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 2020-03-30 15:20 

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It's Time for America to Do the Right Thing and Quarantine Trump's Press Conferences...

On Sunday, the president of people who didn't wash their hands before the coronavirus and probably still don't held a rally disguised as a press conference in which he rated questions on a scale of nice and ugly, berated a reporter for quoting him...

 2020-03-29 14:43 

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Black Woman Shot to Death by Cops, Cops Outraged That Second Suspect Was Released From Jail...

On March 13 in Louisville, Ky, 26-year-old Breonna Taylor was shot to death in what appeared to be a botched police raid as officers from the Louisville Metro Police Department attempted to execute a search warrant at the home of a suspected drug dealer....

 2020-03-27 16:30 

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The Trump Administration Just Canceled an Order for 80,000 Ventilators to Haggle Over the Price...

If there is a woman in your neighborhood who has ventilators, you might as well go on and get you one to bring to the hospital in case of an emergency because if you are waiting for the president of the United States or his bumbling band of yes-men disgui...

 2020-03-27 15:30 

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Trump's Doing It Again. And by 'It' I Mean Lying During a Global Pandemic...

There are some things that have remained consistent since the coronavirus hit: Jeezy is still rapping about drugs despite being a grown-ass man in a serious grown-ass man relationship with the Asian girl from The Real or The Talk or The View. Florida Rep....

 2020-03-27 00:00 

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Los Angeles Mayor Threatens to Shut Down Utilities in Non-Essential Businesses...

We currently are in the midst of a crisis unlike anything we've ever seen before. Despite that fact, folks seem steadfast in acting like there isn't a fatal, highly contagious virus out in these streets. So much so that Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garc...

 2020-03-26 18:30 

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Trump Hates This Ad So Much, His Campaign Has Asked Networks to Stop Running It—or Else...

When all of this is said and done, history is going to look back at Donald Trump, especially during the time of the coronavirus pandemic, and say:...

 2020-03-26 17:00 

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3.3 Million Americans Filed for Unemployment Benefits. Here's What That Means for Black People...

For many economic experts, it was not a matter of if a recession would hit once the coronavirus became a pandemic, but how bad it would be. On Thursday morning, the numbers from the Department of Labor were even worse than what many had initially predicte...

 2020-03-26 15:30 

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The President Is a Pandemic-Sized Asshole and When He's Called on It, He's Attacks the Media...

In the president's world, everything—the global pandemic, deaths, fear, the lack of toilet paper—all of it is solely about his election and the attempts by the "LameStream media" to keep him from being elected....

 2020-03-25 18:30 

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Utah Sen. Mitt Romney Tested Negative for Coronavirus, So Naturally the President Trolled Him on Twitter...

It isn't like the world is facing a global pandemic so devastating that Spain is currently using an ice skating rink to house dead bodies, so naturally, the president of the United States took time out of his busy day of applying "Pumpkin vomit,&#...

 2020-03-25 17:00 

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If You Intentionally Spread Coronavirus, You Can Be Charged as a Terrorist...

One would think that certain things don't need to be said. For example, when a virus causes a global pandemic that has already claimed nearly 20,000 lives and threatens countless more, one would think nobody needs to say, "Don't spread this vi...

 2020-03-25 15:30 

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Barack Obama's 2008 Election Boosted Black Men's Mental Health, Study Finds...

When thinking about how politics and news events impact our mental health, we frequently focus on negative impacts: coverage about police shootings, disasters, and violent terrorist attacks have been shown to spike public anxiousness, cause depression and...

 2020-03-24 22:00 

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With Lack of Consistent COVID-19 Messaging From Trump Administration, Lax Responses and Misinformation May Increase Health Risks...

Since the coronavirus broke out in the U.S., Donald Trump has offered mixed messages on the severity of the virus, America's readiness to combat it, and what the administration plans to do to help millions of Americans access healthcare and resources ...

 2020-03-24 15:44 

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Trump Itchy to Reopen America Because His Businesses Are Suffering...

Since taking office, Trump has judged his success as president on the stock market. Before the coronavirus, Trump often pointed to Obama's accomplishments in improving the economy as his own. He took credit for it all....

 2020-03-24 15:00 

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Trump Said This Drug Showed Promise Against Coronavirus. Now a Man Is Dead and His Wife Is Hospitalized...

An Arizona couple made the costly mistake of listening to the president....

 2020-03-23 21:00 

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First Responders Plead for Trump Administration to Prioritize Them for Coronavirus Tests...

If you're like me, it feels like the coronavirus pandemic just straight exposed all the failings of our current systems. You would think being caught with their pants down would spur the Trump administration to be more proactive about, well, everythin...

 2020-03-23 17:00 

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Trump Offers Flippant 'Gee, That's Too Bad' After Learning Sen. Mitt Romney May Have Been Exposed to Coronavirus...

Clearly, it is impossible for President Trump not to be a petty bitch. Is he Joe Exotic's level of petty? Not yet, but give him time....

