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  1. NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton Announces Plans to Step Down by End of 2017

  2. Who’s Running the DNC? Black Women 

  3. Indiana Mom Finds Racist Messages Scrawled All Over Property 

  4. Ohio Attorney Jailed for Refusing to Remove Black Lives Matter Pin

  5. Wyclef Jean: Only Idiots Would Be Saying ‘Why Do Black Lives Matter?’

  6. 2nd Victim in Fla. Nightclub Shooting Identified as 14-Year-Old Sean Archilles

  7. Issa Rae: ‘We Need to Remember That Black People Are Human’

  8. Michael Jordan Speaks Out on Police Brutality, Targeting of Cops

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    1. NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton Announces Plans to Step Down by End of 2017

    2. Who’s Running the DNC? Black Women 
    3. Indiana Mom Finds Racist Messages Scrawled All Over Property 
    4. Ohio Attorney Jailed for Refusing to Remove Black Lives Matter Pin
    5. 2nd Victim in Fla. Nightclub Shooting Identified as 14-Year-Old Sean Archilles
    6. Michael Jordan Speaks Out on Police Brutality, Targeting of Cops
    7. President Obama’s Brother Endorses Trump for President 
    8. 2 Dead, Several Injured After Shooting at Teen Event at Fla. Nightclub 
    9. #PokémonGoWhileBlack: Police Point Guns at Iowa Football Player They Say Fit Description of Bank Robber 
    10. Ky. Teens Mow Lawns for Free
  2. Culture

    1. Relationship Hall Passes Are Dumb, Like Jordan-Playing-Baseball Kinda Dumb

    2. Donald Trump Scared the Hell Out of My Wife
    3. Rising Above a Disability Through a Comic Book
    4. Young-Adult Author Jacqueline Woodson on Writing Stories That Appeal to All Ages
    5. A$AP Rocky Is Right (but Not Really)
    6. More Than Microaggression: The Danger of White Obliviousness 
    7. He Says I’m Not a Booty Call, but I’ve Never Seen His House in 2 Years of Dating
    8. My Little Pony: The Trump Campaign Is Magic … and Lazy
    9. Nikki Giovanni on Her Friend Nina Simone: If She Were Here, She’d Be Wearing a ‘Black Lives Matter’ T-Shirt
    10. For Colored People … When the Republican Convention Gets to Be Too Much: A Drinking Game
  3. Lists

    1. 9 Hilarious RNC Memes

    2. 7 Times Fantasia Took Us to Church With Her Stunning Performances
    3. 6 Black Women Who Are Leading Africa’s Digital Revolution
    4. 10 STEM Summer Camps for Students of Color
    5. The Most Important Job Nobody Wants: The 3 People Who Could Be Trump’s Veep Pick
    6. These Musicians Are Geminis. But Are You Surprised?
    7. 15 New Books by Black Authors to Dive Into This Summer
    8. 11 Summer Must-Reads for Young Readers
    9. Celebrating Being Young, Fabulous and Female in NYC
    10. The Root 100 2016: Time to Nominate Your Choices
  4. Politics

    1. Donald Trump, America’s Savior: 3 Takeaways From His RNC Speech

    2. The One Reaction Everyone Should Have to Donald Trump’s RNC Nomination Speech
    3. Ted Cruz Defies GOP, Won’t Endorse Trump, Is Gangsta
    4. Keep America Safe Again: A Black Person’s Guide to Safety, Space and Activism at the RNC
    5. The RNC's 5 Worst Moments So Far
    6. The Alt-Right Debutante Ball: How a Racist Group Hijacked the GOP and RNC
    7. Here Is Why Your Vote Is Not Your Voice
    8. Did Melania Trump Plagiarize Michelle Obama’s 2008 DNC Speech?
    9. Which Will Be the Bigger Disaster? The Rio Olympics or the RNC?
    10. Guess Who’s Not Coming to the RNC? A Lot of Black People
  5. History

    1. Help Me Find My Ancestors in Slave Records

    2. How Do I Connect With Kin of My Ancestor’s Slave Owners?
    3. Star-Spangled Bigotry: The Hidden Racist History of the National Anthem
    4. A DNA Test Says I’m Part Black. How Do I Embrace That?
    5. Am I Related to Free People of Color in NC?
    6. Tell Me More About My Runaway Slave Ancestor
    7. How Do I Research My Kin’s Jamaican Origins?
    8. How Do I Decode Slave Records?
    9. The Lynching of My Husband’s Ancestor Shocked a Nation
    10. Am I Related to Black Nationalist Martin R. Delany?
  6. Photos

    1. Celebrating Being Young, Fabulous and Female in NYC

    2. Photos: The Root 100 2015 Release Party
    3. Photos: The Face of Courage in the Fight For Black Lives
    4. The Root Celebrates 2013 The Root 100 Honorees
    5. The Root Celebrates 2013 The Root 100 Honorees
    6. The Root Celebrates 100 Influencers and Achievers in 2013
    7. The Root Celebrates 100 Influencers and Achievers in 2013
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