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The Root: Sister, Soldier, Voter: Tapping Into the Hidden Vote of the Black Military Woman

America should rethink the “American soldier” mythology during this year’s presidential election. The conventional wisdom, from politics to pop culture, that the military voter is white, male and Republican runs deep and false. 1,278 more words

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The Root: Yes, Bernie Sanders, the System Is Rigged—What Else Is New?

Bernie Sanders has no reason to be angry. He’s done more to raise his profile in the last 18 months than he’s done in over 30 years in the House and Senate. 1,068 more words

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The Root: How Dating Sites, Thanks to Princeton Review, Know More About You Than You Do

When I was growing up, there were always three places that my parents said were great for meeting your future girlfriend, wife or significant other: church, work and, of course, school. 808 more words

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The Root: Donald Trump Can Become President. Here’s How

Political pundits said all last spring that Donald Trump wouldn’t get into the presidential race. Then he did.

Throughout the fall, when he was leading in polls and insulting every constituency in America, those same talking heads thought… 1,238 more words

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The Root: Captain America: Civil War Is the Blackest Movie Marvel Has Ever Made

In the last few years of the Obama era, the phrase “ __ is the blackest thing ever” has become a bit overused. Beyoncé’s latest video is the blackest thing ever! 1,009 more words

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The Root: For Cruz and Sanders, the Indiana Primary Signals the Beginning of the End

The Indiana primary will likely be the sad ending to what looked to be one of the most exciting presidential primary seasons in recent history. On the Republican side we’ve seen a field of 17 candidates whittled down to just Donald Trump, Texas Sen. 574 more words

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The Root: Africa? What Africa? Donald Trump Barely Mentions Entire Continent During Foreign Policy Speech

Donald Trump gave his first official foreign policy speech in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday and reminded Americans that his understanding of world affairs is just short of a… 988 more words

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