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Black Twitter Explodes With Rumors of Resurrection Black Twitter Explodes With Rumors of Resurrection

The sighting of a man previously thought to have been killed by law enforcement officers has sparked a number of theories and set Black Twitter on fire with both praises of wonder and joy.

Go Green but Buy Black: 10 Black-Owned Cannabis Companies For 4/20 Go Green but Buy Black: 10 Black-Owned Cannabis Companies For 4/20

It’s 4/20, so you know what that means! (Just in case my mother is reading this, April 20th is a day that we recreate the time God Facetimed Moses via a burning bush.)

The Root's Clapback Mailbag: Every Friday Is Good Friday The Root's Clapback Mailbag: Every Friday Is Good Friday

People who read the Clapback Mailbag often ask how I can stomach wading through the morass of emails, tweets, comments and direct messages each week. It is true that they are often filled with hate, grammatical errors and ignorance, but the reason I love Fridays is simple:

Fox News for Negroes? Upcoming 'Black News Channel' Looks Pretty Conservative Fox News for Negroes? Upcoming 'Black News Channel' Looks Pretty Conservative

Thursday’s announcement of the launch of a groundbreaking news channel aimed at black audiences set the internet on fire. There would finally be a news organization focused on issues important to the black community.

Mueller Report Reveals How Black Activists, White Tears and Racism Helped Trump Become President Mueller Report Reveals How Black Activists, White Tears and Racism Helped Trump Become President

Hidden in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s now-public but heavily-redacted “Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election” is a trove of information concerning the plot to use black grassroots organizations to help Donald Trump become America’s 45th president.

Mom Says Arizona Teacher Had Class Shame Black 9-Year-Old to Teach a Very Important History Lesson on Racism Mom Says Arizona Teacher Had Class Shame Black 9-Year-Old to Teach a Very Important History Lesson on Racism

The mother of a student who attends an Arizona charter school alleges that a third-grade teacher had the class reenact an important moment in the history of Jim Crow because, of course, the only way kids can learn about racism is through lynch mob role-playing exercises.

#RepublicansSoWhite: Why Black Voters Don't Mess With the GOP #RepublicansSoWhite: Why Black Voters Don't Mess With the GOP

One of the favorite assertions of Candace Owens, Kanye West and black people who will happily let white people touch their hair, is that negroes have been bamboozled by the Democratic Party. They often ask why the Democratic Party tends to get the black vote by default.

Everyone Knows There's a Racial Wealth Gap. How Do We Fix It? Everyone Knows There's a Racial Wealth Gap. How Do We Fix It?

This country has always had a wealth gap, and America usually fixes this problem...for white people.

Morehouse College To Admit Transgender Students Morehouse College To Admit Transgender Students

Morehouse College, the nation’s largest liberal arts college for men, will allow individuals who self-identify as men, regardless of the sex assigned to them at birth, to be considered for admission.

America's Iron Throne: The Presidential Candidates and Their Game of Thrones Counterparts

As the fever for #DemThrones takes over America, it is important to remember that Game of Thrones is not just a show about swords, dragons and nauseatingly gratuitous rape scenes. The show is really an allegory about white supremacy, a metaphor for politics and, well...

Wisconsin Teacher Reportedly Asks 7th Graders to Create 'Slave Games' Wisconsin Teacher Reportedly Asks 7th Graders to Create 'Slave Games'

A Wisconsin physical education teacher has been suspended for suggesting that black students come up with some negro-centric games that slaves might have played because everyone knows cotton picking didn’t burn many calories and the cardio was usually limited to running away to freedom.

MAGA-Loving, Colin Kaepernick-Hating Top NFL Draft Prospect Seems to Hate Everything Black MAGA-Loving, Colin Kaepernick-Hating Top NFL Draft Prospect Seems to Hate Everything Black

When NFL owners, conservative pundits and generic, store-brand white people denigrate NFL protesters for using their sportsball platform to highlight social issues, what they really mean is they don’t like it when black people do it. When white people inject politics into sports, it’s perfectly fine.

Racism by the Numbers: How the Internal Revenue Service Targets Poor Black Taxpayers Racism by the Numbers: How the Internal Revenue Service Targets Poor Black Taxpayers

Every single one of the 10 counties with the highest rates of Internal Revenue Service tax audits are overwhelmingly black. The 10 counties where the IRS audits the least are disproportionately white, with very few black residents.

Man on Death Row for 33 Years Will Get New Hearing After 'Damning Revelations' of Police Misconduct Man on Death Row for 33 Years Will Get New Hearing After 'Damning Revelations' of Police Misconduct

Following years of appeals, a Utah man sentenced to death for a 1985 murder is set to get a new hearing after the main witnesses in the case—who vanished into thin air after his conviction—resurfaced after 25 years to allege that investigators threatened them with deportation and paid them to lie in their testimony.

White Performers Temporarily Switch Races to Perform Porgy and Bess White Performers Temporarily Switch Races to Perform Porgy and Bess

Although one may not subscribe to the tenets of white supremacy, it is impossible to argue against the idea that white people are the undefeated, undisputed world champions of finding loopholes.

Confederate-Loving Couple Arrested for Vandalizing Slave Memorial Confederate-Loving Couple Arrested for Vandalizing Slave Memorial

Two activists dedicated to preserving the memories of American traitors have been arrested for a racist crime spree that included replacing an American flag with the “white man’s flag” and defacing a memorial recognizing the contributions of enslaved Africans.

Report: White People Still Tripping Report: White People Still Tripping

The next time someone says that America needs to have a “conversation about race,” please remind them that, according to a new report from one of the most respected opinion researchers in the world, most white people in America think we talk about race too much. Most white people don’t think that being white has…

Texas Teacher Accused of Being an Online White Supremacist Texas Teacher Accused of Being an Online White Supremacist

In his everyday life, Stephen Arnquist was a typical high school teacher. Since 2018, he has worked at Skyline High School in Dallas, Texas, whose student body is 99 percent non-white. Like many white men, he enjoyed activities such as balancing his sunglasses on the bill of his baseball cap, standing for the national…

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