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  1. Unique Views, Episode 5: The Houses That Slaves Built, the Plight of Keshia Knight Pulliam and More

  2. Dems Flaunted Diversity at Convention, but to What End?

  3. St. Louis Reporter Loses Job After Sick Michael Brown Joke

  4. Watch: Judge Goes Off After Black Woman Appears in Her Court Without Pants

  5. Pastor Jamal Bryant and Tweet Are Officially a Couple

  6. Nicki Minaj’s Brother Faces Life in Prison for Child Rape

  7. Ex-NFL Player, Wife Killed by 16-Year-old Son

  8. Happy Birthday, Laurence Fishburne! Celebrate His Most Epic Movie Moments

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    1. St. Louis Reporter Loses Job After Sick Michael Brown Joke

    2. Watch: Judge Goes Off After Black Woman Appears in Her Court Without Pants
    3. Nicki Minaj’s Brother Faces Life in Prison for Child Rape
    4. Ex-NFL Player, Wife Killed by 16-Year-old Son
    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
    7. Texas Cop Says He Had Evidence of Wrongdoing in Sandra Bland’s Case but Was Threatened Into Silence
    8. Huge Win for Voting Rights as Appeals Court Strikes Down NC’s ID Law
    9. 6 Mich. State Employees Facing Criminal Charges in Flint Water Crisis 
    10. Black Fla. Therapist who was Shot by Police Reunited with Autistic Patient 
  2. Culture

    1. Kidz Bop Is the Best Hustle Ever

    2. My Boyfriend Refused to Wish Me a Happy Birthday
    3. Russell Westbrook Needs a Rebound ’Cause He’s Not Taking His Breakup With KD Well
    4. #Election2016: Trump Ain’t New, and Clinton Ain’t Savior
    5. If Bow Wow Isn’t Black, What Is He?
    6. I’m With Her: Kendall Jenner Says ‘Free the Nipple,’ and I Do Too
    7. Keshia Knight Pulliam Doesn’t Need Your Judgments
    8. How the Freddie Gray Case Fell Apart
    9. An Open Letter to Bill O’Reilly From One of the Slaves Who Built the White House
    10. Democratic Political Infighting Over Education Harms Black Families
  3. Lists

    1. Happy Birthday, Laurence Fishburne! Celebrate His Most Epic Movie Moments

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