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  1. An Editor Schools Us on Life as Bus Driver

  2. Inventor of General Tso’s Chicken Dies at 98

  3. Charles Barkley Donates $2,000,000 to 2 More HBCUs

  4. Harlem Becomes Site of Only Public Gender-Affirming Clinic in NYC

  5. Missing NJ College Student’s Death Ruled a Homicide

  6. #NoDAPL: Number of People at Resistance Camp Increasing Despite Evacuation Order

  7. D.A. Says LAPD Officers Who Fatally Shot Homeless Man Were ‘Justified’

  8. The Hamilton Mixtape Is Out Today Featuring All Your Favorite Musicians 

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    1. Harlem Becomes Site of Only Public Gender-Affirming Clinic in NYC

    2. Missing NJ College Student’s Death Ruled a Homicide
    3. #NoDAPL: Number of People at Resistance Camp Increasing Despite Evacuation Order
    4. D.A. Says LAPD Officers Who Fatally Shot Homeless Man Were ‘Justified’
    5. Suspected Pharmacy Burglars Nabbed for Stealing Cough Syrup With GPS Tracker
    6. Jury Deadlocks in Trial of Officer Who Killed #WalterScott
    7. Nobel Prize-Winning Author Wole Soyinka Leaves US Over Trump Victory
    8. Atlanta Man Robbed and Sexually Assaulted After Being Set Up by Woman He Met on Snapchat
    9. Zaida Pugh, Cricket Prankster, to Volunteer With Youth Program
    10. President Obama Lights His Final White House Christmas Tree
  2. Culture

    1. We Are All Insecure

    2. Confessions of a Bad Dad on the Eve of His 2nd Child
    3. If You Name It Love Jones, They Will Come
    4. Young M.A.: The Most Visible Black Queer Woman in Hip-Hop Is a Misogynist
    5. Unsung: The Story of House Music and Pioneer Frankie Knuckles Is Long Overdue
    6. What to Make of Kanye West?
    7. 2016: The Year Blackness Took Over
    8. Just Because You’re My Father Doesn’t Mean You’re My Parent
    9. Collecting Our History: How Black Memorabilia Shapes the Present Through the Past
    10. Your Conditioning Has Been Conditioned: Why Sexual ‘Preference’ Is Political
  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. For Muslims in Trump’s America, There’s More to Fear Than Just the Proposed Ban

    2. 4 Ways the Jill Stein Recount Screws Black Voters
    3. 11 Quick and Dirty Facts About Donald Trump’s Latest Cabinet Picks
    4. The 9 Rings of Donald Trump’s Administrative Hell
    5. 7 African-American Politicians Who Will Rise in the Era of Trump
    6. Voting Rights, Already Under Siege, May Fare Worse Under Trump
    7. Our Next President Is a Thin-Skinned Twitter Troll, so What Does This Mean for Artists Who Criticize Him?
    8. Jill Stein Calls for Recounts in Mich., Wis. and Pa.—But Why Is She Leading the Charge and Not Hillary Clinton?
    9. Black Radicals Owe a Great Deal to Fidel Castro
    10. Tips From White People on Hating the President
  5. History

    1. What’s the Story of a Portrait of My Slave Ancestor?

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

    1. #BuyBlack 2016: 50 Holiday Gift Ideas That’ll Keep Money in Our Community

    2. 10 Black Republicans You’ll Likely See Working for the Trump Administration
    3. 10 Most Unsung New Jack Swing Groups
    4. 10 Signs You’re Dating a Woman With Natural Hair
    5. 10 Reasons You Know You’re a Black Mom
    6. 10 Black Hair-Care Products Every Black Person Has Ever Used
    7. 9 Foods Black People Love That Have Been Ruined by Gentrification
    8. The Cast of Set It Off: Where Are They Now?
    9. 10 Signs You’re Black and From Detroit
    10. 10 Hilarious Memes That Defined This Horrible Election Season

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