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Friday, January 15, 2021

Black Americans Are 'Glad Their Ancestors Were Brought Here as Slaves,' Says North Dakota Legislator

In today’s episode of White People Who Can’t Even Be Anti-Race Without Being Racist, a North Dakota lawmaker has introduced a bill that would require agencies to list “American” as a race option on official government documents. It’s a ridiculous proposal that has all the hallmarks of fragile white people taking an…

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'This Is Not a Fight That Is Over': The Root Presents: It's Lit! Has a Word About Anti-Racism With Kenrya Rankin

Remember that time a huge swath of Americans convinced themselves the country was “post-racial” following the election of our first Black president, Barack Obama? Well, if the much-needed formation of the Black Lives Matter movement, a countless four years of Donald Trump, and 2020's uprisings for racial justice…

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Federal Watchdogs Launch Investigations After Lackluster Defense Against Capitol Attack

The accountability hammer is hopefully about to drop on the federal agencies who allowed a mass of white supremacists to take over the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 with a surprising absence of the kind of forceful pushback from law enforcement that we know this country can bring to bear.

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Put Wireless Charging All Over Your Home with a $22 Yootech Stand 2-Pack

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Kingmaker Stacey Abrams Has Unfinished Business, Will Run for Georgia Governor, Allies Say

We argue about everything at The Root.

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On a Scale of 1 to 'Marvin Gaye and Jesse Jackson Playing Pickup Basketball,' How Black is My In-Home Workspace?

For Christmas, I told my wife that I wanted a workspace in our home. I have the good fortune to work from home on a regular occasion but that has largely meant that my laptop goes wherever I go as I’ve not had a stationary, consistent, comfortable workspace in the house. I told her what I wanted and her response was,…

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Living in 'Reel' Time: Ryan Michelle Bathé on the Craft of Acting and Her Foray Into Production

Ryan Michelle Bathé is a true multihyphenate.

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Some Capitol Insurgents Were on a Terrorist Watch List, and Trump’s Extremists Are Planning to Keep Up the Violence in the Lead Up to Inauguration Day

The saga of the attack on the Capitol is far from finished—as is the long-present white supremacist beast that Trump let fully loose in this country.

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Wet Ass Production: Cardi B’s 1st Leading Role Will Be in a Heist Film

Cardi B is a self-proclaimed “certified freak; seven days a week,” but she’s also found time in her busy schedule to fit in a whole leading role!

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Friday's Best Deals: Switch Digital Games Sale, Amazon Basics Fitness Equipment, L'Oreal Sale, Aukey Webcam, Lacoste Sunglasses, Hydrogel Lip Masks, and More

A sale on digital Switch games and Amazon Basics fitness equipment lead Friday’s best deals.

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After Decades of Crime TV Shows, It’s Time We Shift the Narrative

Some of the most popular crime shows are returning with new seasons in the next few weeks, and it’s time to have an honest, serious conversation about how they are going to impact our society as so many people consume these stories about police and the criminal justice system.

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How Joe Biden’s $2,000 Stimulus Promise Turned Into $1,400 Overnight

Damnit, Joe. Not like this.

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Is This a Mob? A Quiz for the Unintentional Domestic Terrorist

Some of America’s best and whitest activists were flabbergasted when they heard the news about the Caucasian Capitol Coup on Jan. 6. While those in attendance were not shocked by the attack on the seat of the American government, they were stunned by the media referring to their actions as “mob violence” and “domestic…

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A New Era for a Modern Museum: The Guggenheim Names Naomi Beckwith Its New Deputy Director and Chief Curator

For 84 years, New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has represented the vanguard of modern art, an early champion of artists today, its nautilus shell-inspired structure houses artworks from generations of the world’s most visionary and experimental artists. Yet like many fine arts museums, for decades, the…

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One of the Best Dry Lip Solutions Is Buy One, Get One 40% off at Ulta

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A Discussion About The Term 'SpelHouse,' Ownership, Business and Culture Vultures

I don’t remember the first time I ever heard the term “SpelHouse,” the portmanteau of Spelman College and Morehouse College—two prominent historically Black colleges situated across the street from one another in Atlanta, Ga. It was probably very early into my college experience; I almost feel like the term itself…

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Say Her Name: Dr. Susan Moore and Medical Apartheid

On December 20th, Michigan-based family medicine physician Dr. Susan Moore died due to complications from COVID-19. Less than two weeks before her death, Moore shared her experience with racism at the Indiana hospital where she was being treated, showing yet another example of anti-Blackness and medical apartheid.

