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Kingston Frazier Buried with Blue Power Ranger, Ninja Turtle: His Last Day Was 'The Happiest Day of His Life'

On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, Kingston Frazier’s last full day on earth, he rode the bus home from North Jackson Elementary School. He was excited because he knew that he would be graduating from kindergarten to first-grade the next day. Read more… Source: The Root Kingston Frazier Buried with ...

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Ky. To Close Juvenile Detention Center Where 16-Year-Old Gynnya McMillen Was Found Dead

The Ky. Department of Juvenile Justice announced on Wednesday that the Lincoln Village Juvenile Detention Center—where 16-year-old Gynnya McMillen was found dead in her cell on Jan. 11, 2016 after four staff members pinned her down with an Aikido martial arts restraint hold—will close in mid-June. Read more… Source: ...

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Unique Views, Episode 44: White Slavery and America’s White Lies

White slavery. The phrase and even the idea of it sounds funny, but this episode of The Root’s podcast, Unique Views—soon to be called The Haters—is serious. Read more… Source: The Root Unique Views, Episode 44: White Slavery and America’s White Lies

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Some Idiot Is Trying to Encourage Black Chicagoans to Snitch on Their Latino Neighbors and Get Them Deported

Snitches get stitches, fam. But it seems like the idiot who is trying to get black Chicagoans to report suspected undocumented residents to immigration agents doesn’t get that. Read more… Source: The Root Some Idiot Is Trying to Encourage Black Chicagoans to Snitch on Their Latino Neighbors and Get ...

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The Killing of Richard Collins III Is Not a Hate Crime—It’s Terrorism

The death of a young student just reaching his prime is always tragic. The death of a young black man, especially one only days away from college graduation, is an enormous heartbreak. But the death of a young black man allegedly at the hands of a suspected white supremacist, brutally ...

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Bronx, NY, Intersection Renamed in Honor of Kalief Browder 

On Thursday, Kalief Browder Way was unveiled. An intersection in New York City’s Bronx borough was renamed in honor of a man who took his own life at 22 years of age after suffering a grueling, three-year imprisonment at the city’s Rikers Island jail complex because he couldn’t make bail. ...

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Sean Hannity Is a Lying, Sick Sack of Stupid

Of all the reasons to loathe that noxious loudmouth Sean Hannity, my top choice is that the Fox News host consistently has the nerve to serve his lavish amount of stupidity with sides of hubris and sanctimony. Read more… Source: The Root Sean Hannity Is a Lying, Sick Sack ...

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White Student Goes on Rage-Filled Tirade Against Asian Teacher

An unnamed white male student went on a rage against his Asian teacher, whom he called Dr. Shu. Read more… Source: The Root White Student Goes on Rage-Filled Tirade Against Asian Teacher

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Prosecutors Race to Keep Suspected Serial Killer of Infants, Known As the Angel-of-Death, Behind Bars

Genene Jones is a former nurse who made international headlines over thirty years ago as the suspected serial killer of more than a dozen infants in the pediatric intensive care unit of a hospital in San Antonio, Texas, and, she’s scheduled to be released from prison in March 2018. Read ...

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Accident Victim Questioned About Immigration Status Before Getting Help, Later Detained by Border Patrol

A man in Key West, Fla., was hit by a car as he was riding his bicycle to work. The police officer who responded to the scene questioned the accident victim about his immigration status before offering medical assistance, and the entire exchange was captured on video by the officer’s ...

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