 2020-03-23 16:30 

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2 Chicago Cops Fired for Shooting at Unarmed Teen's Car. Cop Who Actually Killed Teen Keeps Job...

The Chicago Police Board has dismissed two officers who riddled a car with bullets during a 2016 car chase that ended in the death of Paul O'Neal. The officer who actually fired the shots that killed the unarmed teenager was promptly...hold up. I'...

 2020-03-22 20:45 

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Baltimore Mayor Bernard 'Jack' Young Urges Residents to Stop Shooting One Another Because Hospitals Will Need Beds for Coronavirus Patients...

What a way to put things into perspective....

 2020-03-22 18:05 

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The DOJ Appears to be Using Coronavirus to Get Around Our Constitutional Right to Due Process (Among Other Things)...

As the coronavirus crisis continues to dominate mainstream media and the general public continues to be in frenzy mode, the Department of Justice has quietly asked something of Congress that would lend feelings of vindication to every amateur conspiracy t...

 2020-03-22 17:00 

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White Supremacists Had Plans to Weaponize Coronavirus: Even Amid a Global Pandemic, They Choose Hate...

President Donald Trump may be stoking the flames of racism and xenophobia by repeatedly referring to the coronavirus as the "Chinese virus," but it appears white supremacists have been contradicting that narrative for some time by attempting to ad...

 2020-03-21 01:00 

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Connecticut Officer Found Justified In Shooting an 18-Year-Old...

It's been trying times, folks. You would hope a crisis affecting every level of American life would put a temporary lockdown on the bullshit. Unfortunately, that's not the case....

 2020-03-20 23:41 

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The Root's Clapback Mailbag: The Caucasian Virus...

In light of this global pandemic, we've decided to come forward and admit that our claim that we respond to our readers' correspondences each Friday may not be 100 percent accurate. After carefully contemplating this issue, we must admit that we h...

 2020-03-20 23:00 

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Victim of Alleged Police Brutality Incident Won't Receive Justice, but He Won't be Charged With Any Crimes Either...

It's a rare thing when black victims of police violence receive any semblance of justice. Well, justice still hasn't exactly happened for 19-year-old Uwimana Gasito—who was involved in an altercation in front of a Lansing, Mi 7/11 in Februar...

 2020-03-20 16:30 

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Can Someone Unzip Sen. Lindsey Graham's Leather Face Mask So He Can Tell Trump That Governors Aren't His Enemy?...

During this global pandemic, Trump has displayed the steadfast leadership skills of children once the piata breaks. He has literally told governors Prince's lyrics from "Let's Go Crazy," in which the Purple One says:...

 2020-03-20 13:46 

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Before the 'Chinese Virus': A Brief History of White People Blaming America's Problems on Everyone Else...

Donald Trump is a white supremacist....

 2020-03-19 23:00 

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Secret Recording Shows Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Warned Rich Donors About Coronavirus Weeks Before Us...

While the president was busy telling America that the coronavirus was well under control, lying about the number of people infected and claiming that health experts' data on the virus' death rate was false because of a hunch, the chairman of the S...

 2020-03-19 22:00 

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Sen. McConnell Introduces Coronavirus Stimulus Measures...

The COVID-19 pandemic isn't just a threat to our personal health, it has also presented a massive challenge to our economic well being. Many companies have already laid off workers, and those who are still working face shorter hours and possible expos...

 2020-03-19 21:00 

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Trump Administration Sued for Dropping LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Protections...

Oh, y'all thought a pandemic was going to stop the President from being trash? Nah, b....

 2020-03-19 18:00 

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State Department to Issue Advisory Telling Americans Not to Travel Abroad, Return Home If Overseas...

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted, well, everything. The travel industry has already taken a hit and an upcoming announcement by the U.S. Department of State isn't going to make it any better....

 2020-03-19 16:08 

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Who Knew Tulsi Gabbard Was Still Running for President? Well, Those 4 People Are Going to Be Upset to Learn That She's Dropped Out...

Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, Russia's favorite operative not named Donald Trump, has officially dropped out of the race for Democratic presidential candidate. Gabbard is the woman who calls you three years into your new marriage to tell you tha...

 2020-03-19 15:00 

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For God So Loved the World That He Gave Us NBA League Pass, NFL Game Pass for Free During the Coronapocalypse...

I believe it was the great poet laureate Talib Kweli who once said, "Life without knowledge is death in disguise." And while that might hold true, there are plenty of black men scattered throughout Trump's America and the rest of the world who...

 2020-03-19 14:45 

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President Draft Dodger Calls Himself 'Wartime President' Because He's Really Into Role Play...

The president of the United States—the same man who avoided war by claiming bone spurs and who has never served a day in his life yet harassed one of the most decorated and beloved senators who was captured and tortured during his time in Vietnam&md...

 2020-03-18 22:00 

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Trump Invokes Defense Production Act, Which Would Force American Industry to Make Medical Supplies...

The world is changing day by day....

