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The Official Rules for the 2019 Cookout Season The Official Rules for the 2019 Cookout Season

As the opening day to Cookout Season 2019 approaches, it is the responsibility of the Black Legislative American Cookout Council (BLACC) to keep our constituents informed of the rules. These guidelines have been voted on by a panel of experts that includes:

Alabama’s Abortion Ban Hits Black Population Differently Alabama’s Abortion Ban Hits Black Population Differently

Days after eight white women and 43 white men yelled “Roll Tide!” before voting to pass the nation’s harshest abortion ban, companies are already changing plans on expanding into Alabama, decisions which will surely hit black communities the hardest. But as long as there’s football, everything will be OK.

Russia Wanted to Start a Race War and Create the Confederate States of Wakanda Russia Wanted to Start a Race War and Create the Confederate States of Wakanda

Recently uncovered documents reveal that prominent Russian saboteurs seriously considered an elaborate plot to round up America’s top gang thugs, send them to Africa, arm them, take over the Southern United States and start a separate country where presumably “Knuck If You Buck” would be the national anthem.

Deputy’s Son Arrested in Mysterious, Year-Old Death of D.J. Broadus but Not Charged With Murder Deputy’s Son Arrested in Mysterious, Year-Old Death of D.J. Broadus but Not Charged With Murder

Twenty-one minutes after D.J. Broadus was shot in the back of the head at the remote Florida home of a well-connected Florida law enforcement family, investigators knew who shot him. The person allegedly responsible for Broadus’ death admitted it ... on tape. He was even taken into police custody. Then, for some…

What the Game of Thrones Finale Teaches Us About White Saviors

As America digests the worst collapse of a series since the Golden State Warriors blew a 3-1 lead against the Cleveland Cavaliers (never forget), we must remember that Game of Thrones was bigger than any one episode, the last season or even the finale. The show was always an allegory for politics, competition and…

Black Twitter Earns Ph.D. With Hilarious Dissertation Thread Black Twitter Earns Ph.D. With Hilarious Dissertation Thread

When it comes to ingenuity and creativity, very few things surpass the unending inventiveness of black folks. Whether it is out of necessity or unbridled imagination, not only can we make something out of nothing, but we can make it fun. Enslaved Africans took coded messages and turned them into songs. We turned…

Republicans, Men and Christians Aren't Trying to Ban Abortions. White People Are Republicans, Men and Christians Aren't Trying to Ban Abortions. White People Are

News outlets across the country have characterized two recent bills that effectively banned abortions in Georgia and Alabama in a number of ways. Some media outlets have painted the laws as Republican measures while others have painted it as the byproducts of Christian crusaders or the creations of sexist men.

Black Woman Serves Raw Fists With Side Order of ‘That Smoke’ to Man at Sushi Restaurant Black Woman Serves Raw Fists With Side Order of ‘That Smoke’ to Man at Sushi Restaurant

A video has gone viral of a generous black woman at a California restaurant who decided to look past blatant racism and instead made a charitable donation of free dental work as well as served a complimentary order of knuckle sandwiches, much to the delight of patrons of the sushi eatery.

Watch: Texas Police Try to Arrest an Innocent Black Man Because Apparently They All Look Alike

When Clarence Evans refused to give his name and identification to officers who showed up at his house—even though they called him by another man’s name, showed him a picture of a different man and seemed to have no verifiable information about Evans’ identity—they still attempted to arrest him because...

Alabama Woman Incarcerated for 17 Months Doesn't Know How She Ended Up Pregnant Alabama Woman Incarcerated for 17 Months Doesn't Know How She Ended Up Pregnant

Days away from giving birth, an Alabama woman sitting in jail for more than 17 months claims to have no recollection of having sex, leaving her searching for answers as to how she wound up impregnated.

Lab Owner Arrested for Falsifying Results of Drug Tests Lab Owner Arrested for Falsifying Results of Drug Tests

Investigators are scrambling to determine how many parents may have lost jobs, custody of their children and more after the owner of an Alabama laboratory was arrested for altering the results of drug and paternity tests.

An Alabama Restaurant Is Selling the Whitest Sandwich Ever and We Need to Stop Them An Alabama Restaurant Is Selling the Whitest Sandwich Ever and We Need to Stop Them

The ancient prophecies speak of a time when the forces of good will have to unite to fight the ultimate evil. Throughout history, this revelation has been imagined as everything from a zombie apocalypse to a war between angels and demons. But I have stared death and destruction in the face and have peered into the…

The Seven Kingdoms News Roundup: May 13, 2019 The Seven Kingdoms News Roundup: May 13, 2019

Thousands are dead and many more are reported missing after a deadly dragon attack left King’s Landing defenseless despite the Lannister administration’s travel ban against Targaryens, a billion-dollar border wall and Cersei Lannister’s insistence on sending troops to the border after rumors spread of a…

Natasha the Snitch: Black Twitter Savages DC Metro Tattletale Natasha the Snitch: Black Twitter Savages DC Metro Tattletale

Early Friday morning, a brave citizen named Natasha Tynes boarded the Washington, D.C., Metro with her pockets and soul apparently overflowing with an abundance of fucks that she intended on disbursing throughout the day. Upon boarding, our brave Natasha spotted a black woman dressed in a Washington Metropolitan Area…

The Root’s Clapback Mailbag: The Unusual Suspects The Root’s Clapback Mailbag: The Unusual Suspects

The biggest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing white people they weren’t racist.

Pardon Me While I Clap Back at the Wall Street Journal’s Bullshit Pardon Me While I Clap Back at the Wall Street Journal’s Bullshit

If, perchance, one day, a team of white supremacist elves (although that description may be redundant because I believe all elves are racist, including Santa’s, Keebler’s, Jeff Sessions, and even Kevin Hart) invaded the Wall Street Journal’s newsroom and—instead of printing the evening edition—ran 54 pages in…

SC Sheriff Indicted for Destroying Phone, Creating Fake Charges and Arresting Man Who Recorded Cops SC Sheriff Indicted for Destroying Phone, Creating Fake Charges and Arresting Man Who Recorded Cops

A federal grand jury has indicted a South Carolina sheriff and two deputies after federal investigators determined that the law enforcement officers arrested a man, created a fake police report, destroyed the arrestee’s cell phone, held the victim in jail on false charges and blamed it all on another cop, all because…

Steve Harvey Is Stupid Steve Harvey Is Stupid

Some people know things.

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