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Remember when we found out that capitalist behemoth Amazon had upped its minimum wage to $15, and we knew there was some kind of catch?... [Read More]
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NBA star Stephen "Steph Curry with the Shot" Curry has wasted no time after founding his Unanimous Media company earlier this year. [Read More]
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The country of Turkey is unexpectedly running in tandem with many majority black communities in the U.S. by naming a street after our gone-too-soon shining... [Read More]
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As The Root was conducting our ongoing scientific research into how 911 became the technical support number for whiteness, our forensic investigative team, led by... [Read More]
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Waynesboro, Georgia—Sarah Jenkins has long had to deal with simmering community tensions. She owns a small business in a white part of town that caters... [Read More]
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Black Charleston, S.C., residents are calling for the firing of a white gas station manager who recently called the cops on a group of anti-violence... [Read More]
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To quote Shug Avery from The Color Purple, "I'se married now!" [Read More]
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As America impatiently endures a white supremacist president; as hate crimes become more prevalent; as our government disappears the children of immigrants into the ether... [Read More]
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Should you perish in a fire in a Trump-owned property, the Trump organization still expects to get paid. [Read More]
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Chanese Knox, a junior at Greendale High School in Wisconsin said that she was the victim of racial taunts. According to Knox, in September a... [Read More]
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It's a sorry state of affairs when mainstream media outlets are praising public servants for performing their jobs adequately, but that's apparently where we are... [Read More]
Tags: A Lesson - Learned - Cop
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If it seems like we're running one of these stories every other week (or more), we are—and that's a good thing. Bucking the longstanding trend... [Read More]
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Well, this is awkward. [Read More]
Tags: San - Diego - Elementary
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Donald Trump likely does not care for or about black people. It is evident in his policies, the way he set up his administration, and... [Read More]
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Can you imagine Cardi B starring in a reboot of the television series The Nanny? She would be perfect, right? [Read More]
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You're a poor, unfortunate soul if you think Ursula from The Little Mermaid should be played by anyone other than a black woman or a... [Read More]
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Channeling the ghost of Carolyn Bryant Donham (false accuser of Emmett Till), a now-viral Facebook video caught an angry woman calling the police to report... [Read More]
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Apparently we at The Root—and specifically, staff writer Michael Harriot—are not the only ones adept at delivering a great clapback when the time calls for... [Read More]
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The white woman nationally known and locally heckled as "Cornerstore Caroline" now says she's sorry for falsely accusing a 9-year-old black boy of sexually assaulting... [Read More]
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Before we move on from the Kanye West spectacle in the White House Thursday, let us not forget that one of the stars of the... [Read More]
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