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  1. Former Lakers Coach Byron Scott Is Cool on D’Angelo Russell

  2. The Root’s Young Futurists, Where Are They Now: Joye Nettles

  3. The Root Hosts Young, Fabulous and Female in Philly

  4. Tulsa Officer Betty Shelby Pleads Not Guilty in Shooting Death of Terence Crutcher 

  5. Netflix’s Luke Cage and Solange’s New Album Are Both Unapologetically Black

  6. Cavs Coach Ty Lue Explains How He Got His Millionaire Players to Care About $4,500

  7. Fla. Woman Charges Cop Baked Her ‘Sorry I Tased You’ Cake 

  8. Milwaukee Police Chief Won’t Release Video of Sylville Smith’s Fatal Shooting

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    1. Former Lakers Coach Byron Scott Is Cool on D’Angelo Russell

    2. Tulsa Officer Betty Shelby Pleads Not Guilty in Shooting Death of Terence Crutcher 
    3. Cavs Coach Ty Lue Explains How He Got His Millionaire Players to Care About $4,500
    4. Fla. Woman Charges Cop Baked Her ‘Sorry I Tased You’ Cake 
    5. Milwaukee Police Chief Won’t Release Video of Sylville Smith’s Fatal Shooting
    6. Alaska Reporter Who Quit on the Air to Promote Weed Legalization Faces Decades in Prison
    7. NY Investigating Death of 6-Year-Old Who Was Covered in Bruises 
    8. Update on Opal Lee’s Journey to Make Juneteenth a National Holiday
    9. Investigation Finds White Football Players at Idaho High School Raped Black Disabled Teammate With Hanger
    10. US to Hand Over Control of the Internet ‘Address Book’ to ICANN
  2. Culture

    1. Disney Is Rebooting The Lion King With ‘Live Action’ Movie

    2. I Think About My Funeral When Police Stop Me
    3. Loving Tells One of the Most Important Love Stories in Black History
    4. Is Insecure Preying on Black Women’s Insecurities?  
    5. Raíces Latinas: Conversations With My Grandmother
    6. Issa Rae’s Insecure: No Longer an Awkward Black Girl
    7. When You Foolishly Try to Compare PWIs to HBCUs, You Only Look Like a Fool
    8. The Real O’Neals Star Martha Plimpton to White Liberals: ‘Speak Up Against State Violence and Racist Injustice’
    9. Maybe Violence Is the Answer?
    10. Actress Tanee McCall to TMZ’s Raquel Harper: ‘Domestic Violence Is Not Entertainment’
  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. Trump Called Ted Cruz and His Family Everything but a Child of God, and ‘Lyin Ted’ Still Endorsed Him

    2. Clinton Won, Trump Lost and 3 Other Takeaways From Monday Night’s Debate
    3. In Missouri, Everywhere: Voting Matters
    4. 8 Ways They’ll Try to Stop You From Voting and How to Fight Back
    5. #DebateNight: Clinton’s Chance to ‘Speak Directly to White People’
    6. Open Letter to My Congressman, Robert Pittenger: No, We Don’t Hate White People
    7. Charlotte Is in the Middle of an Electoral Battleground
    8. Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe, Defiant as Ever, Refuses to Exit the Stage
    9. Trump ‘Troubled’ by Tulsa, Okla., Police Shooting: Terence Crutcher Did ‘Everything You’re Supposed to Do’
    10. Colin Powell Is a Shady Old Man, and the Email Pal We All Need
  5. History

    1. Was My Black Ancestor Named After a Confederate General?

    2. Was My Ancestor a Free Afro-Hispanic of Color?
    3. I Want to Find a Slave’s Descendants and Apologize
    4. Is My Family’s ‘Slave Name’ the Wrong One?
    5. My Family Is West Indian. How Did I Get Melanesian DNA?
    6. Did My Black Ancestors Enter the US via Ellis Island?
    7. How Do I Save a Family Bible That Is Falling Apart?
    8. Did My Black Forebear Have Kids With a White Employer?
    9. Do I Really Have African and Native American Ancestry?
    10. Help Me Find My Ancestors in Slave Records
  6. Photos

    1. The Root Hosts Young, Fabulous and Female in Philly

    2. The Root’s Young Futurists Are Doing Big Things: Where Are They Now?
    3. #CharlotteProtest: 10 Emotionally Charged Photos That Capture the Moment
    4. Photos: Black Stars Strut Down the Red Carpet at the Primetime Emmy Awards
    5. A Look Inside the National Museum of African American History and Culture
    6. 9 Artists Whose Breakout Albums Defined 1996: Where Are They Now?
    7. NYFW 2016: The Fab 5
    8. The First Lady Stays Fly: Our Favorite Magazine Covers
    9. Outkast and the Stars Behind ATLiens: Where Are They Now?
    10. Where Are They Now: How 11 Former Obama White House Staffers Moved On

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