Nadine Thurmond

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The Kendra Childs Murder: 5 Things We Know Right Now

Kendra Childs, the Houston mother of a two-year-old child was killed a day before her 20th birthday and police are looking for suspects and a motive …

Supporters Start GoFundMe for Bresha Meadows

A lawyer for Bresha Meadows, the Ohio teen accused of killing her allegedly abusive father, says she has received an outpour of support. …

Raped, Then Forgotten Until a Community Intervened

The memory of Ardelia Ann Ali’s rape sticks to her like plaster.<p>She works hard to peel off the thick depression, anxiety and fear her rapist left …

The Meaning of Ali: A daughter remembers her father's gentle soul

<i>This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's June 27 Muhammad Ali Issue. Subscribe today!</i><p><b>IN ORDER TO</b> recognize a great person, we must have an …

Interview: Dynamic Street Shots Document the Quirky Everyday Scenes of New York City

Photographer Phil Penman uses his camera to document the dynamic energy, delightfully wacky inhabitants, and vibrant spirit of New York City. Shooting primarily in black and white, he captures a fantastic mix of playful portraits and atmospheric street scenes that illuminate everyday moments in a …

Street Photography

Joy to the World, Missy Elliott Is Here

“WTF,” her comeback single, is pure rhythmic pleasure.<p>After some time away, Missy Elliott still knows what people want from her. The video for her new song “WTF” opens with the muffled sound of its beat and words coming through headphones and car speakers and nail salon stereos around New York …

Missy Elliott

8 Uncommon Ways To Show You're Thankful

When we show people we are thankful for them, it doesn’t just make <i>them</i> feel good. It’s actually good for <i>us</i> as well. In fact, Dr. Martin Seligman, a former president of the American Psychological Association, and his colleagues found that tangible expressions of gratitude can reduce depression and …

Food

Victoria's Secret Sends Model With Natural Hair Down Runway for First Time

Maria Borges has walked in the Victoria's Secret fashion show since 2013, but this year was a big moment for both her and the lingerie brand. Borges tells <i>Essence</i> that she made the decision to wear her natural hair earlier this year. "I told my agent I wanted to walk in the Victoria's Secret show …

Hair

TIME Magazine Charleston Shooting Cover Story

On the night of June 17, a gunman opened fire in a church basement in Charleston. Nine people died. Five survived. Survivors and families tell their …

Charleston Church Shooting

Google's Traffic Stop: A Crash Course In Self-Driving Concerns

Google's self-driving car is seeming more and more human. And like the rest of us, it's subject to traffic stops.<p>The head of Google's rapid rollout lab, David Weekly, tweeted a photo Thursday of the prototypical car stopped by a motorcycle officer. Apparently, the vehicle was going too slowly in a …

Autonomous Cars

Why do we still not know what’s inside the pyramids?

With their hidden chambers, the pyramids of Giza have yet to reveal all their secrets – how is that possible?<p>“At last have made wonderful discovery in Valley; a magnificent tomb with seals intact recovered same for your arrival congratulations,” scribbled Howard Carter in a hurriedly written …

Archaeology

Just your luck: 13 fun facts about Friday the 13th

<b>(CNN) —</b> Yet another Friday the 13th has arrived, bringing the usual superstitious chatter along with vows to avoid flying and other fear-inducing activities. Why are we so weird about the 13th?<p>The answer is unclear but our aversion may have religious origins. Some Christians believe Friday is …

Horror