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Bad Trip Star Eric Andre Racially Profiled by Police at Atlanta Airport

Eric Andre attends the premiere of Disney’s “The Lion King” at Dolby Theatre on July 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California.Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer (Getty Images) When TV host and comedian Eric Andre stepped foot into the Atlanta Hartsfield–Jackson International Airport airport to catch his flight, I’m sure the last thing he planned for was to get […]

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Anti-Protest Bill Into Law

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to the media about the cruise industry during a press conference at PortMiami on April 08, 2021 in Miami, Florida. The Governor announced that the state is suing the federal government to allow cruises to resume in Florida. Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a very […]

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‘This Wasn’t Policing, This Was Murder’: Day 16 of Chauvin Trial Consists of Lengthy Closing Arguments Before the Jury Deliberates Verdict

Prosecutor Jerry Blackwell gives a rebuttal during closing arguments as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides.Image: Court TV-Pool (AP) The trial of Derek Chauvin is winding down as day 16 saw both the prosecution and defense lay out their closing arguments. Advertisement According to the New York Times, prosecutor Steve Schleicher was the first to […]

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Former Home of Witness for Derrick Chauvin Defense Smeared With Pig’s Blood

Barry Brodd, a use of force expert testifies as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides, Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn. Chauvin is charged in the May 25, 2020 death of George Floyd. Photo: Court TV (AP) I guess […]

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Defense Argues That George Floyd Died From a Heart Attack During Day 13 of Chauvin Trial

Dr. David Fowler, a retired forensic pathologist and former chief medical examiner for the state of Maryland is questioned by prosecutor Jerry BlackwellImage: Court TV-Pool (AP) Throughout the trial, Derek Chauvin’s defense team has largely argued that the Chauvin used “reasonable” force against George Floyd, and Floyd’s drug use and pre-existing health conditions were responsible […]

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‘He Showed Us How to Treat Our Mom’: George Floyd’s Brother Gives Heartfelt Testimony During Day 11 of Chauvin Trial

Philonise Floyd, brother of George Floyd, becomes emotional as he testifies as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides over court Monday, April 12, 2021Image: Court TV-Pool (AP) Day 11 of Derek Chauvin’s trial saw a cardiologist push back against the idea a heart attack caused George Floyd’s death; George Floyd’s brother gave a moving “spark-of-life” […]

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Kansas Senator Reportedly Leads Cop in Car Chase, Drives Drunk on Wrong Side of the Highway, Calls Cop ‘Donut Boy,’ Doesn’t Get Treated Like a Negro

Kansas Senate Majority Leader Gene Suellentrop (R)Photo: Shawnee County Jail Do I even need to say it? Surely, what is known doesn’t need to be put in words—but you want me to say it, don’t you? Advertisement Fine, I’ll say it: There are two Americas. Just last week, I addressed the issue of police officers […]

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Debates Around George Floyd’s Drug Use Continued as Multiple Forensic Scientists Took the Stand in Day 8 of the Chauvin Trial

Senior Special Agent James Reyerson of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension testifies as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides Image: Court TV-Pool (AP) After over a week of testimonies, it’s become increasingly clear that the defense is leaning on the idea that George Floyd’s drug use was what caused his death and not former […]

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Exhibiting a Lack of Logic or Decency, Virginia Lt. Gov. Fairfax Says He’s Been Treated Like George Floyd and Emmett Till

Photo: Zach Gibson (Getty Images) Let’s just start off by saying that Virginia’s Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax ain’t shit. Advertisement He already indicated his potential ain’t shitness back in 2019, when he likened the sexual assault allegations made against him by two women to the racist lynchings of black people in the state of Virginia […]

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White People Are Weird: Virginia School System Investigating Social Media Post That Mocks George Floyd’s Death

Photo: Megan Varner (Getty Images) I swear white folks are just looking for any excuse to be racist. A school system in Virginia is investigating a post on social media that mocked George Floyd’s death in celebration of— wait for it—a football game. Advertisement White people. Why are you like this? According to the Associated […]

