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Is Outkast Better Than the Beatles? A Scientific Analysis

Photo: Daily Express/Theo Wargo (Getty Images) Social StudiesThe Root’s Social Studies is a daily, curated, one-stop shop for all the funny, relevant and important content that should be trending on social media. It started with a simple tweet from comedian Ron Funches (who at least one white person assumed was Questlove’s real name). Advertisement Of […]

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YOOOO, Trump Played TF Out His Own People LOL!: Trump Campaign Dupes Supporters Into Automatic Recurring Donations

Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) Donald Trump is a con artist—and he wouldn’t even be a good one if his marks were smarter than a box of dull hammers and rusty nails. Most Americans realize that the Trump presidency was a four-year-long con and that the biggest suckers involved were Orange Juissolini’s own supporters. What […]

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For Autism Awareness Day, NBA Legend Penny Hardaway Challenges You to ‘Light It Up Blue’

Photo: Sam Greenwood (Getty Images) Yes, NBA legend Penny Hardaway—more commonly known as the greatest NBA player in the history of ever; Gen Z, do your Googles—is world-renowned for his basketball prowess and coaching aptitude. But before anything else, he’s a loving father to his three children: LaTanfernee, Laila and 21-year-old Jayden. Advertisement Ever since […]

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How Is This Not a Foul?!

Screenshot: ESPN Confession time! Maybe it’s because I never had the traditional college experience (I sacrificed my health and sanity in the military instead; you’re welcome) or perhaps it’s because I’ve never had the desire to keep up with the constant influx of players and teams (how in the hell do y’all keep up with […]

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Larenz Tate Explains How Bronzeville Is More Than a Tale of Perseverance, It’s a Star-Studded Podcast That Wouldn’t Exist Without It

Photo: Frederick M. Brown (Getty Images) When last we left Bronzeville, the audio scripted series produced by Laurence Fishburne’s Cinema Gypsy Productions and Larenz Tate’s TateMen Entertainment, the Copeland family was reeling from the mysterious death of Everett Copeland (played by Wood Harris). And now, with Season 2 officially underway after an agonizing three-year hiatus, […]

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The Root’s Clapback Mailbag: The Blacker the Content, the Whiter the Tears

Illustration: Oscar Bustamante Clapback MailbagEach Friday, we select the best (or worst) emails, tweets, DMs and comments from our readers and respond to them in the The Root’s Clapback Mailbag. The Clapback Mailbag was never supposed to be about me. When we first came up with this idea, I assumed every writer at The Root […]

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Exclusive Clip: The Largest Armed Black Militia in the U.S. Uphold Their 2nd Amendment Rights in Season 2 Launch of Showtime’s VICE

Episode 1 of “Vice”, Season 2Screenshot: Courtesy of Showtime As Black folks, we are constantly given sobering reminders that we can’t actually depend on a national organization designed (in theory) to serve and protect us when that very organization is founded on white supremacy and is consistently terrorizing us to this very day. Nah, we […]

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I Know That’s Right: E! to Kick Off Season 2 of True Hollywood Story With ‘Up’ Rapper Cardi B

Cardi B attends the Swisher Sweets Awards on April 12, 2019 in West Hollywood, California. Photo: JB Lacroix (Getty Images) It looks like things are continuing to go up for Cardi B these days. In addition to holding the No. 2 spot on the Hot 100, Billboard has announced that the “I Like It Like […]

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So I Guess Square, Inc. Had Dinner With Jay-Z and Is Now Acquiring a Majority Stake in Tidal

Jay-Z makes an announcement of the launch of Dream Chasers record label in joint venture with Roc Nation; Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey appears on a screen as he speaks remotely during a hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee on Capitol Hill.Photo: Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File (AP), Michael Reynolds/Pool Photo via AP, File (AP) Yes, I’m about […]

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University of Texas Donors Threaten to Pull Donations If School Gets Rid of Racist Fight Song

Photo: Doug Pensinger (Getty Images) Pardon me if you’ve heard this before, but the University of Texas at Austin has a bit of a “OK, so is this racist as hell or nah?” problem when it comes to its fight song. But of course, you knew this already because you read The Root. For those […]

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Jay-Z Shares His ‘Empire State of Mind’ With LVMH, Forms Partnership With Moët Hennessy

Jay-Z attends 2020 Roc Nation THE BRUNCH on January 25, 2020.Photo: Erik Voake/Getty Images for Roc Nation (Getty Images) Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter is hellbent on journalists referencing his “I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man” lyric in the article’s lede with every money move he makes, isn’t he? Oh look, I did it again. […]

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