Chicago parish fiercely backs priest after sex abuse claims
Michael Pfleger, a charismatic priest of a thriving Black Catholic parish, inspired her to become an activist and recruited her to run his South Side church's violence prevention office. Stories like Bosley’s are recurrent at St. Sabina Church, a close-knit community that’s been a social activism hub for 40 years under Pfleger. Black Catholic parishes are few and dwindling. Of roughly 21,000 American Catholic parishes, about 800, or less than 4%, are mostly Black, according to a University of Notre Dame and National Black Catholic Congress study. Black priests are more rare, making up 250, or under 1%, of roughly 36,500 Catholic priests, according to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Celebs take to streets for historic demonstrations
Across the U.S., many celebrities have been doing far more than tweeting supportive words or issuing carefully prepared statements. They took to the streets alongside thousands of people to condemn the killings of black people at the hands of police and to demand reform. The video shows Sampson step in front of his assistant and an officer hit him at least twice with a baton. Then an officer aims straight at me, no ricochet, and shoots (rubber bullets) Sampson wrote. Everyone is angry but there is a way to direct that anger, actor/director Taika Waititi wrote on Twitter on Saturday.
John Cusack Shares Video After Police 'Came at Me With Batons' for Filming Protest in Chicago
John Cusack says police officers came at him with a baton as he filmed a protest in Chicago on Saturday. The 53-year-old actor took to Twitter to share photos and video of the protest, which occurred in the wake of George Floyd's tragic death. "Cops didnt like me filming the burning car so they came at me with batons. Hitting my bike," Cusack captioned a video of officers approaching him. Ahhm heres the audio pic.twitter.com/tfaOoVCw5v John Cusack (@johncusack) May 31, 2020"Its bad in Chicago - brother," Cusack replied to Alex Winter, who encouraged him to be careful.