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Saturday, January 23, 2021

Kyle Rittenhouse's Bail Terms Amended After Footage of Him at Bar Flashing 'White Power' Signs

A judge in Wisconsin has amended Kyle Rittenhouse’s bond conditions to bar the 18-year-old from drinking or associating with known white supremacists and other bigots.

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Report: Trump Was Planning to Fire His Acting Attorney General This January in Another Effort to Steal the Presidential Election

We all knew Trump was going off the rails in his last few weeks in office—that is “off the rails” for him, a man who has always been a little off kilter to say the least.

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Saturday's Best Deals: Razer Accessories, Dyson Hot + Cool Air Purifier, Indoor Electric Fireplace, Yosuda Stationary Bike, Identity Guard Rolling Stamps, and More

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Biden Administration Orders National Intelligence Office and FBI to Assess Threat of Domestic Violent Extremism

We can’t say President Joe Biden hasn’t hit the ground running. In his first week in the Oval Office, Biden has already directed federal law enforcement and national intelligence officials to complete an assessment of the threat posed by domestic violent extremism in America.

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Exclusive: RHOA Star Kenya Moore and Marc Daly Call It Quits Again

The on-again, off-again, played-out-in-front-of-the-cameras (sometimes) marriage of Brooklyn restaurateur Marc Daly and Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta star, actress and former Miss USA, Kenya Moore, is on the outs again.

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Friday, January 22, 2021

Capitol Rioters to Trump: 'I Literally Beg Your Pardon and You Just Gon' Do Me Like This?'

As America recovers from the act of domestic terrorism committed against the U.S. Capitol earlier this month, some participants have expressed regret for...*snickers*...I’m sorry, let me start again.

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#Flint: Preliminary Approval Granted by Judge on $641 Million Settlement for Victims of Flint Water Crisis

A $641 million settlement that would go towards Flint residents who suffered from being exposed to lead-contaminated water was granted preliminary approval by a judge on Thursday.

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Perk up Your Coffee Station With Our Favorite Coffee Makers

Top Pick: Capresso Team Pro Plus | $210 | Amazon

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Live From New York, It’s Regina King Making Her Hosting Debut on Saturday Night Live

Regina King (also known as Regina Thee King and Regina BEEN King) will be making her hosting debut in the upcoming new season of Saturday Night Live.

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Lowkey Heat Tops This Week’s Good-Ass Games at Good-Ass Prices

Before we get into today’s list, I humbly request that you please press F to pay respects to our Xbox friends in the comments. On Friday, it was announced that the price of one year of Xbox Live Gold has doubled from $60 to $120. While I’m a Game Pass Ultimate subscriber and I’m basically already paying that, my…

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Six Badass Black Women Who Are Changing the Workout Game

One of the key issues we see in workout culture is the lack of representation. Many of the advertised programs feature white women—which isn’t necessarily a problem, except it doesn’t show a range of trainers (or culturally relevant bodies, music and styles) in the videos or classes they produce. It can be very…

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The Best House Slippers, According To Our Readers

Top Pick: L.L Bean Wicked Good Moccasins (Men’s, Women’s) | $79

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Auntie Unfiltered Explores the Power of Music

Ever since I can remember, from a very young age, I have known all the lyrics to every single song on Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On album in the order that they appear on the LP. Both sides.

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Where Do We Go From Here? Why Biden Needs a Plan for Tackling White Supremacy

Wednesday’s inauguration was a breath of fresh air in many ways. We saw the swearing-in of the first woman, Black person, and South-Asian to be this country’s vice president. We saw a young and brilliant poet, Amanda Gorman, state undeniable truths about this country’s harrowing and recent past and declare powerful…

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Gotdamn Bezos, You've Done It Again! The Echo Show 5 Is 50% Off

50% Off Echo Show 5 | $45 | Amazon

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Red Lobster Is the Greatest Place on Earth and I'm Tired of Y'all Pretending Like It Ain't

I do not remember the first time I went to Red Lobster. Which is fine. I also do not remember the first time I saw Halle Berry. But I know that my reaction was the same: How does something so perfect exist and are there more of these in Cleveland?

