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  5. Philadelphia Mother Charged With Murder in Shooting Death of 4-Year-Old 

  6. 72-Year-Old NH Woman Drops Defamation Lawsuit Against Bill Cosby

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    1. Congresswoman Mia Love Ditches GOP Convention Next Month

    2. President Obama: 12,000 Inmates to Receive Pell Grants for College Study
    3. Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Most Likely Created By a Slave
    4. Wannabe Tulsa, Okla., Deputy Who Killed Unarmed Black Man: ’I’ve Been Condemned’
    5. Philadelphia Mother Charged With Murder in Shooting Death of 4-Year-Old 
    6. 72-Year-Old NH Woman Drops Defamation Lawsuit Against Bill Cosby
    7. Seahawks Backup QB Arrested for Menacing Wife With Gun
    8. Tenn. Teen Offers to Carry Groceries in Exchange for Food, Receives Outpouring of Support
    9. Chicago Woman Stabbed to Death on CTA Red Line
    10. UK Votes to Leave the European Union
  2. Culture

    1. Why I Laughed at My Best Friend for Crying at His Wedding (and Then Cried at My Own)

    2. A Short List of the Smartest Things Donald Trump Has Ever Said
    3. How 2 Players Are Controlling Their NBA Draft Future
    4. How Former TV News Anchor Wendy Bell Is Suing for the Right to Be Racist, Explained
    5. My Boyfriend’s Friend Keeps Telling Me My Man Is No Good. Should I Believe Him?
    6. #PulseShooting: A Homegoing for Our (Queer) Dead
    7. ‘Crazy Baldheads’ Seek to Eliminate Dreads
    8. 5 Things I Learned While Spending a Weekend by Myself With My Infant Daughter for the 1st Time
    9. In Defense of #TeamLightSkin
    10. A Note From ‘Team Light-Skinned’: Stop It, Already
  3. Lists

    1. 6 Black Women Who Are Leading Africa’s Digital Revolution

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

    1. ‘Enough Is Enough’: House Dems Stage Sit-in on Floor of Congress Over Guns

    2. Omarosa Manigault Is in Donald Trump’s Army, but Who Is She Fighting For?
    3. Politricks: Hillary Clinton Leans Into Her White Womanhood; Obama Had to Transcend Race
    4. It’s Not Now, nor Was It Ever, President Obama’s Job to Cure Racism
    5. Michelle Obama’s Advice for Women: ‘Get to Know Ourselves’
    6. Weiner: The Saddest Sex Scandal of Them All
    7. ‘1st Gay President’? No. But Is Barack Obama an LGBT Ally? A Resounding Yes
    8. It Finally Happened: Donald Trump Jumped the Shark
    9. Bill Clinton Speaking at Muhammad Ali’s Funeral Is the Corporate Co-Optation of an Icon
    10. 5 Things We Know Obama and Bernie Sanders Didn’t Talk About at Their White House Meeting
  5. History

    1. Tell Me More About My Runaway Slave Ancestor

    2. How Do I Research My Kin’s Jamaican Origins?
    3. How Do I Decode Slave Records?
    4. The Lynching of My Husband’s Ancestor Shocked a Nation
    5. Am I Related to Black Nationalist Martin R. Delany?
    6. Was My Black Texan Ancestor Fathered by a White Judge?
    7. Was My Ancestor Lynched in Ga.?
    8. My Ancestors Escaped to Freedom in Canada
    9. Why Was My Southern Ancestor Adopted?
    10. Emancipation Day: The End of Slavery in the Capital of a Free Nation
  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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