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S.C. County Council Candidate Posed in Black Face; Community Outraged, but The Root Staff is Unimpressed

S.C. County Council Candidate Posed in Black Face; Community Outraged, but The Root Staff is Unimpressed

When it comes to blackface it’s going to take more than a little black shoe polish to rile up the staff at The Root. We’ve seen them all; the racist tributes to sports heroes, the racist tributes to
A List of Things Much Better (and Safer!) Than Water to Throw at Stupid, Silly, Dangerous Racists

A List of Things Much Better (and Safer!) Than Water to Throw at Stupid, Silly, Dangerous Racists

Someone threw some water at sentient box of racist baking soda Tomi Lahren, and the question of whether it was a justifiable act is now apparently such a thing that our loose-bootied-ass president
Nordstrom Is Getting More Size-Inclusive ... Thanks to a Kardashian?

Nordstrom Is Getting More Size-Inclusive ... Thanks to a Kardashian?

True-confession time: Last summer, while modeling in a catalog shoot for Nordstrom, I put on the best-fitting, most flattering pair of jeans I’ve ever worn. They perfectly accommodated both my full
There’s a Reparations Happy Hour in Oregon Where Black Attendees Get Cash From White Donors
Nordstrom's Half-Yearly Sale Is Upon Us - Save On Thousands of Styles From Hundreds of Brands

Nordstrom's Half-Yearly Sale Is Upon Us - Save On Thousands of Styles From Hundreds of Brands

Nordstrom has two large sales each year: The Anniversary Sale and The Half-Yearly Sale. Well, today is about halfway through the year, so Nordstrom is taking up to 40% off a boatload of styles. Read
Can Someone Take the iPad From the President? He’s Tweeting About ‘Criminal Deep State’ Conspiracy Again

Can Someone Take the iPad From the President? He’s Tweeting About ‘Criminal Deep State’ Conspiracy Again

My money is on Vice President Mike Pence as being the member of Donald Trump’s Cabinet who keeps sliding the president an unlocked iPad when no one is looking so that he can send out his
Things I Learned Yesterday After Being Stuck in an Airport for 10 Hours Because of a Flight Delay

Things I Learned Yesterday After Being Stuck in an Airport for 10 Hours Because of a Flight Delay

I’m writing this from a hotel room in Washington, D.C. I’m here for a Q&A and book signing with Franchesca Ramsey Wednesday evening, and I’ll also be on Al-Jazeera’s The Stream Wednesday
Angela Bassett and Thandie Newton Discuss Being Black and What’s Considered Sexy in Hollywood

Angela Bassett and Thandie Newton Discuss Being Black and What’s Considered Sexy in Hollywood

Angela Bassett and Thandie Newton are gracing the cover of the Hollywood Reporter’s June issue, along with Claire Foy (The Crown), Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Deuce), Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Wednesday's Best Deals: OLED TVs, Cheap Kindles, Discounted Dremel, and More

Wednesday's Best Deals: OLED TVs, Cheap Kindles, Discounted Dremel, and More

A $15 bonus at Lowe’s, discounted OLED TVs, a Dremel 3000, and more lead today’s best deals.Read more...

Gizmodo Mark Zuckerberg Played Parliament for Fools and They’re Pissed | Jalopnik Here’s The Differe

Gizmodo Mark Zuckerberg Played Parliament for Fools and They’re Pissed | Jalopnik Here’s The Difference Between Synthetic And Normal Motor Oil, And What The Numbers On The Bottle Mean | Kotaku The
Exclusive: A Leaked Email Exchange Between Aaron Schlossberg and His PR Firm, You Can’t Say That MFer LLC

Exclusive: A Leaked Email Exchange Between Aaron Schlossberg and His PR Firm, You Can’t Say That MFer LLC

Editor’s note: This is satire. What is satire, you ask? According to Dictionary.com, satire is the use of humor, irony, exaggeration or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices,
Cast of Queen Sugar Gets Real About Interracial Dating. Guess Who Was Told, ‘Don’t Bring the Oppressor Home’

Cast of Queen Sugar Gets Real About Interracial Dating. Guess Who Was Told, ‘Don’t Bring the Oppressor Home’

It’s the hot-button topic right now: interracial dating and love. Donald Glover faced criticism around the topic after the release of his viral hit, “This Is America.” The video screamed blackness and
The Future of Fashion is at Atlanta's Grady High School
Louisiana Prosecutors Try but Can’t Stop Ex-Felons From Regaining Voting Rights

Louisiana Prosecutors Try but Can’t Stop Ex-Felons From Regaining Voting Rights

Despite a last-ditch effort to overturn a recent bill restoring voting rights to ex-felons in Louisiana, legislators in the Statehouse recently passed a bill doing just that, another victory for
Miami Judge Uses Racial Slur to Describe Black Defendant, Blames Language on Growing Up in New York

Miami Judge Uses Racial Slur to Describe Black Defendant, Blames Language on Growing Up in New York

A Miami judge is trying to blame his New York upbringing on the fact that he used a racial slur to describe a black defendant. Read more...
Pilot Kicks Passenger Off Flight for Hurling Racial Slur at Flight Attendant

Pilot Kicks Passenger Off Flight for Hurling Racial Slur at Flight Attendant

A Tunisair pilot stood up for a member of his flight crew after a passenger referred to a flight attendant as a “black bitch of an air hostess.”Read more...
Georgia Medical Examiner Rules CDC Employee Timothy Cunningham’s Death Suicide by Drowning

Georgia Medical Examiner Rules CDC Employee Timothy Cunningham’s Death Suicide by Drowning

The death of Timothy Cunningham, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employee who went missing in early February, only for his body to be found in the Chattahoochee River in early April, has

Start Your Father's Day Shopping Early With This One-Day Dremel Deal

You might not need to use a Dremel all that often, but it’s one of those things everyone should keep in their tool box, if only for sanding wood and carving jack-o-lanterns. Today only as part of a
Donald Glover Fans Have Taken Over a Trump Fan Page on Reddit

Donald Glover Fans Have Taken Over a Trump Fan Page on Reddit

Donald Trump’s Reddit fans are a bit peeved after someone turned their crusty little subreddit page into a haven for all things Donald Glover—the one true Donald, according to Glover’s fans.Read
Tomi Lahren Has Drinks Thrown at Her During Hip-Hop Brunch in Minneapolis

Tomi Lahren Has Drinks Thrown at Her During Hip-Hop Brunch in Minneapolis

Tomi Lahren and her mother, Trudy, walked into a Saturday brunch in Minneapolis over the weekend, and they didn’t receive a warm welcome. The Lahren women instead got accosted at the Union Restaurant,