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 2020-12-04 23:00 

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Report Finds Louisville Metro Police Disproportionately Targeted Black People With No-Knock Warrants...

Oh, look, yet another thing that disproportionately affects Black people. A new study shows that Black people in Louisville, Ky., were overwhelmingly the subjects of no-knock warrants issued over the last two years....

 2020-12-04 22:39 

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The Root's Clapback Mailbag: Because They Said So...

"Because I said so..."...

 2020-12-04 21:52 

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House Passes Historic but Largely Symbolic Measure to Decriminalize Marijuana...

In what was largely a symbolic move, the House of Representatives voted on Friday to decriminalize marijuana on the federal level....

 2020-12-04 20:30 

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Black Google Employee Said She Was Fired for Calling Out the Company's Treatment of Minority Employees...

A Black woman known as a "rare voice of public criticism" at Google has been fired by the tech company after sending an internal email calling out the company's treatment of minority employees—and in particular, those who are Black and f...

 2020-12-04 20:08 

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Auntie Unfiltered Chats With Sheryl Lee Ralph...

When I was growing up in the '80s, there was a television show about a group of waitresses who worked in a restaurant at the top of the Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The show was called It's A Living, and it was my introduction to She...

 2020-12-04 19:33 

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Hear That, Maskholes? President-Elect Joe Biden Will Ask Americans to Wear Masks for 100 Days...

Look, the current president of white supremacy has grand royally fucked up this whole coronavirus thing, so when President-elect Joe Biden takes office, he wants all Americans—including those maskholes who would rather die than wear a paper mask ove...

 2020-12-04 18:30 

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Twitter Declares J.R. Smith Appreciation Day After NBA Announces It Won't Test for Marijuana This Season...

While marijuana isn't my ministry, there are plenty of folks who've been singing its praises since the dawn of time. From recording artists to politicians, from Snoop Dogg to Bernie Sanders, spreading the gospel of that good green has become one o...

 2020-12-04 18:28 

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'She's So Real': The Root Presents: It's Lit! and Michaela Angela Davis Talk The Meaning of Mariah Carey...

Fun fact: we highly considered naming this week's episode of The Root Presents: It's Lit! "All I Want for Christmas Is [Truth]." After all, our guest this week is veteran fashion stylist, editor, activist, and now author Michaela Angela Da...

 2020-12-04 18:00 

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How Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Helped His State Become a Superspreader...

If you aren't familiar with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, think South Carolina Lindsey Graham but even more spineless. From the beginning of Trump's presidency, DeSantis has been fighting to win the president's gaze. At one point, when states...

 2020-12-04 17:30 

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Stamped (For Kids): A New Adaptation of the Bestseller Will Provide 'an Antiracist Building Block for Children'...

"Adults struggle to discuss race and racism. But what if we were discussing race since we were kids? What if we were learning about racism since we were kids?"...

 2020-12-04 16:30 

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Instead of Looking In the Mirror, Paul George Throws Doc Rivers Under the Bus for Clippers' Failures...

Paul George might be a lot of things, but I'll tell you one thing he isn't—and that's a leader....

 2020-12-04 16:00 

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George Gascn Won L.A.'s District Attorney Race—and So Did Reform Activists...

This Election Day, activists for justice reform and racial equity saw their vision for L.A.'s justice system come to life with George Gascn's win in the Los Angeles County district attorney race. For eight years, racial justice advocates fought to...

 2020-12-04 15:59 

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GTFOH Trump Watch: Midnight Regulations...

My sisters and I had this thing that we'd do whenever we were in trouble and needed a parent to sign off on something the school sent home. For me, the one who was always in trouble, I damn near perfected it and it worked like this: Wait until my dad ...

 2020-12-04 14:00 

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I'm Not Saying Donald Trump Is Planning a Coup, but He's Doing Exactly What Someone Would Do if They Were Planning a Coup...

I'm not the kind of person who shares conspiracy theories. But last night, as I was searching Fo'Chan (It's like Black Twitter, but for 4Chan) for a leatherbound copy of The Willie Lynch Letter, I happened to run across a few articles on Donal...

 2020-12-04 01:00 

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Judge Orders Kyle Rittenhouse to Stand Trial for Fatal Shooting of 2 in Kenosha, Wisc....

Almost two weeks after being released on bail, Kyle Rittenhouse must stand trial for the shooting death of two men and injury of another in Kenosha, Wisc., a judge ordered....

 2020-12-04 00:00 

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LAPD Layoffs Being Considered in Los Angeles' Budget Proposal...

The ongoing pandemic has affected all aspects of American life, with the virus taking a financial toll on people, businesses, and even whole-ass cities. Los Angeles, which is currently in the midst of a financial crisis as a result of the pandemic, is con...

 2020-12-03 23:30 

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Law Enforcement Training Association Promotes Documents That Falsely Call BLM a Terrorist Group...

