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‘There’s No Limit’: Mom Blogger Shina Sanabria Is All About Using Her Platform to Help Women Learn to Heal and Be Whole

“The support that we get as a community as Black mothers is different than if you search a hashtag that’s just mom blogger. I am not negating or lessening the powerfulness of just mom blogging in general, but there’s a different set of substance and support when you pull up Black mom bloggers.” — Shina […]

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Study by Emory University Finds Younger Black Women at Higher Risk for Heart Disease

Photo: Rocketclips, Inc. (Shutterstock) A recently released study from researchers at Emory University has found that younger Black women may be at greater risk of suffering from heart disease. Advertisement According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the study focused on 1,000 Black women across multiple age ranges in the Atlanta area. Data collected from their research […]

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Sounds Like Hate Returns to Explore the Driving Forces Behind Bigotry and Hate in America

Image: Southern Poverty Law Center The Southern Poverty Law Center prides itself on monitoring the activities of domestic hate groups and other extremists, while working in partnership with local communities to dismantle white supremacy, strengthen intersectional movements, and advance the human rights of all people. But did you know they also have a podcast? Advertisement […]

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Idaho Governor Signs White Fragility Bill Restricting Critical Race Theory From School Curriculum Into Law

In this photo from video, provided by Idaho Public Television, Idaho Gov. Brad Little speaks about the COVID-19 emergency in Boise, Idaho, on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021.Photo: Idaho Public Television (AP) Welp, it happened; Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed a white fragility bill pushed by state Republicans to restrict Critical Race Theory from being taught […]

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Did Theyyyy Do Thaaaat? Jaleel White Says He Didn’t Initially Feel Welcomed on Family Matters Set

Uncensored: Jaleel White (2021)Photo: Courtesy of TV One “As days go by,” an opportunity arises to reflect on your past career on a show such as Uncensored or Unsung. In the case of Jaleel White, who famously starred as Steve Urkel in the ‘90s sitcom Family Matters, he certainly has a lot to reflect on. […]

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Self-Care, Sleep and Sisterhood: Mommy Advocate Cynthia Simpson Shares Practical Takeaways About Motherhood

“As a mother, especially a Black mother, I think it’s important to be transparent about how you feel as a mother, and actually the highs and lows of motherhood.” — Cynthia Simpson, GatherBK, Co-Founder When Cynthia Simpson noticed that none of her friends were going through pregnancy at the same time she was almost four […]

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‘Racial Profiling Zone’ Billboards Along Detroit’s 8 Mile Road Asks Motorists to ‘Share Your Story’

Image: generic image (Shutterstock) Billboards along Eight Mile Road in the area of Detroit are warning Black motorists that they’re in a “Racial Profiling Zone” and asking them to share their own experiences with driving while Black. You already know that white conservatives are going to get all in their feelings about this—just as they […]

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The City of Milwaukee Approves $750,000 Settlement for Former Bucks Player Sterling Brown in Police Misconduct Case

Photo: Mark Metcalfe (Getty Images) In 2018, NBA player Sterling Brown was tackled to the ground and tased by Milwaukee police officers. His crime? Double parking. Three years later, the city has approved a settlement worth $750,000 for the former Bucks athlete. Advertisement According to CBS News, the motion was unanimously passed in a 14-0 […]

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Federal Judge Reverses CDC’s Eviction Moratorium, Putting Millions at Risk of Losing Their Home

Photo: meandering images (Shutterstock) While increased vaccination availability has provided some light at the end of the tunnel with regard to the coronavirus, there are millions of Americans who are still dealing with the financial ramifications of the pandemic. In a move set to impact some of the most vulnerable in our country, a federal […]

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Documents Show That Explosives and Weapons Were Found Near Right-Wing Protests and Events

Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Trump supporters gathered in the nation’s capital today to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election. Photo: Samuel Corum (Getty Images) Of course, explosives and […]

