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Cleveland Cop Caught Using N-Word in Texts, Gets Slap on the Wrist Cleveland Cop Caught Using N-Word in Texts, Gets Slap on the Wrist

A Cleveland police detective, who works in a predominantly black neighborhood, was found to have used the n-word to refer to Ohio State football players, according to an internal police investigation.

Writer and Cultural Critic Jamilah Lemieux Joins Cynthia Nixon’s Gubernatorial Campaign Team Writer and Cultural Critic Jamilah Lemieux Joins Cynthia Nixon’s Gubernatorial Campaign Team

It came as a bit of a shock to some on Monday when writer, cultural critic and most recently VP of Men’s and Lifestyle programming at NewsOne, Jamilah Lemieux, announced that she would be joining the New York gubernatorial campaign of progressive candidate Cynthia Nixon.

Photo Surfaces of Rapper DMX as He Does His 1-Year Bid in Jail Photo Surfaces of Rapper DMX as He Does His 1-Year Bid in Jail

In one of hip-hop’s many tragedies (and there have been plenty), rapper DMX, arguably one of the best who ever did it, has deteriorated personally and professionally after some well-known bouts with drugs.

68-Year-Old Black Congresswoman Gets in on the #InMyFeelingsChallenge 68-Year-Old Black Congresswoman Gets in on the #InMyFeelingsChallenge

Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio) took to social media Friday to get in on the “#InMyFeelingsChallenge,” which as those who read The Root know, has been quite the time suck for us all.

‘Coupon Carl’ Calls Cops on Black Woman at CVS for Allegedly Using a Forged Coupon, But Was Busted Himself for Forgery Less Than 2 Years Ago ‘Coupon Carl’ Calls Cops on Black Woman at CVS for Allegedly Using a Forged Coupon, But Was Busted Himself for Forgery Less Than 2 Years Ago

Yes, this is yet another story of a sorry white person calling the police on a black person for something trivial —his moniker? “Coupon Carl”—but it’s also a cautionary tale of the blowback of such actions; or, as my mama says, “When you point a finger, there are three pointing back at you.”

Chicago Neighborhood Explodes After Officer Kills Popular Black Barber; Police Say He Was ‘Exhibiting Characteristics’ of an Armed Person Chicago Neighborhood Explodes After Officer Kills Popular Black Barber; Police Say He Was ‘Exhibiting Characteristics’ of an Armed Person

A South Side Chicago neighborhood was the site of violent clashes between police and residents of a community where an officer fatally shot an African-American man on Saturday evening.

Unbreak Our Hearts: Serena Falls in Wimbledon Finals Unbreak Our Hearts: Serena Falls in Wimbledon Finals

Alas, our greatest of all time is only human, and as such, lost in the ladies’ singles Wimbledon final in straight sets.

Uber HR Head Resigns Over Her Handling of Discrimination Complaints; Allegedly Disparaged Black Execs Uber HR Head Resigns Over Her Handling of Discrimination Complaints; Allegedly Disparaged Black Execs

I guess Uber’s “chief people officer” was not here for all of the people.

Florida Police Chief Told Cops to Pin Crimes on Black Teens, Adults to Boost Crime Stats: Report Florida Police Chief Told Cops to Pin Crimes on Black Teens, Adults to Boost Crime Stats: Report

A former police chief in a Southern Florida suburb has been indicted for pressuring his officers to pin crimes on any African American with “somewhat of a record” to keep the crime stats in his jurisdiction perfect.

Papa John Schnatter Says He Was 'Pushed' To Use the N-Word That Ended His Career Papa John Schnatter Says He Was 'Pushed' To Use the N-Word That Ended His Career

Embattled pizza chain founder John “Papa John” Schnatter says that he used the word “nigger” on a company conference call because he was working with an agency that was “promoting that vocabulary.”

Trump Administration Bullies Poor Countries Into Disavowing Breast-Feeding, Stands With Formula Companies: Report Trump Administration Bullies Poor Countries Into Disavowing Breast-Feeding, Stands With Formula Companies: Report

The Trump administration has threatened so-called third world nations into backing off an international resolution supporting breastfeeding—universally touted by experts as the best nutritional option for infants—standing with formula companies who are losing market share in the U.S.

White Couple Who Called Police on 12-Year-Old Mowing Lawn Called Them Again on the 4th of July Because They Felt ‘Threatened’ White Couple Who Called Police on 12-Year-Old Mowing Lawn Called Them Again on the 4th of July Because They Felt ‘Threatened’

Some people just need their ass whupped to be fined for wasting precious taxpayer money on mundane foolishness.

#RidingWhileBlack: Former Teen Vogue Editor Says an Uber Driver Assaulted, Called 911 on Her #RidingWhileBlack: Former Teen Vogue Editor Says an Uber Driver Assaulted, Called 911 on Her

This is America. For scores of black women here—there is always gendered and/or racial violence lurking around the corner. Fortunately, some black women, like former Teen Vogue editor and current media maven Elaine Welteroth, have a huge platform and friends in high places.

Rachel Dolezal Booked and Released From Jail on Welfare Fraud Charges Rachel Dolezal Booked and Released From Jail on Welfare Fraud Charges

Rachel Dolezal, the white woman who cosplayed as a black woman until she was busted, has been formally indicted for welfare fraud and had to report to the Spokane County jail on Monday for processing.

Chicago PD Settles for $2.5 Million After Police Point Gun at 3-Year-Old Chicago PD Settles for $2.5 Million After Police Point Gun at 3-Year-Old

The headline above is why it is imperative that we support and affirm Black Lives Matter. It’s why Colin Kaepernick kneels. It is why African Americans have a “complicated” relationship with law enforcement.

White Boy Scout Leader to Black Kid: It’s OK That You Were Called the N-Word. ‘I’ve Seen a Lot Worse’ White Boy Scout Leader to Black Kid: It’s OK That You Were Called the N-Word. ‘I’ve Seen a Lot Worse’

One Boy Scouts of America leader might have let this whole “master” thing go to his Alabamian head. (Fun fact: Did you know that free black people were banned from the state of Alabama after 1834?)

Poll: One-Third of Americans, Nearly Half of Black People Think We’re Headed for Another Civil War Poll: One-Third of Americans, Nearly Half of Black People Think We’re Headed for Another Civil War

If there’s one thing the Trump presidency has shown us (besides the fact that white male mediocrity continues to win), it’s that what was once cloaked in darkness will come to light.

#TrustBlackWomen: California Congresswoman Mulls Bid for House Leadership #TrustBlackWomen: California Congresswoman Mulls Bid for House Leadership

Given the (second) nadir that this country now finds itself in, it might be time to make some drastic changes to the current state of things—especially in the leadership of the sluggish and Trump-enabling U.S. Congress.

Oh, Oh, Thighs of Wonder, Thighs of Might: Saquon Barkley’s Body Is Proof That Dey Is a Gawd Oh, Oh, Thighs of Wonder, Thighs of Might: Saquon Barkley’s Body Is Proof That Dey Is a Gawd

There’s a Christmas song, “We Three Kings,” that just popped into my head when I saw the glorious visage that is 21-year-old Saquon Barkley’s physique in the 2018 Body issue for ESPN.

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