It's no secret that there are plenty of people in America who have a lot of contempt for the Black Lives Matter movement. And that's fine; those people are well within their rights to be loud, wrong and racist, just as I am within my rights to cal...

 2020-12-03 23:00 

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New Technology Could Provide Police Access to Real-Time Footage From Home Security Cameras...

I don't know why anyone thought this was a good idea, but apparently Jackson, Miss. is experimenting with a pilot program that would give police the ability to access real-time video surveillance from your home security camera....

 2020-12-03 22:15 

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We Can't Twerk It Out: Anti-Twerking Restaurant Owner Parts Ways With Houston-Based Restaurant...

You may not know Kevin Kelley by name, but you definitely know him by his short-sleeve turtleneck (or gaiter—debate and controversy follow this man around, apparently!). The man who became notorious across the internet for his staunch anti-twerking ...

 2020-12-03 22:00 

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Barack Obama's 1st-Ever Instagram Live Gave Us Jewels on Leadership, Dug Into His Memoir A Promised Land and Included Steph Curry...

This pandemic has been complete trash, but one of the greatest things to come out of it is how platforms like Zoom and Instagram Live have provided us all with intimate peeks into the lives of some of our favorite celebrities. It's also transformed ex...

 2020-12-03 21:30 

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Facebook Plans to Place Greater Priority on Removing Anti-Black Hate Speech Than Anti-White Posts...

After years of being criticized for its hate speech policies, Facebook documents reveal that the social media platform plans on overhauling its algorithms so they will place greater emphasis on vulnerable groups, including Black Americans. White people, m...

 2020-12-03 20:30 

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Florida Attorney Under Investigation for Allegedly Registering to Vote in Georgia and Telling Florida Republicans to Do the Same...

A Republican Florida attorney is under investigation for allegedly registering to vote in Georgia while being a Florida resident and instructing other voters to do the same....

 2020-12-03 20:00 

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The Trump Administration Withheld Phone Numbers of Migrants Captured at the U.S. Border...

How evil must you be to take migrant children from their families after crossing the border and then actively work to keep them in cages, refusing to reunite them with their families?...

 2020-12-03 18:59 

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Learn Writing With a Master: Walter Mosley Is Sharing His Creative Process on MasterClass...

If you've been trying to decipher the mystery behind writing great fiction, let acclaimed mystery writer Walter Mosley be your guide. Actually, Mosley, who this year became the first Black man to receive the National Book Award's Medal for Disting...

 2020-12-03 18:30 

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Please Don't Ask Me to Make Sense of This John Wall, Russell Westbrook Trade—Because I Can't...

"One man's trash is another man's...trash?"...

 2020-12-03 18:00 

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We Have to Talk About Trump's Star Voter Fraud Witness Melissa Carone...

Umm, I am not a doctor....

 2020-12-03 17:32 

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MSNBC Taps Tiffany Cross, Jonathan Capehart as Weekend Anchors...

There exists a misplaced assumption that the recent focus on inclusion is a quasi-benevolent gift to Black people. But profit-driven companies are not supposed to care about diversity for diversity's sake. Even the most progressive individuals believe...

 2020-12-03 16:30 

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Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Tases Black Man Who Witnesses Say Flagged Officers Down for Help...

It's hard to imagine a situation where perfectly professional police officers responding to a reported car accident end up tasing one Black man and arresting another. That situation looks even more suspect when witnesses say the tased man was trying t...

 2020-12-03 15:24 

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GTFOH Trump Watch: The Old Man From Queens Rambles for 46 Minutes...

President Trump either truly believes that this election was stolen from him or he's ridiculously committed to keeping up with this lie, but either way, it is exhausting. The president of people who believe the election was stolen from him just won...

 2020-12-03 01:00 

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Massachusetts Legislators Vote to Ban Police From Using Facial Recognition Technology...

Lawmakers in Massachusetts have taken the rare step back from our inevitable, Minority Report-lite future by voting to ban police departments from using facial recognition technology....

 2020-12-03 00:30 

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Ever Seen an Anti-Karen Out-Karen a Karen? It's a Sight to Behold...

I'm not going to lie: The first time I saw this video, I thought I was watching a classic case of Karen-on-Karen crime. I was ready to launch into a whole bit about how the Karen Lives Matter movement is full of hypocrites because all they do is compl...

 2020-12-03 00:00 

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Louisville Mayor Declares Racism a Public Health Crisis...

Since Breonna Taylor's death, Louisville has become one of the focal points in the nation's ongoing reckoning with its internalized racism, and as a result, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has declared racism a public health crisis....

 2020-12-02 23:00 

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Black Student in Oregon City Sues School District for Failing to Take Action on Racial Harassment...

A Black student in Lake Oswego, Ore., has sued her school district, its superintendent, and a former board member turned state senator for failing to act on multiple instances of discrimination....

 2020-12-02 22:30 

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White Georgia Woman Faces Assault Charges After Threatening to Shoot 2 Black Boys Riding Bikes for 'Trespassing'...

