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Michelle Obama, 53, Stuns In A Gorgeous Bikini Top & Cut-Off Shorts In Miami — See Pics

Wow! Michelle Obama stunned in a white bikini and cut-off shorts while soaking up the sun in Miami! See the gorgeous pics!<p><b>Michelle Obama</b>, 53, just …

Michelle Obama

The Martin Luther King Jr. we knew 50 years ago

This is one of those rare years in which the official celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life falls on his actual birthday, January 15. It will …

Va. Residents Receive KKK Fliers With Hate Messages About MLK

Police in Northern Virginia and the FBI are investigating after some residents received fliers claiming to be from the Ku Klux Klan.<p>At least 10 …

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther Kings achievements connected with Islam. Extraordinary deeds of Martin Luther King Jr.<p>The Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be upon …

How King's dream lives on for North Texas leaders

The life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. has inspired countless people. We asked leaders in and around North Texas how King’s work has inspired …

The best countries to escape the worst effects of climate change

A safe haven sounds like a good idea right about now.<p>Somewhere that's warm but not too warm, free from roof-toppling hurricanes and close to a river or ocean but far enough to avoid the threats of flooding and sea-level rise.<p>According to climate scientists and urban planners, that doesn't leave a …

Climate Change

What to buy every month of the year in 2018

In 2018, you may resolve to save more , spend less or budget better . Whatever your money goal, the one common key to your success is shopping smart. …

Shopping

First black person to see Jesus, first black woman millionaire and other amazing facts

<i>Julianne Malveaux is an economist and writer whose most recent book is “Are We Better Off: Race, Obama and Public Policy.”</i><p>Here are a few of the “100 Amazing Facts About the Negro” that Henry Louis Gates Jr. brings to our attention in his new book:<p>Nearly 8 million white Americans have hidden African …

Black History

Research suggests link between hair dye and breast cancer

Women should limit dyeing their hair to five times a year to reduce the risk of breast cancer, a surgeon and professor has urged.<p>Professor Kefah …

Biblical prophecy claims the world will end on Sept. 23, Christian numerologists claim

A Christian numerologist claims that the world will end next Saturday when a planet will, supposedly, collide with Earth.<p>According to Christian numerologist David Meade, verses in Luke 21:25 to 26 are the sign that recent events, such as the recent solar eclipse and Hurricane Harvey, are signs of …

Hurricane Harvey

A stroke took away this neuroscientist's sense of past and future

Jill Bolte Taylor recalls all the things she forgot.<p>As a neuroanatomist at Harvard, I studied how our brain creates our perception of ­reality. And then one morning, I woke up with a sharp pain directly behind my left eye. In the course of four hours, I lost the ability to walk, talk, read, write, …

The Brain

Tropical Storm Harvey in photos: Views of the Houston flood from the ground

Harvey is no ordinary storm.<p>Those old enough to remember Hurricane Katrina in 2005 can recall chilling images and video of a city submerged. A storm …

Total solar eclipse 2017: 6 bizarre things that will happen

Things get a little weird during an eclipse. Here are six things to look for.<p>While there are many superstitions about eclipses, there are also a lot of weird things that happen during an eclipse that are completely real -- and super cool. Here are six incredible things to look for during the …

Astronomy

These are the most Instagram-worthy waterfall hikes in all 50 states

<b>Connecticut: Roaring Brook Falls</b> <br>Categorized as a moderate-level three-mile hike, the reward is a spectacular view of the state’s highest single-drop …

Hiking

Usain Bolt’s furious team-mates blame organisers for 4x100m injury

• Yohan Blake says waiting in a cold call room for 40 minutes led to injury • ‘Yohan, I think this is crazy,’ Bolt is reported to have said to Blake<p>Jamaica’s 4x100m relay team have blamed organisers for causing the dramatic moment when Usain Bolt fell to the track in his final race – because they …

Usain Bolt

Why the 2017 solar eclipse is generating so much excitement in the US

The eclipse will be one of the most digitally recorded events ever.<p>If you’ve never seen a solar eclipse before, you should make an effort to witness …

Impending end of Bolt Supremacy raises alarm about what comes next

The penultimate act of Usain Bolt’s career should begin just before 9.45pm on Saturday night with a crashing tsunami of sound, then the sight of thousands of mobile phone lights dancing deliriously around the London Stadium. The coolest man in sport will briefly bask in the crowd’s affections and …

Vietnam War

African-American Museum evacuated after suspicious package is found inside

On Monday, the National Museum of African American History and Culture had to be evacuated after a suspicious package was found on the second …

The Train Line That Brought the Twin Cities Back Together

Designed to link the downtowns, it has provided a surprising lift to poorer neighborhoods along the route.<p>ST. PAUL, Minn.—When the first light-rail trains set out between Minneapolis and St. Paul, the two cities threw a party 11 miles long. At the ribbon-cutting in downtown St. Paul, politicians …

Urban Design

A strange physical phenomenon is helping scientists predict where massive earthquakes will strike

Earthquakes are a lot harder to monitor than volcanic eruptions, but some techniques are used such as laser beams to detect plate movement, or a seismometer to pick up the vibrations in the Earth's crust.<p>Now, thanks to new research, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania believe they've found …

What Happened When I Forced Myself To Wake Up At 5 A.M. Every Day For A Month

Some early risers might get more done, but it turns out there are times when getting up earlier can make you less productive.<p>Early risers get a lot of good press: They are supposedly more productive and possibly better problem solvers. But after a month of forcing myself out of bed at 5 a.m., I …

5 Workout Moves That Will Ease Anxiety Almost Instantly

I've touched on my issues with anxiety before—revealing the most effective (and all-natural) coping mechanisms I've tried thus far. And while it's …

A timeline of Obama's best jokes, from red-hot zingers to corny puns

Barack Obama: 44th U.S. president, Harvard Law grad, and middle-aged father who makes the most perfectly terrible dad jokes.<p>Last year, the annual …

Pete Souza Captured Barack Obama's Final Farewell to the White House

Pete Souza—White House Photo<p>Pete Souza—The White House<p>Pete Souza—The White House<p>Pete Souza—The White House<p>Pete Souza—The White House<p>Pete Souza—The …

Family of Marcus Garvey seeks pardon in waning days of Barack Obama’s presidency

With less than a week left, there’s still hope<p>When the name Marcus Garvey comes up, most people remember him as the “Back-to-Africa” guy. But that’s …

Black History

A Conversation With Beth Macy About the Untold Story of 2 Unwilling Sideshow Stars

When Beth Macy moved to Roanoke, Virginia nearly thirty years ago, a newspaper colleague told her about the best story in town, one that had then …

Jamaican Living in Japan - An Interview with Blogger, Keisha Brissette

Keisha Brissette is a Jamaican educator and writer. She is a past member of the Jambiz International Theatre Group where she worked on and produced a …

Japan