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  2. Kehinde Wiley’s Stained Glass Windows in Paris Are Ah-Mazing

  3. WATCH: AG Loretta Lynch Discusses Federal Election Monitors for 2016 Race

  4. Is Kanye and Jay Z’s Beef Really Over Money?

  5. WATCH: Black Anthem Singer Takes Knee At NBA Game

  6. The Unfinished Business of the Black President

  7. New Prince Album Coming in November

  8. Wells Fargo Fraud Scandal Could Force Branch Closures

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    1. WATCH: AG Loretta Lynch Discusses Federal Election Monitors for 2016 Race

    2. WATCH: Black Anthem Singer Takes Knee At NBA Game
    3. Wells Fargo Fraud Scandal Could Force Branch Closures
    4. Twitter, Spotify and Netflix Among Websites Downed in Massive Internet Outage
    5. T-Mobile Punished for Misleading Customers About ‘Unlimited Data’ Plans
    6. The Son Rae Carruth Tried to Have Killed Will Be There to Greet Him When He Walks Out of Prison
    7. Autopsy Findings of Fatally Beaten NYC 6-Year-Old Released 
    8. Forget the Protests; the NFL’s Real Black Eye Is and Always Has Been Domestic Violence
    9. Mom Slams School After Daughter Is Reportedly Sexually Assaulted Twice in Same Week
    10. Antonio Cromartie’s Wife Believes Team Let Him Go Because of Protest
  2. Culture

    1. Unique Views Podcast Episode 15: Nasty Woman ft. Sexpert Michelle Hope

    2. New Prince Album Coming in November
    3. The Top 7 Moments We Did Not See Coming on This Week’s HTGAWM
    4. Johnnetta B. Cole Is a Force of Nature
    5. Black Folk Hate White Tears and Blatant Racism More Than Charter Schools
    6. The Price We Paid: Race, Reparative Justice and the Drug War
    7. Thomas Mikal Ford’s Tommy Strawn Was a ’90s Fashion King
    8. #RiseUpAsOne: We Can Build Bridges, Not Walls
    9. Study Confirms What We Already Know: When it Comes to Social Media, Mobile Tech Black Millennials Rule
    10. Why Miko Grimes’ Flavor of ‘Bou-ghetto’ Is Just Right for Me
  3. Lists

    1. 12 Unsung Skills in the Black Community

    2. Thanks to Chance the Rapper, #BlackBoyJoy Is a Thing
    3. 8 GIFs to Celebrate Obama’s Birthday
    4. Happy Birthday, Laurence Fishburne! Celebrate His Most Epic Movie Moments
    5. The Ultimate Breakup Playlist, Inspired by Mary J. Blige and Kendu Isaacs
    6. 9 Hilarious RNC Memes
    7. 7 Times Fantasia Took Us to Church With Her Stunning Performances
    8. 6 Black Women Who Are Leading Africa’s Digital Revolution
    9. 10 STEM Summer Camps for Students of Color
    10. The Most Important Job Nobody Wants: The 3 People Who Could Be Trump’s Veep Pick
  4. Politics

    1. The Emergency Guide to Surviving the Trumpocalypse

    2. Anita Hill Paved the Way for Donald Trump Accusers to Speak Their Truth
    3. A Trump Loss Is Still a Win for the Alt-Right
    4. Green Party VP Nominee Ajamu Baraka: We Must Disrupt Our Relationship to Democratic Party
    5. 8 Shows That Will Be on ‘Trump TV’ if Donald Trump Loses the Election
    6. Donald Trump at the Apollo Sounds Like the Recipe for a Race Riot
    7. What Conservatives Really Mean When They Talk About Rap
    8. For Colored Folk Who Have Considered Suicide When This Election Was Too Much
    9. Former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon Rejoins Race for Mayor With Write-In Campaign
    10. Hillary Clinton Needs to Let the ‘Bitch’ Loose on Trump
  5. History

    1. I Know Who Owned My Ancestors. What Now?

    2. Who Were My Enslaved Ancestor’s Parents?
    3. Am I Related to President Andrew Jackson?
    4. Was My Black Ancestor Named After a Confederate General?
    5. Was My Ancestor a Free Afro-Hispanic of Color?
    6. I Want to Find a Slave’s Descendants and Apologize
    7. Is My Family’s ‘Slave Name’ the Wrong One?
    8. My Family Is West Indian. How Did I Get Melanesian DNA?
    9. Did My Black Ancestors Enter the US via Ellis Island?
    10. How Do I Save a Family Bible That Is Falling Apart?
  6. Photos

    1. 10 Hairstyles From the ’90s Every Black Man Rocked Back in the Day

    2. 10 Memes That Let You Know He’s Not Your #Bae
    3. 10 Signs You’re Black and From Fla.
    4. The Roots Young Futurists Are Ready to Change the World: Where Are They Now?
    5. SnapBlack: 12 Black Snapchatters You Should Follow
    6. 10 Black Superheroes Who Deserve Their Own Starring Roles
    7. 10 Ways You Know You’re Afro-Latinx
    8. 15 Hair Products That Can Make It Easier to Go Natural
    9. 10 Stunning Images From The Birth of a Nation
    10. 10 TV Couples Who Truly Represent #BlackLove


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