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  1. WATCH: This Lauryn Hill Miss Piggy Mashup Is Must-See

  2. Kalief Browder’s Mother Laid To Rest in NYC

  3. Petition Started to Include Clarence Thomas in National African American Museum

  4. Media Mogul Cathy Hughes Is in It For the Long Run

  5. Hate Rising: Jorge Ramos Delves Deep Into Racial Hatred in America

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

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

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

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  1. News

    1. Kalief Browder’s Mother Laid To Rest in NYC

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

    1. Media Mogul Cathy Hughes Is in It For the Long Run

    2. The Unfinished Business of the Black President
    3. Black People, Please Stop Saying Straightening Our Hair Is Appropriation
    4. New Prince Album Coming in November
    5. Finding the Power in Black Voices
    6. The Top 7 Moments We Did Not See Coming on This Week’s HTGAWM
    7. Review: Moonlight Chronicles Discovering One’s Sexual Identity in the Worst of Circumstances
    8. Johnnetta B. Cole Is a Force of Nature
    9. Black Folk Hate White Tears and Blatant Racism More Than Charter Schools
    10. The Price We Paid: Race, Reparative Justice and the Drug War
  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. #WeBuiltThis: Black People Built America, and America Won’t Stop Killing Us

    2. The Emergency Guide to Surviving the Trumpocalypse
    3. Donald Trump Runs for Dictator in Chief
    4. Anita Hill Paved the Way for Donald Trump Accusers to Speak Their Truth
    5. A Trump Loss Is Still a Win for the Alt-Right
    6. Green Party VP Nominee Ajamu Baraka: We Must Disrupt Our Relationship to Democratic Party
    7. 8 Shows That Will Be on ‘Trump TV’ if Donald Trump Loses the Election
    8. Donald Trump at the Apollo Sounds Like the Recipe for a Race Riot
    9. What Conservatives Really Mean When They Talk About Rap
    10. For Colored Folk Who Have Considered Suicide When This Election Was Too Much
  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 Signs You’re Black and From Atlanta
    3. 10 Memes That Let You Know He’s Not Your #Bae
    4. 10 Signs You’re Black and From Fla.
    5. The Roots Young Futurists Are Ready to Change the World: Where Are They Now?
    6. SnapBlack: 12 Black Snapchatters You Should Follow
    7. 10 Black Superheroes Who Deserve Their Own Starring Roles
    8. 10 Ways You Know You’re Afro-Latinx
    9. 15 Hair Products That Can Make It Easier to Go Natural
    10. 10 Stunning Images From The Birth of a Nation


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