Michelle Obama wins first lady cookie contest: Her white-and-dark-chocolate-chip cookies beat out Ann Romney's M&M's treats in Family Circle's competition. Romney's cookies got 48.5 percent of votes, while Obama's chocolate-chip cookies won with 51.5 percent.
Ex-Knicks player rallies for fatherhood: Allan Houston recently brought his Father Knows Best basketball camp to Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y., where Ebony talked to the former Knicks player about his camp, his upbringing and the importance of being a dad.
The Obamas' most romantic moments: As the president and first lady celebrate 20 years of marital bliss, Essence takes a look at 20 touching moments from the personal side of their lives.
"Other" race video will not work: Ta-Nahesi Coates says, "The same people who thought Obama speaking blackityblack to black people was a 'bombshell' are the same ones who think insulting half the country is a 'golden opportunity.' "