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Video Shows Danville, Calif., Cop Shooting Mentally Ill Homeless Man, His 2nd Killing in 2 1/2 Years

Photo: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Video of a homeless man with a history of mental illness being shot and killed by a Contra Costa Sheriff’s deputy March 11 has just been released to the public, and the victim’s family wants answers, according to the Mercury News. Advertisement The video, which was recorded by an eyewitness sitting in […]

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Michigan Democrats Move to Block Republican Voter Suppression Efforts

Michigan Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist speaks to the audience attending the Democratic Presidential Debate at the Fox Theatre July 31, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan.Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images (Getty Images) Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist is calling on congressional Democrats to pass federal legislation that will counter GOP efforts at the state level to limit access […]

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New York Puff-Puff-Passes Bill Legalizing Marijuana and Cuomo Signs It Into Law

Photo: Shutterstock Amidst his considerable PR troubles, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill on Wednesday that should serve as a breezy interlude of good news for New Yorkers who enjoy smoking weed but not the risk of criminalization that has long hovered overuse of the herb. Advertisement On Tuesday night, the New York […]

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Can a Sexless Robot Run for President? Some Think Mike Pence Is Making a Push for 2024

Photo: Melina Mara (Getty Images) Remember back a million years ago when America was under the rule of the most racist president and his sexless robot former Vice President Mike Pence? Well, it looks like someone’s done some tinkering with his mainframe because the once homeless, couch-surfing VP might be looking to make a run […]

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PageTurners: Fighting With Fact and Fiction

Limitation of Life, The Unbroken, Red Island HouseImage: REGI Books, Orbit, Simon and Schuster It’s Lit!It’s Lit!Where all things literary live at The Root It seems as though authors this week are gearing us up for some sort of fight. Whether it be of the fictional kind or a nonfiction account of something or someone […]

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Virginia Becomes First Southern State to Abolish the Death Penalty After Holding Record for Most Executions in the US

Photo: Zerbor (Shutterstock) The state of Virginia might still be struggling to get the go-ahead to remove the legacy of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from its Monument Avenue, but it is taking what many will see as a much deeper dive into progressivism by becoming the first southern state to abolish the death penalty. […]

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10 Dead in Boulder, Colo. Mass Shooting in a Continuation of a Very American Epidemic

Smashed windows are left at the scene after a gunman opened fire at a King Sooper’s grocery store on March 22, 2021 in Boulder, Colorado. Ten people, including a police officer, were killed in the attack. (Photo by Chet Strange/Getty Images)Photo: Chet Strange (Getty Images) As we begin to cautiously hope for the winding down […]

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10 Dead in Boulder, Colo. Mass Shooting in a Continuation of a Very American Epidemic [Updated]

Smashed windows are left at the scene after a gunman opened fire at a King Sooper’s grocery store on March 22, 2021 in Boulder, Colorado. Ten people, including a police officer, were killed in the attack. (Photo by Chet Strange/Getty Images)Photo: Chet Strange (Getty Images) As we begin to cautiously hope for the winding down […]

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#Flint: Judge Denies Former Michigan Governor Request to Dismiss Charges Regarding the Flint Water Crisis

The face a white man makes when he hears “no” for the first time Photo: Mark Wilson (Getty Images) Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is currently facing charges for his role in the ongoing Flint water crisis. A request by Snyder’s legal team to have those charges dismissed was rejected by a judge on Thursday. Advertisement […]

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Derek Chauvin’s Attorneys Want to Use 2019 George Floyd Arrest as Evidence That Floyd Caused His Own Death

Photo: Chandan Khanna (Getty Images) Attorneys for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin are requesting that a jury be allowed to see evidence from a 2019 arrest of George Floyd, and they’re pretending they want this for any other reason outside of hopes that racism and hatred for drug addicts will set their client free. […]

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Hey Cherokee County Sheriff Captain Jay Baker: Is This You?

