Megyn Kelly was just trying to bring some Christmas cheer onto her Fox News show when she declared that both Santa Claus and Jesus were white, she said in a rambling response to the firestorm her comments created. "In kicking off the lighthearted segment, I offered a tongue-in-cheek message for any kids watching, saying that Santa, who I joked is a real person ... is white," she told her viewers Friday night. "That's part of why we covered the story in the first place -- humor is a part of what we try to bring to this show, but sometimes that's lost on the humorless."
A South African sign language interpreter accused of miming nonsense as world leaders paid tribute to Nelson Mandela defended himself as a "champion" signer on Thursday, but said he suffered a schizophrenic episode during the event. The interpreter, Thamsanqa Jantjie, told Johannesburg's Star newspaper he started hearing voices and hallucinating while on stage, resulting in gestures that made no sense to outraged deaf people around the world. "There was nothing I could do. I was alone in a very dangerous situation. I tried to control myself and not show the world what was going on. I am very sorry. It's the situation I found myself in," he told the newspaper. read more
The former chairman of the Montgomery County, Pa., Republican Committee is in police custody, charged with drugging and sexually assaulting a female employee. Prosecutors say Robert Kerns met with the victim and tricked her, giving her wine laced with the sleeping medication Ambien. They say he then sexually assaulted her both in his car and at her home after she passed out.
I'm old. I've been around the block and back. I know how the world works and I've seen and heard about injustices to the little guy from major corporations. People complain. Big Business dose NOT listen. But today, I found out that is not always the case.
A little over a year ago, a new church opened in a place that has gotten used to vanishing houses of worship and dwindling congregants: North Philadelphia. Nestled in a former PECO office near Broad and Dauphin streets, it doesn't look much like a traditional church, and its occupants -- young, trendy and mostly white -- don't look much like traditional churchgoers, particularly in an area where surrounding census tracts are 45 to 94 percent black.
But the new worshipers say they are here to stay: Some have even bought homes and started families on the gap-toothed blocks north of Temple University.
"My car has gotten broken into several times on my block. It's a rough neighborhood. They're people who need things and that's the only way they can get it," said member Jennifer Danforth, who is white and originally from Ohio.