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  1. Bucks Owner: Milwaukee ‘Is The Most Segregated, Racist Place I’ve Ever Experienced in My Life’

  2. The Internet Has Questions About Mary J. Blige Singing to Hillary Clinton

  3. Watch: Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in New Fences Trailer

  4. Did the Falcons and Saints Show the NFL How to Honor the Flag and Protest?

  5. Pam Grier, MC Lyte, Jessye Norman to Receive Harvard’s W.E.B. Du Bois Medals

  6. The Best Social Media Reactions to the 1st Presidential Debate

  7. Zach Galifianakis Says Donald Trump Is Too Mentally Challenged to Appear on Between Two Ferns

  8. In Missouri, Everywhere: Voting Matters

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  1. News

    1. Bucks Owner: Milwaukee ‘Is The Most Segregated, Racist Place I’ve Ever Experienced in My Life’

    2. Did the Falcons and Saints Show the NFL How to Honor the Flag and Protest?
    3. Charlotte, NC, Officer Did Not Turn on Body Camera Until After Scott Was Shot: Report
    4. Fliers Promoting White Supremacy Found at University of Mich.
    5. Former NYC High School Educator Found Guilty of Raping Student 
    6. Disney Is Considering Purchase of Social Media Platform Twitter
    7. Gunman Opens Fire at Shopping Center in Houston, Injures 9
    8. Potential Jurors Report for Jury Selection in Trial of Dylann Roof
    9. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Face Off in 1st Presidential Debate
    10. LeBron James Tells Media, ‘All Lives Matter’; Will Stand for Anthem
  2. Culture

    1. The Top 9 ‘Oh, No, She Didn’t’ Moments from the Season 3 Premiere of HTGAWM

    2. The Root’s Young Futurists, Where Are They Now: Keke Palmer
    3. Singer and Charlotte, NC, Native Anthony Hamilton: ‘We Are Fed Up’ With Injustice
    4. 6 Reasons Why Black Women Have Every Right to Be Angry
    5. Baseball Player Tweets Racist Message, Then Pulls Apology Out of the ‘I’m Not a Racist’ Handbook: Examined
    6. So, Richard ‘All Lives Matter’ Sherman, Now You Want to Speak Out on Police Violence?
    7. Empire Recap: Who Died? And Did Anyone Care?
    8. 7 Black Movies to See if You Can’t Bear to See Birth of a Nation (or Even if You Do)
    9. Meet the Black Geniuses of 2016
    10. If America Treated Racism the Way It Treats Terrorism
  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. In Missouri, Everywhere: Voting Matters

    2. Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe, Defiant as Ever, Refuses to Exit the Stage
    3. Trump ‘Troubled’ by Tulsa, Okla., Police Shooting: Terence Crutcher Did ‘Everything You’re Supposed to Do’
    4. Colin Powell Is a Shady Old Man, and the Email Pal We All Need
    5. Clinton’s ‘Basket of Deplorables’ Comment Was Right. So Let’s Please Stop Defending Racists
    6. Obama to CBC: ‘Personal Insult’ to Me if Black Voters Don’t Support Clinton
    7. Hey, Donald Trump, Here’s How to Win the Black Vote in 3 Easy Steps
    8. Ariz. Police Officers May No Longer Detain People Just Based on Race, Color or National Origin
    9. Movement for Black Lives Coalition Lobbies on Capitol Hill 
    10. Why Isn’t Climate Change on the Agenda for CBC Week?
  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’s Young Futurists Are Doing Big Things: Where Are They Now?

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


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