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 2022-09-16 13:55 

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I Wanna Dance With Somebody Trailer Isn't Ready for the Spotlight...

Star Wars actress Naomi Ackie wows as Whitney Houston, but the rest leaves us wanting more....

 2022-09-16 13:00 

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NFL Star's Mom and Domestic Violence Survivor, Sabrina Greenlee, Triumphs in the Face of Tragedy...

The mother of NFL wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins shares her personal story of survival at The Root Institute...

 2022-09-16 13:00 

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"Late-Term Abortion" Sounds Like A Medical Term But It Isn't...

Thanks to Senator Lindsey Graham's introduction of a proposed 15 week national ban on what he's calling a "late-term abortion," the phrase is now everywhere....

 2022-09-16 12:58 

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Review: The Woman King Is the Epic Action Film Black Women Deserve...

With Viola Davis in tow, the West African kingdom of Dahomey is in good hands....

 2022-09-16 12:03 

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White Gen Z Has Suddenly "Discovered" AAVE. Now They're Trying to Claim It...

AAVE appropriation is just plain embarrassing at this point....

 2022-09-15 21:00 

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Cardi B Pleads Guilty to 2018 Assault Charges...

'I've made some bad decisions in my past that I am not afraid to face and own up to,' the 'Bodak Yellow' rapper said in a statement....

 2022-09-15 20:50 

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Brooklyn Public Library Fights Anti-CRT Book Ban, Issues 5,000 Free Library Cards to Teens...

The library's program to provide access to banned books may run indefinitely....

 2022-09-15 20:20 

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Kanye West Says 'Bye Bye,' Terminates Partnership With Gap...

The Chicago rapper notified Gap that he is severing the partnership over contract violations....

 2022-09-15 20:15 

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Donald Trump and His Allies Might Face Jail Time For Georgia Election Interference...

The Georgia prosecutor investigating Trump and his allies' role in potential 2020 election interference says some individuals involved could get jail time....

 2022-09-15 20:15 

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Brittney Griner's Wife Cherelle to Meet With President Biden at White House...

Former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson reportedly makes an unexpected trip to meet with officials in Moscow....

 2022-09-15 19:25 

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Did Officers Falsify Documents in Breonna Taylor Case Based On A Gut Feeling?...

The testimony in the case that has been widely reported says yes....

 2022-09-15 19:14 

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Stacey Abrams On How Banks Have Failed Small Businesses...

Georgia's Democratic nominee for governor, Stacey Abrams, spoke at The Root Institute about her struggles obtaining a small business loan....

 2022-09-15 19:10 

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Breonna Taylor's Neighbors Sue A Cop Involved In Her Death...

But why the hell hasn't anyone yet been charged with killing her?...

 2022-09-15 19:09 

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Cedric The Entertainer Goes At Herschel Walker in New Political Ad...

Ced has jokes for Herschel's haircut, muscles and a lot more...

 2022-09-15 18:47 

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KKK Baptist Church Bombing Victim Will Meet With President Biden...

Thursday marks 59 years since Sarah Rudolph Collins lost her eye in the attack and has yet to be compensated by the state of Alabama....

 2022-09-15 18:40 

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Podcast from Obama's Production Company Shares Untold Stories of Solidarity...

In The Sum of Us, Heather McGhee shines a light on communities working together to make change...

 2022-09-15 18:38 

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The Woman King Challenges Hollywood's White Male Action Star Standard...

'The part of the movie that we love is also the part of the movie that is terrifying to Hollywood, which is, it's different, it's new,' star Viola Davis said....

 2022-09-15 18:22 

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New Snag in Megan Thee Stallion, Tory Lanez Assault Case...

The trial is now set to start between Nov. 28 and Dec. 8....

 2022-09-15 17:24 

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Wendy Williams Checks Into Wellness Facility...

The talk show host has been open about her struggles with Grave's disease and lymphedema....

 2022-09-15 16:57 

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Gubernatorial Candidate Stacey Abrams Breaks Down The Voter Suppression Crisis...

Georgia's Democratic nominee for governor, Stacey Abrams, spoke at The Root Institute about the impact of voter suppression....

 2022-09-15 16:28 

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N.Y. AG Letitia James Reportedly Says Nope To Trump's Settlement Offer In Fraud Case...

A New York Times report says the Attorney General may file a civil lawsuit against the former President....

 2022-09-15 16:20 

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Here Are The Lies--and the Truths--You Must Know About Monkeypox...

At The Root Institute, Dr. Ashish Jha, the White House COVID-19 response coordinator, debunked some misinformation about monkeypox and gave us the facts....

 2022-09-15 15:05 

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Why Do Black Women Always Have to Be Gracious In the Face of White Slight?...

Like Quinta Brunson, When faced with disrespect at award shows, Black women aren't afforded the Taylor Swift treatment....

 2022-09-15 14:45 

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Quinta Brunson Gets the Last Laugh, Interrupts Jimmy Kimmel's Opening Monologue on His Show...

The late-night talk show host received flack earlier this week for lying on the floor as part of a bit during Brunson's acceptance speech at the 2022 Emmys....

 2022-09-15 14:38 

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Why is Nicki Minaj Filing a Defamation Lawsuit Against a Gossip Blogger?...

The "Super Bass" rapper has sued the blogger for $75,000 for calling her a "cokehead....

