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The Best Presidential Speech of My Lifetime, Half a Century Later

"There is no Negro problem. There is no Southern problem. There is no Northern problem. There is only an American problem."<p>It was 53 years ago today that President Lyndon B. Johnson stood before a joint session of Congress and delivered the finest address given by an American president in my …

Black History

Black Women Are Not ‘Sassy’ — We’re Angry

When it comes to black women, sometimes Americans don’t recognize that sass is simply a more palatable form of rage. Americans adore sassy black …


These Photos Will Change the Way You Think About Race in Coal Country

The myth that Appalachia is uniformly White lingers, but communities of “Affrilachians” were documented in the 1930s.


Donald Trump Jr.'s wife has filed for divorce

Vanessa Haydon Trump filed for divorce from Donald Trump Jr., President Donald Trump's eldest son, in a Manhattan court on Thursday afternoon.<p>The divorce is not contested, meaning the president's daughter-in-law, a former model and actress, does not expect a fight over the couple's assets or …

Donald Trump

'Jeopardy!' Contestant Hides His Famous Past, But Viewers Catch On

When “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek introduced Paris Themmen as an “entrepreneur” and “avid backpacker” on Tuesday night’s show, he failed to note that his guest had a famous past.<p>And Themmen didn’t mention it either.<p>But you can’t fool viewers, who quickly identified the 58-year-old contestant as the …

Alex Trebek

Alabama Sheriff Legally Took $750,000 Meant To Feed Inmates, Bought Beach House

A sheriff in Alabama took home as personal profit more than $750,000 that was budgeted to feed jail inmates — and then purchased a $740,000 beach house, a reporter at The Birmingham Newsfound.<p>And it's perfectly legal in Alabama, according to state law and local officials.<p>Alabama has a …


Julianne Hough Credits Her Gorgeous White Smile to This $3 Kitchen Staple

Forget expensive whitening treatments at the dentist, it turns out the key to a gorgeous white smile could be sitting right in your kitchen alongside your salt and pepper shakers. Julianne Hough recently chatted with <b>E! News</b>, where she revealed that she's been using the popular superfood turmeric to …

Julianne Hough

4 bizarre moments from Betsy DeVos' "60 Minutes" interview that make us wonder if she's ever even Googled "education"

When Donald Trump was elected president, one of our biggest fears about him settling into the White House was that he would appoint all the wrong …


The story behind the Israeli raid to rescue Entebbe hostages

People look at the wreckages of war planes, destroyed during an Israeli operation on the Entebbe international airport in 1976 to rescue hostages, at …


CDC identifies a mystery cluster of deaths among dentists

<b>(CNN) —</b> A cluster of cases of a progressive lung disease occurred among dentists and other dental workers treated at one Virginia care center, according to Thursday's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>Of nine patients, referred to as a …

Public Health

Estate-Approved Whitney Houston Documentary Gets Official Release Date

, the documentary that will dive into most personal aspects of music icon Whitney Houston’s life and career officially has a release date. The flick …

Whitney Houston

How to make caramel at home without losing your mind

The real sweet science.<p>A really good chewy caramel—not too liquidy, not too hard, but at that golden point of candy perfection—sticks to your teeth and fills your brain with an explosion of delicious flavor. If that description makes your mouth water, don't run to a candy store yet. You can cook up …


21 Times We Fell Completely In Love With Danai Gurira

When she completely ROCKED the Black Panther premiere.

