Opponents started a GoFundMe campaign to fight it, called “Safe Embarcadero for All.” Shelter supporters quickly called out the campaign on social media, and a sometimes-nasty battle ensued.
Fans outraged at Smith’s past tracks, including “That’s Why Darkies Were Born" and “Pickaninny Heaven,” which sung of “colored children” who fantasize about a place with “great big watermelons.” Another blatantly offensive song Smith was well known for was “That’s Why Darkies Were Born.” The song is originally from the 1931 Broadway show George White’s Scandals.
Laura Ingraham discusses the political nature of the magazine's annual top 100 most influential people, and the failure to bring the publication from print to digital. She also discusses the liberal effort to keep it afloat.
Re-enactments in the heavily Catholic Philippines are famous for their blood-soaked Good Friday rituals. At least nine people were nailed to crosses there Friday. Palestinian Christians carry a cross on the Via Dolorosa, the Way of the Cross, on Good Friday. The Via Dolorosa follows the traditional route that Christians believe Jesus Christ carried the cross to his crucifixion.
As a centerpiece of the historic event, the 2019 First Lady’s Commemorative Egg will be presented to First Lady Melania Trump in a private White House ceremony featuring a design inspired by the children of America’s egg farmers. The 141st annual White House Easter Egg Roll will take place Monday morning on the South Lawn, with the support of America’s egg farmers and the American Egg Board (AEB). More than 30,000 attendees from across the country will participate in this American tradition.
It was a day like any other for Nusrat Jahan Rafi. The 19-year-old Bangladeshi woman walked to the madrassa (religious school) for her final exams. She was lured to the roof of the building by a classmate who told her a friend was being beaten. There she was doused with kerosene and set on fir