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Was an African-American cop the real Lone Ranger?

Was an African-American cop the real Lone Ranger?

More than a century before Johnny Depp wore a terrifying crow headpiece in new Disney film "The Lone Ranger," another hero of the Wild West was carefully arranging his own remarkable disguise.

Sometimes he dressed as a preacher, at other times a tramp, and occasionally even a woman.

But beneath the elaborate costumes was always Bass Reeves – a 19th-century Arkansas slave who became a legendary Deputy U.S. Marshal, capturing more than 3,000 criminals with his flamboyant detective skills, super strength and supreme horsemanship.

Sound familiar? As one historian argues, Reeves could have been the real-life inspiration behind one of America's most beloved fictional characters – the Lone Ranger.

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  • Written by Sheena McKenzie/CNN
  • Category: News

Aevin Dugas: Louisiana woman has world’s largest Afro

Aevin Dugas: Louisiana woman has world’s largest Afro

Aevin Dugas, a Louisiana native, has set a Guinness World Record for the largest Afro in the world, according to the U.K. Daily Mail.

And if you think preparing and maintaining such a large Afro is challenging, you'd be correct. It reportedly takes Dugas up to two days to wash and dry her Afro if she's going out on the town. She maintains her 'do by shampooing it and applying five different conditioners.

According to Dugas, her hairdo isn't without its challenges: seeing clearly under it is quite the task, and it often gets stuck in trees, car doors, and even people's earrings, but she sees these as minor setbacks compared to the bigger message she wants to send to black women and girls: you don't need to straighten your hair to be beautiful.

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  • Written by Hannington Dia/Newsone
  • Category: News

Dying 2-Year-Old With Only Weeks To Live Is Pa. Couple’s Best Man

Dying 2-Year-Old With Only Weeks To Live Is Pa. Couple’s Best Man
 
Christine Swidorsky carries her son and the couple’s best man, Logan Stevenson, 2, down the aisle to her husband-to-be Sean Stevenson during the wedding ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 in Jeannette, Pa. Logan stood with his grandmother, Debbie Stevenson, during a 12-minute ceremony uniting Logan’s mother and his father. The boy has leukemia and other complications.
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  • Written by NewsOne
  • Category: News

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