Hidden figures: How black women preachers spoke truth to power

(THE CONVERSATION) Each semester I greet the students who file into my preaching class at Howard University with a standard talk. The talk is not an overview of the basics – techniques of sermon preparation or sermon delivery, as one might expect. Outlining the basics is not particularly difficult.

  • Written by Kenyatta R. Gilbert , Howard University

Vietnam commemorates 50th anniversary of My Lai massacre

MY LAI, Vietnam (AP) — With talk of peace and cooperation rather than hatred, more than a thousand people marked the 50th anniversary Friday of the My Lai massacre in Vietnam, the most notorious episode in modern U.S. military history.


  • Written by By TRAN VAN MINH , Associated Press

Abortion, free speech collide in Supreme Court dispute

GILROY, Calif. (AP) — Informed Choices is what its president describes as a "life-affirming" pregnancy center on the edge of downtown Gilroy in northern California.


  • Written by By MARK SHERMAN , Associated Press

Trump wildlife protection board has many trophy hunters

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new U.S. advisory board created to help rewrite federal rules for importing the heads and hides of African elephants, lions and rhinos is stacked with trophy hunters, including some members with direct ties to President Donald Trump and his family.

  • Written by By MICHAEL BIESECKER, JAKE PEARSON and JEFF HORWITZ , Associated Press