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  2. President Obama Lights His Final White House Christmas Tree

  3. Olive Garden Donates Money to Comedian’s Charity After Waitress Refuses to Serve Him Because He’s Black

  4. Ronald Gasser, Man Arrested in Death of Joe McKnight, Released From Custody

  5. #ThanksObama: Unemployment Rate Falls to 9-Year Low

  6. Drug Kingpin Marlon Jones Added to FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List

  7. Obama Administration Supports Registering Women for Military Draft

  8. Mike Pence’s New DC Neighbors Raise LGBTQ Pride Flags in Protest

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    1. Zaida Pugh, Cricket Prankster, To Volunteer With Youth Program

    2. President Obama Lights His Final White House Christmas Tree
    3. Olive Garden Donates Money to Comedian’s Charity After Waitress Refuses to Serve Him Because He’s Black
    4. Ronald Gasser, Man Arrested in Death of Joe McKnight, Released From Custody
    5. #ThanksObama: Unemployment Rate Falls to 9-Year Low
    6. Drug Kingpin Marlon Jones Added to FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List
    7. Obama Administration Supports Registering Women for Military Draft
    8. Mike Pence’s New DC Neighbors Raise LGBTQ Pride Flags in Protest
    9. Woman Attacked at Kroger Grocery Store After Asking How to Make Pumpkin Pie
    10. City of Flint Joins State of Mich. in Fight Against Mandatory Water Delivery
  2. Culture

    1. Confessions of a Bad Dad on the Eve of His 2nd Child

    2. If You Name It Love Jones, They Will Come
    3. Unsung: The Story of House Music and Pioneer Frankie Knuckles Is Long Overdue
    4. What to Make of Kanye West?
    5. 2016: The Year Blackness Took Over
    6. Just Because You’re My Father Doesn’t Mean You’re My Parent
    7. Collecting Our History: How Black Memorabilia Shapes the Present Through the Past
    8. Your Conditioning Has Been Conditioned: Why Sexual ‘Preference’ Is Political
    9. Before Erykah Badu Hosted the Soul Train Awards Sunday, She Threw a Vegan Dinner: Explained
    10. Black Radicals Owe a Great Deal to Fidel Castro
  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. 11 Quick and Dirty Facts About Donald Trump’s Latest Cabinet Picks

    2. The 9 Rings of Donald Trump’s Administrative Hell
    3. 7 African-American Politicians Who Will Rise in the Era of Trump
    4. Voting Rights, Already Under Siege, May Fare Worse Under Trump
    5. Our Next President Is a Thin-Skinned Twitter Troll, so What Does This Mean for Artists Who Criticize Him?
    6. Jill Stein Calls for Recounts in Mich., Wis. and Pa.—But Why Is She Leading the Charge and Not Hillary Clinton?
    7. Tips From White People on Hating the President
    8. If Trump Succeeds in Defunding Planned Parenthood, Black Women Could Be Affected the Most
    9. Trump’s Federal-Workforce Plans Will Blow Up the Black Middle Class … and a Lot More
    10. The Voters Who Never Got to Cast Their Ballots
  5. History

    1. How Far Back Can You Trace My Black Family?

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

    1. #BuyBlack 2016: 50 Holiday Gift Ideas That’ll Keep Money in Our Community

    2. 10 Black Republicans You’ll Likely See Working for the Trump Administration
    3. 10 Most Unsung New Jack Swing Groups
    4. 10 Signs You’re Dating a Woman With Natural Hair
    5. 10 Reasons You Know You’re a Black Mom
    6. 10 Black Hair-Care Products Every Black Person Has Ever Used
    7. 9 Foods Black People Love That Have Been Ruined by Gentrification
    8. The Cast of Set It Off: Where Are They Now?
    9. 10 Signs You’re Black and From Detroit
    10. 10 Hilarious Memes That Defined This Horrible Election Season

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