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  1. Angela Bassett Spoke Passionately About  Charleston Shooting and Gun Violence at DNC

  2. Obama Presidential Library to Be Located in Jackson Park on Chicago’s South Side: Report

  3. Iowa City Police Release Body-Cam Footage of Encounter With Football Player

  4. 16 Year Old Becomes Youngest Black Pilot to Fly Across Country

  5. Tyler Perry Wants to Scare You With Another Madea Movie

  6. Questlove Schools Bill O’Reilly on Slavery

  7. The O’Jays Sent Donald Trump a Cease and Desist Letter

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    1. Obama Presidential Library to Be Located in Jackson Park on Chicago’s South Side: Report

    2. Iowa City Police Release Body-Cam Footage of Encounter With Football Player
    3. 16 Year Old Becomes Youngest Black Pilot to Fly Across Country
    4. No Charges in Case of Texas Girl Who Was Injured by Rope Around Neck on School Trip 
    5. Man Who Filmed Eric Garner’s Death Sues NYC for $10,000,000
    6. Almost 70 Arrested Protesting the Death of Philando Castile
    7. Charges Dropped Against Remaining Officers in Freddie Gray Case 
    8. ‘Mothers of the Movement’ Stand With Hillary Clinton at the DNC 
    9. Bill O’Reilly: Slaves Who Built the White House Were ‘Well-Fed,’ Had Government Lodging 
    10. Persons of Interest in Fort Myers, Fla., Club Shooting Identified
  2. Culture

    1. An Open Letter to Bill O’Reilly From One of the Slaves Who Built the White House

    2. 6 Historic Structures in America That Were Built by Slaves
    3. A Great Black TV Show Is Suffering From Survivor’s Remorse
    4. Relationship Hall Passes Are Dumb, Like Jordan-Playing-Baseball Kinda Dumb
    5. The Fire This Time: Anthology Features a New Generation of Authors Speaking Out on Race
    6. Prenups Are for Poor People
    7. Nice Day for a ‘White’ Wedding: The Problem With Whiteness in Bridal Magazines
    8. Drake Disses, Kobe Wishes: The Top 5 Pettiest Moments This Week
    9. Donald Trump Scared the Hell Out of My Wife
    10. Rising Above a Disability Through a Comic Book
  3. Lists

    1. 9 Hilarious RNC Memes

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

    1. Democrats to Unite After They Finish Self-Destructing

    2. Why We Should Talk About Gentrification and Other Pillar Issues This Election
    3. Barack Obama MLK’d His DNC Speech in 2004. Too Bad Part of It Was Just a Dream
    4. The RNC Is Over, but Can We Talk About Pastor Mark Burns?
    5. Donald Trump, America’s Savior: 3 Takeaways From His RNC Speech
    6. The One Reaction Everyone Should Have to Donald Trump’s RNC Nomination Speech
    7. Ted Cruz Defies GOP, Won’t Endorse Trump, Is Gangsta
    8. Keep America Safe Again: A Black Person’s Guide to Safety, Space and Activism at the RNC
    9. The RNC's 5 Worst Moments So Far
    10. The Alt-Right Debutante Ball: How a Racist Group Hijacked the GOP and RNC
  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. Boyz n the Hood Cast at 25: Where Are They Now?

    2. Tumult: 72 Hours in Photos 
    3. Tennis Royalty: The Williams Sisters Love to Serve
    4. Happy 18th Birthday, Malia Obama! 
    5. Celebrities Who Hold It Down for the Divine 9
    6. POTUS Loves the Kids
    7. American Black Film Festival: 20 Years of Nurturing the Dreams of Black Filmmakers
    8. Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Kicks Off Its Spring Season With ‘Spirit’
    9. ‘The Greatest’: 35 Fascinating Photos of Muhammad Ali
    10. Celebrating Being Young, Fabulous and Female in NYC


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