Danai Gurira

The blurring of racial lines won't save America. Why 'racial fluidity' is a con

<b>(CNN) —</b> He was a snappy dresser with slicked back hair and a pencil mustache. A crack bandleader, musician and legendary talent scout, he was dubbed the "Godfather of R&B."<p>But Johnny Otis' greatest performance was an audacious act of defiance he orchestrated offstage.<p>Most people who saw Otis …

New York Times

Michelle Obama Had a Dance Party with the Little Girl Who Admired Her Portrait

Last week a little girl named Parker Curry captured the hearts of the nation after a photo of her starting in admiration at Michelle Obama's official portrait went viral. Parker's mom, Jessica, had taken her daughters to the National Portrait Gallery to see the Obamas' portraits. She told CNN, …

Michelle Obama

Black Children Will Be the Victims of Armed Teachers

In her one-woman show <i>Notes from the Field</i>, Anna Deavere Smith exposes the consequences of America’s abandonment of our most vulnerable and troubled …

Nikolas Cruz

The Only Good Part Of The Oscars Was Its Blackest: Tiffany Haddish And Maya Rudolph

They were hilarious before they even said a word, walking out onto the crystalline Dolby Theatre stage, hand in hand, carrying their shoes, Tiffany Haddish rocking her cherished Alexander McQueen dress, Maya Rudolph with her air of slightly tipsy superciliousness.<p>This was the most memorable moment …


Why All Your Brownies Should Be Made with This Cocoa Powder

It's time to assess your cocoa powder situation.<p>Have you ever found an old, dusty box of cocoa powder in your cabinet and decided to make, say, a tray of brownies from scratch? Once they’re out of the oven, you excitedly take the first bite only to realize they taste kind of gross. It’s a common …


One Important Difference Between Gary Oldman's Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour and the Real Prime Minister

Shortly before the release of <i>Darkest Hour</i>, Joe Wright’s acclaimed film about Winston Churchill, a private screening was held for members of …

Darkest Hour

I Finally Found a Natural Deodorant That Works, and It Smells Incredible

It used to be that the options for natural deodorants were limited, and not good. Now the options are overflowing, and to be honest, most of them are still pretty meh. Better than they started out, definitely—but there's no room for error in the high-stakes world of body odor, and of all the …

Whole Foods

Damn Right Everyone's Taking Photos of Michelle Obama — Her Shirt Is Divine

Michelle Obama looks amazing in blue, and that's a fact. She stopped by the Kick Health Event in NYC on Feb. 28 and spoke on stage while wearing a denim button-down with black slacks and shoes. The top wasn't your average business-professional shirt, though. It featured oversize pocket details and …


Wisconsin basketball star responds to Grassley attack: I refuse to back down from what I believe in

In her only game since, she scored a career-high 28 points.<p>Ten days ago, University of Wisconsin junior Marsha Howard found herself the target of an …

Chuck Grassley

Kate Middleton's and Meghan Markle's Outfits Are a Royal Match Made in Heaven

When Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton stepped out for the launch of The Royal Foundation Forum, we couldn't help but notice the fact that they were wearing matching outfits. While Meghan chose a smart Jason Wu trench dress, the Duchess of Cambridge opted for a Séraphine dress, and both were in a …

Women's Fashion

Spring's Hottest Hair Trends Are Giving Me Major Deja Vu & It's About Time

Butterfly clips. Scrunchies. Hairagami. Banana Clips. WOW, ‘90s and 2000s hair accessories were weird! And yes, I proudly championed them all as an …


NBA player Dwyane Wade gets emotional over school shooting victim buried in his jersey

<b>(CNN) —</b> Miami Heat star guard Dwyane Wade got emotional Monday as he reflected on Joaquin Oliver, one of the 17 people killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting earlier this month.<p>Oliver, 17, was an avid sports fan who was excited to see his favorite basketball player, Wade, back …


Trump said he would charge a gunman. Here’s what he’s actually done in the face of danger.

President Trump’s assertion that he would have run toward the Parkland, Fla., gunman had he been near the school would have been a bold claim for just about anybody to make.<p>“I really believe I’d run in, even if I didn’t have a weapon,” he said during a meeting at the White House on Monday.<p>Trump has …

Donald Trump

Black Lung Disease Comes Storming Back in Coal Country

Hundreds of cases of advanced black lung disease have been found among miners in Central Appalachia, even as the Trump administration begins to review Obama-era coal dust rules.