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  4. Family ‘Devastated’ After Brain-Dead 2-Year-Old Is Removed From Life Support

  5. Yung Joc’s New Hairstyle Has Twitter Dishing Out the Memes

  6. Should You Only Date People With High Credit Scores?

  7. Rio Police Charge Ryan Lochte With Filing False Robbery Report

  8. Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs: ‘People Need to See’ The Birth of a Nation

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    1. Los Angeles Massage Therapist Charged for Alleged Sexual Assault

    2. Family ‘Devastated’ After Brain-Dead 2-Year-Old Is Removed From Life Support
    3. Outgoing Ala. Mayor Denies Posting Racist Facebook Comment: ‘I Lost. The N–ger Won’ 
    4. Racists Anonymous Meetings Held at NC Church 
    5. 2 Suspects Charged in Death of Tenn. Teen Who Protected Friends From Gunfire 
    6. Mom Turns in Son Accused of Public Masturbation on NYC Train in Viral Video, Police Say 
    7. Autopsy Reports in-Custody Death of Mich. Man as Accidental  
    8. Ga. Man Who Threw Boiling Water on Gay Couple Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison 
    9. Army Reservist Who Killed 5 Dallas Officers Showed PTSD Symptoms: Documents 
    10. High School Alumni Raise Money to Create Scholarship in Philando Castile’s Name 
  2. Culture

    1. Unique Views Podcast, Episode 8: Mathew Knowles Knows Talent 

    2. Don’t Be So Quick to Blame Tamar Braxton for the ‘Domestic Dispute’ With Her Husband
    3. Let White Leaders Defend Institutional Racism; Let Black Leaders Defend Black Lives
    4. Andrea Lewis, Former Degrassi Star, Announces Women’s #EmpowermentWknd
    5. Demonization of Simone Biles’ Birth Mother Shows National Addiction to Shaming Black Women
    6. Mr. Church: Just Another Film About a Black Man Being a White Woman’s Servant
    7. White Lives Matter and the Lost Art of Shutting the F Up
    8. $17,500,000 Reasons The Birth of a Nation Is Coming to a Theater Near You
    9. The Cast of OWN’s Queen Sugar Explains Why Being a Part of This All-Black Production Is Important
    10. American Lynching: 4,000 Unpunished Crimes
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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. Black Women Were Too Lazy to Find Work and 4 Other Myths of Welfare Reform

    2. ‘We Need Real Democracy’: On the Choice of Stein-Baraka This Fall
    3. Finding Carly: Whatever Happened to the Breakout Stars, Heroes and Flops of the 2016 Primary Season?
    4. These 4 Court Rulings Give Police Powerful Weapons to Abuse Your Rights. They Need to Go
    5. Admit It, Pundits: Racism Is Driving Trump's Campaign
    6. A Dear John Letter to the Democratic Party
    7. The GOP Hires Black ‘Suicide Squad’ to Save It From Trump
    8. Legal, Media Experts Say White Supremacists Are Using Trump to Grow Numbers
    9. That 1 Time Donald Trump Was Right
    10. Don’t Throw Your Vote Away on Jill Stein
  5. History

    1. Did My Black Ancestors Enter the US via Ellis Island?

    2. How Do I Save a Family Bible That Is Falling Apart?
    3. Did My Black Forebear Have Kids With a White Employer?
    4. Do I Really Have African and Native American Ancestry?
    5. Help Me Find My Ancestors in Slave Records
    6. How Do I Connect With Kin of My Ancestor’s Slave Owners?
    7. Star-Spangled Bigotry: The Hidden Racist History of the National Anthem
    8. A DNA Test Says I’m Part Black. How Do I Embrace That?
    9. Am I Related to Free People of Color in NC?
    10. Tell Me More About My Runaway Slave Ancestor
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    2. Naming Black Excellence: The Root 100 Release Reception
    3. 20 Black Films Made After She’s Gotta Have It That You Should See
    4. It’s Been 2 Years Since Ferguson: Where Are They Now?
    5. She’s Gotta Have It, 30 Years Later: Where Are They Now?
    6. 40 Black Athletes to Watch at the Rio Olympics
    7. Our Power, Our Promise: When Thought Leaders Conjoin 
    8. Boyz n the Hood Cast at 25: Where Are They Now?
    9. Tumult: 72 Hours in Photos 
    10. Tennis Royalty: The Williams Sisters Love to Serve

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