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  1. Green Party VP Hopeful: Obama’s a ‘Tom’

  2. President Obama Grants 111 Additional Commutations 

  3. Texas Death Row Inmate May Have Faked Mental Illness

  4. Cicely Tyson to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award From Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

  5. The Root Creates #BlackBoyJoy and the Internet Is Rejoicing

  6. Trump Wants Kaepernick to Find a Better Country, but Here Are Some Places Trump Can Go

  7. SC Teacher Accused of Trashing 6-Year-Old Girl’s Sandals as Punishment for Fidgeting 

  8. Woman Sets Herself on Fire in Congressman’s Office

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  1. News

    1. President Obama Grants 111 Additional Commutations 

    2. Texas Death Row Inmate May Have Faked Mental Illness
    3. SC Teacher Accused of Trashing 6-Year-Old Girl’s Sandals as Punishment for Fidgeting 
    4. Woman Sets Herself on Fire in Congressman’s Office
    5. South African School Ordered to Suspend ‘Racist’ Hair Regulations
    6. Fla. Teen Accused of Posing as Doctor Is Arrested on New Theft Charges
    7. Chicago Police Move to Fire 5 Cops Involved in Shooting Death of Laquan McDonald
    8. Texas High School Cheerleader Fighting to Wear Her Hair How She Wants
    9. Man Shot, Killed for Not Holding Door Open for Woman at Las Vegas McDonald’s
    10. Young Girl Finds and Returns Stolen Olympic Gold Medal 
  2. Culture

    1. Colin Kaepernick Shows That #BlackLivesMatter Even When His Career May Not

    2. It’s Been 11 Years Since Hurricane Katrina Ravaged New Orleans
    3. 4 Questions Parents Should Ask a Principal or Teacher to Ensure Their Child’s Success
    4. The Night Of Illuminates Issues of Class and the Justice System
    5. How Afrofuturism Progressed From Sci-fi Literature to Fashion
    6. George Curry, a Fierce Journalist Who Never Backed Down From a Fight
    7. Nate Parker’s ‘R’ Scarlet Letter Belonged to Mike Tyson 25 Years Ago
    8. Unique Views Podcast, Episode 8: Mathew Knowles Knows Talent 
    9. Don’t Be So Quick to Blame Tamar Braxton for the ‘Domestic Dispute’ With Her Husband
    10. Southside With You Turns First Couple’s 1st Date Into a Sweet Romance
  3. Lists

    1. Thanks to Chance the Rapper, #BlackBoyJoy Is a Thing

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

    1. Hey, Katrina Pierson: When It Comes to Utter Stupidity, That’s Donald Trump’s Job!

    2. Donald Trump Doesn’t Understand White People
    3. Some Advice for the Blacks Trying to Get Blacks to Vote for Donald Trump
    4. Black Women Were Too Lazy to Find Work and 4 Other Myths of Welfare Reform
    5. ‘We Need Real Democracy’: On the Choice of Stein-Baraka This Fall
    6. Finding Carly: Whatever Happened to the Breakout Stars, Heroes and Flops of the 2016 Primary Season?
    7. These 4 Court Rulings Give Police Powerful Weapons to Abuse Your Rights. They Need to Go
    8. Admit It, Pundits: Racism Is Driving Trump's Campaign
    9. A Dear John Letter to the Democratic Party
    10. The GOP Hires Black ‘Suicide Squad’ to Save It From Trump
  5. History

    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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