According to 52-year-old Patricia Compton, her first response when a neighbor called to tell her that two people were on her property was to grab her gun and head down there....

 2020-12-02 22:15 

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NAACP, Trade Unions Join Chorus of Folks Who Think Rahm Emanuel Is Trash...

The NAACP has joined a number of labor unions and progressive activists in speaking out against Rahm Emanuel, the former mayor of Chicago and Barack Obama's former chief-of-staff. Multiple news outlets have reported in recent days that Emanuel is bein...

 2020-12-02 20:42 

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Lakers Put a Ring on It, Sign LeBron James to $85 Million Extension...

The Lakers aren't 17-time NBA champions by accident....

 2020-12-02 20:30 

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The Coronavirus Has Already Reared Its Ugly Head and the NBA Season Hasn't Even Started Yet...

By all accounts, the NBA bubble was a tremendous success....

 2020-12-02 20:00 

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Students in Florida School District Spammed With More Than 8 Million Racist and Derogatory Emails...

It's always been difficult for students—especially students of color—to escape exposure to racism and other forms of bigotry in schools. This is as true for students learning virtually due to the pandemic as it is for students learning in ...

 2020-12-02 19:30 

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All Black Everything: John Boyega on His Activism and Small Axe Role as a Black Policeman...

Are Black police officers—who, within the context of the United States and the United Kingdom, work in an inherently racist police force that functions within an equally racist criminal justice system—traitors?...

 2020-12-02 18:00 

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Crystal Mason, Imprisoned for 'Voting Illegally,' Appeals Texas High Court to Overturn Conviction...

A Texas woman imprisoned for casting a provisional ballot in the 2016 presidential election is asking Texas' highest criminal court to overturn her conviction, in a case that could have major ramifications on the future of voting rights....

 2020-12-02 17:30 

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In True Black Superhero Form, Marshawn Lynch Reveals That the Source of His Super Powers Was Hennessy...

Professional athletes are notorious for their pre-game rituals....

 2020-12-02 16:56 

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GTFOH Trump Watch: You Get a Pardon! And You Get a Pardon!...

Donald Trump doesn't know what crimes the people in his administration have committed, but he knows that they need to be pardoned....

 2020-12-02 15:30 

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Oregon Man Accused of Killing Black Teen Over Loud Music Pleads Not Guilty; Autopsy Disputes Claims That Victim Punched Him...

Last week The Root reported that 47-year-old Robert Keegan was arrested and charged in the shooting death of 19-year-old Aidan Ellison on Nov. 23 in Ashland, Oregon. The shooting, which occurred in the parking lot of Stratford Inn, where they were both st...

 2020-12-02 01:00 

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Nasdaq Pushing Corporations to Do the Bare Minimum When It Comes to Diversity on Their Leadership Boards...

Alright, LLC Twitter, this one's for you: Nasdaq has announced plans to push for corporations to do the absolute bare minimum in ensuring diversity in their boardrooms....

 2020-12-02 00:00 

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Department of Education Finally Starts Processing COVID-Related Discrimination Cases 9 Months Into Pandemic...

Y'all, we all know the Department of Education under Betsy DeVos ain't shit. The RC Cola version of Dolores Umbridge has decided that nine months into the pandemic and one month before she's out of a job is the perfect time to start processing...

 2020-12-01 23:00 

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Teacher Simply Acknowledging Black Lives Matter in Lesson Prompts Prolonged, Racist Outrage in Wisconsin Town...

White people have continually proven that their response to being asked to not be racist is to simply be more racist. A small town in Wisconsin has been a perfect example of this, as multiple racist incidents have occurred after a teacher mentioned Black ...

 2020-12-01 22:30 

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Sean Hannity Admits He Doesn't 'Vet the Information' on His Show Then Tries to Unadmit It...

In today's episode of No Shit Republican Sherlock, Fox News host Sean Hannity told his viewers plainly that he doesn't actually fact check the things he says while on air....

 2020-12-01 22:19 

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Trump Officially Accuses Wisconsin's Black Voters of Cheating...

First, you have to understand how the law works: Remember when those white boys chased down Ahmaud Arbery and shot him for not burglarizing a home? Technically, they were "concerned citizens" chasing a "suspected burglar" to make a citizen...

 2020-12-01 22:00 

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Here's to Giving Black: How to Be Intentional and Purposeful With Your #GivingTuesday Donations...

Thanksgiving can be a complicated time for folks, even in non-pandemic circumstances. Sure, there's fellowship and football, but also fraught family dynamics, ever-encroaching pressure to make good on sales and BUY ALL THE THINGS, plus the whole bulls...

 2020-12-01 21:30 

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Formula One Superstar Lewis Hamilton Tests Positive for COVID-19: 'I'm Devastated'...

Being one of the greatest performers in the history of your sport might afford you plenty of privileges, but at the end of the day, Formula One superstar Lewis Hamilton has learned that while he can run circles around just about anyone, he's no match ...

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