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‘True Blood’ Star Rutina Wesley Reveals Her Engagement To Girlfriend

“True Blood” star Rutina Wesley is altar bound. The 38-year-old actress, who can currently be seen in the Oprah Winfrey Network drama “Queen Sugar,” revealed her engagement to her girlfriend, a New Orleans woman who goes by the name of Chef Shonda, in a series of heartfelt photos posted to Instagram on Sunday. “Overthinking is the biggest cause of our unhappiness,”...

White House Reporters Embarrass Themselves Telling Sarah Huckabee Sanders What They’re Thankful For

During today’s White House press briefing, Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that if they wanted to ask a question, they had to first say something that they were thankful for. And then they all went along with it. Sanders immediately called upon April Ryan, who, as a black woman, has been a continual target of White House press secretaries. To...

How to Survive in America When You’re Black and Your Hometown Is Donald Trump’s Base

I grew up in Allen County, Ohio. I lived in the county seat of Lima and attended school in the village of Elida. The show Glee takes place in my hometown and I have never watched a single episode of Glee, but I often use this fact to help orient people to where I grew up. I rarely visit my...

Obama Scheduled to Serve Jury Duty in Illinois

Former President Barack Obama served the highest office in the nation for eight years, and now he faces one the most fundamental duties of a U.S. citizen: jury duty. Obama, who has a home in Kenwood, Chicago, has been summoned to serve jury duty next month in Cook County, Illinois, Chief Judge Timothy Evans said during a budget hearing. There...

As World Turns More Slowly, We Face Earthquake Boom, Scientists Warn

More powerful earthquakes could rock the globe in 2018 because of infinitesimal changes in the speed of the Earth’s rotation, scientists warn. It seems contradictory, but a minuscule slowing of the Earth’s rotation over years, which can extend the length of a day by a millisecond or more, appears to be linked to an increase in major quakes. Roger Bilham of...

Why Some Women Are Attracted To Serial Killers Like Charles Manson

It may be hard to wrap your head around, but even after being convicted in the brutal killings of actress Sharon Tate and several others, cult leader Charles Manson still had women pursuing him romantically. Three years ago, Manson ― who died Sunday after nearly five decades in prison ― became engaged to Afton Elaine Burton, a 26-year-old woman who...

7 Numbers That Explain How Much Puerto Rico Is Still Suffering

Puerto Rico is still in crisis mode. Hurricane Maria roared through the U.S. territory in September, killing anywhere from dozens to hundreds of people, displacing thousands, and wiping out electricity for 100 percent of the island’s residents. While Puerto Rico has made strides to rebuild, it remains a formidable task. Here are some numbers that put the island’s needs into perspective: Two Months Monday marked two...

NASA Figured Out Exactly Which Glaciers Will Drown Your City When They Melt

Nearly all the ice on Earth is in some state of meltdown. As it spills into the ocean, it raises sea levels. But if you’re curious to know exactly which glaciers are going to drown your corner of the planet, NASA’s got some answers. A new study published in Science Advances this week provides a super detailed look at local...

LaVar Ball Just Won

Sentient Mr. Potato Head with Larry David brand Asperger’s LaVar Ball successfully trolled the world’s biggest troll into . . . Saying LaVar Ball’s name. Saying his middle son’s name. Placing them both smack dab in the middle of an international incident. Making LaVar Ball’s name known on an international level. Making people who are usually turned off by...

A Simple Explanation for Why Alabama’s Roy Moore Will Get Elected to the Senate

Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore of Alabama has been accused of crimes that, in a more decent and responsible county, would make him ineligible to apply for a job as a peep show janitor, let alone run for U.S. Senate. According to accounts by several women both in the Washington Post and in public statements, during the early ’80s, Moore...