Devastating Tornadoes Kill Dozens in Central US (BCNN1 12.13.21)

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According to the Daily Mail, A monstrous tornado, carving a track that
could rival the longest on record, ripped across the middle of the
U.S. in a stormfront that killed dozens and tore apart a candle
factory, crushed a nursing home, derailed a train and smashed an
Amazon warehouse. “I pray that there will be another rescue. I pray
that there will be another one or two,” Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear
said, as crews sifted through the wreckage of the candle factory in
Mayfield, where 110 people were working overnight Friday when the
storm hit. Forty of them were rescued. “We had to, at times, crawl
over casualties to get to live victims,” said Jeremy Creason, the
city’s fire chief and EMS director. In Kentucky alone, 22 were
confirmed dead by Saturday afternoon, including 11 in and around
Bowling Green. But Beshear said upwards of 70 may have been killed
when a twister touched down for more than 200 miles (320 kilometers)
in his state and that the number of deaths could eventually exceed 100
across 10 or more counties. The death toll of 36 across five states
includes six people in Illinois, where an Amazon facility was hit;
four in Tennessee; two in Arkansas, where a nursing home was
destroyed; and two in Missouri. If early reports are confirmed, the
twister “will likely go down perhaps as one of the longest track
violent tornadoes in United States history,” said Victor Genzini, a
researcher on extreme weather at Northern Illinois University.

According to the Daily Mail, A Wisconsin wedding was found to be the
source of a COVID Omicron ‘super-spread’ now taking Oakland by storm,
leaving 38 hospital workers and patients exposed as the variant has
now been spotted in half of U.S. states. Debra Furr-Holden, 47, the
associate Dean of Public Health Integration at Michigan State
University, said she attended the Milwaukee wedding on November 27
after she was assured nearly all 100 guests, many of whom were medical
experts, were vaccinated. But the medical professional noted that as
the celebration went on, many guests took their masks off and mingled,
causing Furr-Holden and more than a dozen others to be infected with
COVID-19, including 11 people who work for Kaiser Permanente’s Oakland
Medical Center. While Furr-Holden confirmed that she went on to infect
her daughter, Jordan, Kaiser Permanente officials said the infected
employees may have exposed a total of 38 co-workers and patients at
two Oakland, California hospitals. ‘I’ll give people a cautionary
tale,’ Furr-Holden told ABC. ‘If a group of medical professionals and
public health professionals can’t prevent spread at a social
gathering, it’s just the luck of the draw for everybody.’ The
super-spreader event comes as large holiday celebrations continue
across the U.S., including the infamous SantaCon in New York City,
where thousands gather for a massive pub crawl, despite the rise in
COVID-19 cases and the Omicron variant. Wisconsin public health
officials are investigating the outbreak and have yet to find any
local positive cases among the wedding guests. They said one guest had
recently returned from an international trip. Kaiser Permanente
officials told the San Francisco Chronicle that the 11 infected
employees were fully vaccinated and had received booster shots. Some
of the infected did not exhibit symptoms before going to work after
the wedding ceremony, exposing eight patients and another eight
coworkers to the virus. As of December 8, 13 of those exposed have
tested negative for COVID-19. Kaiser Permanente would not provide
further details on the remaining tests. One of the infected workers
from the Oakland medical center also worked at the nearby Highland
Hospital, where officials there said 11 staff members and another 11
employees were potentially exposed.

Openly Homosexual Jussie Smollett Is Guilty of Lying and Staging
Race-Baiting Hate Attack Not Just to Boost His Career but to Make
President Trump and His White Followers Look Like Racists and Haters
of Black People – Daniel Whyte III Says Nobody With Any Common Sense,
Black or White, Ever Believed This Foolishness From the Get-go. It is
Also Shameful That He Lied on Two Young Black Men in an Attempt to
Clear His Name As Well. I Really Hope He Has to Bring 20 Years of Jail
to the Door and Does Not Get Probation for Causing This Unnecessary
and Dangerous Situation in America. According to USA Today, Jussie
Smollett was convicted Thursday of staging a hate crime nearly three
years after he claimed two Trump-loving bigots beat him up, tied a
noose around his neck and doused him in bleach in a misbegotten bid to
raise his public profile. Twelve jurors in Chicago criminal court
found the disgraced actor guilty of five of six counts of felony
disorderly conduct for filing a false police report following
testimony from 13 witnesses and more than nine hours of deliberation.
As the jurors read out the verdict, Smollett, 39, stood huddled with
his attorneys and kept his eyes trained on the panelists, remaining
stoic as a phalanx of family members, who watched the eight-day trial
from the front row of the gallery, sat frozen. The actor, who took
more than an hour to return to the courthouse to hear the jury’s
verdict, was later seen embracing his siblings, some of whom didn’t
stand for the jury before the panelists left the courtroom. The guilty
verdict is the final chapter in the made-for-TV saga that jurors found
Smollett not just starred in, but directed from start to finish when
he asked two men to “fake beat him up,” gave them a script of
homophobic and racist slurs to deliver, and selected a stage for the
phony beatdown that he thought was in direct view of surveillance
cameras. In the absence of smoking gun evidence, the trial in Chicago
criminal court came down to whose story was more believable:
Smollett’s, or Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo’s.

