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  1. Netflix’s Luke Cage and Solange’s New Album Are Both Unapologetically Black

  2. Cavs Coach Ty Lue Explains How He Got His Millionaire Players to Care About $4,500

  3. Fla. Woman Files Civil Lawsuit Against Cop who Baked Her ‘Sorry I Tased You’ Cake 

  4. Milwaukee Police Chief Won’t Release Video of Sylville Smith’s Fatal Shooting

  5. Alaska Reporter Who Quit On-Air to Promote Weed Legalization Faces Decades in Prison

  6. NY Investigating Death of 6-Year-Old Who Was Covered in Bruises 

  7. Update on Opal Lee’s Journey to Make Juneteenth a National Holiday

  8. UT San Antonio Launches College Course: ‘Black Women, Beyoncé and Popular Culture’

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    1. Cavs Coach Ty Lue Explains How He Got His Millionaire Players to Care About $4,500

    2. Fla. Woman Files Civil Lawsuit Against Cop who Baked Her ‘Sorry I Tased You’ Cake 
    3. Milwaukee Police Chief Won’t Release Video of Sylville Smith’s Fatal Shooting
    4. Alaska Reporter Who Quit On-Air to Promote Weed Legalization Faces Decades in Prison
    5. NY Investigating Death of 6-Year-Old Who Was Covered in Bruises 
    6. Update on Opal Lee’s Journey to Make Juneteenth a National Holiday
    7. Dietrich High School: Investigation Finds White Football Players Raped Black Disabled Teammate with Hanger
    8. U.S. to Hand Over Control of the Internet ‘Address Book’ to ICANN
    9. Wells Fargo in Trouble Again, This Time for Illegal Car Repossessions
    10. Creepy-Clown Sightings: Are They Real or Just a Hoax? 
  2. Culture

    1. Disney Is Rebooting The Lion King With ‘Live Action’ Movie

    2. Loving Tells One of the Most Important Love Stories in Black History
    3. Is Insecure Preying on Black Women’s Insecurities?  
    4. Raíces Latinas: Conversations With My Grandmother
    5. When You Foolishly Try to Compare PWIs to HBCUs, You Only Look Like a Fool
    6. The Real O’Neals Star Martha Plimpton to White Liberals: ‘Speak Up Against State Violence and Racist Injustice’
    7. Maybe Violence Is the Answer?
    8. Actress Tanee McCall to TMZ’s Raquel Harper: ‘Domestic Violence Is Not Entertainment’
    9. No More Drama: Why Aren’t There More Black Female Comedies on TV?
    10. Tired of Waiting: An Artist’s Duty in 2016
  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. Trump Called Ted Cruz and His Family Everything but a Child of God, and ‘Lyin Ted’ Still Endorsed Him

    2. Clinton Won, Trump Lost and 3 Other Takeaways From Monday Night’s Debate
    3. In Missouri, Everywhere: Voting Matters
    4. 8 Ways They’ll Try to Stop You From Voting and How to Fight Back
    5. #DebateNight: Clinton’s Chance to ‘Speak Directly to White People’
    6. Open Letter to My Congressman, Robert Pittenger: No, We Don’t Hate White People
    7. Charlotte Is in the Middle of an Electoral Battleground
    8. Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe, Defiant as Ever, Refuses to Exit the Stage
    9. Trump ‘Troubled’ by Tulsa, Okla., Police Shooting: Terence Crutcher Did ‘Everything You’re Supposed to Do’
    10. Colin Powell Is a Shady Old Man, and the Email Pal We All Need
  5. History

    1. Was My Black Ancestor Named After a Confederate General?

    2. Was My Ancestor a Free Afro-Hispanic of Color?
    3. I Want to Find a Slave’s Descendants and Apologize
    4. Is My Family’s ‘Slave Name’ the Wrong One?
    5. My Family Is West Indian. How Did I Get Melanesian DNA?
    6. Did My Black Ancestors Enter the US via Ellis Island?
    7. How Do I Save a Family Bible That Is Falling Apart?
    8. Did My Black Forebear Have Kids With a White Employer?
    9. Do I Really Have African and Native American Ancestry?
    10. Help Me Find My Ancestors in Slave Records
  6. Photos

    1. The Root’s Young Futurists Are Doing Big Things: Where Are They Now?

    2. #CharlotteProtest: 10 Emotionally Charged Photos That Capture the Moment
    3. Photos: Black Stars Strut Down the Red Carpet at the Primetime Emmy Awards
    4. A Look Inside the National Museum of African American History and Culture
    5. 9 Artists Whose Breakout Albums Defined 1996: Where Are They Now?
    6. NYFW 2016: The Fab 5
    7. The First Lady Stays Fly: Our Favorite Magazine Covers
    8. Outkast and the Stars Behind ATLiens: Where Are They Now?
    9. Where Are They Now: How 11 Former Obama White House Staffers Moved On
    10. Aaliyah’s One in a Million and the Power Players Behind the Music: Where Are They Now?

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