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The Twenty-Third Psalm

Graphic: Rachelle Baker I remember when I became Black. There was a time when I was just a boy, a skinny thing who played both ways in Pee-Wee League football and measured my self-worth in how fast I ran or how high I could jump. Undefined by this slight variation in skin tone, my life […]

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Jesus Wasn’t Walkin’ in These: The 5 Ugliest Yeezys Currently on the Market

Kanye West at Milk Studios on June 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. adidas and Kanye West announce the future of their partnership: adidas + KANYE WESTPhoto: Jonathan Liebson (Getty Images) In a world full of lies, this is the truth: Almost every pair of Yeezys is ugly. Last Friday, The Root wrote about Kanye West […]

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Here We Go Again

JUNE 29: Giannis Antetokounmpo, No. 34, of the Milwaukee Bucks is injured against Clint Capela, No. 15, of the Atlanta Hawks during the second half in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Finals at State Farm Arena on June 29, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo: Kevin C. Cox (Getty Images) As one of the most […]

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Shimmy, Shimmy Ya

Photo: Kevin C. Cox (Getty Images) There’s a lot that goes into assessing a professional athlete’s value. There are scouting reports, which deconstruct a particular player’s strengths and weaknesses; there are statistics, which tell you exactly how many points, rebounds, or whatever else said player has accrued; and there are intangibles, such as killer instinct […]

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Introducing ‘Wayoff P’

Photo: Maddie Meyer (Getty Images) Paul George had one job. After scoring his team’s last six points, all within the final minute of the game, all he had to do to seal the deal was hit his free throws. Advertisement But instead, with just 8.2 seconds left in the game and the Los Angeles Clippers […]

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Good Morning to Everyone but Doc Rivers…and Ben Simmons

Photo: Harry How (Getty Images) “Said baby boy you’re only funky as your last cut, You focus on the past, your ass will be a ‘has what’…” —Andre 3000, “Rosa Parks” Oh, boy. Where do we start? Once upon a last season, I branded the Los Angeles Clippers—who have since gone on to redeem themselves […]

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I Travel The Globe Preaching Sermons–And I Love It

Photo: Mark Jefferson preaches a sermon at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy of subject. Currently, I serve as Assistant Professor of Homiletics at Virginia Theological Seminary. Our theological institution turns 200 in 2023. To celebrate and commemorate the occasion, our Seminary president presented me with the unique challenge to preach 200 sermons […]

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There’s Losing, and Then There’s the Philadelphia 76ers

Photo: Tim Nwachukwu (Getty Images) As difficult as it is to fuck off an 18-point lead, it’s even more difficult to fuck off a 26-point lead. Advertisement Yet somehow, because where there’s a will—or a Joel Embiid—there’s a way, the Philadelphia 76ers are on the brink of playoff elimination after shitting the bed in consecutive […]

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Black Ross Employee Remains Calm While KK-Karen Calls Her a ‘Black Bitch’

Screenshot: @LoniLove/ Twitter Normally, I’m not one to praise Black people for remaining calm and peaceful in the face of aggressive white racism—because I don’t believe we should have to. Why the hell do I have to take the proverbial high road when there’s a belligerent melanin-not in my face calling me a nigger, and […]

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US Marshals Fatally Shoot Black Man in Minneapolis. Investigators Say There is No Video Evidence of What Led to the Shooting

Photo: Elliott Cowand Jr (Shutterstock) If George Floyd’s murder wasn’t recorded by a bystander and shown to the world, there is little doubt that Derek Chauvin would be free today and that he and the other three officers charged in his death would still be policing the streets of Minneapolis. It’s also a fact that […]

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Trump Hotel Reportedly Raised Its Rates to Keep QAnon Trump Supporters Out and…LOL!

Photo: Mark Tenally (AP) So apparently, Washington, D.C.’s Trump International Hotel raised its prices in March in order to deter QAnon Trump supporters from visiting, and…my God, that’s hilarious. Imagine a cult leader telling his loyal cultists: “Loving me is free, but if you want to come to my house and stink up my furniture, […]

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