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Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. today at 08:30. 2 comments

Trump Mocks Teen Climate Change Activist Greta Thunberg and His Campaign Tweets Image of His Face on Her Body

Trump Mocks Teen Climate Change Activist Greta Thunberg and His Campaign Tweets Image of His Face on Her Body

It appears that the Trump campaign’s re-election strategy is to use Photoshopped images of the president’s orange face on the bodies of every successful white person, both fictional and real. As it stands, Trump and his team have shared images of the president’s face on fake great white hope Rocky Balboa and supervillain Thanos.

First Rocky, Now Thanos: We Are Being Governed by Evil Richie...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor today at 07:30.

Racket Serena Williams Smashed at US Open Sells for $20,910

Racket Serena Williams Smashed at US Open Sells for $20,910

On Sept. 8, 2018, Naomi Osaka became the first Japanese player ever to win a Grand Slam title after defeating her childhood idol, Serena Williams. Sadly, what should’ve been one of the greatest days of Osaka’s life was marred by poor officiating and controversy.

When You're Black and in America, Even Victories Sometimes Feel Like Defeats

There was a moment — a few moments, actually —...

Michael Harriot Michael Harriot today at 04:30. 1 comments

22 Cops in St. Louis Were Exposed For Racist Facebook Posts. 2 Were Fired

22 Cops in St. Louis Were Exposed For Racist Facebook Posts. 2 Were Fired

A “proud” Missouri “cracker” and a KKKop whose pseudonym on social media was apparently inspired by a leadership position in the Ku Klux Klan have been terminated after a watchdog group discovered Facebook posts by nearly two dozen St. Louis police officers displaying bigotry, hatred and a predilection for violence.

The Metropolitan Police Department of St. Louis confirmed to the St. Louis...

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Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. today at 03:48. 1 comments

Human Poop Emoji Donald Trump Jr. Killed an Endangered Sheep Because He’s an Asshole

Human Poop Emoji Donald Trump Jr. Killed an Endangered Sheep Because He’s an Asshole

When the poop emoji wanted to move through the world without being detected, it needed a human host. The human host had to have very little brain activity, with little to no spine and who cheated on his wife with a member of Danity Kane. It needed to be someone who no one would notice if their body was inhabited by smiling poop.

Enter: Donald Trump Jr.

During an August excursion in a remote...

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Michael Harriot Michael Harriot today at 02:45.

Look Back At It: The Top 10 Protest Movements of the Decade

Look Back At It: The Top 10 Protest Movements of the Decade

If it were possible to encapsulate the sentiment of an entire decade, the last 10 years could be distilled down to one word:

“Nah.”

Whether it was Black Lives Matter demonstrations, Colin Kaepernick taking a knee or white people burning Nikes they bought from J.C. Penney, it is impossible to recap 2010-2019 without taking a look at how protest and resistance defined the last decade.

Take a look...

Jay Connor Jay Connor today at 02:30. 1 comments

Tennessee Supreme Court Puts Execution of Abu-Ali Abdur'Rahman on Hold Amid Concerns of Racial Bias

Tennessee Supreme Court Puts Execution of Abu-Ali Abdur'Rahman on Hold Amid Concerns of Racial Bias

For the first time since resuming capital punishment last year, the Tennessee Supreme Court has pumped the brakes on an execution scheduled for April 16.

The reason? Racism.

From the Tennessean:

The high court delayed Abu-Ali Abdur’Rahman’s April 16 execution to allow a lower court time to consider if racial bias surrounding his trial should remove him from death row altogether.

Since being...

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Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. today at 01:00. 2 comments

Pastor Who Sermonized That Jews Are Going to Hell Was Trump’s Pick to Speak at White House Hanukkah Reception

Pastor Who Sermonized That Jews Are Going to Hell Was Trump’s Pick to Speak at White House Hanukkah Reception

Only in this time, with this White House could a pastor who once said that Jews are going to hell be one of the speakers at a White House Hanukkah reception, which included the signing of an executive order aimed at tackling anti-Semitism on college campuses.

