Fundraising efforts to benefit the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and the three Black churches in Louisiana that were all ravaged by fires couldn't be more different.

New Life Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis became the fifth Black house of worship to burn in the past 10 days when it was scorched in a blaze Saturday, throwing arson investigators into high gear in an effort to determine who is setting fire to the religious structures.

A week after nine people were assassinated at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, a string of fires at Black churches have occurred in four Southern states and Ohio, according to The Huffington Post. At least three of the fires are the subjects of arson investigations, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, […]