According to the Associated Press, Carrie Meek, the grandchild of a
slave and a sharecropper’s daughter who became one of the first Black
Floridians elected to Congress since Reconstruction, died Sunday. She
was 95. Meek died at her home in Miami after a long illness, family
spokesperson Adam Sharon said in a statement. The family did not
specify a cause of death. Meek started her congressional career at an
age when many people begin retirement. She was 66 when she easily won
the 1992 Democratic congressional primary in her Miami-Dade County
district. No Republican opposed her in the general election. Alcee
Hastings and Corrine Brown joined Meek in January 1993 as the first
Black Floridians to serve in Congress since 1876 as the state’s
districts had been redrawn by the federal courts in accordance with
the 1965 Voting Rights Act. On her first day in Congress, Meek
reflected that while her grandmother, a slave on a Georgia farm, could
never have dreamed of such an accomplishment, her parents told her
that anything was possible. “They always said the day would come when
we would be recognized for our character,” she told The Associated
Press in an interview that day. In Congress, Meek championed
affirmative action, economic opportunities for the poor and efforts to
bolster democracy in and ease immigration restrictions on Haiti, the
birthplace of many of her constituents. Meek is survived by her
children Lucia Davis-Raiford, Sheila Davis Kinui and Kendrick B. Meek,
seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and multiple nieces and
nephews. Funeral arrangements were pending.

According to the Associated Press, The U.S. Justice Department said
Monday it is ending its investigation into the 1955 lynching of Emmett
Till, the Black teenager from Chicago who was abducted, tortured and
killed after witnesses said he whistled at a white woman in
Mississippi. The announcement came after the head of the department’s
civil rights division and other officials met with several of Till’s
relatives. Till’s family members said they were disappointed there
will continue to be no accountability for the infamous killing, with
no charges being filed against Carolyn Bryant Donham, the woman
accused of lying about whether Till ever touched her. “Today is a day
we will never forget,” Till’s cousin, the Rev. Wheeler Parker, said
during a news conference in Chicago. “For 66 years we have suffered
pain. … I suffered tremendously.” The killing galvanized the civil
rights movement after Till’s mother insisted on an open casket, and
Jet magazine published photos of his brutalized body. The Justice
Department reopened the investigation after a 2017 book quoted Donham
as saying she lied when she claimed that 14-year-old Till grabbed her,
whistled and made sexual advances while she was working in a store in
the small community of Money.
Relatives have publicly denied that Donham, who is in her 80s,
recanted her allegations about Till. Donham told the FBI she had never
recanted her accusations and there is “insufficient evidence to prove
beyond a reasonable doubt that she lied to the FBI,” the Justice
Department said in a news release Monday. Officials also said that
historian Timothy B. Tyson, the author of 2017′s “The Blood of Emmett
Till,” was unable to produce any recordings or transcripts in which
Donham allegedly admitted to lying about her encounter with the teen.
“In closing this matter without prosecution, the government does not
take the position that the state court testimony the woman gave in
1955 was truthful or accurate,” the Justice Department release said.
“There remains considerable doubt as to the credibility of her version
of events, which is contradicted by others who were with Till at the
time, including the account of a living witness.”

According to CBN News, Actor Denzel Washington does not mince words
when it comes to his faith in God. And in a recent interview with the
New York Times, Washington reiterated that he is a “God-fearing man”
while also warning people to not become too self-focused. “This is
spiritual warfare. So, I’m not looking at it from an earthly
perspective,” he said in the interview. “If you don’t have a spiritual
anchor you’ll be easily blown by the wind and you’ll be led to
depression.” As CBN News has reported, Washington gave his life to God
early on, but it took a few years for him to understand the weight of
that decision. “Three times…I think we all go through that. I was
filled with the Holy Ghost and it scared me,” he said. “I didn’t want
to go this deep…I want to party. It was a supernatural, once in this
lifetime experience that I couldn’t completely understand at the
time.” Now, the 64-year-old actor lives out his tenets of faith daily.
“I’m a God-fearing man,” he told NYT. “I try not to worry. Fear is
contaminated faith.”

According to ESPN, Former NFL coach Hue Jackson was named head coach
at Grambling State on Friday. Jackson, 56, last served as a head coach
with the Cleveland Browns from 2016 to ’18. He also coached the
Raiders in 2011.Most recently, he was the offensive coordinator at
Tennessee State. Jackson brings more than three decades of coaching
experience to Grambling. Before transitioning to the NFL in 2001, he
spent 14 seasons as a college assistant, including nine in the Pac-12
at Arizona State, California and USC. His hiring continues a trend of
prominent NFL figures coaching at historically black colleges.

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In closing, remember, God loves you. He always has and He always will.
John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten
Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have
everlasting life.” If you don’t know Jesus as your Saviour, today is a
good day to get to know Him. Just believe in your heart that Jesus
Christ died, was buried, and rose from the dead for you. Pray and ask
Him to come into your heart and He will. Romans 10:13 says, “For
whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

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