Meet Sue Taylor, the Black Grandmother Leading the Charge to Bring Marijuana to the Elderly

Sue Taylor is an African-American grandmother who runs three miles a day and describes her late 60s as the time of her life. She’s a retired Catholic school principal living in Berkeley, California, who wears pearls and stylish pantsuits, holds a divinity school degree, and attributes her “perfect health” to…

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Jane Little, the World's Longest-Serving Orchestra Musician, Dies Slapping the Bass on Stage

The record-breaking career of 87-year-old Jane Little, the world’s longest-serving orchestra musician, came to an end on Sunday when the 5'3 bassist collapsed onstage during the Atlanta Symphony’s performance of “Broadway’s Golden Age.” The song she was playing, fittingly enough, was “There’s No Business Like Show…

The Woman Who Broke the Rules and Made History by Running the First International Marathon in Iran 

On the second Saturday of April, 44-year-old Mahsa Torabi put on a pair of black running pants and a blue sweater with green reflective stripes. That day, she would become the first woman to ever publicly finish a marathon in Iran. She chose a pink-patterned hijab, and she set out for Naqsh-e Rustam, an ancient…

Hero Waiter, a 'Modern-Day Robin Hood,' Gives Away $3K of Soda at Brooklyn IHOP

These days, what with all the Wall Street bankers and Washington fat cats breathing down our necks, it’s hard for the average Joe to make a buck or—in some extreme cases—slurp down a tasty soda. Sure, if you’re wealthy, you can drown in Cokes and Sprites and Orange Crushes, but what of the every man? When will HE or…

Did This 'Tiara-Wearing Lunatic' Bite a Fellow Plane Passenger or Is It Just a Case of Class Envy?

New York art curator Stacy Engman (who has a very colorful Instagram, for what it’s worth) was issued a summons for assault after allegedly biting a fellow first class passenger on a flight from Istanbul to JFK last summer. The best detail of the case: Engman, ever the elegant lady, was wearing a tiara when the biting…

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11-Year-Old 'Sick of Reading About White Boys and Dogs' Launches #1000BlackGirlBooks

Marley Dias is an 11-year-old New Jersey resident who’s spent more time giving back to her community in her brief time on this planet than most of us will spend in a lifetime. She’s received a grant from Disney, traveled to Ghana to help feed orphans, and now—in her latest act of altruism—she’s rounding up children’s…