 2020-03-18 20:09 

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Senate Passes Coronavirus Bill, Sent to Trump for Signing [Updated]...

Updated: 03/18/2020, 4:19 p.m ET: According to The Hill, despite Sen. Rand Paul's best efforts to delay, the Senate has ultimately voted 90-8 to pass the Coronavirus bill and has sent it to President Trump for approval. The bill includes enhanced unem...

 2020-03-18 18:11 

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Border Between Canada and United States to Close Due to Coronavirus...

The amount of news popping off around the coronavirus pandemic has made every day feel like a year. The situation continues to escalate with each day with more and more drastic measures having to be taken....

 2020-03-18 17:12 

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When Tucker Carlson Started Taking Coronavirus Seriously, Guess Who Followed Suit?...

The first case of coronavirus was diagnosed in the U.S. on January 21, but the president knew that this was definitely something to keep an eye on at the end of December 2019. That's when Wuhan, China, the reported epicenter of the coronavirus outbrea...

 2020-03-18 14:30 

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Donald Trump's Old Ebola Tweets Reveal His Incompetence on Coronavirus...

Trump's old tweets prove he's a hypocritical idiot....

 2020-03-17 20:30 

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To Combat the Coronavirus, Trump Administration Proposes an Emergency Stimulus Check for Every Adult American: 'We Have to Do This Now'...

Feeding into mass hysteria isn't exactly my ministry, but I think it's safe to say that at this point, the coronavirus has ruined almost all of our lives to some extent....

 2020-03-17 15:21 

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The Divider-in-Chief Just Can't Stop Dividing America...

Think about this for a second: In the midst of a global pandemic, the head of the federal government told state governors that if they can get ventilators (presumably off the street from the ventilator guy) to do it because going through the federal gover...

 2020-03-16 22:00 

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America is Just Being America Again as Coronavirus Causes Surge in Gun Sales...

Since news of the coronavirus pandemic has spread across the media faster than the virus itself, the general public has responded in a number of ways ranging from perfectly reasonable to wildly paranoid and frantic....

 2020-03-16 18:00 

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Former White House Staffer Anthony Scaramucci, aka 'Mucci Mane,' Calls Trump the Virus and Other Nice Things...

Former White House director of communications Anthony Scaramucci, aka "Mucci Mane," was in the White House a day longer than Kim Kardashian's marriage to that one NBA white guy, but that isn't stopping him from going on all the talk shows ...

 2020-03-15 20:45 

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Obama-Appointed Judge Blocks Donald Trump's Plan to Kick Nearly One Million Americans Off of Food Stamps...

The Meglomaniac-In-Chief 's continuous war on the poor has hit a snag....

 2020-03-15 14:29 

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Good News For People Who Like Terrible People: President Trump Tested Negative For COVID-19...

Welp, if you were waiting on news to break that President Donald Trump has come down with "that Rona," you'll be disappointed....

 2020-03-14 17:38 

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Three People Who Visited Trump's Mar-a-Lago Resort Last Weekend Tested Positive For Coronavirus...

Since news of the coronavirus has broken and captivated the world, causing widespread concern, President Donald Trump has gone from appearing to downplay the seriousness of the spreading virus to appearing to refuse to release intelligence reports warning...

 2020-03-14 17:36 

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Three People Who Visited Trump's Mar-a-Lago Resort Last Weekend Tested Positive For Coronavirus...

Since news of the coronavirus has broken and captivated the world, causing widespread concern, President Donald Trump has gone from appearing to downplay the seriousness of the spreading virus to appearing to refuse to release intelligence reports warning...

 2020-03-14 00:00 

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Serena Williams Says She'll Be Spending the Next Six Weeks in Solitude Due to 'The Rona'...

When news first broke about the pending pandemic that was the coronavirus, we had jokes. (To be fair, nobody asked them to name a virus after a popular Mexican beer.) But now, we're all feeling the burden....

 2020-03-13 18:07 

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Trump Expected to Declare National State of Emergency...

President Donald Trump is expected to declare a national emergency Friday, invoking the Stafford Act to lend federal aid for states and municipalities struggling with the coronavirus....

 2020-03-13 16:35 

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Several in Trump's Administration Have Been Exposed to the Coronavirus, So Why Won't They Get Tested?...

I'm not sure if Trump's only mission as president is to continue to assure his cronies that their investments are safe or if he truly just doesn't give a shit, but there have been several reports that the 73-year-old president of the United St...

 2020-03-13 15:00 

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Watch Rep. Katie Porter Straight Punk CDC Chief Into Free Coronavirus Testing for All Americans...

If I were ever in a situation in which I had to fight more than a few people at one time, there is only one person in the world I'd want with me: my older sister Stephanie. Two reasons why Stephanie is the easy choice: First, she'd try everything ...

 2020-03-12 19:30 

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Nia Wilson's Killer Found Guilty of First Degree Murder...

Nia Wilson was taking the train home when her life was suddenly and violently taken from her. Now, two years after that tragic event, justice has finally been served....

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