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Florida KK-Karen Arrested for Hurling Whopper and Racial Slurs at Burger King Employee

Judith Anne BlackPhoto: Sumter County Sheriff’s Office A lot of white people are racist. Some white people are so racist that they look for any excuse to show their bigotry off. Last week, an elderly KK-Karen showed her hateful ass at a Burger King in Florida when she reportedly threw a Whopper in an employee’s […]

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‘Slaves Loved Their Master’ and More Dumbass Comments From a QAnon Loving, Trump-Voting Republican

Image: Generic Image (Shutterstock) Apparently, there is a “Woman’s Republican Club of New Orleans” and the president of the organization happens to be a woman named Martha Huckabay. Advertisement Well, it turns out that Lady Huckabay is a goddamn idiot who believes that there is some good in slavery like the myth that some white […]

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Black Parents Say Remote Learning Gives Them And Their Kids Relief From Racism

Photo: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) There are a lot of news reports going around that Black kids are not enrolling in in-person learning at the same rate as white children, but there is one benefit to Black kids learning from home: They don’t have to deal with racist teachers or schools. Advertisement Well, at least not in […]

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A BLM T-Shirt Raises Questions Over Chauvin Juror’s Impartiality

Supporters of Black Lives Matter march toward City Hall during to protest recent incidents around the country of police shootings in Nashville, Tennessee on April 24, 2021.Photo: ADAM DELGIUDICE (Getty Images) Could a BLM T-shirt threaten the conviction of George Floyd’s killer? Over the past few days, a photo of Derek Chauvin juror Brandon Mitchell […]

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NBC Says HFPA’s Overhaul Plan Is ‘an Encouraging Step in the Right Direction’

Event signage appears above the red carpet at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020.Photo: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File (AP) It looks like the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) may be headed in the right direction—at least in the eyes of its affiliated network and production company. Advertisement According to Deadline, the nonprofit […]

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Author Ibram X. Kendi Pivots to Podcasting With Be Antiracist Set for June

Photo: iHeartMedia (AP) If you aren’t familiar with the name Ibram X. Kendi, you should be. The 2020 The Root 100 honoree is the founding director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research, a contributor at The Atlantic, one of the foremost historians of race and discriminatory policy in America, and a New York […]

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Columbus Police Can’t Use Force on Peaceful Protesters, Judge Rules

A protester holds a die-in in front of a row of police officers during a peaceful protest over the death of George Floyd at the State Capital building in downtown Columbus, Ohio, on June 1, 2020.Photo: SETH HERALD (Getty Images) Cops in Columbus, Ohio, have been ordered to use less threatening restraint against protesters who […]

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Exclusive: Olympian Raven Saunders Comes Out of the Dark to Raise Awareness, Destimgatize Mental Health

Raven Saunders in “Out the Dark.”Screenshot: Out the Dark Content warning: The following article discusses mental illness and SI. With Mental Health Awareness Month officially underway, Well Beings, a major media campaign that works to demystify and de-stigmatize our physical and mental health through storytelling, has partnered with The Root to premiere its new web […]

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Exclusive: Olympian Raven Saunders Comes Out of the Dark to Raise Awareness, Destigmatize Mental Health

Raven Saunders in “Out the Dark.”Screenshot: Out the Dark Content warning: The following article discusses mental illness and SI. With Mental Health Awareness Month officially underway, Well Beings, a major media campaign that works to demystify and de-stigmatize our physical and mental health through storytelling, has partnered with The Root to premiere its new web […]

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Black Man Who Was Forced to Work Without Pay by White Boss Should Get $546,000 in Compensation, Court Rules

Bobby Paul Edwards; John Christopher SmithPhoto: J. Reuben Long Detention Center, Screenshot: WPDE This may be one of the most horrific stories that The Root has ever reported. For 23 years, Bobby Paul Edwards, who owned the J&J Cafeteria in Conway, South Carolina, enslaved John Christopher Smith, an intellectually disabled Black man who Edwards beat […]

