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McDonald's Is Giving Out Free French Fries Every Week for the Rest of the Year

If you hit the drive-through window only to hem and haw over whether you're just getting a burger or if you should throw some fries in the bag, this …

McDonald's

A Witness Said a 37-Year-Old Man Tried to Push a 17-Year-Old Black Girl Into Traffic

Another witness said he intervened when he says he saw the man try to hit the teen.<p>A 37-year-old Oregon man has been arrested after allegedly chasing, threatening, and yelling racial slurs to a 17-year-old black woman, the <i>Beaverton Valley Times</i> reported.<p>According to local reports, eyewitnesses of …

Crime

U.S. Navy Now allows Black Women to Wear Their Natural Hair

The U.S. Navy announced on Wednesday that it will allow servicewomen to wear different types of hairstyles, including ponytails and locs, the …

Hair

The 3 Products I Use to Prevent Thigh Chafing in Skirts and Shorts

I love fashion in summer. For three months straight, I can throw on a dress without thinking about tights or jackets. But if you’ve got thick thighs, …

Clothing

Your Kids Should Be Packing Their Own Lunch—Here’s How to Teach Them

Teaching my kids to pack their own lunch was a total game changer. Here's how to make it work for your family.<p>The first day of school will be here …

Kids

10 bad habits that might actually mean you’re smarter than you think

What habits come to mind when you think of your bad habits? Is it frequent Netflix binges that keep you looking less than bright-eyed in the …

Anti-Social Behavior

NASA Is Training This 17-Year-Old Girl to Become One of the First Humans on Mars

While many of us can only dream of space travel, 17-year-old astronaut trainee Alyssa Carson is making it a reality. The ambitious Louisiana-based teenager has had her “heart set on the stars” ever since she was a little girl. At only 3 years old, she told her father, “Daddy, I want to be an …

Space Science

Cop Fired For Calling Black People 'Alabama Porch Monkeys' ... Then Re-Hired

A Colorado police officer fired for using a racial slur to describe black citizens who were concerned over a police shooting has been re-hired by the …

Justice

A woman left a restaurant a 3-star Yelp review—and then things got weird

When a woman in Sterling, Virginia reviewed an Italian restaurant on Yelp in late April, she had no idea the rating would lead to a nightmare …

CDC: Throw All Romaine Away, Washing Won’t Do the Trick

No romaine is safe.<p>The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) expanded its warning about an E. coli outbreak found in romaine lettuce. …

California Store Clerk Calls Cops on Black Man Who Asked for Refund; Black Man Gets Beaten Bloody

The Merced, Calif., Police Department has launched an internal investigation after a black man was brutally beaten and injured while in …

Beyoncé knew Coachella’s white audience wouldn’t understand her set. That’s why she did it.

Tina Knowles-Lawson: Beyoncé wants to do “what’s best for the world and not what is most popular.”<p>As Beyoncé herself reminded the crowd during her historic Coachella performance last Saturday, she is the first black woman to headline the music festival. (“Ain’t that about a bitch?” she added, with …

HBCUs

White Woman Facing Charges for Lunging at and Striking Pregnant Black Servicewoman at Georgia Restaurant

A 71-year-old woman was arrested after she allegedly attacked a pregnant black servicewoman over a confrontation about a parking space.<p>Cellphone …

Two Black men were arrested waiting at a Starbucks. Now, the company and police are on the defensive | The Star

“Why would they be asked to leave?” Yaffe says. “Does anybody else think this is ridiculous?” he asks people nearby. “It’s absolute …

British submarines 'ordered to move within missile range of Syria' as Theresa May summons Cabinet to respond to chemical attack

The world is braced for war tonight after Theresa May reportedly ordered submarines to move within missile range of Syria.<p>The Prime Minister will …

Even one night of bad sleep causes dangerous changes in your brain, a new study found

One of the most important things that happens when we drift off at night is a cleansing process: sleep helps remove toxins from the human brain.<p>Scientists recently found that even one night of sleep deprivation causes the buildup of a kind of protein that's known to make up the plaque that …

From Most Hated to American Hero: The Whitewashing of Martin Luther King Jr.

There is a recipe for making a hero.<p>Greatness is neither the singular nor most necessary ingredient. Fame is important because no matter how …

Black History

Meet the billionaire couple behind Panda Express, who run nearly 2,000 restaurants and sell 90 million pounds of orange chicken a year

In 25 years, Panda Express has transformed from a single restaurant in a southern California mall to a 2,000-location empire around the world.<p>The masterminds behind the American Chinese behemoth are Andrew and Peggy Cherng, the married couple that founded the company in the early 1980s and …

The four days in 1968 that reshaped D.C.

Disable animations<p>The day had been warm and breezy, with a high near 70. But the teeming intersection of 14th and U streets was tense. There had been an ugly fight there two days before. Objects had been thrown at police, and two arrests had been made. As the sun set, this cultural and financial …

Justice

29 Traditional Indian Dishes The Whole World Should Know And Love

There's more to Indian cuisine than butter chicken.

'The Bachelor': ABC exec reveals the real story behind Arie's breakup and the next 'Bachelorette'

<i>SPOILER ALERT: Do not read ahead if you have not watched the finale of Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s season of "The Bachelor" or "After the Final Rose."</i><p>As host Chris Harrison warns each and every season, "The Bachelor" finale is always dramatic. But this week's controversial closer had an unprecedented …

Jackson Park and the Battle Over Historic Preservation

Jackson Park is currently the focal point of a contentious civic debate. The Obama Presidential Center and a new Tiger Woods-branded golf course are …

Hollywood, black actresses and the squishy metrics of who gets paid what

It’s taboo to talk about how much money you make — or how little. That’s one reason inequities persist. The pay gap hits women of color the hardest, with black actresses in Hollywood talking about it openly in recent weeks.<p>Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Mo’Nique (Oscar winners each) have all …

What every first-time home buyer in Chicago needs to know

You’ve been saving for years and you’re ready to take the plunge into homeownership—congrats! But where do you start? Chicago is a relatively …

Real Estate

Michael B. Jordan says he will adopt inclusion rider

Michael B. Jordan says that he will adopt inclusion riders for all projects produced by his production company.<p>In a message on Instagram on Wednesday, Jordan pledged to support "the women and men who are leading this fight." His announcement followed Frances McDormand's acceptance speech at …

The Chicago Magic Lounge provides a new home for old tricks

During the golden age of Chicago magic, from the 1930s through the 1960s, there were more than a dozen spots around the city where one could witness …

Obama Presidential Center Symposium shows residents frustrated with each other, institutions

Some residents want a community benefits agreement, others worry the loud demands will jeopardize the center<p>Just a week after the final, large-scale public meeting on the Presidential Center, a symposium was held at the University of Chicago on Wednesday night with the intention of allowing space …

Why Tiffany Haddish Keeps Wearing the Same $4,000 White Dress — Even at the Oscars

Actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish broke taboos at the 2018 Oscars by wearing the same white Alexander McQueen dress she'd worn before.<p>Actress and …

Tiffany Haddish

Florida school removes teacher who hosted white nationalist podcast

A Florida school district removed a middle school teacher from her classroom after it was revealed that she had secretly hosted a white nationalist podcast, raising concerns that she may have exposed her students to such ideology.<p>Dayanna Volitich, 25, remains a social studies teacher at Crystal …