King Charles III highlights mother’s legacy in first speech as sovereign

On Thursday, Queen Elizabeth II passed away surrounded by family at Balmoral in Scotland. She was ninety-six years old.Two days later, her son was proclaimed King Charles III at the Accession Council held at St James’s Palace. In attendance were members of the royal family, British politicians past and present, and others invited to witness the historic event.”My lords, ladies, and gentlemen,” King Charles III began, “it is my most sorrowful duty to announce to you the death of my beloved mother the Queen. I know how deeply you, the entire nation, and I think I may say the whole world, sympathize with me in the irreparable loss we’ve all suffered.””It is the greatest consolation to me, to know of the sympathy expressed by so many to my sister and brothers and that such overwhelming affection and support should be extended to our whole family in our loss.”Charles went on to highlight the legacy of his …

California bails out Berkeley journalism program, promises more journalists from ‘historically excluded backgrounds’

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has allocated $25 million to UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism “to support and strengthen local reporting in underserved and historically underrepresented areas across the state,” according to a Wednesday announcement from the university. Dean of the journalism school at Berkeley, Geeta Anand, stated the reasons for the move and how the school will use the money.”We’ve got three reasons for taking this on,” she tweeted. “1: we all see the world through the prism of our own lived experiences. So, who our storytellers are matters. If we don’t have a diverse group of people becoming journalists, then we miss stories that matter.””This is core to Berkeley Journalism’s mission: removing the economic barriers for journalists who have historically been excluded from the industry. It’s why 1/4 of our new class are 1st-gen college students, …

Democrat lawmaker Pramila Jayapal mourns hijackers in 9/11 post

Progressive Democratic Washington Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal mourned the 9/11 hijackers in a post commemorating the deadliest attack on US soil in history. In a now-deleted post, the Squad member wrote on Twitter: “Today we remember the 2,996 people who were killed on 9/11 and all those who lost their lives serving our country in the forever wars that followed.”2,977 people were killed in the deadly attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, The Pentagon in Washington DC, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Jayapal’s number of 2,996 includes the 19 terrorists who hijacked the planes. Jayapal also made the same “mistake” when commemorating the 9/11 death toll last year on the 20th anniversary of the tragedy.”Today we remember every life lost on that tragic day 21 years ago and all those who lost their lives while serving our country in the forever wars that …

Texas teacher fired after saying not to judge pedophiles harshly

A Texas teacher has been fired after a video emerged on Tiktok in which she appears to be defending pedophilia , according to The Daily Mail.English teacher Amber Parker can be heard in the 15-second video clip saying to a student, “Stop calling them that …We’re not going to call them that. We’re going to call them MAPs – Minor Attracted Persons . So don’t judge people just because they want to have sex with a five-year-old.”The incident occurred last week, and Parker was swiftly suspended. However, El Paso’s Independent School District board of trustees has since voted unanimously to fire her.But not everyone agrees with the board’s decision. Some students are defending Parker saying that her words were taken out of context.Ryann Ruvalcaba, a student at the school, told Fox17, “She [teacher] was expressing how it was ridiculous how we [society] might not be able to call people …

Experts: We must defeat gender ideology and protect children

On Sunday a panel of experts in the area of gender ideology addressed the crowd at the National Conservative Conference, explaining the effect that gender-affirming care has had on individuals and families, and what can be done to protect future generations of children.The panel consisted of Jay Richards, William E. Director of the Heritage Foundation’s Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Life, Religion, and Family; Dr. Miriam Grossman , child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist; Kelsey Bolar, Senior Policy Analyst at the Independent Women’s Forum; and Terry Schilling, President of the American Principles Project.Speaking first was Richards, who described to the crowd exactly what gender ideology is.Richards said that half of his job is persuading people that “it really is as awful and as crazy as it seems to be.””Gender ideology is so extreme, so anti-human… anti-biology, that people tend to think I must be misunderstanding or this must just be something that happens …