Mari deRoux

  • Read: Can Facebook be your Church?

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has suggested Facebook is able to offer a sense of community, filling the gap left by falling church membership. As the social networking site announced it had hit the two billion user mark – with one in every four people now using Facebook every month...
  • Is the holliest city in the world, the most sexist?

    TEL AVIV, Israel — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government was under growing international pressure Wednesday after halting a project that would have allowed men and women to pray together in one of Judaism’s holiest sites. The move was a concession to right-wing Orthodox politicians in the country’s governing coalition,...
  • Utah Fire has topped 54000 acres, crews focused has shifted!

    This Monday, June 26, 2017, photo provided by the Utah Governor’s Office, shows fire activity near Parowan, during a tour by Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, in southern Utah June 27 (Reuters) – A fierce wildfire that has destroyed more than a dozen homes and forced the evacuation of...
  • American Women’s Healthcare is in the hands of 13 Men! Why?

    John Barrasso, Mitch McConnell, and John Cornyn: three of the men behind the Senate healthcare bill. A decade or two ago, the notion that 13 men would be plotting the fate of American women’s healthcare behind closed doors, that they would delight in defunding the women’s health organization Planned...
  • Search is Underway for Rogue Elite police officer suspected of carrying out helicopter attack on Supreme Court.

    A police helicopter launched grenades at Venezuela’s supreme court building on Tuesday evening following months of protests against the country’s president, Nicolás Maduro. Maduro said “terrorists” had lobbed two grenades that failed to detonate. Some reports put the number of grenades higher. Local media suggested a former police intelligence...
  • 2 Deaths Reported: Amtrak Train Accident!!

    WASHINGTON — Two CSX workers died after a seven-car Amtrak train struck them just north of D.C.’s Union Station just before midnight Tuesday. Amtrak said its trains will not be able to operate for the start of the Wednesday morning rush-hours between D.C. and Philadelphia because the tracks are closed...
  • Daughter of the Legendary Singer Ray Charles, Dies of Breast Cancer

    American vocalist, songwriter, and National Recording Academy Member, Sheila Raye Charles; the daughter of the music icon, the legendary Ray Charles and Sandra Jean Betts has passed away after a gallant battle with breast cancer. Sheila Raye was 53.  Sheila Raye has traveled across the United States and abroad...
  • Legendary Singer ‘Aretha Franklin’ Cancels Concert Over Health Concerns!

    The Queen of Soul will not be traveling this week “as per doctor’s orders.” Aretha Franklin has canceled a scheduled July 1 concert in Toronto due to health concerns. The Queen of Soul, 75, was to have a played a date at the Toronto Jazz Festival at the Sony...
  • When Starz Began Targeting African American Viewers, It Paid Off!

    “Power,” which returns for a fourth season this Sunday, continues to be perhaps the most-watched TV series that the industry still isn’t talking about. But they should be. Last year, the Starz drama was the second-most watched series on premium cable (behind “Game of Thrones”), according to the network’s...