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  1. WNBA Drops Fines for Players Who Wore Protest Shirts

  2. Dennis Rodman Wanted for Questioning in Hit and Run Accident

  3. White Mass. Mayor Won’t Remove Black Lives Matter Banner From City Hall

  4. Va. Gov. To Restore Voting Rights to 200,000 Ex-Offenders 

  5. Relationship Hall Passes Are Dumb, Like Jordan-Playing-Baseball Kinda Dumb

  6. Emperor Trump Has No Clothes

  7. Ohio Attorney Faces Jail Time for Refusing to Remove Black Lives Matter Button

  8. Rihanna Set To Play Iconic Role on A&E’s Bates Motel

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    1. WNBA Drops Fines for Players Who Wore Protest Shirts

    2. White Mass. Mayor Won’t Remove Black Lives Matter Banner From City Hall
    3. Va. Gov. To Restore Voting Rights to 200,000 Ex-Offenders 
    4. Ohio Attorney Faces Jail Time for Refusing to Remove Black Lives Matter Button
    5. N. Miami Police Officer Who Shot Therapist Identified; Sister of Autistic Man Gives Heartbreaking Statement
    6. Black Folks Seem to Be OK With Clinton’s VP Pick, But Sanders’ Peeps Not Pleased With Email Leak
    7. Jailer in Sandra Bland Case Testified That He Falsified Jail Log, Lawyer Says
    8. Former NFL Coach Dennis Green Dies at 67
    9. Black Lives Matter Responds to Trump’s Acceptance Speech at RNC
    10. Video Shows Texas Police Throwing Black Schoolteacher to the Ground Twice
  2. Culture

    1. Young-Adult Author Jacqueline Woodson on Writing Stories That Appeal to All Ages

    2. A$AP Rocky Is Right (but Not Really)
    3. More Than Microaggression: The Danger of White Obliviousness 
    4. He Says I’m Not a Booty Call, but I’ve Never Seen His House in 2 Years of Dating
    5. My Little Pony: The Trump Campaign Is Magic … and Lazy
    6. Nikki Giovanni on Her Friend Nina Simone: If She Were Here, She’d Be Wearing a ‘Black Lives Matter’ T-Shirt
    7. For Colored People … When the Republican Convention Gets to Be Too Much: A Drinking Game
    8. Angry, Paranoid and Trained to Kill
    9. 1 Mother Had Enough of Being Afraid for Her Sons, so She Did Something About It
    10. Basketball Wives LA: The Thrill Is Gone
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    1. 7 Times Fantasia Took Us to Church With Her Stunning Performances

    2. 6 Black Women Who Are Leading Africa’s Digital Revolution
    3. 10 STEM Summer Camps for Students of Color
    4. The Most Important Job Nobody Wants: The 3 People Who Could Be Trump’s Veep Pick
    5. These Musicians Are Geminis. But Are You Surprised?
    6. 15 New Books by Black Authors to Dive Into This Summer
    7. 11 Summer Must-Reads for Young Readers
    8. Celebrating Being Young, Fabulous and Female in NYC
    9. The Root 100 2016: Time to Nominate Your Choices
    10. Where Are More of the Wealthiest Africans Calling Home?
  4. Politics

    1. Donald Trump, America’s Savior: 3 Takeaways From His RNC Speech

    2. The One Reaction Everyone Should Have to Donald Trump’s RNC Nomination Speech
    3. Ted Cruz Defies GOP, Won’t Endorse Trump, Is Gangsta
    4. Keep America Safe Again: A Black Person’s Guide to Safety, Space and Activism at the RNC
    5. The RNC's 5 Worst Moments So Far
    6. The Alt-Right Debutante Ball: How a Racist Group Hijacked the GOP and RNC
    7. Here Is Why Your Vote Is Not Your Voice
    8. Did Melania Trump Plagiarize Michelle Obama’s 2008 DNC Speech?
    9. Which Will Be the Bigger Disaster? The Rio Olympics or the RNC?
    10. Guess Who’s Not Coming to the RNC? A Lot of Black People
  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. Celebrating Being Young, Fabulous and Female in NYC

    2. Photos: The Root 100 2015 Release Party
    3. Photos: The Face of Courage in the Fight For Black Lives
    4. The Root Celebrates 2013 The Root 100 Honorees
    5. The Root Celebrates 2013 The Root 100 Honorees
    6. The Root Celebrates 100 Influencers and Achievers in 2013
    7. The Root Celebrates 100 Influencers and Achievers in 2013
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