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 2021-11-28 22:45 

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Virgil Abloh, Luxury Streetwear King and Artistic Director of Louis Vuitton, Dies at 41...

The designer privately battled a rare cancer for two years...

 2021-11-28 22:00 

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Old Navy's Santa Boot Camp Aims to Diversify The Santa Market...

Old Navy launches virtual Santa Boot Camp to train Kris Kringles of every hue....

 2021-11-28 19:45 

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HBO's New Docuseries Unveils The Media's Neglect in Finding Those 'Black and Missing'...

Will HBO's new docuseries change the course for coverage in the disappearances of Black people?...

 2021-11-28 18:03 

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Soccer and Jollof: How Liberians Rebranded Thanksgiving...

Thanksgiving for Liberians is a day on the beach, Brenda Brewer Moore explains to NPR....

 2021-11-27 22:41 

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Is Black Twitter The New Green Book?...

There's evidence to posit that the social media platform is providing a much-needed service...

 2021-11-27 19:00 

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Will God Reunite Kimye? He Sure Seems to Think So...

Rapper Ye has his eye on a reunion with estranged wife Kim Kardashian...

 2021-11-27 17:30 

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UGA Sophomore Launches Natural November Campaign to Embrace Black Hair on Campus...

Niyah Brown places herself in the lineage of "Afro Activists" in the natural hair movement....

 2021-11-26 15:00 

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The 10 Best Shows of 2021...

We're biased of course, but really, these shows delivered on their promise over and over again...

 2021-11-26 14:00 

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Cyber Weekend Has Officially Started! Here's Where We're Shopping...

The Root's annual list of Black-owned Black Friday through Cyber Monday sales is back—with fresh cuts!...

 2021-11-25 18:30 

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'Empathy Is What Drives Fiction': The Root Presents: It's Lit! Tastes The Sweetness of Water With Nathan Harris...

The 29-year-old author's debut novel was an instant New York Times bestseller and literary award contender, even winning endorsements from Oprah and Obama....

 2021-11-25 16:00 

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5 Best TV Surprises of 2021...

The year was almost as unpredictable as 2020, especially when it came to the small screen...

 2021-11-25 15:00 

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5 Movies Coming to Streaming in December...

In between all your holiday errands, take some time to rest and relax with these titles...

 2021-11-25 14:55 

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'Groveland Four,' Black Men Wrongly Convicted of Rape in 1949, Exonerated 72 Years Later...

Nearly seven decades later, the four men who were accused of kidnap and rape have now had their case dismissed...

 2021-11-25 02:30 

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Ernest Kingsley Jr., Iola Evans Join Sterling K. Brown Hulu Limited Series Washington Black...

Ernest Kingsley Jr. takes on the title role in the Hulu limited series starring and executive produced by the Emmy winner....

 2021-11-25 00:00 

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Jury Finds White Supremacists Liable for $26 Million in Damages at Unite the Right Rally...

The jury also found the organizers to be guilty of state conspiracy claims in the violent 2017 rally over a Gen. Robert E. Lee statue in Virginia....

 2021-11-25 00:00 

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Grand jury Indict Georgia Deputies with the Murder of A Black Man who Died in Custody Three Years Ago...

Six Fulton County deputies were involved in the 2018 death of Antonio May...

 2021-11-24 23:00 

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'She's Not Interested': Janet Jackson's Former Stylist Says She Wanted No Parts of Hulu's Documentary...

'She didn't ask for a 'Free Janet' documentary. She's not interested,' Lukas said....

 2021-11-24 21:30 

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Sephora's Holiday Sets Are Back and Blacker; Here's What We're Gifting...

The retailer's commitment to the Fifteen Percent Pledge has extended to its gift offerings this holiday season, with Black-owned beauty sets in the mix....

 2021-11-24 21:20 

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Three White Men Face Life in Prison for the Killing of Ahmaud Arbery...

The men who killed Ahmaud Arbery while he was jogging through a neighborhood in Georgia were found guilty of the 2020 murder....

 2021-11-24 21:15 

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Jay-Z Makes History as the Most Grammy-Nominated Artist Ever...

With this feat, the 4:44 rapper beat out previous record holder Quincy Jones, among others....

 2021-11-24 21:00 

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Mother of Texas Student Caught on Video Hitting Teacher Says Her Daughter Is Autistic...

After hitting the teacher, the student called her mother, Brittany Evans, using the teacher's classroom landline....

 2021-11-24 20:00 

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Free After 43: Kevin Strickland Is Exonerated...

Black man is only the latest to be cleared after decades in jail under wrongful convictions...

 2021-11-24 20:00 

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In the Spirit of Thanksgiving, Former NBA Star Stephen Jackson Unveils New Basketball Court in His Hometown of Port Arthur, TX...

'Tis the season for giving back, and five former pro athletes are doing exactly that in their Texas hometown....

 2021-11-24 19:30 

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Biden Finally Nominating Shalanda Young to Lead Office of Management and Budget...

The Washington vet would be the first Black woman to hold the key job...

 2021-11-24 19:30 

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Dave Chappelle Continues to Tell Trans Jokes; Two Netflix Employees Drop Labor Complaints Against the Streamer...

In addition to dropping complaints, one employee has also resigned....

 2021-11-24 18:00 

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Jeff Bezos Donates $100 Million to the Obama Foundation in Honor of Late Rep. John Lewis...

One of the world's most well known billionaires took a break from space travel to donate a large chunk of change....