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'I’m the Whole Damn Aisle': The Root Presents: It’s Lit! Gets Into the Thick of It With Michelle Buteau

To say that Michelle Buteau keeps it real would be an understatement. The comedian, actress and now author of Survival of the Thickest: Plus-Sized Essays in a Small-Minded World, published in December by “Simon and Schu Schu,” as she affectionately calls it, is proudly unfiltered—and hilariously so on this week’s…

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Houston Cop Charged in Capitol Riot After Photos He Thought Were Deleted Placed Him in the Building

What do you call a person who commits a crime, lies about it, comes clean after getting caught in the lie and then makes up a lame excuse for committing the aforementioned crime? Would you call them a criminal? A hooligan? An undesirable member of society? Well, in this instance, the thing to call said person is “Mr.…

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There's No Excuse for Wearing a Tattered Sweater When JACHS Has up To 85% off Its Entire Site

Up to 85% 0ff Sitewide | JACHS NY

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Eric Bieniemy Is Proving Yet Again That Black Head Coaches Don't Matter

Patrick Mahomes is much more than a superstar talent, he’s redefined the quarterback position and quite literally is doing things that we’ve never seen before on the football field.

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Lloyd Austin Confirmed as America’s First Black Secretary of Defense

By a vote of 93-2, the Senate has confirmed Lloyd Austin to be the next Secretary of Defense and the first Black man to serve as the chief of the Pentagon.

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Biden’s Pen Game Is on Ballpoint, Signs Executive Actions to Increase Food Stamps and Speed Up Stimulus Money

It’s like the Notorious B.I.G. said: President Joe Biden kicked in the door waving his Bic and then commenced to signing some shit.

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Pelosi to Trump: Wait a Minute, You Thought I Was Finished? Impeachment Article On Its Way to the Senate

Oh, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, you tried it. We saw your sad ass up there trying to fight for Trump, claiming that the impeachment article filed against him so soon after leaving office wouldn’t give him enough time to mount a defense. McConnell was trying to get the House to wait until Jan. 28 to send…

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From the Uninsured to the Unhoused: Rep. Cori Bush Advocates COVID-19 Vaccine Education for Our Most Vulnerable

Cori Bush is a renaissance woman. Not only is the Missouri congresswoman the first Black woman to represent the state’s First Congressional District, she’s also a registered nurse, ordained pastor for the people of St. Louis, community organizer, single mother, and the first activist from the Black Lives Matter…

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Friday's Best Deals: MaryRuth Organics, Board Games, Razer Accessories, TheraBox, Gaming Chair, MagSafe Charger, The Sims 4, XPG 4TB NVMe SSD, and More

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Hammerin’ Hank Aaron, Once Baseball’s Home Run King, Dies at 86

Universally regarded as one of baseball’s greatest players, Hank Aaron became the all-time home run king, a title he would hold for more than 30 years. Aaron, who was also the last of the Negro League players to move to Major League Baseball, died Friday at age 86. His daughter confirmed his death with Atlanta station…

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Getting Crushed by Buildings: Virgil Abloh's Latest for Louis Vuitton Menswear Is...a Trip

It goes without saying that at this point in the pandemic, we’re well beyond wanderlust; almost a year spent primarily indoors will make even the most ardent homebody long for distant climes. Apparently, Virgil Abloh isn’t immune to cabin fever, since the Louis Vuitton Menswear designer’s latest collection got fairly…

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Dallas Wanted to Prioritize Vaccines for Hard Hit Black and Latino Neighborhoods, But Texas Officials Blocked That Plan

With the various coronavirus vaccines now circulating throughout the nation, the conversation about the pandemic has shifted to include the logistics of distributing doses efficiently, sufficiently and, to a lesser degree, equitably. A number of Dallas County Commissioners in Texas recently tried to tackle that issue…

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The Caucasian's Guide to Post-MAGA America

Although the MAGA Games’ closing ceremony has been ridiculed for the fourth-shittiest fireworks display since Francis Scott Key penned his magnum opus (Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Pearl Harbor still finish with medals), when we realized that white people were going to have a lot of time on their hands for the foreseeable…

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Dave Chappelle Tests Positive for COVID-19

Comedian Dave Chappelle has tested positive for COVID-19, The Root has learned.

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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Michigan Lawmaker Grabs Gun During Online Meeting in Response to a Woman’s Criticism

After being criticized for allowing members of the Proud Boys to speak at a previous meeting, a lawmaker in Michigan decided the most appropriate response was to grab his rifle during an online meeting.

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The Robot Vacuums Moms (and Pet Owners) Love

Featured Product: iRobot Roomba i3+ With Base | $499 | Amazon

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8 People Arrested in Portland After Damaging Democratic Party Office and ICE Facility Following Biden’s Inauguration

Portland is just weird, y’all. I don’t know how else to explain the fact eight people were arrested for damaging a Democratic Party office and an ICE facility after President Joe Biden was inaugurated on Wednesday.

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Megan Thee Stallion Corrects Fake News Story, Says Charges Against Tory Lanez Have Not Been Dropped

Despite what may be trending on Twitter right now, the charges against Daystar Peterson (aka Tory Lanez) as it relates to the shooting of Megan Thee Stallion have, in fact, not been dropped.

