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  1. The Root’s manCODE and Young, Fabulous & Female Bring the Heat to Atlanta

  2. Shirley Caesar Sues Atlanta DJ For $5M Over #UNameItChallenge 

  3. Black Female Chemistry Professor Awarded $324,000 to Study Rape-Investigation Methods

  4. Dave Chappelle’s SNL Monologue Draws FCC Complaints For Using N-Word

  5. Watch: Baron Davis and the Black Santa Co. Deliver Melanin This Christmas

  6. Should People Really Lose Their Jobs When They Say Something Racist on Social Media?

  7. Report: 96 Percent of Flint Homes Tested Below Federal Lead Threshold

  8. Ala. Inmate Executed By Lethal Injection After US Supreme Court Denies Stay

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    1. Black Female Chemistry Professor Awarded $324,000 to Study Rape-Investigation Methods

    2. Report: 96 Percent of Flint Homes Tested Below Federal Lead Threshold
    3. Ala. Inmate Executed By Lethal Injection After US Supreme Court Denies Stay
    4. Victoria’s Secret Employee Fired After Making Black Customers Leave Ala. Store
    5. Dylann Roof Explains Charleston, SC, Church Shooting in Videotaped Confession
    6. Lawsuit: Kings Players Matt Barnes and DeMarcus Cousins Jumped a Couple in Nightclub Assault
    7. Trump’s America: Robbers Scrawl Racist Graffiti Over NY Giants Player’s Home
    8. President Obama Orders Investigation of Alleged Russian Hacking in 2016 Election
    9. Accepting a Facebook Request From a Woman He Didn’t Know Landed an Atlanta Producer in Jail
    10. Black Couple Files Racial Discrimination Suit Against Barneys
  2. Culture

    1. Empire Recap: Like Father, Like Son

    2. #NoDAPL: Is It Time for Water Protectors to Leave Standing Rock?
    3. 7 Gift Ideas for the Women Who Are Living Their Lives Like Olivia Pope
    4. This Definitive History of Racist Ideas Should Be Required Reading
    5. These 2 Works Celebrating James Baldwin Are Here Just in Time to Soothe Our Weary Souls
    6. La. Sheriff Seems Real Happy to Say ‘Nigga’ in Public
    7. Mariah’s World Is Flat and Uninteresting
    8. We Need More Black People Rooting for Tech Entrepreneurs, Not Just Football Players
    9. #NoDAPL: Big Win at Standing Rock as Army Corps Denies Easement for Dakota Access Pipeline
    10. Fidel Vive! A Cuban-American Activist Reflects on El Comandante
  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. As GOP Plans to Repeal Obamacare, It’s Unclear What’s Next for Millions Who Need It

    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. Surviving Trump: Black Women Strengthen Coalitions, Practice Revolutionary Self-Care 
    5. Why Would Any Black Person Want to Serve in Trump’s Administration?
    6. Was the 2016 Election Stolen by Massive Voter Suppression?
    7. A Group of Black State Legislators You Probably Don’t Know Just Met to Get Ready for the Age of Trump
    8. The Love Affair Between Fidel Castro and You Is a Lie
    9. Revolutionary Road: Navigating Fidel Castro’s Polarizing Legacy
    10. CBC Picks 1 of Its Youngest Chairs Ever, While House Dems Stick With Same Old Leadership
  5. History

    1. Why Does My African Family Have an English Name?

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

    1. The Root’s manCODE and Young, Fabulous and Female Events in Atlanta!

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

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