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Mitch McConnell Urges Education Secretary to Bar The 1619 Project From Federal Grant Programs Because White Fragility is a Helluva Drug

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell—the guy Kentucky senator whose face always looks like it’s melting off of something—is continuing the Republican war on Blackness in education after joining fellow members of the white nationalist circle-jerk party in urging Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to help them ban Critical Race Theory into […]

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Oklahoma Republican Compared Black Lives Matter to KKK and He’s Just as Wrong as the Million Other White People Who Have Done the Same

Photo: Mark Reinstein (Shutterstock) We really need to talk about how basic white conservatives are when it comes to making an argument. That they are racist white nationalists is a given, but what really gets me is the fact that when it comes to thinking critically, they possess all of the depth of an inflatable […]

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NJ Teacher Suspended and Under Investigation for Cursing at Black Students While Calling George Floyd a ‘Criminal’

Screenshot: NBC New York In today’s episode of White People Who Have No Business Teaching Black Students, a New Jersy high school teacher has been suspended after two separate videos surfaced that showed him all in his Klan-ish feelings while shouting at and cursing at students during a virtual class—all because he’s sick of hearing […]

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Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves Says ‘There is Not Systemic Racism in America’, but He Also Declared April ‘Confederate Heritage Month,’ So…

Photo: Mandel Ngan (Getty Images) Every now and then I choose a story to write up, not because I think the story is particularly important in and of itself, but because it provides me with an opportunity to make a point. I’d like to thank Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves—who recently declared on Fox Noose that […]

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‘This Movement Is a Place for You’: Fatima Goss Graves on Creating Space for Black Survivors With We, As Ourselves

Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of National Women’s Law CenterImage: We, As Ourselves As Black History Month segued into Women’s History Month this year, a new platform emerged, centered solely on the vulnerable intersection of those two identities: We, As Ourselves was launched to center Black female and femme survivors of sexual violence and […]

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‘We Only Have One Colored in Our Town’: Court Rules Michigan Bar Can be Sued by Beaten Black Man After No One Called Police

Photo: Kondor83 (Shutterstock) A lot of white people would have us believe we live in a post-racial America. They’ll tell you that it’s actually the narrative around systemic racism that is dividing this country because they’re too obtuse and cowardly to deal with the truth—that this nation has always been divided, and for good reason […]

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White Army Drill Sergeant Arrested in South Carolina for Refusing to Leave Store During ‘Black Lives Don’t Matter’ Rant

John Walter MilesPhoto: Sumter Police Department I’m just going to go ahead and confess something right now: I really enjoy watching angry white people lose their shit over the “racism” of Black Lives Matter. Advertisement They don’t understand the movement because they view the world through a very white lens, and they want desperately to […]

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Unarmed Black Man Shot 10 Times by Sheriff’s Deputy Who Gave Him a Ride Home

Photo: Jaromir Chalabala (Shutterstock) Neither Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict nor the unending wave of anti-police violence protests that have taken place in America has put an end to police shootings of Black people. In fact, not only are the shootings still happening, but they’re getting more bizarre. On Wednesday, in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, a Black […]

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It’s Mother Earth’s Day, Treat Yourself to Some Clean, Green, Black-Owned Beauty

Image: Anna Ok (Shutterstock) Happy Earth Day, y’all! It is on this sunny (well, sunny in Brooklyn, at least) day that we honor our mother—by going to plant a tree, frolic in a park, that sort of thing. However, if you’re not trying to do those things, there are still ways to support the environment—and […]

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Maurice Jones-Drew, NFL Player’s Association Partner With Goalsetter to Surprise Over 250 Students With Savings Accounts

Photo: Cindy Ord (Getty Images) In our quest to break generational curses, more and more Black folks are going to therapy and embracing financial literacy. I personally have made both a priority during the pandemic—I’m happy to report that my credit score no longer resembles my shoe size—and Black-owned finance app Goalsetter has positioned itself […]

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