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Unlawful Detention and Tasing Claim on Behalf of Black Man Ends With $110,000 Settlement

Another day, another video showing law-enforcement officers abusing their powers against a black man—but this time the case ends with the city of Aurora, Colo., agreeing to pay $110,000 to settle a claim brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado on behalf of Darsean Kelley, who was unlawfully ...

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io9 Tyrion Lannister’s Letter to Jon Snow Omitted a Crucial Detail | Steamed Valve Pulls Popular Sex

io9 Tyrion Lannister’s Letter to Jon Snow Omitted a Crucial Detail | Steamed Valve Pulls Popular Sex Game From Steam; Developer Blames Complaints About ‘Pornography’ | Jalopnik 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII Is The ‘Most Silent’ Car In The World | Offspring Would You Let Your Teenager Have Sex in Your House? | Read more… ...

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Because of Obamacare, I Write for The Root  

As Senate Republicans huddle in a Capitol-building closet and deliberate on how to strip people of their health care coverage through a dangerous mix of alchemy, conservative math, obfuscation and outright lies, let us remember the important part of the story of the GOP’s efforts to snatch Obamacare from millions ...

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Another Day, Another Video Showing Black People Being Harassed by Law Enforcement

A video that captured an encounter between a Houston area college student and a constable has now gone viral, and resulted in an internal affairs complaint being filed against the deputy, alleging harassment constitutional violations, excessive force, and abuse of power. Read more… Source: The Root Another Day, Another ...

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‘I Know 2 Fish That Don’t Stink’: How Anthony Scaramucci Is Bringing Mob Talk to the White House

White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci, aka Scaramucci Mane, is a proud Italian American who at times sounds a lot like Ray Liotta from Goodfellas. I think this is not only purposeful but also plays into a stereotypical belief about tough Italian men—and I think Scaramucci likes it this way. ...

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Diddy Showed Black Women Some Twitter Love and White Women Started Whitewomaning

Occasionally, we here at The Root take the time out from debating the substantive issues of the day, like whether Power is better than Game of Thrones (which is like asking if Tyler Perry’s stage play Madea Goes to the Cookout is better than Romeo and Juliet) to post something ...

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White Woman Who Lied About Being Kidnapped, Raped by 3 Black Men Indicted on Felony Charges

A young Texas woman who ran into a church half naked and claimed that she was raped has been indicted on multiple charges related to what turned out to be a hoax. Read more… Source: The Root White Woman Who Lied About Being Kidnapped, Raped by 3 Black Men ...

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Watch: Is Power Better TV Than Game of Thrones?

There’s just something about the Starz TV drama Power that sticks to your ribs. It could be the beautiful cast (minus Angela—we hate her). Or the talented cameo stars (rest in peace, Charlie Murphy). Or our collective love of hate-watching little Tariq, who could be the worst son in the ...

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Melanin Illustrated: The Sisters of the Beta Alpha Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Go Viral With Beach Photo Shoot

The sisters of the Beta Alpha Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta found a unique way to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their joining the sorority at Florida A&M University in the spring of 2007: a beach photo shoot dubbed “Melanin Illustrated” designed to celebrate and honor black beauty. Read more… ...

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Calif. Teen Livestreams Deadly Crash, Charged With Gross Vehicular Manslaughter in Death of Her Younger Sister

A California teen who was allegedly driving drunk when she livestreamed the car accident that took the life of her younger sister was charged Wednesday with multiple felonies, including gross vehicular manslaughter. Read more… Source: The Root Calif. Teen Livestreams Deadly Crash, Charged With Gross Vehicular Manslaughter in Death ...

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