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The Root: Obama to CBC: ‘Personal Insult’ to Me if Black Voters Don’t Support Clinton

Fiyah. Lit. Sixteen bars. There are all sorts of African American colloquialisms and aphorisms that will be used to describe President Barack Obama’s last speech as president to the Congressional Black Caucus last night. 756 more words

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The Root: Can You Sue Your College? President Obama Says Yes You Can

When I was in college at the University of Virginia, every year they had an event called Spring Fling. Spring Fling (as opposed to the much colder, gloomier Fall Fling) was the visitation weekend for all African-American students who’d been accepted to UVA, and it was a huge party. 881 more words

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The Root: Seattle Seahawks #AllLivesMatter Protest Is an Act of Political Cowardice

Are you ready for some football? Are you ready for some flag-waving solemn 15thanniversary of September 11th remembrances? Are you ready for some Colin Kaepernick-inspired Black Lives Matter demonstrations by NFL players? 1,104 more words

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The Root: As the Race Tightens, Hillary Clinton Knows #BlackVotesMatter

The week after Labor Day is the official beginning of the campaign to be president of the United States of America. Commercials and news coverage will fool you into thinking that the campaign has been going on for the last two years, but effectively, most Americans don’t tune in until the last burger has been flipped and B. 796 more words

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The Root: DragonCon: Where Black Nerds Come Out to Play

Most people spend their Labor Day weekend cooking, shopping or just getting the heck out of town. Other people spend Labor Day weekend cooking up plans for world domination, shopping for rare-action-figure collectibles and finding ways to fly to another galaxy. 785 more words

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The Root: Donald Trump Meets With Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, and the Joke Is on All of Us

You could not come up with a more desperate pair of political leaders than GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. Trump has dug himself into a huge hole in the polls, and his pivot to African Americans has all the skill and grace of the… 886 more words

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The Root: Colin Kaepernick Shows That #BlackLivesMatter Even When His Career May Not

San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick chose last Friday to remind America that black lives matter. It’s a laudable goal, and one for which he should be commended. 1,088 more words

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