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Captain Jay BakerScreenshot: @nowthisnews (Twitter) Yo, believe me when I tell you: WHITE PEOPLE ARE FUCKING AMAZING. For those of you who have been working all day and may just be getting caught up, 21-year-old Robert Aaron Long of Woodstock, Georgia, allegedly went on a shooting spree in the Atlanta area that […]

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Black Farmers Ask Lindsey Graham to Apologize for Being Lindsey Graham

Photo: Susan Walsh (Getty Images) The Department of Agriculture is supposed to help farmers. Full stop. The problem is that America is built on white supremacy and as such, the Department of Agriculture not only helped white farmers, “…it systematically denied Blacks and other people of color access to the same loan and grant programs […]

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Texas Legislators Add to the Republican Party’s Ongoing Rush of Voter Suppression Bills

Photo: Moab Republic (Shutterstock) Republican-led state legislatures have openly been waging war on voting access in the wake of their presidential candidate’s defeat in the 2020 elections. Advertisement Texas, which tried its very hardest during those elections to curb voters’ access to the ballot box, has now come through with its own slate of voter […]

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Florida Sen. Rick Scott to Governors: Don’t Accept Stimulus Money

Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) It’s said that on the ninth day of creation, God got hungry and because it was late, the only thing open was a 7-Eleven, and God was forced to eat day-old taquitos, which made him vomit and thus, Florida was born. Advertisement Florida, the ass pimple of America, continues to […]

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George Floyd’s Family Reaches Record $27 Million Settlement Agreement With Minneapolis

Screenshot: KSMP The family of George Floyd settled a civil lawsuit on Friday after the Minneapolis City Council approved what the family’s attorneys are calling the “largest pre-trial civil rights wrongful death settlement in U.S history.” Advertisement On Friday, during a closed session, the City Council unanimously approved a measure to pay Floyd’s family $27 […]

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3rd-Degree Murder Charge Added to Case Against Derek Chauvin

Photo: Hennepin County Sherrif (AP) Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin will face an additional charge during his trial in the killing of George Floyd. Advertisement On Thursday, Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill—who is presiding over the trial—granted a request by prosecutors to reinstate a third-degree murder charge against Chauvin, according to NBC News. Chauvin […]

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Nearly a Year After Ahmaud Arbery’s Killing, the Georgia House Passes Bill to Reform the State’s Citizen’s Arrest Law

Photo: Sean Rayford (Getty Images) The killing of Ahmaud Arbery by two white men who thought they could take the law into their own hands sent a ripple effect through the nation that is still being felt today. In an effort to prevent something like this from happening again, the Georgia House unanimously passed a […]

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California State Lawmaker Introduces Bill That Would Repeal Law Critics Say Unfairly Targets Black and Brown Trans People for…Walking. Yes, Walking

Photo: Luigi Morris (Shutterstock) A state senator in California has crafted a bill that would repeal a 26-year-old solicitation law that has been seen as unfairly punitive to Black and brown trans people. According to CNN, Democratic state Senator Scott Wiener introduced SB-357 to the state legislature on Monday night. The bill would repeal the […]

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University of South Alabama Professors on Leave Over Picture With Noose and Whip at Halloween: ‘This Attempt at Humor Clearly Failed’

Screenshot: WKRG Three professors at the University of South Alabama are facing heat for what increasingly appears to be something a disturbing segment of American educators enjoy practicing: racism. As reported by CNN, Bob Wood, Alex Sharland and Teresa Weldy, all professors at the university, have been placed on leave after pictures of them wearing […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Your Stimmy

Photo: Oliver Contreras (Getty Images) Because there has been so much fuckshit involving the latest stimulus relief bill, let me get you up to speed as quickly as possible. The House of Representatives is like the Trap. These niggas have been down since the beginning and have been working to take care of as many […]

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