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Leaked Memo Reveals GOP Strategy for Mass Shootings: Minimize White Supremacy, Blame Left

Leaked Memo Reveals GOP Strategy for Mass Shootings: Minimize White Supremacy, Blame Left

In an attempt to control the narrative around mass shootings in the United States, a leaked memo reveals the GOP’s strategy in doing so: Point the finger at the left and minimize the role of white supremacy at all costs.

The Tampa Bay Times has the scoop:

Congressional Republicans recently circulated talking points on gun violence that falsely described the El Paso massacre and other mass...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor 4 hours 29 minutes ago. 7 comments

Police Digitally Alter Mugshot to Implicate Bank Robbery Suspect: 'They’re Increasing the Risk of Mistaken Identity'

Police Digitally Alter Mugshot to Implicate Bank Robbery Suspect: 'They’re Increasing the Risk of Mistaken Identity'

I know they think we all look alike, but with the assortment of distinct tattoos that adorn Tyrone Lamont Allen’s right cheek, forehead and left eye, it’s pretty damn hard to mistake the 50-year-old for anybody else. Yet, when a string of bank heists occurred in April 2017 and not a single bank teller could recall seeing any tattoos on the face of the suspect who robbed them, Portland police...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Aug 17, 2019 at 03:00.

Somebody Found John Coltrane's Lost Album Blue World and We're All Better for It

Somebody Found John Coltrane's Lost Album Blue World and We're All Better for It

John Coltrane is kind of a big deal.

Over the course of a career that spanned over two decades, the legendary composer and saxophonist churned out classic albums like 1957’s Blue Train and 1964’s A Love Supreme , all while trying to kick a vicious heroin addiction and expanding the boundaries of what we knew jazz to be.

And now, over a half-century since his untimely demise, we’ll be receiving...

Jay Connor Jay Connor Aug 16, 2019 at 23:30. 6 comments

Marlon Wayans Comes for Cancel Culture: 'You Know, Freedom of Speech. What Happened to That?'

Marlon Wayans Comes for Cancel Culture: 'You Know, Freedom of Speech. What Happened to That?'

Fresh off the heels of his brand new Netflix comedy Sextuplets—which is actually pretty damn funny—Marlon Wayans made a pitstop on Buzzfeed’s AM to DM Thursday to discuss a myriad of topics. However, one, in particular, had the internet buzzing.

“My job is to talk about all the things people are scared to say,” Wayans said. “My job is to go into these dark topics and go in these dark caves...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Aug 16, 2019 at 20:51. 3 comments

#FundraisingWhileBlack: White Woman Pulls Gun on Black Teenagers Raising Money for Their Football Team

#FundraisingWhileBlack: White Woman Pulls Gun on Black Teenagers Raising Money for Their Football Team

Well, hello there!

In today’s edition of #ExistingWhileBlack, we have a despicable human being named Jerri Kelly, who pulled a gun on a group of black teenagers whose only crime was raising money for their high school football team.

ABC News has the scoop:

The wife of an Arkansas jail administrator was arrested and charged with assault several days after police say she pulled a gun on four...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Aug 16, 2019 at 03:00. 11 comments

Take a Look, It’s in a Book: Our Forever President Drops His 2019 Summer Reading List

Take a Look, It’s in a Book: Our Forever President Drops His 2019 Summer Reading List

I spend a lot of time studying successful people.

I want to know where they went to school, who their mentors are, what their daily routine consists of, what they eat, hell, what brand of toilet paper do they use?

But one of the things I’m most curious about is what books they’re reading. And on Wednesday, our forever President Barack Obama was kind enough to bless his Instagram followers with...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Aug 16, 2019 at 00:24. 17 comments

Suspect Surrenders After Shooting 6 Police Officers During 8-Hour Standoff in Philadelphia: ‘It Was Like a War’

Suspect Surrenders After Shooting 6 Police Officers During 8-Hour Standoff in Philadelphia: ‘It Was Like a War’

After shooting six police officers during a standoff that lasted almost eight hours, 36-year-old Maurice Hill surrendered to authorities.

