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  5. Cousin of Cop Killed in Baton Rouge, La., Wrongly Arrested in the Ambush, Allegedly Denied Diabetes Medication

  6. Special Attorney Joins Team in Philando Castile Case

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    1. Cousin of Cop Killed in Baton Rouge, La., Wrongly Arrested in the Ambush, Allegedly Denied Diabetes Medication

    2. Special Attorney Joins Team in Philando Castile Case
    3. Texas Cop Says He Had Evidence of Wrongdoing in Sandra Bland’s Case but Was Threatened Into Silence
    4. Huge Win for Voting Rights as Appeals Court Strikes Down NC’s ID Law
    5. 6 Mich. State Employees Facing Criminal Charges in Flint Water Crisis 
    6. Black Fla. Therapist who was Shot by Police Reunited with Autistic Patient 
    7. GoFundMe Freezes $184,000 of Funds Donated to Homeless Teen After Inquiry Into Story 
    8. New York City Settles With Family of Avonte Oquendo for $2,700,000 
    9. Mom Orchestrated Slayings of Witnesses in Son’s Trial, Prosecutors Say 
    10. Freddie Gray Didn’t Kill Himself, but Cop Obstruction Made It Hard to Prove: Prosecutor
  2. Culture

    1. Russell Westbrook Needs a Rebound ’Cause He’s Not Taking His Breakup With KD Well

    2. #Election2016: Trump Ain’t New, and Clinton Ain’t Savior
    3. I’m With Her: Kendall Jenner Says ‘Free the Nipple,’ and I Do Too
    4. Keshia Knight Pulliam Doesn’t Need Your Judgments
    5. How the Freddie Gray Case Fell Apart
    6. An Open Letter to Bill O’Reilly From One of the Slaves Who Built the White House
    7. Democratic Political Infighting Over Education Harms Black Families
    8. 6 Historic Structures in America That Were Built by Slaves
    9. Michael Jordan: A Day Late and a Million Dollars Short
    10. How to Be Less ‘Dangerous’ to White People
  3. Lists

    1. The Ultimate Breakup Playlist, Inspired by Mary J. Blige and Kendu Isaacs

    2. 9 Hilarious RNC Memes
    3. 7 Times Fantasia Took Us to Church With Her Stunning Performances
    4. 6 Black Women Who Are Leading Africa’s Digital Revolution
    5. 10 STEM Summer Camps for Students of Color
    6. The Most Important Job Nobody Wants: The 3 People Who Could Be Trump’s Veep Pick
    7. These Musicians Are Geminis. But Are You Surprised?
    8. 15 New Books by Black Authors to Dive Into This Summer
    9. 11 Summer Must-Reads for Young Readers
    10. Celebrating Being Young, Fabulous and Female in NYC
  4. Politics

    1. So, Who’s With Her? Clinton May Have Made History, but It’s Just the Beginning

    2. President Obama Rebukes Trump’s Pessimism, Embraces Clinton, Gives America Some Love
    3. Underestimated on Foreign Policy, Obama Has Left Opponents ‘Sucking Wind’
    4. Hollywood Celebrities Show Up in Support of DC Statehood
    5. #DNCinPHL? Don’t Forget to Ask Black Philly About That
    6. Dear Michelle Obama, Never Leave. Sincerely, Everyone
    7. Democrats to Unite After They Finish Self-Destructing
    8. Why We Should Talk About Gentrification and Other Pillar Issues This Election
    9. Debbie Wasserman Schultz Shoots Herself in the Foot Right Before the DNC
    10. Barack Obama MLK’d His DNC Speech in 2004. Too Bad Part of It Was Just a Dream
  5. History

    1. Help Me Find My Ancestors in Slave Records

    2. How Do I Connect With Kin of My Ancestor’s Slave Owners?
    3. Star-Spangled Bigotry: The Hidden Racist History of the National Anthem
    4. A DNA Test Says I’m Part Black. How Do I Embrace That?
    5. Am I Related to Free People of Color in NC?
    6. Tell Me More About My Runaway Slave Ancestor
    7. How Do I Research My Kin’s Jamaican Origins?
    8. How Do I Decode Slave Records?
    9. The Lynching of My Husband’s Ancestor Shocked a Nation
    10. Am I Related to Black Nationalist Martin R. Delany?
  6. Photos

    1. Our Power, Our Promise: When Thought Leaders Conjoin 

    2. Boyz n the Hood Cast at 25: Where Are They Now?
    3. Tumult: 72 Hours in Photos 
    4. Tennis Royalty: The Williams Sisters Love to Serve
    5. Happy 18th Birthday, Malia Obama! 
    6. Celebrities Who Hold It Down for the Divine 9
    7. POTUS Loves the Kids
    8. American Black Film Festival: 20 Years of Nurturing the Dreams of Black Filmmakers
    9. Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Kicks Off Its Spring Season With ‘Spirit’
    10. ‘The Greatest’: 35 Fascinating Photos of Muhammad Ali

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