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  4. 3 Inmates Escape From La. Detention Center

  5. Phylicia Rashad Joins Empire in Recurring Role

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    1. 3 Inmates Escape From La. Detention Center

    2. Ithaca College Student Stabbed to Death During Brawl at Cornell University 
    3. Donald Trump to Visit Black Church in Detroit 
    4. 2 Brothers Charged With Murder in Shooting Death of Nykea Aldridge 
    5. Ga. Mom Accused of Pepper-Spraying Students Who Attacked Her Son
    6. Rochester, N.Y., Teen Gives Sneakers to Peers for Start of School
    7. Don Cheadle Calls Trump ‘POS’ for Exploitation of Dwyane Wade Family Death
    8. SF Fans Burn Kaepernick’s Jersey In Protest of His Stance, Some Players Criticize Him
    9. Arizona HS Student Forced to Remove Black Lives Matter Shirt
    10. LAPD Creates Program to Support Families Killed by … LAPD
  2. Culture

    1. Jackie Robinson in 1972: ‘I Cannot Stand and Sing the Anthem; I Cannot Salute the Flag’

    2. It’s Been 11 Years Since Hurricane Katrina Ravaged New Orleans
    3. Unique Views Podcast, Episode 8: Mathew Knowles Knows Talent 
    4. Don’t Be So Quick to Blame Tamar Braxton for the ‘Domestic Dispute’ With Her Husband
    5. Southside With You Turns First Couple’s 1st Date Into a Sweet Romance
    6. Let White Leaders Defend Institutional Racism; Let Black Leaders Defend Black Lives
    7. As Summer Ends, Tensions Remain High Between Black Community and Police
    8. Why Tika Sumpter Was So Nervous About Playing Future First Lady Michelle Obama
    9. Andrea Lewis, Former Degrassi Star, Announces Women’s #EmpowermentWknd
    10. While We Were on a Break, He Got His Ex Pregnant. Now I’m Torn About What to Do
  3. Lists

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    2. Happy Birthday, Laurence Fishburne! Celebrate His Most Epic Movie Moments
    3. The Ultimate Breakup Playlist, Inspired by Mary J. Blige and Kendu Isaacs
    4. 9 Hilarious RNC Memes
    5. 7 Times Fantasia Took Us to Church With Her Stunning Performances
    6. 6 Black Women Who Are Leading Africa’s Digital Revolution
    7. 10 STEM Summer Camps for Students of Color
    8. The Most Important Job Nobody Wants: The 3 People Who Could Be Trump’s Veep Pick
    9. These Musicians Are Geminis. But Are You Surprised?
    10. 15 New Books by Black Authors to Dive Into This Summer
  4. Politics

    1. Some Advice for the Blacks Trying to Get Blacks to Vote for Donald Trump

    2. Black Women Were Too Lazy to Find Work and 4 Other Myths of Welfare Reform
    3. ‘We Need Real Democracy’: On the Choice of Stein-Baraka This Fall
    4. Finding Carly: Whatever Happened to the Breakout Stars, Heroes and Flops of the 2016 Primary Season?
    5. These 4 Court Rulings Give Police Powerful Weapons to Abuse Your Rights. They Need to Go
    6. Admit It, Pundits: Racism Is Driving Trump's Campaign
    7. A Dear John Letter to the Democratic Party
    8. The GOP Hires Black ‘Suicide Squad’ to Save It From Trump
    9. Legal, Media Experts Say White Supremacists Are Using Trump to Grow Numbers
    10. That 1 Time Donald Trump Was Right
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    1. My Family Is West Indian. How Did I Get Melanesian DNA?

    2. Did My Black Ancestors Enter the US via Ellis Island?
    3. How Do I Save a Family Bible That Is Falling Apart?
    4. Did My Black Forebear Have Kids With a White Employer?
    5. Do I Really Have African and Native American Ancestry?
    6. Help Me Find My Ancestors in Slave Records
    7. How Do I Connect With Kin of My Ancestor’s Slave Owners?
    8. Star-Spangled Bigotry: The Hidden Racist History of the National Anthem
    9. A DNA Test Says I’m Part Black. How Do I Embrace That?
    10. Am I Related to Free People of Color in NC?
  6. Photos

    1. Stunning Photos of the Obamas’ Love That Will Melt Your Heart

    2. 11 Hairstyles Every Black Woman Had in the '90s
    3. Naming Black Excellence: The Root 100 Release Reception
    4. 20 Black Films Made After She’s Gotta Have It That You Should See
    5. It’s Been 2 Years Since Ferguson: Where Are They Now?
    6. She’s Gotta Have It, 30 Years Later: Where Are They Now?
    7. 40 Black Athletes to Watch at the Rio Olympics
    8. Our Power, Our Promise: When Thought Leaders Conjoin 
    9. Boyz n the Hood Cast at 25: Where Are They Now?
    10. Tumult: 72 Hours in Photos 


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