 2022-09-15 14:29 

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'This Ain't It': LeBron James, Chris Paul Express Disappointment in Robert Sarver Punishment...

'There is no place for misogyny, sexism, and racism in any workplace,' the Los Angeles Lakers star said....

 2022-09-15 13:48 

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Former AAMCO Exec Cites Racism and Retaliation in Lawsuit...

He claims his bonuses were withheld after ranking No. 1 in performance....

 2022-09-15 13:39 

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Detroit Highway That Segregated Black Neighborhoods Will Finally Be Demolished With Buttigieg Grant...

Michigan received $104.6 million in funding to dismantle Interstate 375, a depressed highway that segregated predominately Black neighborhoods...

 2022-09-14 22:57 

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R. Kelly is Guilty Again, Convicted on Child Pornography Charges...

The disgraced singer was acquitted on obstruction of justice charges and conspiracy to receive child pornography....

 2022-09-14 20:28 

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Prison Officers Suspected of Making an Instagram Page With Racist, Sexist Memes...

In one post, a guard refers to themselves as a "sin eater."...

 2022-09-14 20:21 

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Stephen Curry Is Getting a Billion Dollar Bag From Under Armour...

The NBA Champion is close to signing a lifetime contract with Under Armour that could reportedly be worth more than $1 billion....

 2022-09-14 20:00 

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A'ja Wilson, Chelsea Gray Deliver 2-0 WNBA Finals Lead For Las Vegas Aces...

The Las Vegas Aces' 85-71 blowout over the Connecticut Sun has them one win away from the WNBA title....

 2022-09-14 19:45 

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Teddy Riley Shares Why He Hasn't Been Able to See His Youngest Son on Red Table Talk...

'At some point, something gotta give. And I'm just waiting for that point," he explained....

 2022-09-14 18:19 

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Cicely Tyson To Be Honored With Street Renaming in Harlem...

The Emmy, Tony, and honorary Oscar-winning actress passed away at the age of 96 on Jan. 28, 2021....

 2022-09-14 17:41 

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Black Teenage Girl Who Killed Her Rapist Ordered to Pay $150k to His Estate...

The bill created to protect trafficking victims in cases like this did not get passed in the state....

 2022-09-14 17:39 

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Boy Meets World's Trina McGee Recalls Being Asked to 'Turn Down' Her Blackness...

The sitcom's showrunner wanted the actress to 'just turn down the Telma Hopkins about eight notches.'...

 2022-09-14 17:29 

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Brett Favre's Mississippi Welfare Fund Scandal Continues With Newly Filed Texts...

New texts from 2017 and 2019 showed the former NFL quarterback and former Gov. Phil Bryant allegedly obtained welfare funds to build a volleyball stadium....

 2022-09-14 17:18 

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Instagram Post From PnB Rock's Girlfriend May Have Led to His Death, According to Police...

However, Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore made it clear that Rock's girlfriend should not be blamed for his death....

 2022-09-14 15:55 

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Reparations Advocates Tell California Gov. Gavin Newsom: Don't Extend Legislation Deadline...

While the California task force works to determine the cost of reparations, advocates say they don't need an extension...

 2022-09-14 14:45 

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EXCLUSIVE: Miles Morales Is Back With a New Book That Takes Him Back to His Roots...

Set for release in December, Miles Morales: Spider-Man #1 has him teaming up with fan-favorite Misty Knight....

 2022-09-14 14:40 

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The Kid Mero Opens Up About 'Mad Abrupt and Weird' End to Desus & Mero...

'That's the way T.V. is. People pull the plug on T.V. shit all the time,' Mero explained....

 2022-09-14 14:29 

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"Late-Term Abortion" is Not a Real Thing, So Why Do Politicians Keep Saying it?...

Lindsey Graham's new abortion ban calls abortions after 15 weeks...

 2022-09-14 14:28 

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Swag of the Week: A Serum That Hydrates Your Skin And Reduces Hyperpigmentation...

Glow Recipe's Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops is up for review this week....

 2022-09-14 14:09 

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Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Plans to Reclaim Countries from the New King Charles III...

He said it's the final step to completing the islands' independence....

 2022-09-14 14:05 

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Jesse Powell, R&B Singer and Songwriter, Dead at 51...

Powell "passed away peacefully" in his Los Angeles home on Tuesday....

 2022-09-14 13:20 

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Should the Cowboys Sign Colin Kaepernick? Michael Irvin Says Nope...

With starting quarterback Dak Prescott out with a thumb injury, the former Cowboys great is all in on Cooper Rush...

 2022-09-13 21:46 

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A Philly Officer Heads to Trial for Murdering a Black Motorist, a First for the City...

Reports say he had a number of complaints filed against him over the span of the officer's 10-year career....

 2022-09-13 21:09 

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I Refuse to Let Racists Take Over Sci-Fi/Fantasy...

In the wake of numerous attacks on Black actors, it's time to get these racists the hell out of our fandoms....

 2022-09-13 20:41 

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Is Jack Harlow Lyricist of the Year? No...

Harlow is nominated for Lyricist of the Year at the 2022 Bet Awards....

 2022-09-13 19:29 

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Georgia High School Principal Recorded Using N-Word to White Student in Meeting...

East Forsyth High School principal Jeff Cheney was reportedly trying to explain racially offensive words...

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