When she's not training or participating in professional track and field, hurdling, or bobsledding events, Olympic hopeful Lolo Jones is joking about a wide array of topics on Twitter. Amid her recent social media jests, the 33-year-old Christian athlete made it clear that she's very serious about maintaining her virgin status until marriage.
After Jones publicly joked about having a romantic interest in rapper Drake via Twitter, one person took to the social media platform to inform her that the recording artist enjoys sexual activity, which Jones has yet to experience.
The athelete decided to respond. more >>
The woman who helped comedian Sherri Shepherd and her ex-husband, Lamar Sally, by carrying their baby has sworn off surrogacy, saying that her negative experience has completely turned her off from such arrangements.
In 2014, Shepherd made headlines when it was revealed that the former "The View" co-host backed out of a surrogacy arrangement that she and Sally had made with their surrogate, Jessica Bartholomew, while Bartholomew was already five months pregnant.
Shepherd, who split from Sally before the birth of their surrogate baby, had changed her mind about the child when her marriage began to crumble, which ultimately sparked a bitter and very public custody dispute, and Bartholomew, 33, says that the experience emotionally scarred her. more >>
Joe DiPietro, system president of University of Tennessee, has withdrawn a Web post that encouraged students and professors to use gender-neutral pronouns like "ze" and "zir" instead of gender specific pronouns like "she" and "her," saying it was the biggest controversy he's faced since he took office in 2011.
"The concern across the state from a really wide group of people, not just policymakers, was like nothing I've seen in my time having the privilege to serve the university," DiPietro said, according to USA Today.
"I felt the only way to move forward was to pull the website," he added. more >>
Sudanese security forces have killed, raped and burned civilians alive during two military campaigns in Darfur that left thousands of people displaced from their homes, a prominent human rights organization has claimed.
A new report by Human Rights Watch accuses Sudan's Rapid Support Forces, which are under the command of Sudan's National Intelligence and Security Services, of committing "widespread and systematic" crimes against civilians that include mass rape, torture and murder when the forces were ordered to carry out counterinsurgency campaigns in 2014 and 2015 in Darfur.
"The RSF led two counter-insurgency campaigns in the long-embattled region of Darfur in 2014 and 2015 in which its forces repeatedly attacked villages, burned and looted homes, beating, raping and executing villagers," the HRW report stated. more >>
Olympic athlete Lolo Jones has said she feels it's best, spiritually, not to remain friends with the men she's dated after they break up. Instead, she spends her time praying to God about her future husband.
"I can't be friends with a guy after we stop talking," Jones tweeted. "Rather spend time praying 4 my future husband than entertaining ones God closed the door to."
Jones, the 33-year-old track and field athlete-turned-bobsledder, has been vocal about her struggles with love for some time and previously opened up about being hurt by failed relationships. more >>
A group of pro-life activists and leaders including presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul denied that Republicans in Congress will shut down the federal government over Planned Parenthood funding.
The Capitol Hill rally, "#WomenBetrayed: The Real Stories Rally & Lobby Day," took place amid speculation that Republicans will force a government shutdown to stop Planned Parenthood from receiving federal funding.
Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, told those gathered Thursday afternoon that contrary to some reports pro-lifers did not want a government shutdown. more >>