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  1. Open Letter to My Congressman, Robert Pittenger: No, We Don’t Hate White People

  2. Man Jumped With Brass Knuckles at NYC Subway Stop

  3. Report: There Is an Active Criminal Investigation Into Derrick Rose Gang Rape Allegations

  4. Off-Duty NYC Cop Who Fatally Shot Delrawn Small Charged With 2nd-Degree Murder

  5. Tenn. Man Wrongly Imprisoned Says Money Awarded to Him Isn’t Enough

  6. Why Are So Many People in #TeacherBae’s Pockets?

  7. Will Lester Holt’s Race Influence His Presidential-Debate Questions?

  8. #Arabs4BlackPower Releases Movement for Black Lives Solidarity Statement

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    1. Man Jumped With Brass Knuckles at NYC Subway Stop

    2. Report: There Is an Active Criminal Investigation Into Derrick Rose Gang Rape Allegations
    3. Off-Duty NYC Cop Who Fatally Shot Delrawn Small Charged With 2nd-Degree Murder
    4. Tenn. Man Wrongly Imprisoned Says Money Awarded to Him Isn’t Enough
    5. #Arabs4BlackPower Releases Movement for Black Lives Solidarity Statement
    6. Deaths of 3 Ga. Teens Killed in Car Crash, Including 2 Brothers, Stun Community
    7. Video Shows Ga. Deputies Using Taser on Unresisting Black Man From Behind 
    8. 4 Redskins Players Defy Coach, Protest Police Violence During Anthem
    9. University of ND Investigating Yet Another Racist Photo Incident
    10. Identical Twin Confesses to 2003 Murder for Which Brother Was Convicted 
  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. Baseball Player Tweets Racist Message, Then Pulls Apology Out of the ‘I’m Not a Racist’ Handbook: Examined
    5. Empire Recap: Who Died? And Did Anyone Care?
    6. 7 Black Movies to See if You Can’t Bear to See Birth of a Nation (or Even if You Do)
    7. Meet the Black Geniuses of 2016
    8. If America Treated Racism the Way It Treats Terrorism
    9. Maybe There Are No Good Cops?
    10. Urbanworld Celebrates 20 Years of Showcasing Black Films While Hollywood Plays Catch-Up
  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. Open Letter to My Congressman, Robert Pittenger: No, We Don’t Hate White People

    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 Ancestor a Free Afro-Hispanic of Color?

    2. I Want to Find a Slave’s Descendants and Apologize
    3. Is My Family’s ‘Slave Name’ the Wrong One?
    4. My Family Is West Indian. How Did I Get Melanesian DNA?
    5. Did My Black Ancestors Enter the US via Ellis Island?
    6. How Do I Save a Family Bible That Is Falling Apart?
    7. Did My Black Forebear Have Kids With a White Employer?
    8. Do I Really Have African and Native American Ancestry?
    9. Help Me Find My Ancestors in Slave Records
    10. How Do I Connect With Kin of My Ancestor’s Slave Owners?
  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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