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  1. Mary J. Blige Has a Few Words for All of the Hateration on Her Hillary Clinton Dancerie

  2. Neb. Players Protest Before Game; Leadership Wants Them Kicked Off Team

  3. Will Smith Disappointed Concussion Didn’t Impact Football

  4. The 13th Trailer: Ava DuVernay Investigates Mass Incarceration

  5. Kevin Hart Tops Forbes 2016 Highest-Paid Comedians List 

  6. DC Releases Video Showing Moments After Police Shot and Killed an Unarmed Black Man

  7. Tenn. Woman Returns Home to Find Alleged Burglars Having Sex on Her Couch 

  8. Loving Tells One of the Most Important Love Stories in Black History

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  1. News

    1. Neb. Players Protest Before Game; Leadership Wants Them Kicked Off Team

    2. DC Releases Video Showing Moments After Police Shot and Killed an Unarmed Black Man
    3. Tenn. Woman Returns Home to Find Alleged Burglars Having Sex on Her Couch 
    4. Justice Department’s Head of National Security Division Steps Down
    5. US Government Settles $492,000,000 in Lawsuits With 17 American indian Tribes
    6. No Disciplinary Action for Law Professor’s ‘Run Them Down’ Tweet
    7. UN Panel Says US Owes Black People Reparations
    8. NYC 6-Year-Old Dies After Being Rushed to Hospital Covered in Bruises
    9. ‘Road Rage’ Cop Who Fatally Shot Delrawn Small Fails to Make Bail
    10. Young Girl Delivers Powerful Statement About Police Shootings at Charlotte City Council Meeting 
  2. Culture

    1. Loving Tells One of the Most Important Love Stories in Black History

    2. The Real O’Neals Star Martha Plimpton to White Liberals: ‘Speak Up Against State Violence and Racist Injustice’
    3. Maybe Violence Is the Answer?
    4. No More Drama: Why Aren’t There More Black Female Comedies on TV?
    5. Tired of Waiting: An Artist’s Duty in 2016
    6. The Top 9 ‘Oh, No, She Didn’t’ Moments from the Season 3 Premiere of HTGAWM
    7. The National Museum of African American History and Culture Opens, Housing ‘Sacred’ Objects
    8. White America Must Heal Itself: 2016 Is 1965 and 1984
    9. The Root’s Young Futurists, Where Are They Now: Keke Palmer
    10. Singer and Charlotte, NC, Native Anthony Hamilton: ‘We Are Fed Up’ With Injustice
  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. #DebateNight: Clinton’s Chance to ‘Speak Directly to White People’
    3. Open Letter to My Congressman, Robert Pittenger: No, We Don’t Hate White People
    4. Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe, Defiant as Ever, Refuses to Exit the Stage
    5. Trump ‘Troubled’ by Tulsa, Okla., Police Shooting: Terence Crutcher Did ‘Everything You’re Supposed to Do’
    6. Colin Powell Is a Shady Old Man, and the Email Pal We All Need
    7. Clinton’s ‘Basket of Deplorables’ Comment Was Right. So Let’s Please Stop Defending Racists
    8. Obama to CBC: ‘Personal Insult’ to Me if Black Voters Don’t Support Clinton
    9. Hey, Donald Trump, Here’s How to Win the Black Vote in 3 Easy Steps
    10. Ariz. Police Officers May No Longer Detain People Just Based on Race, Color or National Origin
  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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