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Thursday, January 14, 2021

#Flint: Former Michigan Officials Face Charges of Involuntary Manslaughter, Willful Neglect Over Flint Water Crisis

Prosecutors in Michigan announced on Thursday that former Governor Rick Snyder and several others will face charges for their role in the Flint water crisis.

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Update Your Closet From Home With These Nordstrom Sales

Featured Deal: Kenneth Cole New York Wool Blend Bouclé Coat | $90-91

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OWN Renews Queen Sugar for a 6th Season Ahead of the Season 5 Premiere

The Oprah Winfrey Network announced today that the critically acclaimed drama from Ava DuVernay, Queen Sugar, will be returning for a sixth season.

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Texas Coach Steve Sarkisian On Racist History of School Song: 'That's Our Song, We're Fired Up to Sing It'

Brand spanking new Texas coach Steve Sarkisian is on top of the world—or rather, he should be.

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Is the Keurig of Cocktail Makers Worth $350?

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New York Attorney General Sues NYPD for Brutality Against Peaceful Protestors Last Summer

New York Attorney General Letitia James is leading the charge against police impunity related to the many incidents of brutality officers from the NYPD levied against people peacefully demonstrating against racial injustice in the city last summer.

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Power All Your Devices While You're on the Road with an Anker 5-Port Car Charger

Anker 5-Port Car Charger | $15 | SideDeal

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MLB Pulls the Plug On Political Donations In the Aftermath of Capitol Insurrection

As the fallout from Trump’s Parler party at the U.S. Capitol continues, Major League Baseball has joined AT&T, Amazon, and other corporate entities in reassessing its political involvement moving forward.

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NBCUniversal Launches NBCU Academy, Part of a Multiyear Commitment to Address Systemic Racism and Inequality

Today, NBCUniversal debuted their newly established NBCU Academy, a training and development program for various community colleges and four-year university students focused on multi-platform journalism and training.

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Secret Service Spends $3,000 a Month for Bathroom, Because Jared and Ivanka Won’t Let Them Use Their Toilet

So the Secret Service can take a bullet for Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump but they can’t even use their bathroom. Like during segregation, the Secret Service reportedly spends some $3,000 a month for a toilet close to the Kushner-Trump home because they can’t use one of the 6.5 bathrooms inside the couples home.

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Don't Call Them 'Urban Issues': Why the Biden-Harris Administration Needs to Address Black Interests for What They Are

Howard University professor Ravi Perry, Ph.D., believes that the political game is a long one.

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Illinois' Rep. Emanuel 'Chris' Welch Is the State's First Black Speaker of the House, but Past Allegations Cast a Shadow

The state of Illinois can boast being the home of many well-known Black politicians who made history—Harold Washington (Chicago’s first Black mayor) current mayor Lori Lightfoot (the city’s first who is a Black woman and openly gay), and former President Barack Obama. On Wednesday, state Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch…

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Got Love on the Brain? Rihanna Sent Us an Early Valentine—and an Iconic Essence Cover Collab With Lorna Simpson

Does working from home change the terms of what’s “not safe for work”? With her latest tease for Savage X Fenty, Rihanna’s certainly testing those boundaries, debuting a pinup-inspired Valentine’s Day promo that would make Betty Boop blush.

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‘QAnon Shaman’ Gets Organic Diet in Prison, Because of Course He Would

We all know Jake Angeli.

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Exclusive: Rhino Records to Release Iconic Classics on Limited Edition Colored Vinyl Throughout Black History Month

Black History Month is on the horizon and there are many ways to celebrate the unmatched contributions the Black community has gifted the world. Today, we’re going to focus on one of the best—music!

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OK, So James Harden Is a Net. Now What?

Much like every other member of his team, Rockets center Boogie Cousins was fed up.

