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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

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4 Takeaways From Donald Trump’s 1st Press Conference as President-Elect

After weeks and weeks of delay, President-elect Donald Trump held his first postelection press conference. The conference itself was relatively short and didn’t necessarily provide many substantive answers about conflicts of interest, which was ostensibly what the main topic was. 684 more words

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The Root: 5 Times George Michael Showed His ‘Blue-Eyed Soul’ to Black America

As 2016 continues to troll us with loss after loss (Muhammad Ali, Prince, Ron Glass, democracy, etc.), the news on Christmas Day that British singer George Michael died… 1,190 more words

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From Russia With Blackness: Terrell J. Starr, Black America’s Russian Translator

Terrell J. Starr has been Columbused by many in the mainstream media in the last several weeks. As the Russian hack on the 2016 election and President-elect Donald Trump’s relationship with Russian leader Vladimir Putin dominate the headlines, outlets are looking for a fresh take on Russian politics and American vulnerabilities. 1,068 more words

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Go See Office Christmas Party and Remember Everything You Like About the Holidays

Nostalgia is a funny thing in the movies. When it’s done right, movies whisk us back to some bygone romanticized era where we could all laugh, party and relive simpler times—think… 890 more words

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