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The ‘Woman in Black’ Is a Social Media Mystery

The ‘Woman in Black’ Is a Social Media Mystery

A woman walking the streets dressed all in black has been spotted in several states,…

Sierra Leone in State of Public Health Emergency

Sierra Leone in State of Public Health Emergency

The lethal Ebola virus ravaging West Africa has forced the hand of Sierra Leonean President…

Usher’s New Look Foundation celebrates 15 years with star-studded benefit fundraiser

Usher’s New Look Foundation celebrates 15 years with star-studded benefit fundraiser

ATLANTA, Georgia — Celebrities, business leaders and corporate sponsors turned out in full force Thursday to…

Obama gets a Special Olympian hug

Obama gets a Special Olympian hug

President Obama lauded courage and athleticism during Thursday’s White House tribute to the Special Olympics,…

Stock futures fall further after big sell-off

Stock futures fall further after big sell-off

U.S. stock futures and global markets were dropping again Friday following Thursday’s big sell-off on Wall…

3 things to know about Do Not Call registry

3 things to know about Do Not Call registry

The first phone call in history happened on March 10, 1876, when Alexander Graham Bell…

Beverly Johnson Reflects On Being First African-American Woman To Land A Vogue Cover

Beverly Johnson Reflects On Being First African-American Woman To Land A Vogue Cover

Beverly Johnson was once told she would never get a Vogue cover. But today, the 61-year-old…

Growing Up in Prison: What I’ve Learned During My Eight Years of Incarceration

Growing Up in Prison: What I’ve Learned During My Eight Years of Incarceration

Often I read articles and essays about the experiences of prisoners and their families. The…

The Perfect Way To Keep A Sexy Bod And Still Enjoy Your Vacation

The Perfect Way To Keep A Sexy Bod And Still Enjoy Your Vacation

So many of us focus our energy on getting to the gym in preparation for…

NFL player’s daughter battling stage 4 cancer

NFL player’s daughter battling stage 4 cancer

Cincinnati Bengals player Devon Still decided earlier this summer he would be giving up his NFL career…

7 Tips for Surviving a Black Family Reunion

7 Tips for Surviving a Black Family Reunion

It’s summer, which means it’s family-reunion time. These gatherings are a time of celebration, but…

A Black Man’s Head Protects Sanctity of Ancient Italian Temple

A Black Man’s Head Protects Sanctity of Ancient Italian Temple

This image is part of a weekly series that The Root is presenting in conjunction with theImage…

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Former President George H. W. Bush to mark 90th birthday with parachute jump

Former President George H.W. Bush can no longer use his legs, but he isn’t letting that stop him from keeping a vow he made five years ago: to jump from an aircraft on his 90th birthday, which is Thursday. “It’s a wonderful day in Maine — in fact, nice enough for a parachute jump,” the…

Former President George H. W. Bush to mark 90th birthday with parachute jump

U. Kentucky star says he left 20 years ago because campus didn’t like him dating black women

The University of Kentucky is getting national media attention for playing in the national championship.  But the campus also has a reputation for racial segregation and some of this past is ugly.  A former superstar for the school, Rex Chapman, who played for the school in the late 1980s, says that one of the reasons…

U. Kentucky star says he left 20 years ago because campus didn’t like him dating black women

Passenger Makes Eerie Facebook Post Before Boarding Downed Malaysia Airlines Plane

A passenger who appears to have been on the crashed Malaysia Airlines flight over Ukraine on Thursday posted a photo of his plane with an eerie message before boarding the ill-fated Boeing 777. Translated from Dutch to English, the caption reads: “In case it goes missing, here is what it looks like.” Cor Pan posted the…

Passenger Makes Eerie Facebook Post Before Boarding Downed Malaysia Airlines Plane

The “World’s Ugliest Woman” is Now a Motivational Speaker

By Daphne R Insults hurt in more ways than imaginable. When someone says words could never hurt them they’re usually just hiding behind the hurt because the reality is that negative words can cut deeply, causing depression, low self-esteem and the list goes on. But one young woman named Lizzie Velasquez, age 24, used negative…

The “World’s Ugliest Woman” is Now a Motivational Speaker

600 Pound Woman Overcomes Her Depression by Posing for Male Admirers for Money

by Barry Burch Jr. Depression can lead to a lot of places.  For one mother-of-three who lost her daughter while in the process of birthing her, it led to her reaching a staggering weight of more than 600 pounds, as well as to her entering the adult entertainment world as an overtly plump pin-up girl. In the vicious…

600 Pound Woman Overcomes Her Depression by Posing for Male Admirers for Money

Health & Beauty

Applegate, mom share bond in overcoming cancer

Applegate, mom share bond in overcoming cancer

High up in the Hollywood Hills, a warm spring day is breaking into a cool, pink-hued dusk. Tucked behind an iron gate lies a leafy backyard filled with a paint-splattered easel, toys, slides and one happy, gallivanting child. It’s here…

CDC Says That Americans Spend Too Much Time In The Bottle And It’s Costing Us Billions

CDC Says That Americans Spend Too Much Time In The Bottle And It’s Costing Us Billions

By: Stephanie Allen- Gobert Alcohol drinking causes about 88,000 deaths in the United States each…

Khloe Kardashian Says Her Mother Wanted Her to Get a Nose Job At The Age Of 9

Khloe Kardashian Says Her Mother Wanted Her to Get a Nose Job At The Age Of 9

By: Britt L The Kardashian Klan have always been the picture-perfect family–looks and career wise.…

Couple Wins Millions When Son Is Born With Severe Birth Defects

Couple Wins Millions When Son Is Born With Severe Birth Defects

By Lillian Armstead A Seattle, Washington couple received $50 million in a wrongful birth lawsuit.…

Crime

Mine received perfect score, then 301 people died from safety violations

Mine received perfect score, then 301 people died from safety violations

The Soma coal mine, where 301 workers lost their lives in a May 13 disaster,…

California Mass Killer Enraged at “Ugly Black Filth” Who Dated White Girls | breakingbrown.com

California Mass Killer Enraged at “Ugly Black Filth” Who Dated White Girls | breakingbrown.com

Before mass shooter Elliot Rodger, 22, went on a killing spree, gunning down six people…

7 dead in drive-by shooting near UC-Santa Barbara

7 dead in drive-by shooting near UC-Santa Barbara

A Hollywood director and his family warned police about disturbing videos that discussed suicide and…

Ex-sheriff gets prison in meth-for-s*x case

Ex-sheriff gets prison in meth-for-s*x case

A judge on Thursday sentenced a former Colorado sheriff to 15 months in prison for repeatedly violating his probation in a meth-for-s*x case, saying the lawman, who was once regarded as a hero, had exhausted his opportunities to reform. Patrick…

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