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  1. UPDATE: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Releases #KeithLamontScott Video

  2. Bill Nunn, Actor Who Played ‘Radio Raheem’, Dead At 62

  3. Hillary Clinton Postpones Visit to Charlotte, NC, Citing Security Concerns

  4. Suspended Seattle Mariner Compared BLM to KKK, Unearthed Facebook Post Shows

  5. Racist Message Written on Dorm Whiteboard at SUNY College: ‘N–gers Deserve to Die’ 

  6. The Top 9 ‘Oh No She Didn’t’ Moments from the Season 3 Premiere of HTGAWM

  7. Chris Bosh Fails Latest Physical. Is His NBA Career Over? 

  8. 5 Killed in Wash. Mall Shooting, Gunman Still at Large

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  1. News

    1. UPDATE: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Releases #KeithLamontScott Video

    2. Hillary Clinton Postpones Visit to Charlotte, NC, Citing Security Concerns
    3. Suspended Seattle Mariner Compared BLM to KKK, Unearthed Facebook Post Shows
    4. Racist Message Written on Dorm Whiteboard at SUNY College: ‘N–gers Deserve to Die’ 
    5. Chris Bosh Fails Latest Physical. Is His NBA Career Over? 
    6. 5 Killed in Wash. Mall Shooting, Gunman Still at Large
    7. Sherry Hall: Ga. Cop Who Lied About Being Shot by Black Man Faces Four Felonies
    8. 5 Questions That Remain Unanswered in the Keith Lamont Scott Shooting
    9. North Carolina Congressman Says Charlotte Protesters ‘Hate White People’
    10. KG Out: Kevin Garnett Announces His Retirement
  2. Culture

    1. The Top 9 ‘Oh No She Didn’t’ Moments from the Season 3 Premiere of HTGAWM

    2. The Root’s Young Futurists, Where Are They Now: Keke Palmer
    3. Singer and Charlotte, NC, Native Anthony Hamilton: ‘We Are Fed Up’ With Injustice
    4. If America Treated Racism the Way It Treats Terrorism
    5. Maybe There Are No Good Cops?
    6. Urbanworld Celebrates 20 Years of Showcasing Black Films While Hollywood Plays Catch-Up
    7. Terence Crutcher’s Slaying by Cop Is Why Kaepernick’s Protest Must Continue
    8. What Do You Really Know About the Dirty South? Atlanta Shows Ranked
    9. Iyanla Vanzant Is Out to Destroy the Myth of the Angry Black Woman
    10. Dream Hampton: We Should Have the Right to Sell Weed
  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 ‘Troubled’ by Tulsa, Okla., Police Shooting: Terence Crutcher Did ‘Everything You’re Supposed to Do’

    2. Colin Powell Is a Shady Old Man, and the Email Pal We All Need
    3. Clinton’s ‘Basket of Deplorables’ Comment Was Right. So Let’s Please Stop Defending Racists
    4. Obama to CBC: ‘Personal Insult’ to Me if Black Voters Don’t Support Clinton
    5. Hey, Donald Trump, Here’s How to Win the Black Vote in 3 Easy Steps
    6. Ariz. Police Officers May No Longer Detain People Just Based on Race, Color or National Origin
    7. Movement for Black Lives Coalition Lobbies on Capitol Hill 
    8. Why Isn’t Climate Change on the Agenda for CBC Week?
    9. What’s Really in Hillary Clinton’s Health Report?
    10. As the Race Tightens, Hillary Clinton Knows #BlackVotesMatter
  5. History

    1. Was My Ancestor a Free Afro-Hispanic of Color?

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

    1. #CharlotteProtest: 10 Emotionally Charged Photos That Capture the Moment

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

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