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  1. Missing Dancer Shirlene Quigley Found Safe

  2. 69-Year-Old Grandmother Punched by Man Outside Queens Deli May Never Fully Recover

  3. 10 Signs You’re Black and From Alabama

  4. Defense Secretary Promises to Resolve Enlistment Bonus Scandal

  5. Pundits: Democrats Likely to Win Senate Majority on Election Day

  6. Colin Powell Says He’s Voting for Hillary Clinton

  7. Justin Timberlake May Have Broken the Law by Taking a Voting Selfie

  8. White Feminists Gotta Go: Amy Schumer’s White Woman Foolishness

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  1. News

    1. 69-Year-Old Grandmother Punched by Man Outside Queens Deli May Never Fully Recover

    2. Defense Secretary Promises to Resolve Enlistment Bonus Scandal
    3. Colin Powell Says He’s Voting for Hillary Clinton
    4. Man Beats and Sexually Assaults 15-Year-Old, Then Dunks Her in River to Remove Evidence: Report
    5. Mich. Girl Mauled to Death by Dog
    6. ‘No Chill Gil’ Is Back: Arenas Claims He’s Hidden Money From Ex-Wife
    7. Report: Man Stabs Churchgoer for Apparently No Reason
    8. Dunking Doughnuts: Shaquille O’Neal Buys Historic Krispy Kreme Shop
    9. Gilbert Arenas Made Millions Not to Play Ball, Now Says Can’t Afford Kids’ School 
    10. Justice Department Replaces NYC Team Investigating Eric Garner’s Death 
  2. Culture

    1. An Intervention Letter for America

    2. Hate Rising: Jorge Ramos Delves Deep Into Racial Hatred in America
    3. 9 Things to Consider When Starting Therapy 
    4. Where Are All the Black Atheists?
    5. Unique Views Podcast, Episode 15: Nasty Woman Featuring Sexpert Michelle Hope
    6. The Unfinished Business of the Black President
    7. Black People, Please Stop Saying Straightening Our Hair Is Appropriation
    8. New Prince Album Coming in November
    9. Finding the Power in Black Voices
    10. The Top 7 Moments We Did Not See Coming on This Week’s HTGAWM
  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. History Repeats Itself: The Dangers of Erasing Women From the Movement

    2. #WeBuiltThis: Black People Built America, and America Won’t Stop Killing Us
    3. The Emergency Guide to Surviving the Trumpocalypse
    4. Donald Trump Runs for Dictator in Chief
    5. Fear of a Nonwhite Planet
    6. Anita Hill Paved the Way for Donald Trump Accusers to Speak Their Truth
    7. A Trump Loss Is Still a Win for the Alt-Right
    8. Green Party VP Nominee Ajamu Baraka: We Must Disrupt Our Relationship to Democratic Party
    9. 8 Shows That Will Be on ‘Trump TV’ if Donald Trump Loses the Election
    10. Donald Trump at the Apollo Sounds Like the Recipe for a Race Riot
  5. History

    1. I Know Who Owned My Ancestors. What Now?

    2. Who Were My Enslaved Ancestor’s Parents?
    3. Am I Related to President Andrew Jackson?
    4. Was My Black Ancestor Named After a Confederate General?
    5. Was My Ancestor a Free Afro-Hispanic of Color?
    6. I Want to Find a Slave’s Descendants and Apologize
    7. Is My Family’s ‘Slave Name’ the Wrong One?
    8. My Family Is West Indian. How Did I Get Melanesian DNA?
    9. Did My Black Ancestors Enter the US via Ellis Island?
    10. How Do I Save a Family Bible That Is Falling Apart?
  6. Photos

    1. 10 Signs You’re Black and From Alabama

    2. 10 Hairstyles From the ’90s Every Black Man Rocked Back in the Day
    3. 10 Signs You’re Black and From Atlanta
    4. 10 Memes That Let You Know He’s Not Your #Bae
    5. 10 Signs You’re Black and From Fla.
    6. The Roots Young Futurists Are Ready to Change the World: Where Are They Now?
    7. SnapBlack: 12 Black Snapchatters You Should Follow
    8. 10 Black Superheroes Who Deserve Their Own Starring Roles
    9. 10 Ways You Know You’re Afro-Latinx
    10. 15 Hair Products That Can Make It Easier to Go Natural


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Seriously guys, you're trying to APPEAL to women voters, right? Maybe no to tweeting vague threats.

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There's something about cadence and rhythm of Elizabeth Warren's voice that makes her Trump slashing devastating. I mean she vaporizes him.

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