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Four Years Later, NYPD Prepares to Discipline Cop in Eric Garner's Death Four Years Later, NYPD Prepares to Discipline Cop in Eric Garner's Death

1,462 days after Eric Garner wheezed the words “I can’t breathe” before giving up the ghost on a Staten Island sidewalk, the New York Police Department has decided to discipline Daniel Pantaleo, the police officer whose arms just happened to be wrapped around Garner’s neck at the time.

Destiny's Child Singer Michelle Williams Checks Into Mental Health Facility to Fight Depression  Destiny's Child Singer Michelle Williams Checks Into Mental Health Facility to Fight Depression 

Michelle Williams, the songstress who vaulted into notoriety along with some woman named Beyoncè (I wonder whatever happened to her?), has voluntarily checked herself into a California mental health facility a few days ago.

Apparently, There's a Whites-Only Nightclub in Charleston, SC Apparently, There's a Whites-Only Nightclub in Charleston, SC

Nestled among the idyllic seaside Confederate monuments and the genteel reminders of slavery, a brand new nightclub in Charleston, SC has come under fire for trying to make nightclubs great again by repeatedly barring entry to anyone who might dance on beat or use a washcloth instead of mayo pomegranate-scented body…

 'I Thought It Would Be My Last Day of the World': Teens Speak Out After Being Held at Gunpoint By Cops  'I Thought It Would Be My Last Day of the World': Teens Speak Out After Being Held at Gunpoint By Cops

A group of boys who were detained by police officers last week told reporters about the harrowing incident that included racial slurs, cops pointing guns at teenagers and the unsolved mystery of a 911 call.

20-Year-Old Poet, College Student Charged with Murder of Former Star Quarterback 20-Year-Old Poet, College Student Charged with Murder of Former Star Quarterback

Pennsylvania authorities charged a 20-year-old Morgan State University student with murder after an alleged confrontation with a white, former star athlete and real estate developer turned into a fatal stabbing.

#CampaigningWhileBlack: Police Called on Black Students Canvassing for Congressional Candidate  #CampaigningWhileBlack: Police Called on Black Students Canvassing for Congressional Candidate 

Everyone who watches Fox News knows the ingredients for the unseasoned white recipe for black success. Instead of protesting, complaining and blaming everything on “the white man,” if “the blacks” were really interested in equality, justice and success, they would focus on education, hard work and getting involved in…

The Root's Clapback Mailbag: An Annotated Guide to White Fragility The Root's Clapback Mailbag: An Annotated Guide to White Fragility

“For Caucasians so loved the world that they gave to us their white tears. That whosoever believeth in it should not perish, but have everlasting whiteness.” - Wypipo 3:16

According to Forbes' Calculations, I'm the Next Self-Made Billionaire,' Not Kylie Jenner According to Forbes' Calculations, I'm the Next Self-Made Billionaire,' Not Kylie Jenner

Although many people found it curious when Forbes magazine referred to Kylie Jenner as the woman on-deck to become the youngest ever “self-made billionaire,” I found the claim to be 100 percent believable. Because, after reviewing every possible method of Forbe’s valuation, I determined that I, too, am worth $899…

Watch: New Details Emerge in Case of Minnesota Cops Pulling Guns on Black Kids After Fake 911 Call

The Root has obtained exclusive footage and spoke to an eyewitness who filmed a now-viral video that seems to contradict many of the cops’ initial claims after Minnesota Park Police pulled their guns and detained children in a Minneapolis area park.

Man Screaming Racial Slurs at Black Teenage Girl Arrested For Threatening to Kill Me, You, Your Mama and Your Cousins Too ... Man Screaming Racial Slurs at Black Teenage Girl Arrested For Threatening to Kill Me, You, Your Mama and Your Cousins Too ...

Police arrested an Oregon man after passersby stopped him from allegedly attacking and screaming racist remarks at a 17-year-old black girl while reportedly threatening to murder her, me and presumably all the black people in the world.

Cop Fired For Calling Black People 'Alabama Porch Monkeys' ... Then Re-Hired Cop Fired For Calling Black People 'Alabama Porch Monkeys' ... Then Re-Hired

A Colorado police officer fired for using a racial slur to describe black citizens who were concerned over a police shooting has been re-hired by the same city. But instead of disparaging the decision, let’s dissect this case as an example of how white supremacy works.

Cop Pulls Gun on Children After 911 Caller Falsely Reports Armed Black Kids Roaming Around in Park Cop Pulls Gun on Children After 911 Caller Falsely Reports Armed Black Kids Roaming Around in Park

Police are apologizing for pulling their guns on black children after a video showed cops detaining two black kids in a Minnesota Park. But don’t worry, after investigating the incident, the police determined that there was no factual basis for them to draw their guns on the kids and put them in handcuffs.…

Kentucky Governor: Black Kids Playing Chess 'Not Something You Would've Thought Of' in Black Part of Town Kentucky Governor: Black Kids Playing Chess 'Not Something You Would've Thought Of' in Black Part of Town

Apparently, astounded that all black children don’t spend their time shooting hoops or exploring new avenues of committing black-on-black crime, the governor of Kentucky regurgitated a small amount of previously digested racism when he declared how surprised he was that black kids could play chess.

If You Live in One of Chicago’s Black Neighborhoods, Stop Reading This and Go Check on Your Car If You Live in One of Chicago’s Black Neighborhoods, Stop Reading This and Go Check on Your Car

While you’re probably familiar with the phenomenon of “driving while black,” a new investigation on Chicago police officers’ tendency to issue multiple tickets for the same parking violations has ushered in a new, absurd phrase into the cultural lexicon. We shall call it “not driving while black.”

Man Who Drove Through Antwon Rose Protest, Ran Over Demonstrator, Only Charged With Misdemeanor Man Who Drove Through Antwon Rose Protest, Ran Over Demonstrator, Only Charged With Misdemeanor

A Pennsylvania man who hit a protester after driving his car through a street filled with protest was charged with a misdemeanor, the second such incident at a demonstration demanding justice after a Pittsburgh police officer shot and killed 17-year-old Antwon Rose, Jr.

‘White People,’ Explained ‘White People,’ Explained

Not all white people.

As Haiti Burns, Never Forget: White People Did That As Haiti Burns, Never Forget: White People Did That

On Saturday, the U.S. Embassy in Haiti warned American citizens, volunteers and missionaries in Haiti to stay in place and hunker down after angry demonstrators attempted to get past a barricade and security guards at a Port-au-Prince hotel.

Cops Are White People's Cousins Cops Are White People's Cousins

Most of the time, life reveals the truth with a gradual slowness that allows us to grasp difficult concepts. But on a rare occasion, the universe will take mud and make itself a brick with the sole purpose of hurling it at your head.

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