According to the Washington Post, Hill surrendered on Thursday shortly after midnight and is expected to face a litany of charges from the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, including attempted murder and aggravated assault.

Philadelphia Police Sgt....

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Aug 15, 2019 at 21:12. 7 comments

#LookingWhileBlack: Police Stop, Question Black Man for ‘Looking Suspiciously’ at a White Woman

#LookingWhileBlack: Police Stop, Question Black Man for ‘Looking Suspiciously’ at a White Woman

In what serves as the latest example of #ExistingWhileBlack, I present 20-year-old Devin Meyers, who was stopped by police for—wait for it—“looking suspiciously” at a white woman.

No, really.

Have you ever seen a white woman in public? They do a lot of suspicious shit. But regardless, according to the Daily Dot, police in Royal Oak, Mich., felt Meyers’ decision to do so was just cause to be...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Aug 15, 2019 at 04:20.

Jay-Z Touts His NFL Partnership as the Evolution of Colin Kapernick’s Protests. But Is It?

Jay-Z Touts His NFL Partnership as the Evolution of Colin Kapernick’s Protests. But Is It?

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a bit bewildered at Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter’s decision to partner with the NFL.

In case you missed the big news yesterday—which, of course, you didn’t, because you read all about it here at The Root—the man who gave us Blue Ivy, Sir and Rumi announced a multi-year partnership between his Roc Nation empire and the nefarious NFL.

‘You Need Me, I Don't Need You’?...
Jay Connor Jay Connor Aug 15, 2019 .

White Guy Spits on Black Girlfriend After Her Bizarre Request for Slavery Role Play

White Guy Spits on Black Girlfriend After Her Bizarre Request for Slavery Role Play

I don’t judge what anyone else does in their bedroom, but some of y’all are out here really whylin.

Take for instance interracial couple Kenneth Atkins and Ashley Edwards, who according to the Smoking Gun, got into a lover’s quarrel over Atkins’ refusal to partake in some rather questionable role play.

From the Smoking Gun:

The Florida couple was in their Bradenton home late Tuesday evening when...

Jay Connor Jay Connor Aug 14, 2019 at 21:33. 1 comments

Your Disdain for Facebook Messenger Is Warranted. Social Network Comes Clean About Transcribing Your DMs

Your Disdain for Facebook Messenger Is Warranted. Social Network Comes Clean About Transcribing Your DMs

Everybody hates Facebook Messenger.

Since its debut in 2011, it has been accused of being clunky, intrusive and untrustworthy, while its billions of users have kicked and screamed at being bullied into having to use it. But despite its glaring flaws, it also serves as a convenient method to engage with obnoxious relatives or to shoot your shot at your homegirl’s homegirl whose phone number...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Aug 13, 2019 at 21:30.

Oprah, Tarell Alvin McCraney Discuss Their Quest to Validate Black Boys With New Series David Makes Man

Oprah, Tarell Alvin McCraney Discuss Their Quest to Validate Black Boys With New Series David Makes Man

For all of her otherworldly grace and wisdom, Oprah admits to one glaring blind spot.

“I think most of the stories I’ve read growing up were always about black girls,” she told The Root during an interview with selected press. “I’m always looking at coming-of-age black girl stories like [The Bluest Eye’s] Pecola Breedlove. [...] So sitting in the room with Tarell was the first time I thought,...

Jay Connor Jay Connor Aug 10, 2019. 10 comments

Mystikal Busted His Ass for All Our Sins and There’s Video Evidence to Prove It

Mystikal Busted His Ass for All Our Sins and There’s Video Evidence to Prove It

Since I’ve spent my entire morning laughing at this shit, I suppose I’ll share with the rest of the class now.

TMZ reports that some guy named Mystikal, who somehow ranks higher than Jadakiss on Panama Jackson’s list of greatest rappers of all-time , caught the L of the century when he fell off the stage during a performance Thursday night in Tampa, Fla., And with this being the digital era,...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Aug 10, 2019.