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The Kitchen Gadgets Foodies Actually Use, and You Should Too

Top Product: Always Pan | $145 | Our Place

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I Sat on Hold for Almost An Hour and 40 Minutes Only to Be Told The Call Could Not Be Completed And I'm Hoppin' Mad

Have you ever gotten one of those notices from the IRS that says something like, “You owe us $10,000 but maybe you don’t. Fill out this paperwork and tell us why or why not. Kthxbi.”? I didn’t exactly get one of those—I don’t actually owe the IRS anything, much less $10,000; it’s complicated—but something in that vein…

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One Moment in Time: Black Excellence, Joy and Honor at the 59th Presidential Inauguration

We did it, y’all. We half-survived.

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Bridgerton, Sundance and Strange Fruit: Virtual Events to Help Wrap Up Your January

We made it, y’all! We’ve survived four crazy years of a Trump Presidency and now we can all go outside and bask in the glow that is the Biden administration. Actually—scratch that. We still can’t go outside (umm...hello, worldwide pandemic.) But we can still bask and we can still virtually attend some fun and…

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Golden State Warriors Honor 'Oakland's Own' Madam Vice President With Signed Jersey, Video Presentation

In case you somehow missed the memo, on Wednesday, Kamala Harris became the first Black woman in the history of ever to be sworn in as vice president.

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Rand Paul Thinks Joe Biden Called Republicans Racists and Liars. He Didn’t, But If He Did, Where’s the Lie?

I’m going to begin with a confession: I didn’t watch much of President Joe Biden’s inauguration. Not because I wasn’t excited that not-Trump was officially being sworn into office, it’s just...Look, I was playing video games, OK? Whatever, I follow the news all day for a living.

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Biden to Sign 10 Executive Orders Just to Fight the Coronavirus Pandemic

There is power in the president’s pen, and America’s newest President Joe Biden is expected to sign the fuck out of some executive orders Thursday in an attempt to ramp up “COVID-19 testing and vaccinations, tightening enforcement of workplace safety rules and funneling more federal dollars to states struggling…

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Foster STEAM Skills for a Future Python Perfectionist With These $29 Coding Kits From Juku

2-Pack: Juku STEAM Coding Kits | $29 | SideDeal | Promo Code KINJUKU

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Who Is Amanda Gorman? The Youth Poet Laureate Who Gave Voice to the Promise of the Biden-Harris Era

On Wednesday morning in Washington, D.C., the world watched as a Black and South Asian woman took a well-earned position of power in the nation’s government. Kamala Harris embodies the ideal of a multiracial, gender-equal democracy; but it was another Black woman, Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman, who captured the…

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Where Brooklyn At? Collin Sexton Ruins the World Premiere of the Nets' Big 3

If you were to create the perfect point guard, you’d want a floor general with court savvy and a high basketball IQ, who’s a tremendous and willing passer that also plays suffocating defense.

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Celebrating America: Let’s Talk About the 2021 Inauguration Celebration, Shall We?

I know what the headline says, but we’re not actually gonna talk about the inauguration today—at least not the formalities of it.

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Get a Cuisinart Conical Burr Coffee Grinder for $99

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Yup, That Image of a Mitten-Clad, Socially-Distant, Errand-Running Bernie Sanders Is the Greatest Meme Ever

It’s been 12 years since I last felt how I felt while I begrudgingly watched some of the inauguration yesterday. Whatever relief experienced in ridding of the outgoing president (minimal) or pride in witnessing history (eh), was flattened by an anxiety that something terrible was going to happen. And so from the time…

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Ava Duvernay's ARRAY Partners With Spotify to Produce Scripted, Unscripted Podcasts: 'We Couldn't Be More Excited'

From Selma to Queen Sugar to When They See Us to whatever the hell else has dominated the pop culture landscape, Ava Duvernay has made it her mission to bang us in the head with an endless ARRAY—see what I did there?— of dope content. And after conquering the film and television industry, the 48-year-old is extending…

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What Do Trump’s COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan and Bigfoot Have in Common? They Both Don’t Exist

In what appears to be chapter 7 of the ways in which Trump screwed over America, new President Joe Biden learned that he won’t be inheriting a coronavirus vaccine distribution plan from the former administration because there isn’t one.

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Thursday's Best Deals: CamelBak Water Bottles, Cyberpunk 2077, Funko Pops, Disney Store Sale, AirPods Pro, Entrige Vacuum Sealer, Tiger Electronics Games, and More

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Kyle Rittenhouse's Bail Terms Amended After Footage of Him at Bar Flashing 'White Power' Signs

A judge in Wisconsin has amended Kyle Rittenhouse’s bond conditions to bar the 18-year-old from drinking or associating with known white su...