorado to prove a viable baby’s death. Amazingly, in a statement to the press, victim Michelle Wilkins once again expressed her forgiveness towards Lane.
Bernie Sanders likens the Pope to a socialist
“Well, what it means to be a socialist, in the sense of what the pope is talking about, what I’m talking about, is to say that we have got to do our best and live our lives in a way that alleviates human suffering, that does not accelerate the disparities of income and wealth,” Sanders told the Salt and Light Catholic Television Network.
In India, village women banned from owning cell phones while Facebook recovers from setback
Unmarried Indian women have been forbidden from owning cell phones in Gujarat village of Suraj, according to a report in the Hindustan Times. “Alcohol consumption by men and cell phone use by women create a lot of disturbance in society. Young girls get misguided. It can break families and ruin relationship,” said Raikarnji Thakor, a community leader from north Gujarat in the Hindustan Times.
The ban comes after a push from Facebook through its Internet.org services, and a pushback from Indian regulators shutting down the free access at the end of last year. Facebook said this week it will keep working to open other programs for the Indian people.
Oklahoma Supreme Court allows restriction in use of abortion pill
The 2014 Oklahoma state law limiting use of abortion drugs like RU-486, commonly known as the abortion pill, will stand after the state’s highest court upheld the law Tuesday, Feb. 23. The conflict for use of the abortion pill arose after it was discovered the Food and Drug Administration’s standards of protocol for use were not being followed, and instead organizations like Planned Parenthood used World Health Organization protocols, which differed.
“The off-label use of abortion-inducing drugs has resulted in catastrophic consequences for women nationwide, and I appreciate the Oklahoma Legislature’s efforts to protect the health and safety of Oklahoma women over the interests of the abortion industry,”
-Attorney General Scott Pruitt said in a press release Tuesday.