I can’t make this shit up.

The event, which included “several prominent Jewish Americans in attendance, including New England Patriots...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor yesterday at 22:30. 5 comments

No More Mr. Nice Guy: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Announces 'We've Moved On' From Colin Kaepernick

No More Mr. Nice Guy: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Announces 'We've Moved On' From Colin Kaepernick

From NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s perspective, he was just trying to help.

He combed through resumes, took note of a former employee who never quite reached his potential, and called him in for an impromptu job interview. Never mind that said employee had been exiled from the company for nearly three years under contentious circumstances—or that he might not even be adequately prepared...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor yesterday at 09:00.

Because Dreams Really Do Come True, BET Announces Miniseries Based on Andre Harrell’s Legendary Uptown Records

Because Dreams Really Do Come True, BET Announces Miniseries Based on Andre Harrell’s Legendary Uptown Records

On Jan. 24, 2017, our lives were forever changed with the auspicious debut of BET’s The New Edition Story. Looking to perhaps recapture that magic—or at least those ratings—BET announced that it will be blessing us all with Uptown, which will revisit the trials, triumphs, and tribulations of the early ’90s phenomenon known as Uptown Records.

From their press release:

The three-part television...

Jay Connor Jay Connor yesterday at 07:00.

Doctors Arrested After Protesting the Right to Administer Flu Vaccinations to Detained Migrant Children

Doctors Arrested After Protesting the Right to Administer Flu Vaccinations to Detained Migrant Children

Tensions at the U.S. border have escalated due to immigration authorities blocking doctors from administering flu vaccines to detained migrant children. In response, a group of doctors and protesters were detained by federal authorities on Tuesday after blocking an entrance to the United States Border Patrol’s San Diego Sector Headquarters in protest.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that...

Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. yesterday at 05:00. 1 comments

Former FBI Lawyer Is Suing FBI, the Justice Department, and Trump Still Can’t Keep Her Name Out of His Mouth

Former FBI Lawyer Is Suing FBI, the Justice Department, and Trump Still Can’t Keep Her Name Out of His Mouth

Former FBI lawyer, Lisa Page, whose “fuck the fat orange guy running for president” text messages with another FBI employee were leaked to the media, is suing the Justice Department and the FBI for being messy AF.

From CBS News:

Her attorneys argue in the suit that the revelation of her text messages violates the Privacy Act, which bars “disclosing a covered record ‘about’ an individual unless...

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Michael Harriot Michael Harriot yesterday at 04:30. 4 comments

Principal Who Allegedly Banned Black History Month Accuses Black Teachers of Reverse Racism. Teachers Accuse Her of Original Recipe Racism

Principal Who Allegedly Banned Black History Month Accuses Black Teachers of Reverse Racism. Teachers Accuse Her of Original Recipe Racism

A principal who was demoted amid accusations that she prohibited students from celebrating Black History Month has filed a lawsuit against a group of teachers at a Bronx school for discriminating against her because she is white. Meanwhile, the teachers filed their own legal claim against the school district, claiming the principal implied black instructors were lazy and unqualified.

For...

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Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. yesterday at 03:30. 9 comments

First Rocky, Now Thanos: We Are Being Governed by Evil Richie Rich

First Rocky, Now Thanos: We Are Being Governed by Evil Richie Rich

For those that don’t know, or aren’t old enough to remember, Richie Rich was a little white kid whose parents were so rich that by default he became the richest kid in America. Sadly, the president of the United States, in his stunted developmental growth is basically the evil version of the 1953 character who was so rich that his middle name was simply a dollar sign. No word on whether Ty...

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Anne Branigin Anne Branigin yesterday at 03:00.

Texas Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested for Conducting Illegal Strip Searches on 6 Women in 11 Days

Texas Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested for Conducting Illegal Strip Searches on 6 Women in 11 Days

A Texas sheriff’s deputy has been charged with three misdemeanor counts of official oppression for allegedly conducting illegal strip searches on six women over a span of 11 days.

