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The Root: St. Louis Mayoral Candidate Tishaura Jones Pens Savage Letter to City Paper About Its Systemic Racism

On April 4 the city of St. Louis will have its first mayoral election since the Ferguson protests in 2014. While the suburb of Ferguson has become synonymous across the nation with systemic municipal racism and corruption, St. 1,185 more words


The Root: Republicans Hope for ‘Valentine’s Day Surprise’ in Harlem Election for NYC Council Seat

Most people think of Valentine’s Day as a chance to spend time with the one you love, spend money on the one you want to love or console those who don’t have anyone who loves them anymore. 421 more words


The Lego Batman Movie Is the Brokeback Batman We’ve Always Wanted

(Slight spoilers, but not really!)

The story of Batman is now as much an American fable as that of Paul Bunyan, John Henry or Tom Sawyer. 975 more words

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The Root: Fight, Flight or Freeze? Trump Is the Ultimate History Test for Black America

I remember sitting in class back in high school and learning about slavery, Jim Crow and the civil rights movement (since that’s all they taught about black history) and thinking … what the hell? 920 more words


The Root: You Can’t Make This Stuff Up: Donald Trump’s 1st Interview on ABC

I don’t believe in assigning President Trump silly nicknames. There is no combination of orange, hand, marigold or pumpkin jokes or references that either makes me chuckle or truly demonstrates who or what he is. 818 more words


The Root: When Is It OK to Meet With Trump? Advice for Steve Harvey and Other Black Celebrities

Donald Trump is going to be president of the United States, and therefore people are going to have to talk with him.

Some of those people will be black and disagree with Trump, some of those people will be black and agree with everything Trump says and some of those people will be black and just doing their jobs. 948 more words

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The Root: Republicans Are Playing a Game of Jenga With Health Care Reform

As a majority of Americans await the inauguration of a president they didn’t vote for, even more Americans face an unclear future about their health care coverage. 715 more words