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In today's news from the sunken place, Kanye West reportedly paid $85,000 to use a photo of Whitney Houston's drug-covered bathroom as the album art... [Read More]
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Last week while we were all debating whether it was Laurel or Yanny, watching white people calling the police on black people just because they... [Read More]
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"Having lost my paper, had a price put on my life, and been made an exile from home for hinting at the truth, I felt... [Read More]
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When Starbucks closes its shops Tuesday for its planned all-day racial-bias training, some consumers will be scrambling to find somewhere else to get their daily... [Read More]
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You ever see a young person—I'm talking children and teenagers—sing something so knowingly and soulfully that you wonder what they experienced in a past life... [Read More]
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What was billed as an afternoon with two brand-new young, progressive mayors recently elected to serve two of the blackest cities in America quickly turned into... [Read More]
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Tamika Mallory didn't leave any wiggle room for misinterpretation when she took the mic after Minister Kirsten John Foy asked the crowd gathered in front... [Read More]
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The NAACP has joined with a couple and another man to sue the city of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and its Police Department over what they... [Read More]
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Oh my God! Do I have digital-disease syndrome? Of course I do. If you're reading this, you probably do as well. I'm a user, and... [Read More]
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Donald Trump has been the conspiracy whisperer throughout his entire public life. Even before he was president, he was convinced that the Central Park Five... [Read More]
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Serena Williams, the 23-time Grand Slam champion, and possibly the greatest athlete of all time, was ranked No. 1 in the world before she left... [Read More]
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Opinion Writers Ask Whether Protest Isn't Patriotic... [Read More]
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Kanye West continues to piss just about everybody off in his quest for self-destruction an album promotion, this time bringing his forever-bronzed, real-life Bratz doll... [Read More]
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Steph Curry bout to whip somebody's ass. [Read More]
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America's No. 1 protest artist? Forget Banksy—meet Hank Willis Thomas. The African-American conceptual artist challenges ideas and oppression through themes of pop culture. He's gained... [Read More]
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Editor's note: Welcome to The Root's Sunday series highlighting the best in black fiction writers: It's Lit! Each week we'll feature a new story across all... [Read More]
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Alas, the white kids behaving racistly goes on. [Read More]
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Updated: Sunday, May 27, 2018 8:00 a.m. EDT:... [Read More]
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We've all heard stories about President Lyndon B. Johnson's vulgar ways: from his obsession with his dick to that time he held a press conference... [Read More]
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I don't know whose "ancestors" Donald Trump was referring to when he said that they "tamed a continent," but it certainly wasn't mine, nor the... [Read More]
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