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Maryland Cop Charged With Raping Woman During Traffic Stop Maryland Cop Charged With Raping Woman During Traffic Stop

A Maryland police officer was arrested Monday evening and charged with raping a woman during a police stop after a friend of the victim caught the officer in the act.

When Aunties Attack: Video of Cop Manhandling Black Child Goes Viral When Aunties Attack: Video of Cop Manhandling Black Child Goes Viral

A video of a woman’s reaction to a police officer literally strong-arming her nephew at a Georgia mall shows the inherent danger law enforcement officers face when they are trying to protect the prized assets of great American landmarks like Spencer’s Gifts and Rue 21.

Why They Kneel: The White Privilege of Self-Segregation in Green Bay and San Francisco  Why They Kneel: The White Privilege of Self-Segregation in Green Bay and San Francisco 

To examine the injustice and inequality that prompted some NFL players to protest during the national anthem, each week, for the remainder of the NFL season, The Root will explore the data behind racial disparities in the two cities represented in the National Football League’s premiere matchup—Monday Night Football.

A Requiem for ‘White Women,’ Which the National Review Says Is a ‘Disparaging Term’ A Requiem for ‘White Women,’ Which the National Review Says Is a ‘Disparaging Term’

On Sunday, Oct. 14, Kyle Smith, the National Review’s critic-at-large, penned an opinion column alerting the magazine’s conservative readership of a disturbing new trend. Smith’s article lamented the fact that Democrats and people on “the left,” including this writer, are now slandering a sacrosanct segment of…

When White Women Attack: White Woman Calls Cops on Black Boy for Sexual Assault, Clash of the Beckys Ensues When White Women Attack: White Woman Calls Cops on Black Boy for Sexual Assault, Clash of the Beckys Ensues

Channeling the ghost of Carolyn Bryant Donham (false accuser of Emmett Till), a now-viral Facebook video caught an angry woman calling the police to report that a frightened young black boy had dared to inadvertently brush up against her.

Supermarket Mogul Greg Calhoun Dies at 66  Supermarket Mogul Greg Calhoun Dies at 66 

Greg Calhoun, the pioneering businessman who became the first black supermarket owner in the South, building it into one of the largest black-owned supermarket chains in the country, has died at 66 years old.

The Wizard of Voter Suppression: Brian Kemp’s Long History of Making Black Votes Disappear The Wizard of Voter Suppression: Brian Kemp’s Long History of Making Black Votes Disappear

On Nov. 6, Democratic nominee Stacey Abrams could turn the nation’s political map inside out and become the first black female governor in U.S. history. The mathematics say its entirely possible. The voter enthusiasm is on her side.

NJ Candidate Claims He Helped Diversity by Promoting People Who 'Didn't Deserve It' NJ Candidate Claims He Helped Diversity by Promoting People Who 'Didn't Deserve It'

After being stumped during a recent debate, a New Jersey political candidate explained his efforts to improve diversity and inclusion by telling his constituents that he has a history of promoting employees who don’t “deserve it,” adding that he umm... Actually, he didn’t add anything else.

Take This With You To The Polls: Ballot Initiatives Every Black Person Should Know About Take This With You To The Polls: Ballot Initiatives Every Black Person Should Know About

Although most of the talk about the midterm elections have centered on individuals, when we head to the polls on November 6, almost every state and municipality will ask its citizens to make a few crucial decisions regarding the laws, statutes and even state constitutional amendments.

A White Woman Called the Police on a Whale... A Whale, Y'all A White Woman Called the Police on a Whale... A Whale, Y'all

A viral video has captured the essence of gentrification after a white woman called the police on a school of whales hanging out in their own neighborhood, minding their own whale business.

#BabysittingWhileBlack: White Woman Calls Police on Black Man Riding Around With White Kids #BabysittingWhileBlack: White Woman Calls Police on Black Man Riding Around With White Kids

A brave superheroine busted up a nonexistent child trafficking ring on Sunday when she noticed a black man riding around with two white children in his car and alerted the authorities to a kidnapping in progress.

I’mma Let Y’all Finish, but Taylor Swift Causing a Spike in Voter Registration Is the Greatest White Savior Story of All Time! I’mma Let Y’all Finish, but Taylor Swift Causing a Spike in Voter Registration Is the Greatest White Savior Story of All Time!

After she blessed the nation with the Instagram equivalent of the “I Have a Dream” speech, news outlets everywhere are attributing Tennessee’s sudden spike in voter registration to pop icon Taylor Swift. Apparently, the banjo-strumming pop diva’s newly-discovered wokeness has inspired people who believe that God gave…

Kanye West to Meet With Donald Trump to Discuss Things About a Lot of Stuff Kanye West to Meet With Donald Trump to Discuss Things About a Lot of Stuff

In what is sure to be the lowest collection of IQs in a 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue room since George W. Bush cuddled with Millie, his puppy, President Donald J. Trump will host rapper, designer and iconic sayer of stupid shit, Kanye Kardashian West, at the White House.

Why They Kneel: New Orleans and Washington, D.C., Prove Black Cops Can Be Racist Why They Kneel: New Orleans and Washington, D.C., Prove Black Cops Can Be Racist

To examine the injustice and inequality that prompted some NFL players to protest during the national anthem, each week for the remainder of the NFL season, The Root will explore the data behind racial disparities in the two cities represented in the National Football League’s premiere matchup—Monday Night Football.

If You Have an iPhone, Do This Right Now—Just in Case You Get Pulled Over by Police If You Have an iPhone, Do This Right Now—Just in Case You Get Pulled Over by Police

iPhone users have created shortcuts that allow Apple’s flagship product to automatically record video, text a location to an emergency contact, and even stop police from entering the phone—just in case the iPhone owner has an interaction with a law enforcement officer.

Why Is It So Damn Hard To Vote? Why Is It So Damn Hard To Vote?

They don’t want you to vote.

SC Police Officer Killed, 7 Injured After Armed Gunman Opens Fire on Cops  SC Police Officer Killed, 7 Injured After Armed Gunman Opens Fire on Cops 

A South Carolina man barricaded himself inside a home, held his family hostage and opened fire on law enforcement officers on Wednesday, killing one officer and injuring seven others after officers attempted to serve a warrant at the man’s home.

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