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    1. Parents Outraged After Elementary Student’s ‘Racist’ Comment About Brownies Prompts Police Response

    2. Ivory Coast Men Outed, Forced to Flee Homes After US Embassy Posts Photo
    3. Former Colts Running Back Zurlon Tipton Dies After Accidentally Shooting Himself
    4. Ga. Man Arrested After Toddler Left in His Care Drowns
    5. DeRay Mckesson Named Interim Head of Human Capital for Baltimore City Public Schools
    6. New York Times Book Review Publishes New Short Story by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    7. Prosecutor Asks That SC Be Allowed to Hold Dylann Roof Trial 1st
    8. Wis. Woman Accused of Killing Pregnant Mother Added to FBI’s Most Wanted List
    9. Report: Okla. Inmate Died After Being Strangled by Jailers
    10. Game Designer Surprises Wife With Black Game Developer Barbie
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    1. Why Jeremih’s Song ‘Oui’ Bothers the Hell Out of Me

    2. Why Invite Someone if They Always Say No?
    3. This Black Woman’s HIV Story Is a Warning for Everyone
    4. Can Serena Get Her Groove Back?
    5. Everything You Wanted to Know About Church Music but Were Afraid to Ask
    6. Michael Jackson Died 7 Years Ago and His Legacy Still Eludes Us; Maybe That’s How He Wanted It
    7. Broken Bezels and Squashed Beef: The 10 Best and Worst BET Awards Moments
    8. Black People in ‘the Land’ Share How the NBA Championship Really Affects the City
    9. Why I Laughed at My Best Friend for Crying at His Wedding (and Then Cried at My Own)
    10. A Short List of the Smartest Things Donald Trump Has Ever Said
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    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
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    1. 3 Years Later, the Ghosts of Shelby Still Haunt Us

    2. Election 2016: Do Black Lives Matter to 3rd-Party Options?
    3. Explainer: How a Racist, Anti-Immigrant Campaign Caused ‘Brexit’
    4. ‘Enough Is Enough’: House Dems Stage Sit-in on Floor of Congress Over Guns
    5. Omarosa Manigault Is in Donald Trump’s Army, but Who Is She Fighting For?
    6. Politricks: Hillary Clinton Leans Into Her White Womanhood; Obama Had to Transcend Race
    7. It’s Not Now, nor Was It Ever, President Obama’s Job to Cure Racism
    8. Michelle Obama’s Advice for Women: ‘Get to Know Ourselves’
    9. Weiner: The Saddest Sex Scandal of Them All
    10. ‘1st Gay President’? No. But Is Barack Obama an LGBT Ally? A Resounding Yes
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    3. How Do I Research My Kin’s Jamaican Origins?
    4. How Do I Decode Slave Records?
    5. The Lynching of My Husband’s Ancestor Shocked a Nation
    6. Am I Related to Black Nationalist Martin R. Delany?
    7. Was My Black Texan Ancestor Fathered by a White Judge?
    8. Was My Ancestor Lynched in Ga.?
    9. My Ancestors Escaped to Freedom in Canada
    10. Why Was My Southern Ancestor Adopted?
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