White Tears Attempt to Drown Out the True History of Louisiana Plantation: 'Very Racist. If You're White, Don't Go'

White Tears Attempt to Drown Out the True History of Louisiana Plantation: 'Very Racist. If You're White, Don't Go'

In today’s edition of white people whitepeopling, I’d like to introduce you to the Whitney Plantation in Wallace, La., where visitors are encouraged to partake in a guided tour of “the only plantation museum in Louisiana with an exclusive focus on the lives of enslaved people,” according to its website.

Yet despite its obvious premise, it would appear that there are unseasoned individuals who...

Jay Connor Jay Connor Aug 10, 2019. 7 comments

After Record-Setting ICE Raid in Mississippi, Migrant Children Face the Horror of Living Without Their Parents

After Record-Setting ICE Raid in Mississippi, Migrant Children Face the Horror of Living Without Their Parents

After nearly 700 immigrants were detained by ICE agents on Wednesday during a series of strategic raids, an ugly situation in Morton, Miss., became even more gruesome as children, some as young as toddlers, have been forced to rely on members of their community in the absence of their parents.

Invoking the Racist Dog Whistles of the Past, ICE Arrests Nearly 700 Undocumented Immigrants in…

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Aug 09, 2019.

Megan Thee Stallion, Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign Invite Us to Ride the Boat on Hot Girl Summer

Megan Thee Stallion, Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign Invite Us to Ride the Boat on Hot Girl Summer

After birthing the phenomenon known as “Hot Girl Summer,” its official anthem has finally arrived, courtesy of Megan Thee Stallion, with a little assistance from a pair of artists equally about that liberated life: Ty Dolla $ign and Nicki Minaj.

We first learned of Nicki and Ty’s involvement with the song on Monday, when the music discovery app Shazam spilled the beans on who would...

Jay Connor Jay Connor Aug 09, 2019.

Damn. Even Team USA Doesn't Want Carmelo Anthony

Damn. Even Team USA Doesn't Want Carmelo Anthony

While Kobe Bryant, Dirk Nowitzki and Dwyane Wade enjoyed graceful ascents into the NBA afterlife, 10-time NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony’s excruciating exodus has been anything but.

After an ugly divorce with the New York Knicks in 2017, a short-lived fling with the Oklahoma City Thunder soon after, and a 10-game tryst with the Houston Rockets in which neither side will admit they were...

Jay Connor Jay Connor Aug 09, 2019.

Black-ish's Marcus Scribner Launches Campaign to Help Families in Need Kick Off the School Year

Black-ish's Marcus Scribner Launches Campaign to Help Families in Need Kick Off the School Year

After spending my adolescent summers terrorizing swimming pools and basketball courts, I have fond memories of making my triumphant return to school. I couldn’t wait to stunt on my classmates with my new Penny Hardaway jersey or flex on the kids in my art class with my fresh stock of sketch pads and colored pencils. But one thing I never considered was the toll that the first day of school...

Jay Connor Jay Connor Aug 08, 2019. 9 comments

After the Latest Pair of Mass Shootings, Betty White Has Become a Meme and White People Aren't Happy About It

After the Latest Pair of Mass Shootings, Betty White Has Become a Meme and White People Aren't Happy About It

Betty White is a national treasure.

The comedian and actress has been doing the damn thing since what feels like the dawn of time, and even at 97 years of age she still makes it a point to bless us all with her trademark spunk and sass.

But this shit is funny.

I first saw it on Marc Lamont Hill’s Instagram page on Wednesday and my slow ass stared at my phone for a good five minutes until a light...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Aug 08, 2019. 8 comments

NFL Receiver Kenny Stills Calls Out Miami Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross for Being a Trump-Loving Hypocrite

NFL Receiver Kenny Stills Calls Out Miami Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross for Being a Trump-Loving Hypocrite

If Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross decides to follow through on his plans to host an elaborate reelection fundraiser for his lord and master Donald Trump, he might want to confer with some of the players on his team beforehand.

On Wednesday morning, Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills gave his boss the finger when he shared the following tweet with his thousands of followers:

“You can’t have a...

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