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  1. Arizona Republic Back Hillary Clinton For President

  2. Disney is Rebooting ‘The Lion King’ With a Live Action Movie

  3. Congess Avoids Government Shutdown by Striking Deal to Aid Flint, Mich.

  4. Congress Hands President Obama His 1st Veto Override

  5. Tweet of the Day: Pusha T Is Grindin’ for Hillary

  6. Race Questions Helped to Undermine Trump in 1st Debate

  7. Texas Metro Officer Resigns After Video Shows Him Brutally Beating Man at Station

  8. Townville: 2 Students, 1 Teacher Injured in SC Elementary School Shooting

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  1. News

    1. Congess Avoids Government Shutdown by Striking Deal to Aid Flint, Mich.

    2. Congress Hands President Obama His 1st Veto Override
    3. Texas Metro Officer Resigns After Video Shows Him Brutally Beating Man at Station
    4. Townville: 2 Students, 1 Teacher Injured in SC Elementary School Shooting
    5. NC Officer Fired Over Controverisal Facebook Post
    6. Police Officers Refuse to Work La. High School After Players Kneel During National Anthem
    7. NYC to Pay $5,750,000 Over Death of Mentally Ill Inmate 
    8. Ohio Rapper Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Child Porn
    9. Carolina Panthers Running Back Mike Tolbert Might Be Super Petty
    10. Neb. Players Protest Before Game; School Leader Wants Them Kicked Off Team
  2. Culture

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

    2. Loving Tells One of the Most Important Love Stories in Black History
    3. The Real O’Neals Star Martha Plimpton to White Liberals: ‘Speak Up Against State Violence and Racist Injustice’
    4. Maybe Violence Is the Answer?
    5. Actress Tanee McCall to TMZ’s Raquel Harper: ‘Domestic Violence Is Not Entertainment’
    6. No More Drama: Why Aren’t There More Black Female Comedies on TV?
    7. Tired of Waiting: An Artist’s Duty in 2016
    8. The Top 9 ‘Oh, No, She Didn’t’ Moments from the Season 3 Premiere of HTGAWM
    9. The National Museum of African American History and Culture Opens, Housing ‘Sacred’ Objects
    10. White America Must Heal Itself: 2016 Is 1965 and 1984
  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. Arizona Republic Back Hillary Clinton For President

    2. Trump Called Ted Cruz and His Family Everything but a Child of God, and ‘Lyin Ted’ Still Endorsed Him
    3. #DebateNight: Clinton’s Chance to ‘Speak Directly to White People’
    4. Open Letter to My Congressman, Robert Pittenger: No, We Don’t Hate White People
    5. Charlotte Is in the Middle of an Electoral Battleground
    6. Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe, Defiant as Ever, Refuses to Exit the Stage
    7. Trump ‘Troubled’ by Tulsa, Okla., Police Shooting: Terence Crutcher Did ‘Everything You’re Supposed to Do’
    8. Colin Powell Is a Shady Old Man, and the Email Pal We All Need
    9. Clinton’s ‘Basket of Deplorables’ Comment Was Right. So Let’s Please Stop Defending Racists
    10. Obama to CBC: ‘Personal Insult’ to Me if Black Voters Don’t Support Clinton
  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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