What These Sororities Did Wasn’t Just Catty. It Was Straight Racist.

On June 11, 1963, John F. Kennedy issued a presidential spanking of Alabama Gov. George Wallace, a proud racist who refused to allow black students to register at the University of Alabama. Kennedy threatened Wallace with arrest by the National Guard — a bold and risky move, to be sure — if he didn't comply. The politician in Wallace made him eat his pride and step aside. But 50 years later, the university is still cleaning the stains of white supremacy from their walls.

Ending racial segregation at the University of Alabama and on plenty of other campuses isn't proving easy. But we can change it. How? According to Courtland Milloy of the Washington Post, "by changing minds. And the institutions will follow." So let's get to it.

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Beluga whales are affectionately known as sea canaries for their song-like vocalizations, and their name is the Russian word for "white."

They are sociable animals that live, hunt, and migrate together in pods, ranging from a few individuals to hundreds of whales. However, they are naturally reticent to interact with humans, although some solitary belugas are known to approach boats.

Once such beluga that's believed to live in Norwegian waters is so comfortable among humans that it played fetch with a rugby ball.

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Many of us are too young to remember the hijacking of Pan Am Flight 73 of 1986, much less any details about it. But thanks to a viral Facebook post from Misfit History, some attention is being shed on an incredible heroine who saved many American lives in the standoff.

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The truth doesn't hurt for an elementary school teacher in California who's gone viral for teaching her class an empowering remix of one of Lizzo's hit songs.

Ms. Mallari — who teaches at Los Medanos Elementary School in Pittsburg, east of San Francisco — took the singer's song, "Truth Hurts," and reworked the lyrics to teach her students how to be great.

Lizzo's song made history this year for being the longest running number one single from a female rap artist. The catchy original lyrics are about boy problems, but Mallari's remix teaches her students about fairness, helping each other out, and embracing their own greatness.

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The internet was ablaze after notoriously private actor Keanu Reeves, 55, walked the red carpet at the LACMA Art + Film Gala on Saturday with his new girlfriend, artist Alexandra Grant, 46.

It was refreshing to see a man in Hollywood dating a woman who's age-appropriate. Older actors are notorious for being with women half their age.

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