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  3. Hollywood Celebrities Show Up in Support of DC Statehood

  4. Another Racist Gets Fired Because of Her Tweets

  5. Bill O’Reilly: Slaves Who Built the White House Were ‘Well Fed,’ Had Government Lodging 

  6. Persons of Interest in Fort Myers, Fla., Club Shooting Identified

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  8. Nick Cannon Says He’s Not Voting for President Because ‘It’s a Popularity Contest’

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    1. Charges Dropped Against Remaining Officers in Freddie Gray Case 

    2. ‘Mothers of the Movement’ Stand With Hillary Clinton at the DNC 
    3. Bill O’Reilly: Slaves Who Built the White House Were ‘Well Fed,’ Had Government Lodging 
    4. Persons of Interest in Fort Myers, Fla., Club Shooting Identified
    5. Noodles & Co. Chef Refused to Cook for Uniformed Alexandria, Va., Police Officer: Report 
    6. Trump Supporter Yells Racist Slurs at Black Woman on Subway
    7. PolitiFact Schools White People Who Refused to Believe White House Was Built by Slaves
    8. Dallas Police Department Job Applications Almost Quadruple
    9. Trump Disses Cory Booker on Twitter; Booker Responds With Love 
    10. NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton Announces Plans to Step Down by End of 2017
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    1. Relationship Hall Passes Are Dumb, Like Jordan-Playing-Baseball Kinda Dumb

    2. The Fire This Time: Anthology Features a New Generation of Authors Speaking Out on Race
    3. Prenups Are for Poor People
    4. Nice Day for a ‘White’ Wedding: The Problem With Whiteness in Bridal Magazines
    5. Drake Disses, Kobe Wishes: The Top 5 Pettiest Moments This Week
    6. Donald Trump Scared the Hell Out of My Wife
    7. Rising Above a Disability Through a Comic Book
    8. Young-Adult Author Jacqueline Woodson on Writing Stories That Appeal to All Ages
    9. A$AP Rocky Is Right (but Not Really)
    10. More Than Microaggression: The Danger of White Obliviousness 
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    2. 7 Times Fantasia Took Us to Church With Her Stunning Performances
    3. 6 Black Women Who Are Leading Africa’s Digital Revolution
    4. 10 STEM Summer Camps for Students of Color
    5. The Most Important Job Nobody Wants: The 3 People Who Could Be Trump’s Veep Pick
    6. These Musicians Are Geminis. But Are You Surprised?
    7. 15 New Books by Black Authors to Dive Into This Summer
    8. 11 Summer Must-Reads for Young Readers
    9. Celebrating Being Young, Fabulous and Female in NYC
    10. The Root 100 2016: Time to Nominate Your Choices
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    2. The RNC Is Over, but Can We Talk About Pastor Mark Burns?
    3. Donald Trump, America’s Savior: 3 Takeaways From His RNC Speech
    4. The One Reaction Everyone Should Have to Donald Trump’s RNC Nomination Speech
    5. Ted Cruz Defies GOP, Won’t Endorse Trump, Is Gangsta
    6. Keep America Safe Again: A Black Person’s Guide to Safety, Space and Activism at the RNC
    7. The RNC's 5 Worst Moments So Far
    8. The Alt-Right Debutante Ball: How a Racist Group Hijacked the GOP and RNC
    9. Here Is Why Your Vote Is Not Your Voice
    10. Did Melania Trump Plagiarize Michelle Obama’s 2008 DNC Speech?
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    2. How Do I Connect With Kin of My Ancestor’s Slave Owners?
    3. Star-Spangled Bigotry: The Hidden Racist History of the National Anthem
    4. A DNA Test Says I’m Part Black. How Do I Embrace That?
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