Donations for burned black churches up after Notre Dame fire

17 April, 2019, 20:18 | Author: Wade Massey
  • Article Image Louisiana Man Facing Hate Crime Charges for 3 Black Church Burnings

Ali noted, "In the past month, three historically black churches in Louisiana were destroyed by a racist arsonist".

The three Louisiana churches - St. Mary Baptist Church, Greater Union Baptist Church and Mount Pleasant Baptist Church - in St. Landry Parish, a county about 60 miles (97 km) west of Baton Rouge, burned down between March 26 and April 4. It has a goal of $1.8million to be split among the three churches.

The GoFundMe campaign, created by the Seventh District Baptist Association, had raised about $92,000 early Tuesday before a large spike in contributions.

Notre Dame was partially destroyed in the fire [Photo: AP] Holden Matthews, the 21-year-old son of a Louisiana sheriff's deputy, was arrested in connection with the United States church fires and faces hate crime charges. Each of the three churches is more than 100 years old and one of them had been remodeled just two years ago.

And while the GoFundMe had been up for a few days, it caught steam on Tuesday as Twitter users noted how quiet Trump had been on the attacks while he has been rather forthcoming about his help for rebuilding Notre Dame. A judge set a September trial date.

On Twitter, Mike Pence offered his words of support to Paris and said: 'Notre Dame is an iconic symbol of faith to people all over the world - and it is heartbreaking to see a house of God in flames.

Fordham Student Dies After Falling From Clock Tower
Barnabas Hospital in the NY borough of the Bronx. "They're unlocked at night when they're cleaning", the student claimed. The waiter also confided that his roommate was among the friends that accompanied Monfries into the bell tower.


Red Sox DFA Blake Swihart, call up Sandy Leon and Erasmo Ramirez
The Red Sox carried three catchers for the entire 2018 season but decided they would keep just two for this season. The potential at the plate has always been there, but his defensive deficiencies made him hard to play regularly.


Jason Kenney's UCP projected to win majority government in Alberta
Nearly 700,000 people voted early in malls, airports, recreation centres, public buildings and an Ikea store. The Alberta Party, led by former Edmonton mayor Stephen Mandel, is running a full slate of candidates.


Twenty-one-year-old Holden Matthews - the son of a sheriff's deputy - entered a not guilty plea Monday via video conference from the St. Landry Parish jail, as prosecutors added new charges declaring the arsons a hate crime.

"Our black churches are as important as Notre Dame", another wrote. Please join me in donating'. Matthews also exchanged text messages with a friend who asked about the fires: "Was that your work?" the fire marshal said.

"Three historically black churches have burned in recent weeks, charring buildings and scattering communities".

During a court appearance on Monday, prosecutors filed new hate crime charges against Matthews in relation to the burning of the three historically-black churches. Both have yet to publicly address the three church fires in Louisiana.

The plight of the churches received renewed attention since the fire at Notre-Dame broke out on Monday, with French President Emmanuel Macron promising to rebuild the historic cathedral as more than 750 million euros ($845 million) was pledged for the effort in the ensuing 24 hours.

Holden Matthews, the man suspected of starting the fires, faces multiple charges in the case - including three hate crime counts.

Recommended:



Popular

Alan Garcia, former Peru president, shoots himself
Mr Garcia, a skilled orator who has led Peru's once-powerful Apra party for decades, served as the country's president twice. In November he sought refuge in the Uruguayan Embassy and applied for asylum but he left the next month after it was denied.

Nuggets erase 19-point deficit in 114-105 win over Spurs
The Nuggets are 54-29 on the season, 34-8 at home, 42-41 against the spread and 48-34-1 with the under. It was looking very much like an easy win for San Antonio , which frittered away two 19-point leads.

Boston Dynamics' SpotMini robots are strong enough to haul a box truck
As you can see in the video above, 10 SpotMini robots are acting like dogs pulling a sled, only their sled is a very heavy truck. The design was an evolution of the first SpotMini, whose terrifying gripping arm made it resemble something from a horror movie.

Attorney: Boy attacked at Mall of America still in critical condition
In 2015, he was arrested at the Mall of America after a police officer saw him throwing items from the mall's upper level. Court records show that Aranda had been ordered to undergo psychological evaluation or treatment after those assaults.

Israel Folau to challenge Rugby Australia's decision to sack him
Hopoate wrote on Facebook in a since deleted post that he does not know why everyone is "so anxious about what Israel Folau said". The religiously motivated Folau attracted the fresh storm of controversy when he posted on Instagram: "Warning".

Juventus 1-2 Ajax: Champions League at a glance
Ajax produced a stunning turnaround to reach their first UEFA Champions League semi-final since 1996/97. And, after drawing Juventus , many expected them to bow out in the quarter-finals.

Sunday outages for Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp users
Brace yourself, social media addicts: Facebook is facing a massive outage across its main Facebook product, as well as Instagram and WhatsApp .

Perth DJ charged over USA kidnapping
It was alleged that on Friday, Holyoake grabbed the child from his mother in broad daylight before running down the busy street. Holyoake was once on the board of Pride WA (Western Australia) - a lobby group supporting LGBTIQ people, PerthNow reported.

Avengers: Endgame directors plead for help from fans after footage leaks
That last line is a reference to a similar letter the directors wrote before Avengers: Infinity War hit theaters. Some fans who said they had viewed the leaks said they only increased their anticipation for the movie.

Apple tries to take a bite out of credit card industry
Purchases from Apple will attract 3% cash back, and all physical card purchases will be rewarded with 1% cash back, Apple said . The focus on "quality storytelling" is consistent with Apple's image and analysts say is likely to produce some hit shows.