The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office placed Floyd Berry on administrative duty recently, after several people “made outcries” about the searches to the department’s internal affairs unit, reports ABC News. After an...

Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. yesterday at 00:30. 4 comments

For Colored Dads Who Have Considered Kindness When French Fries Wasn’t Enuf

For Colored Dads Who Have Considered Kindness When French Fries Wasn’t Enuf

I planned to explain my leave of absence from The Root before it happened. Then, during my wife’s routine doctor’s visit on the last Friday of August, everything went to shit.

We thought we had a week and a half before she would give birth but she was on the phone telling me that the doctor wanted us in the hospital Monday morning. I don’t even know what was said, I just remember feeling...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Dec 11, 2019 at 23:30. 7 comments

Houston Police Chef Skewers Ted Cruz, NRA Over Gun Control: ‘Whose Side Are You On?’

Houston Police Chef Skewers Ted Cruz, NRA Over Gun Control: ‘Whose Side Are You On?’

Gun control is a bit of a complicated issue but no matter which side of the argument you fall on, it’s painfully clear that it’s time for change.

In 2019 alone, there have been almost 400 mass shootings. And with the National Rifle Association doing just about everything humanly possible to maintain the status quo, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo is one of the countless American citizens...

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Anne Branigin Anne Branigin Dec 11, 2019 at 22:30. 4 comments

Judge in Richard Collins Murder Trial Asked Potential Jurors If They Thought Making Racist Jokes Means You’re Racist

Judge in Richard Collins Murder Trial Asked Potential Jurors If They Thought Making Racist Jokes Means You’re Racist

Potential jurors in the hate crime trial for Sean Urbanski, the Maryland man accused of murdering 23-year-old Bowie State University student Richard Collins III, answered questions about race and alcohol during the selection process, reports WJZ-TV.

Urbanski fatally stabbed Collins at a bus stop on the University of Maryland campus on May 20, 2017. Collins, a newly-commissioned U.S. Army...

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Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Dec 11, 2019 at 21:00.

Ayanna Pressley Introduces Legislation to End the ‘Pushout’ of Black Girls

Ayanna Pressley Introduces Legislation to End the ‘Pushout’ of Black Girls

We are all magicians.

This country practices a particular kind of wizardry that can make black votes disappear; turn a black radical into a whitewashed moderate and hypnotize an entire population into somehow believing that “illegal immigrants” can trespass on stolen land.

But the most wondrous trick of all is how we treat black girls. We put them in a box and saw them in half. We turn them...

Anne Branigin Anne Branigin Dec 11, 2019 at 08:00. 1 comments

‘David Duke in Uniform’: NYPD Officers Say Top Cop Told Them to Target Black and Latinx Commuters on Subways

‘David Duke in Uniform’: NYPD Officers Say Top Cop Told Them to Target Black and Latinx Commuters on Subways

A high-ranking NYPD leader who oversees the department’s subway policing division has come under increased scrutiny in the last week as former subordinates have publicly called out the leader on his racism—even going so far as to refer to him as “David Duke in uniform.”

Recent reporting from The New York Times and Gothamist have highlighted the accusations against Deputy Inspector Constantin...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Dec 11, 2019 at 06:00. 1 comments

'Set Your Price for a Slave': St. Louis Teacher Placed on Administrative Leave for 'Culturally Insensitive' Homework Assignment

'Set Your Price for a Slave': St. Louis Teacher Placed on Administrative Leave for 'Culturally Insensitive' Homework Assignment

On the laundry list of things I wanted to be when I grew up, being a teacher was probably dead last. In part because I knew I’d never have the patience, but primarily because I knew I’d never get away with involving slave auctions in my assignments.

That was sarcasm.

Sadly, KMOV 4 reports that an unnamed teacher at Blades Elementary School in St. Louis learned a similar lesson after handing out...

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