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Colonizing BK to the Fullest: Rent Biggie’s ‘One Room Shack’ for a Measly $4,000 Per Month Colonizing BK to the Fullest: Rent Biggie’s ‘One Room Shack’ for a Measly $4,000 Per Month

If you ever dreamed of sipping Mo’ on the living room floor of the Brooklyn apartment immortalized by the Notorious B.I.G., you might not be able to play Nintendo with Cease-a-Leo, but for a scant $4,000 per month, you can rent Biggie’s childhood home, presenting the unique opportunity for affluent hip-hop fans to…

Video: DC Metro Officers Tase Man Because He Looked Like He Wanted to Fight Cops Video: DC Metro Officers Tase Man Because He Looked Like He Wanted to Fight Cops

A video of a Washington, D.C., Metro police officer tasing a man who was simply asking questions about the detention of two juveniles has sparked outrage and anger among residents and activists. But no one was “shocked” by the incident...unless you count the man who was subjected to D.C. Metro cops’ impromptu…

The Root’s Clapback Mailbag: Clapback to Reality The Root’s Clapback Mailbag: Clapback to Reality

Every Friday, when I wade through the emails, tweets and direct messages received from the readers of The Root, I wonder how they can disagree with science, statistics, and history.

Alabama Quietly Passes Law Allowing Church With History of Racism and Homophobia to Form Its Own Police Force Alabama Quietly Passes Law Allowing Church With History of Racism and Homophobia to Form Its Own Police Force

In 2017, when Briarwood Presbyterian Church asked the overwhelmingly Republican legislature of Alabama to grant it the authority to form its own police force, politicians let the bill die amid public outcry over the separation of church and state, the congregation’s history of racism and its public homophobia.

Ta-Nehisi Coates Clapped Back at Mitch McConnell for Saying ‘No One Alive’ Is Liable for Reparations. So We Came Up With a List Ta-Nehisi Coates Clapped Back at Mitch McConnell for Saying ‘No One Alive’ Is Liable for Reparations. So We Came Up With a List

On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties held a hearing about H.R. 40, a proposal from Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) that would authorize a national apology and study reparations for slavery and racial discrimination against black people in…

Forgiveness Is a White Privilege Forgiveness Is a White Privilege

Then Peter came to Jesus and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?”

What It’s Like To Be a Black Woman Named Beckii What It’s Like To Be a Black Woman Named Beckii

On Saturday, CNN published a lengthy piece of award-winning journalism on white people with black-sounding names. The insanely absurd story featured a collection of Caucasians (which is more than a “pinch of wypipo” but less than a “mob of lynchers”) ruminating about how uncomfortable it is living with a negro…

Report: Intelligence Officials Won’t Brief Trump on Cyberattacks Against Russia For Fear He Might Get Mad and Tell Putin Report: Intelligence Officials Won’t Brief Trump on Cyberattacks Against Russia For Fear He Might Get Mad and Tell Putin

Buried in a recent news report about America’s secret program of placing “digital implants” in the Russian power grid is an interesting and troublesome revelation. Namely, that senior US intelligence officials are so concerned about the president of the United States being an unrestrained ignoramus or a Russian spy,…

#ShoppingWhileBlack: Video Shows Store Owner Harassing, Calling Security on Black Boys #ShoppingWhileBlack: Video Shows Store Owner Harassing, Calling Security on Black Boys

When a South Carolina store owner called security and threatened to notify police on a group of black men for talking too loud, putting their negro hands on his merchandise and—most egregiously—paying him no attention, the young men learned a valuable lesson about racial profiling and being black in America. However,…

Tiffany Haddish Cancels Atlanta Show Over Georgia Abortion Law Tiffany Haddish Cancels Atlanta Show Over Georgia Abortion Law

Comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish canceled a scheduled stand-up show in Atlanta in opposition to Georgia’s new “fetal heartbeat bill” that virtually outlaws all abortion in the state.

Black Twitter Explodes After Lakers Trade Me, You, Your Mama and Your Cousin, Too, for Anthony Davis Black Twitter Explodes After Lakers Trade Me, You, Your Mama and Your Cousin, Too, for Anthony Davis

The Los Angeles Lakers were either fleeced out of a roster of young ballers or gained a superstar in a blockbuster trade that landed Anthony Davis’ eyebrows in the City of Angels, much to the delight of Black Twitter and the dismay of Laker Haters.

‘37 Bullets For What?’: No One Has Answers After Cops Kill Unarmed Ryan Twyman ‘37 Bullets For What?’: No One Has Answers After Cops Kill Unarmed Ryan Twyman

California authorities have acknowledged that the 23-year-old father shot and killed by Los Angeles County deputies was unarmed, causing an outcry among friends and family about the lack of answers and attention.

Boeing Employee Claims White Co-Workers Hung Noose, Urinated on His Chair Boeing Employee Claims White Co-Workers Hung Noose, Urinated on His Chair

A lawsuit filed by a South Carolina man claims he endured years of racial harassment and intimidation that included urine, the n-word and the recently-resurgent Caucasian hobby of hanging nooses. Even worse, the employee alleges that supervisors at the company were aware of the situation and did nothing to stop it.

Report: Hundreds of Police Officers Belong to Racist Facebook Groups Report: Hundreds of Police Officers Belong to Racist Facebook Groups

Investigative journalists have discovered hundreds of law enforcement officers around the country who are active in members-only Facebook groups that are based on racism, hate and ... well, it would be nice to add a third thing here, but that’s about it.

The Root’s Clapback Mailbag: White People The Root’s Clapback Mailbag: White People

People are worried about me.

Forbes’ 5 Richest Rappers and What They Should Buy With Their Money Forbes’ 5 Richest Rappers and What They Should Buy With Their Money

Forbes released its list of the five wealthiest hip-hop stars topped by Jay-Z, who Forbes recently declared the first billionaire rapper if you don’t count Donald Trump, whose multiple rap beefs, criminal history and love for the “stop snitching” movement technically qualifies him as a gangster rapper. Plus, we can’t…

'Expert' Says It Was 'Reasonable' for Cops to Fire 55 Bullets at a Man Sleeping in His Car 'Expert' Says It Was 'Reasonable' for Cops to Fire 55 Bullets at a Man Sleeping in His Car

An extensive report by a former police apologist officer has surprisingly absolved California police officers of any wrongdoing in a police shooting, concluding that it was reasonable for multiple officers to open fire on a man who fell asleep in his car.

White People Want Trump White People Want Trump

Nothing matters.

The Definitive Ranking of Black Clothes The Definitive Ranking of Black Clothes

Since the first human decided that it was a little chilly outside and put together a dope three-piece wooly mammoth fur outfit, black people have been at the forefront of fashion. Looking cool is a part of our expression and creativity so it is only natural that we have created our own culture of dress.

The FBI Admits Black Lives Matter Was Never a Threat. It’s White People You Should Be Worried About The FBI Admits Black Lives Matter Was Never a Threat. It’s White People You Should Be Worried About

Last week, as Donald Trump curtsied before the Queen; as Congressional Democrats continued to cower from their constitutional obligations; while we took our horses down to Old Town Road, mounted Megan Thee Stallion’s bandwagon and watched what happens When They See Us, the Federal Bureau of Investigation admitted that…

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