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  3. Ga. Man Who Threw Boiling Water on Gay Couple Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison 

  4. 1st-Year Chicago Teacher’s ‘Back to School’ Video Goes Viral

  5. Army Reservist Who Killed 5 Dallas Officers Showed PTSD Symptoms: Documents 

  6. High School Alumni Raise Money to Create Scholarship in Philando Castile’s Name 

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    1. Ga. Man Who Threw Boiling Water on Gay Couple Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison 

    2. Army Reservist Who Killed 5 Dallas Officers Showed PTSD Symptoms: Documents 
    3. High School Alumni Raise Money to Create Scholarship in Philando Castile’s Name 
    4. Mother of Boy Who Cried ‘Affluenza’ Released From Home Confinement
    5. NJ Man Told 2-Year-Old to Put Up His Fists Before Punching Him to Death: Report 
    6. South Africa’s 1st Black Female Pilot Sets Stage for Others to Follow
    7. Minn. Man Accused of Beating 7-Month-Old to Death After Discovering He Wasn’t the Father 
    8. Wash. Community Bands Together to Remove Racist Vandalism Covering Black Family’s Home
    9. Questions Remain After Indianapolis Cop Shoots Homeowner 
    10. Investigation Launched After NC State Trooper Fatally Shoots Deaf Man 
  2. Culture

    1. Andrea Lewis, Former Degrassi Star, Announces Women’s #EmpowermentWknd

    2. $17,500,000 Reasons The Birth of a Nation Is Coming to a Theater Near You
    3. American Lynching: 4,000 Unpunished Crimes
    4. Say Goodbye to Rio, Where Black Women’s Bodies Were Celebrated
    5. The Politics of Lying White People and the Black People Who Bear the Burden
    6. What Would Nat Turner Do?
    7. Luvvie Ajayi Is Only Judging You Because She Wants You to Do Better
    8. Al Sharpton on Nate Parker: Hollywood Trying to ‘Smear the Messenger’
    9. 10 Things Afro-Brazilians Want You to Know
    10. Gabby Douglas and the Damning of Black Women
  3. Lists

    1. 8 GIFs to Celebrate Obama’s Birthday

    2. Happy Birthday, Laurence Fishburne! Celebrate His Most Epic Movie Moments
    3. The Ultimate Breakup Playlist, Inspired by Mary J. Blige and Kendu Isaacs
    4. 9 Hilarious RNC Memes
    5. 7 Times Fantasia Took Us to Church With Her Stunning Performances
    6. 6 Black Women Who Are Leading Africa’s Digital Revolution
    7. 10 STEM Summer Camps for Students of Color
    8. The Most Important Job Nobody Wants: The 3 People Who Could Be Trump’s Veep Pick
    9. These Musicians Are Geminis. But Are You Surprised?
    10. 15 New Books by Black Authors to Dive Into This Summer
  4. Politics

    1. Black Women Were Too Lazy to Find Work and 4 Other Myths of Welfare Reform

    2. ‘We Need Real Democracy’: On the Choice of Stein-Baraka This Fall
    3. Finding Carly: Whatever Happened to the Breakout Stars, Heroes and Flops of the 2016 Primary Season?
    4. These 4 Court Rulings Give Police Powerful Weapons to Abuse Your Rights. They Need to Go
    5. Admit It, Pundits: Racism Is Driving Trump's Campaign
    6. A Dear John Letter to the Democratic Party
    7. The GOP Hires Black ‘Suicide Squad’ to Save It From Trump
    8. Legal, Media Experts Say White Supremacists Are Using Trump to Grow Numbers
    9. That 1 Time Donald Trump Was Right
    10. Don’t Throw Your Vote Away on Jill Stein
  5. History

    1. Did My Black Ancestors Enter the US via Ellis Island?

    2. How Do I Save a Family Bible That Is Falling Apart?
    3. Did My Black Forebear Have Kids With a White Employer?
    4. Do I Really Have African and Native American Ancestry?
    5. Help Me Find My Ancestors in Slave Records
    6. How Do I Connect With Kin of My Ancestor’s Slave Owners?
    7. Star-Spangled Bigotry: The Hidden Racist History of the National Anthem
    8. A DNA Test Says I’m Part Black. How Do I Embrace That?
    9. Am I Related to Free People of Color in NC?
    10. Tell Me More About My Runaway Slave Ancestor
  6. Photos

    1. Naming Black Excellence: The Root 100 Release Reception

    2. 20 Black Films Made After She’s Gotta Have It That You Should See
    3. It’s Been 2 Years Since Ferguson: Where Are They Now?
    4. She’s Gotta Have It, 30 Years Later: Where Are They Now?
    5. 40 Black Athletes to Watch at the Rio Olympics
    6. Our Power, Our Promise: When Thought Leaders Conjoin 
    7. Boyz n the Hood Cast at 25: Where Are They Now?
    8. Tumult: 72 Hours in Photos 
    9. Tennis Royalty: The Williams Sisters Love to Serve
    10. Happy 18th Birthday, Malia Obama! 


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