Venus Ousted in First Wimbledon Round

In today's link roundup: The tournament is over for Williams. Plus: Sheriff denies KKK link after release of photos. 

Getty Images

Sheriff denies KKK link after release of photos: He says it was just a costume, but is this really what you want your law-enforcement officials to do for fun?

Venus ousted in first round of Wimbledon: It's the first time in 6 1/2 years that she's lost in the first round in any Grand Slam tournament.

African Americans less likely to receive kidney donations: A study published this month by the American Journal of Kidney Diseases shows that African-American patients awaiting a new organ are less likely to get one than nonblack patients.

Conrad Murray wishes he'd testified, lawyer says: On the third anniversary Monday of Michael Jackson's death, Dr. Conrad Murray -- who is serving four years in jail for his role in the singer's death -- wishes he had testified during his trial, his appeals attorney said.

Like The Root on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter. 

Behind the Scenes with Carol's Daughter founder, Lisa Price
Feb. 19 2015 4:38 PM
Lisa Price speaks on the growth of her company and the family that influenced her journey.