 2021-11-24 17:30 

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The Queen of Basketball Might've Found the Perfect Executive Producer in Shaquille O'Neal...

The four-time NBA champ is lending his muscle to an Oscar contender....

 2021-11-24 17:00 

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The 15 Percent Pledge Blessed Us With a Black-Owned Holiday Gift Guide; Here Are 15 We'd Love to Give (and Get)...

The nonprofit started by Aurora James has been a game-changer for Black-owned brands and major retailers alike—its wish list urges us to shop 15 percent, too....

 2021-11-24 16:00 

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Trial for Black Teen Caught on Camera in Brutal Arrest With Ocean City Police Begins...

Viral videos of brutal arrests of Black teens in Ocean City, Maryland sparked calls for reform. The trial for one of those teens, Taizier Griffin, began Monday....

 2021-11-24 15:00 

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Georgia Black Man Charged with Murder Claims He Shot at White Teens in Self-Defense...

Marc Wilson, on trial for killing a 17-year-old white teenage girl, is claiming self-defense...

 2021-11-24 14:15 

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Y'all Know Y'all Are in Trouble, Right?...

Klay Thompson participated in his first full practice since 2019, which means it's only a matter of time until the rest of the NBA is doomed....

 2021-11-24 14:00 

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Tommy Williams Jr. Shuts Down Dementia Rumors About Sister Wendy Williams...

'I haven't had conversations with her that would lead me to believe that,' Williams Jr. said....

 2021-11-24 00:15 

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HBO Releases First Teaser, Premiere Date for Euphoria Season 2...

Emmy winner Zendaya returns in the first trailer for season 2 of the edgy HBO teen drama, which premieres Jan. 9....

 2021-11-24 00:00 

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Michael Harriot Ruins Everything...

It's been a wild ride. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. is leaving The Root—and Michael Harriot even wrote a better goodbye letter....

 2021-11-23 23:00 

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'If a Male Player Did That, It Wouldn't Have Been So Broadcasted': Naomi Osaka Defends Serena Williams While Calling Out Sexism in Sports...

The 24-year-old tennis superstar star had some things to get off of her chest during a recent episode of Victoria Secret's VS Voices podcast....

 2021-11-23 23:00 

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University System of Georgia Decided to Keep Names of People Who Supported Slavery and Racial Segregation on Buildings Across the State...

75 buildings were found to have names of segregationists or slave owners; the board declined to rename them....

 2021-11-23 22:30 

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Rittenhouse Verdict Has Turned Eyes On the Case of Chrystul Kizer...

In the case of a Black teen Kenosha, Wisconsin teen, supporters are waiting to see if her self-defense claim will hold up like Rittenhouse's did....

 2021-11-23 22:00 

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Michael Strahan Is Leaving Earth...

The former NFL All-Pro turned GMA anchor announced he's taking a trip to space, courtesy of Jeff Bezos' startup....

 2021-11-23 21:00 

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I Took Two of My Kids to Get Their COVID (and Flu) Shots by Myself: A Discourse on Parental Decision-Making...

Two kids, two shots, one parent? Easily one of the worst decisions I've made at my big age....

 2021-11-23 20:00 

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Closing Statements Heard in Ahmaud Arbery Trial, Jury Set To Deliberate...

While the defense attempted to criminalize Arbery and portray the three men accused of killing him as concerned citizens, the prosecution stuck to the facts....

 2021-11-23 19:37 

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Grammys 2022: Jon Batiste, H.E.R., Doja Cat Among Nominees...

Lil Nas X, Kanye West, and Silk Sonic were also on this year's list of nominations....

 2021-11-23 19:30 

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Peacock Releases First Teaser for Bel-Air...

Dramatic retelling of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air showcases seriousness of iconic theme song in first teaser...

 2021-11-23 18:45 

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Black Woman Forgives White Cop Who Nearly Killed Her...

Julia Crews now faces no jail time for...

 2021-11-23 18:15 

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Washington State's BLM Calls for a Probe into Whether Pierce County Deputies Use Excessive Force Against People of Color...

WaBLM is asking the U.S. Attorney to probe the Pierce County Sheriff's department....

 2021-11-23 17:30 

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LeBron James Suspended One Game, Isaiah Stewart Suspended Two Games for Altercation During Lakers-Pistons Game...

While serving their suspensions, James will forfeit $284,000 in salary, while Stewart will lose $45,000...

 2021-11-23 17:00 

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The Idol from The Weeknd Gets Series Order at HBO...

With singer The Weeknd set to star, EP and co-write, HBO grants series order to The Idol...

 2021-11-23 16:00 

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RIP Malikah Shabazz...

Malcolm X's youngest daughter passed away on Monday...

 2021-11-23 15:30 

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Halle Berry, The Rock to Be Honored at 2021 People's Choice Award...

This year's ceremony will also be hosted by Saturday Night Live star and comedian Kenan Thompson....

 2021-11-23 15:12 

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What's Worse: Having Someone's Name Tatted on Your Face, or Having That Name Be 'Larry'?...

Singer-songwriter Summer Walker stunned fans with the debut as a face tattoo in tribute to her beau 'Larry'—and as always, Black Twitter had jokes....

 2021-11-23 15:09 

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Iman Shumpert Comes Through in the Clutch to Become 1st NBA Player to Win Dancing With the Stars...

The 31-year-old brought Black excellence to the dance floor week after week....

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