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New Bond Conditions Requested for Kyle Rittenhouse After Teen Was Seen Drinking and Flashing ‘White Power’ Signs With Proud Boys

On Jan. 5, Kyle Rittenhouse—the teen accused of fatally shooting two people and wounding a third during a protest in Kenosha, Wisc., last August over the police shooting of Jacob Blake—was arraigned and pleaded not guilty to two felony homicide charges and one felony charge of attempted homicide.

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Pat McGrath May Be the Mother of Makeup, but This Groundbreaking Cover Has Us Coveting Her Skincare

Be right back, going to scour the Pat McGrath Labs site for announcements of a skincare line, because there’s no way newly minted Dame “Mother” McGrath isn’t dropping one. At 51, the undisputed “master of makeup” looks as fresh and flawless as any of the countless faces she’s blessed with her artistry on the February…

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Thursday's Best Deals: $100 Xbox Gift Card, Anker Wireless Charging Pad, Babeland Flash Sale, PowerA Switch Accessories, Aukey Power Bank, and More

A $100 Xbox gift card for $90 and an Anker PowerWave wireless charger lead Thursday’s best deals.

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If the Capitol Is Closed to the Public, Why Did Some Republican Congress Members Give Tours the Day Before Insurrection?

It’s been a week since a violent group of terrorists stormed the Capitol looking to overthrow democracy and Democrats have questions, a lot of questions.

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Ray Fisher Confirms Warner Bros. Dismissed Him From The Flash, Claims DC Films President Undermined Abuse Investigation

Though Warner Bros. Pictures has concluded their investigation into Justice League co-star Ray Fisher’s work abuse claims against director Joss Whedon, the issue is far from resolved.

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And Still She Rises: Dr. Maya Angelou Is One of Barbie's 'Inspiring Women'

When writer, author, activist and educator Maya Angelou published the first of her seven autobiographies, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, in 1969, she was reclaiming her own coming-of-age story, a girlhood interrupted by abandonment, displacement, abuse and assault amid Jim Crow-era racism in the South. The…

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Derek Chauvin to Stand Trial Separately From Other Cops Charged in George Floyd’s Death

Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin will be tried separately for his role in the death of 46-year-old George Floyd in May of last year.

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The Biggest Lie: Why Mainstream Media Is Telling the Whitewashed Version of the MAGA Insurrection

Donald Trump did not cause the Coup Klutz Klan rally on Jan. 6.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Researchers Say Radical Trump Supporters Are Using Encrypted Platforms Now That They've Been Booted From Twitter

Since the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan 6., Twitter and other platforms have been purging right-wing extremistsincluding y’all’s soon-to-be-ex president—like social media was the Republican party and QAnon followers were Black people’s votes. So now, all of those white nationalist nutjobs have had to find new…

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Save 70% on Men's Winter Clothes at JACHS NY

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Black Man Who Spent 25 Years on Mississippi's Death Row Released From Prison After Evidence is Discredited

A Black man in Mississippi who spent over 25 years on death row has been freed after key evidence used in his conviction was discredited.

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Ask Mechanic Shop Femme: What Should Every Vehicle Owner Always Have on Hand?

Top Pick: Forney 52877 Jumper Cables | $190 | Amazon

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The Whitest Insurrections of All Time

“A riot is the language of white people”
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Virtual Memorial to Phoenix Civil Rights Activist Calvin C. Goode Disrupted by Hackers Yelling Racial Slurs

A virtual memorial held for Calvin C. Goode, a civil rights activist and a 22-year member of the Phoenix City Council, was derailed when a group of hackers began yelling racial slurs.

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Insecure Is Lowkey Done—HBO Series to End With Fifth Season

All hella good things must come to an end. That’s right, one of Black Twitter’s favorite argument-inciting television shows will be ending soon.

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Everything We Know About Biden’s Stimmy Package. Plus, Sen. Cory Booker and Rep. Ayanna Pressley Want to Give Babies Bonds

OK, who are we kidding? We all voted for Joe Biden for three reasons: First, he wasn’t Donald Trump, and I’m thoroughly convinced that if a piece of sock lint had run against the white supremacist in chief, we all would’ve changed our Twitter avis to “Vote Sock Lint 2020!”

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Black Americans Are 'Glad Their Ancestors Were Brought Here as Slaves,' Says North Dakota Legislator

In today’s episode of White People Who Can’t Even Be Anti-Race Without Being Racist, a North Dakota lawmaker has introduced a bill that wo...