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Understanding #TrumpFlop on Obamacare in 7 Easy Memes and GIFs

Brutal. Shameful. Embarrassing. America hasn’t seen a politician take an L this bad since Papa Pope read Fitz. In case you missed the sound of a million souls crying out in joy, then suddenly drowned out by loud laughter, the Republicans’ ill-fated attempt to scrap and replace Obamacare flopped miserably today. 956 more words

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How Umar Johnson Cured Me of Being a Hidden Hotep

I am a recovering hidden Hotep. Mind you, not the ankh-wearing, incense-selling, lecture-women-about-their menstrual-cycles kind of Hotep.

I was more Hotep-adjacent. Hidden beneath my public-Ivy education and functional relationship with my parents lurked a man who would disappear down YouTube click holes of Tariq Nasheed, Professor Griff, ZaZa Ali and, of course, Dr. 1,206 more words

Jason Johnson Weekly Column

Trump’s Game of Russian Roulette Could End in 1 of These 3 Ways

On Saturday morning, President Donald Trump woke up, looked at a few right-wing websites, realized that he was going down and started tweeting blame at former President Barack Obama. 1,228 more words


Morehouse College President: We Got Played

There is an old African proverb that has been passed down from the ancestors through generations of black people that goes as such: “Never trust anyone who lets people put their feet on the couch.” After meeting with the Trump Administration for two days and reviewing the Cheddar Bob’s executive order on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Morehouse College President John Wilson, Jr. 51 more words

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The håle' | Food From Roots

Håle’: root, to root .

Chamoru: indigenous people from the Marianas islands.

Disclaimer: I’m not a writer, a chef, or a perfectionist. If you are any of these things, you will be disappointed in this blog. 455 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