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Aaron Hernandez Remembered at Private Funeral in His Hometown; Suicide Notes Turned Over to Family

Former New England Patriots tight end and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez was remembered by his family, friends and former teammates at a private funeral service in his hometown of Bristol, Conn., Monday afternoon. Read more… Source: The Root Aaron Hernandez Remembered at Private Funeral in His Hometown; Suicide Notes ...

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Marcel Williams Executed By The State of Ark. In 1st Double Execution Since 2000

Updated Monday, April 24, 2017, 11:42 p.m. EDT: The state of Arkansas has executed Marcel Williams for the 1994 rape, beating and murder of Stacy Errickson. He was the second death row inmate to be put to death on Monday night as part of first double execution in the U.S. ...

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Happy Anniversary, White Supremacy!

Because many people have accused The Root of not being inclusive and focusing on issues of race too much, please allow us to extend our most heartfelt, warmest wishes on this—your day of celebration. Read more… Source: The Root Happy Anniversary, White Supremacy!

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Compete Overwatch Pro’s Racist Tirade Ends His Career | io9 New Fan Theory Asks the Obvious Question

Compete Overwatch Pro’s Racist Tirade Ends His Career | io9 New Fan Theory Asks the Obvious Question: Is Wall-E Satan? | Jalopnik Your Best Tips For Knowing When Someone Is A Terrible Driver | Lifehacker Why Conspiracy Theories Are So Appealing | Read more… Source: The Root Compete Overwatch Pro’s Racist Tirade Ends His ...

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Toronto Raptors Playoff T-Shirts for Fans Are the Worst

Our Canadian friends to the north do a lot of things well. They are friendly, have universal healthcare and some kind of weird gravy that they put on their fries. But they could use all the help when it comes to making free t-shirts for their fans during the playoffs. ...

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We Miss You: Obama Holds 1st Speech Post-Presidency 

Former President Obama is totally the girl that broke up with us and knows that our new girlfriend is an air-head who’s verbally abusive and thinks we could do better. And we, progressive America, are the boyfriend that wants her back. Read more… Source: The Root We Miss You: ...

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Jesse Williams and Wife Divorcing After 5 Years: Report

Everyone’s favorite #WokeBae, Jesse Williams, is allegedly divorcing his wife, Aryn Drake-Lee. Read more… Source: The Root Jesse Williams and Wife Divorcing After 5 Years: Report

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Adrien Broner Is Boxing With Death and I Hope He’s Got Another Round in Him

It’s time for Adrien Broner to grow up and get serious about his boxing gift before it’s too late. The former four-division titlist at one time appeared to be the heir to Floyd Mayweather’s throne, but a series of arrests, allegations and, not to mention, losses inside the ring have ...

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Black Women Are Upset Over SheaMoisture's New Whitewashing Marketing Ploy

For years SheaMoisture has been the go-to hair product line for black women with natural hair. But it seems as though they’re now trying to capture a new base of users with their new marketing, but they may lose their original fans in the process. Read more… Source: The ...

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NFL Player’s Mom Reminds White Folx: ‘Every Black Athlete Isn’t From the Ghetto’

Whatever your thoughts of the gross dynamic that sees colleges make billions off of (mostly black) athletes when said athletes receive nary a dime, or are penalized for getting a nickel, is neither here nor there. Allegations of impropriety in college sports always seems to make some folks feel morally ...

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