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Peak Beckery: Brooklyn Woman Steals from Local Black-Owned Bakery, Then Calls Her Actions ‘Harmless’ Peak Beckery: Brooklyn Woman Steals from Local Black-Owned Bakery, Then Calls Her Actions ‘Harmless’

We know, we know, we throw the word “Becky” around a lot in these parts. But sometimes, there really is no other word that qwhite captures that particular blend of Caucasity, entitlement, split ends and aggressive victimhood.

Growing Pains: Colin Warner Was Locked Up for 21 Years for a Crime He Didn’t Commit Growing Pains: Colin Warner Was Locked Up for 21 Years for a Crime He Didn’t Commit

Many people dream of their lives being made into movies. Maybe Halle Berry or Denzel Washington will play you in your epic life story.

Watch: Bullet Holes and Rosé: Exploiting Black Pain for Profit

Updated Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, 2:52 p.m. EDT: Becca Brennan, the owner of Summerhill, plastered over the holes in the wall that caused a storm of controversy when she referred to them as “bullet holes” in a press release, according to Gothamist. The repairs happened late Tuesday night. At a town hall in July,…

A Noose—No, 2 Nooses—Grow in Brooklyn A Noose—No, 2 Nooses—Grow in Brooklyn

Not trying to be flip, but what can you say when lynching paraphernalia is being spread around the United States like Whole Foods in the hood?

Crown Heights Exposes a Very Common American Problem: Wrongful Conviction

The time is 1980. The place is the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn in New York City. The man is 18-year-old Colin Warner. It’s a familiar scenario. An unarmed black man is walking through his own neighborhood, minding his business, when, within the blink of an eye, his whole life changes. Police officers pull up,…

Lakeith Stanfield Loves the Beauty, Curls and Challenges of Being Black

Black and Proud is a video series on The Root that focuses on the pride that our favorite black celebrities, tastemakers and thought leaders feel about being black. Many of them talk about our resilience and strength throughout history, and some talk about our undeniable talents, while…

‘Bye, Becky!’ Protests Erupt Over Gentrifyng Brooklyn, NY, Bar That Promoted Itself With Fake Bullet Holes Behind $12 Cocktails ‘Bye, Becky!’ Protests Erupt Over Gentrifyng Brooklyn, NY, Bar That Promoted Itself With Fake Bullet Holes Behind $12 Cocktails

On Monday a press release for a new “boozy sandwich shop” in Brooklyn, N.Y., went out, complete with a photo of a chichi cocktail in front of a “bullet hole ridden wall”—a wall the new owners said they were proudly keeping, but which turned out to be fake (at least the bullet holes were).

83-Year-Old Man Attacked, Robbed Outside NYC Senior Center 83-Year-Old Man Attacked, Robbed Outside NYC Senior Center

Ernest McCain, an 83-year-old veteran from Brooklyn, N.Y., was attacked and robbed by another man in his 60s outside a senior center in the New York City borough’s Crown Heights section Monday afternoon, NBC New York reports.

Police Search for 15-Year-Old Mom and Infant Son Who Vanished From NYC Group Home Police Search for 15-Year-Old Mom and Infant Son Who Vanished From NYC Group Home

Early Wednesday morning, Shantay Howington, 15, and her 2-month-old son, Demontae, vanished from a Brooklyn, N.Y., group home, the New York Daily News reports.

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