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  1. Aisha Hinds Cast as Harriet Tubman on Undergound

  2. Al Sharpton Urges Revival of Emerge Magazine

  3. Rochester, N.Y., Teen Gives Sneakers to Peers for Start of School

  4. Don Cheadle Calls Trump ‘POS’ for Exploitation of Dwyane Wade Family Death

  5. Ice Cube Makes It Plain: ‘I Will Never Endorse a Mothaf–ka Like Donald Trump’

  6. SF Fans Burn Kaepernick’s Jersey In Protest of His Stance, Some Players Criticize Him

  7. Chicago Rapper and Activist Rhymefest Robbed at Gunpoint; Criticizes Treatment He Received From Chicago Police

  8. Nate Parker Breaks His Silence on Rape Allegations

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  1. News

    1. Rochester, N.Y., Teen Gives Sneakers to Peers for Start of School

    2. Don Cheadle Calls Trump ‘POS’ for Exploitation of Dwyane Wade Family Death
    3. SF Fans Burn Kaepernick’s Jersey In Protest of His Stance, Some Players Criticize Him
    4. Arizona HS Student Forced to Remove Black Lives Matter Shirt
    5. LAPD Creates Program to Support Families Killed by … LAPD
    6. Watch: Did Okla. Police Go Too Far By Pepper Spraying an 84-Year Old Woman?
    7. ‘Enough is Enough’: Dwyane Wade Reacts to Cousin’s Shooting Death on Chicago’s South Side
    8. Los Angeles Massage Therapist Charged in Alleged Sexual Assault
    9. Family ‘Devastated’ After Brain-Dead 2-Year-Old Is Removed From Life Support
    10. Outgoing Ala. Mayor Denies Posting Racist Facebook Comment: ‘I Lost. The N–ger Won’ 
  2. Culture

    1. Unique Views Podcast, Episode 8: Mathew Knowles Knows Talent 

    2. Don’t Be So Quick to Blame Tamar Braxton for the ‘Domestic Dispute’ With Her Husband
    3. Southside With You Turns First Couple’s 1st Date Into a Sweet Romance
    4. Let White Leaders Defend Institutional Racism; Let Black Leaders Defend Black Lives
    5. Andrea Lewis, Former Degrassi Star, Announces Women’s #EmpowermentWknd
    6. Yes, Zendaya in Spider-Man Is the Mary Jane We All Hope For
    7. Demonization of Simone Biles’ Birth Mother Shows National Addiction to Shaming Black Women
    8. Mr. Church: Just Another Film About a Black Man Being a White Woman’s Servant
    9. White Lives Matter and the Lost Art of Shutting the F Up
    10. $17,500,000 Reasons The Birth of a Nation Is Coming to a Theater Near You
  3. Lists

    1. 8 GIFs to Celebrate Obama’s Birthday

    2. Happy Birthday, Laurence Fishburne! Celebrate His Most Epic Movie Moments
    3. The Ultimate Breakup Playlist, Inspired by Mary J. Blige and Kendu Isaacs
    4. 9 Hilarious RNC Memes
    5. 7 Times Fantasia Took Us to Church With Her Stunning Performances
    6. 6 Black Women Who Are Leading Africa’s Digital Revolution
    7. 10 STEM Summer Camps for Students of Color
    8. The Most Important Job Nobody Wants: The 3 People Who Could Be Trump’s Veep Pick
    9. These Musicians Are Geminis. But Are You Surprised?
    10. 15 New Books by Black Authors to Dive Into This Summer
  4. Politics

    1. Black Women Were Too Lazy to Find Work and 4 Other Myths of Welfare Reform

    2. ‘We Need Real Democracy’: On the Choice of Stein-Baraka This Fall
    3. Finding Carly: Whatever Happened to the Breakout Stars, Heroes and Flops of the 2016 Primary Season?
    4. These 4 Court Rulings Give Police Powerful Weapons to Abuse Your Rights. They Need to Go
    5. Admit It, Pundits: Racism Is Driving Trump's Campaign
    6. A Dear John Letter to the Democratic Party
    7. The GOP Hires Black ‘Suicide Squad’ to Save It From Trump
    8. Legal, Media Experts Say White Supremacists Are Using Trump to Grow Numbers
    9. That 1 Time Donald Trump Was Right
    10. Don’t Throw Your Vote Away on Jill Stein
  5. History

    1. My Family Is West Indian. How Did I Get Melanesian DNA?

    2. Did My Black Ancestors Enter the US via Ellis Island?
    3. How Do I Save a Family Bible That Is Falling Apart?
    4. Did My Black Forebear Have Kids With a White Employer?
    5. Do I Really Have African and Native American Ancestry?
    6. Help Me Find My Ancestors in Slave Records
    7. How Do I Connect With Kin of My Ancestor’s Slave Owners?
    8. Star-Spangled Bigotry: The Hidden Racist History of the National Anthem
    9. A DNA Test Says I’m Part Black. How Do I Embrace That?
    10. Am I Related to Free People of Color in NC?
  6. Photos

    1. Stunning Photos of the Obamas’ Love That Will Melt Your Heart

    2. 11 Hairstyles Every Black Woman Had in the '90s
    3. Naming Black Excellence: The Root 100 Release Reception
    4. 20 Black Films Made After She’s Gotta Have It That You Should See
    5. It’s Been 2 Years Since Ferguson: Where Are They Now?
    6. She’s Gotta Have It, 30 Years Later: Where Are They Now?
    7. 40 Black Athletes to Watch at the Rio Olympics
    8. Our Power, Our Promise: When Thought Leaders Conjoin 
    9. Boyz n the Hood Cast at 25: Where Are They Now?
    10. Tumult: 72 Hours in Photos 


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rolandsmartin @rolandsmartin

And by the way, I didn't need to Google this history lesson I just gave you. Class is now over.

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Dr. King, on the night before he was assassinated, was talking so strong! But after he was assassinated, they reduced him to a 'dream'.

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PRINCE$$ @AaliyahJay

When people make a promise but don't keep it ?? I guess that's why they say promises are meant to be broken.

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