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Tyler Perry Pays Off $430,000 in Wal-Mart Layaway

by Ericka Andersen

The Christmas season is rife with generosity -- and one celebrity is playing a part in a big way.

3 Stories of Secret Santas Bringing Christmas Cheer by Paying Off Layaways

by Patrice Onwuka

Dozens of struggling families received a big surprise when they learned that complete strangers paid tens of thousands for their holiday layaways.

Only in 2018: College Forum Deems 'Veggie Tales' Racist

by Staff

At a "Whiteness Forum" event at Cal State San Marco, panelists denounced the Christian cartoon "Veggie Tales" as racist because the so-called villains in the cartoon are "vegetables of color."

Pew Poll: Members of both parties find most meaning in family

by Patrice Onwuka

We all really do care about the same thing.

VIDEO: FedEx Driver Respectfully Folds American Flag After Wind Knocks It Over

by Ashley MacLeay

A former Marine, now FedEx driver, takes time out of his job to pick up and fold a US flag...

The Man Who’s “Making a Difference, One Lawn at a Time”

by Heather Madden

If you presently find yourself in need of a break from politics, here is an inspiring, heartwarming story that will put a smile on your face.

Rising Suicide Rates and Addiction Go Hand in Hand

by Ericka Andersen

The suicide rate in American is up by 33% over the last 20 years, contributing to a lower average life expectancy.

Melania Trump's Perfect Response to Christmas Tree Criticism

by Ericka Andersen

It seems nothing the First Lady does can escape criticism -- and the trees were quickly labeled "creepy" and resembling "The Handmaid's Tale."

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