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  4. Texas Substitute Teacher Accused of Having Sex With Student Who Called Her ‘Wifey’

  5. Mich. Man Who Claims Cops Beat Him So Bad He Lost Vision in 1 Eye Files Lawsuit

  6. Baltimore School Bus Driver in Fatal Crash Had History of Seizures, Crashes: Report

  7. As GOP Plans to Repeal Obamacare, It’s Unclear What’s Next for Millions Who Need It

  8. Ohio Passes Controversial ‘Heartbeat Bill’ That Would Ban Abortions 6 Weeks After Conception

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    1. Texas Substitute Teacher Accused of Having Sex With Student Who Called Her ‘Wifey’

    2. Mich. Man Who Claims Cops Beat Him So Bad He Lost Vision in 1 Eye Files Lawsuit
    3. Baltimore School Bus Driver in Fatal Crash Had History of Seizures, Crashes: Report
    4. Ohio Passes Controversial ‘Heartbeat Bill’ That Would Ban Abortions 6 Weeks After Conception
    5. Heisman Winner Rashaan Salaam Found Dead in Colo. Park
    6. When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong: Mannequin Challenge Leads to 2 Arrests
    7. Charges Dropped Against Detroit Man in Wayne State Cop Killing
    8. Iowa Officer Won’t Be Charged in Shooting That Left Unarmed Black Man Paralyzed
    9. Pallbearer Dies in Car Crash on Way to Best Friend’s Funeral
    10. NJ Man Charged With Stabbing Death of Mother, Grandmother
  2. Culture

    1. How Sway? Lee Daniels Says Racism Isn’t Real to Him Because He Doesn’t Embrace It

    2. 7 Gift Ideas for the Women Who Are Living Their Lives Like Olivia Pope
    3. Mariah’s World Is Flat and Uninteresting
    4. We Need More Black People Rooting for Tech Entrepreneurs, Not Just Football Players
    5. #NoDAPL: Big Win at Standing Rock as Army Corps Denies Easement for Dakota Access Pipeline
    6. Fidel Vive! A Cuban-American Activist Reflects on El Comandante
    7. We Are All Insecure
    8. The Root’s manCODE and Young, Fabulous & Female Events Head to Atlanta on Dec. 5!
    9. Empire Recap: Cookie vs. Clair Huxtable
    10. What Does a Trump Presidency Mean for the AIDS Epidemic in Black America?
  3. Lists

    1. The Blackest Moments of the 2016 The Root 100 Gala

    2. 12 Unsung Skills in the Black Community
    3. Thanks to Chance the Rapper, #BlackBoyJoy Is a Thing
    4. 8 GIFs to Celebrate Obama’s Birthday
    5. Happy Birthday, Laurence Fishburne! Celebrate His Most Epic Movie Moments
    6. The Ultimate Breakup Playlist, Inspired by Mary J. Blige and Kendu Isaacs
    7. 9 Hilarious RNC Memes
    8. 7 Times Fantasia Took Us to Church With Her Stunning Performances
    9. 6 Black Women Who Are Leading Africa’s Digital Revolution
    10. 10 STEM Summer Camps for Students of Color
  4. Politics

    1. First Lady Michelle Obama on Election Night: ‘I Went to Bed Before Trump Won’

    2. White Thugs in Hoodies: KKK Leader Arrested in Stabbing Incident Before Trump Rally 
    3. What Exactly Will Policing Look Like for Blacks Under the ‘Law and Order’ President?
    4. Why Would Any Black Person Want to Serve in Trump’s Administration?
    5. Was the 2016 Election Stolen by Massive Voter Suppression?
    6. A Group of Black State Legislators You Probably Don’t Know Just Met to Get Ready for the Age of Trump
    7. The Love Affair Between Fidel Castro and You Is a Lie
    8. Revolutionary Road: Navigating Fidel Castro’s Polarizing Legacy
    9. CBC Picks 1 of Its Youngest Chairs Ever, While House Dems Stick With Same Old Leadership
    10. For Muslims in Trump’s America, There’s More to Fear Than Just the Proposed Ban
  5. History

    1. What’s the Story of a Portrait of My Slave Ancestor?

    2. How Far Back Can You Trace My Black Family?
    3. Do Freedmen’s Bureau Records Show the Marriage of My Kin?
    4. Using Genetic Testing to Better Understand the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade
    5. Can Genetic Testing Be Done on My Late Mother’s Hair?
    6. Can You Help My Dad Find His Father?
    7. Did My Black Ancestor Move Farther South During Slavery?
    8. I Know Who Owned My Ancestors. What Now?
    9. Who Were My Enslaved Ancestor’s Parents?
    10. Am I Related to President Andrew Jackson?
  6. Photos

    1. Tupac and the Producers of the Classic All Eyez on Me: Where Are They Now?

    2. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Kicks Off Its Holiday Season With Solange and Jazz
    3. #BuyBlack 2016: 50 Holiday Gift Ideas That’ll Keep Money in Our Community
    4. 10 Black Republicans You’ll Likely See Working for the Trump Administration
    5. 10 Most Unsung New Jack Swing Groups
    6. 10 Signs You’re Dating a Woman With Natural Hair
    7. 10 Reasons You Know You’re a Black Mom
    8. 10 Black Hair-Care Products Every Black Person Has Ever Used
    9. 9 Foods Black People Love That Have Been Ruined by Gentrification
    10. The Cast of Set It Off: Where Are They Now?

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