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Pioneering Educator and Founder of Washington, DC’s Duke Ellington School of Arts Dies Pioneering Educator and Founder of Washington, DC’s Duke Ellington School of Arts Dies

Peggy Cooper Cafritz, a socialite, social activist and founder of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, died this past weekend in Washington, D.C.

University Spokesperson Complains About Horrific Reverse Racism That Affects Her in No Way University Spokesperson Complains About Horrific Reverse Racism That Affects Her in No Way

A University of North Texas official and future candidate for dean of white fragility took to Twitter to protest an incredibly racist petition circulating around the campus to name one of the college’s new buildings after a woman of color.

Dallas Mavericks Investigating Sexual-Misconduct Allegations After Bombshell Report Dallas Mavericks Investigating Sexual-Misconduct Allegations After Bombshell Report

The Dallas Mavericks have launched an independent investigation after a report by Sports Illustrated on Tuesday alleged that the NBA franchise maintained a “corrosive workplace culture” where women were routinely sexually harassed by male co-workers.

‘We Won’t Be Right for the Rest of Our Lives’: Korryn Gaines’ Mother Speaks Out ‘We Won’t Be Right for the Rest of Our Lives’: Korryn Gaines’ Mother Speaks Out

In the wake of a major court victory, the mother of Korryn Gaines, Rhanda Dormeus, wants people to know exactly what happened to her daughter. In a sobering interview with Baltimore Beat, the grieving mother makes clear that family members tried multiple times to intervene and to de-escalate the situation between…

Papa Don’t Snitch: Parents of Alleged Serial Killer Arrested for Not Cooperating With Prosecutors Papa Don’t Snitch: Parents of Alleged Serial Killer Arrested for Not Cooperating With Prosecutors

The recent case of an alleged serial killer in Tampa, Fla., raises an interesting question—namely, should parents be forced to participate in the conviction of their child if it could quite literally mean the death of their offspring? Would your mother do it? Could you snitch out your own child? More importantly, in…

Why Are You Like This?: Far Right Cooks Up Conspiracy Theories, Bullies Victims of Parkland, Fla., Shooting Seeking Gun Reform Why Are You Like This?: Far Right Cooks Up Conspiracy Theories, Bullies Victims of Parkland, Fla., Shooting Seeking Gun Reform

The far right doesn’t want you to “politicize” recurring national tragedies like the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting. They just prefer you make up a bunch of wild-ass garbage about them.

Family, Police Desperately Search for CDC Employee Who Vanished Without a Trace Family, Police Desperately Search for CDC Employee Who Vanished Without a Trace

Atlanta police are searching for a doctor working for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who disappeared last week without a trace.

Charges Dropped Against All Durham, NC, Confederate-Statue Protesters Charges Dropped Against All Durham, NC, Confederate-Statue Protesters

There were 12 defendants charged in connection with the Aug. 14, 2017, toppling of a Confederate statue in Durham, N.C., and by Tuesday afternoon, the charges had been dropped against all of them, ending what one local attorney described as “a waste of taxpayer money in the name of the Confederacy, of all things.”

Republican Florida Lawmakers Care More About Guns Than They Do About Children Republican Florida Lawmakers Care More About Guns Than They Do About Children

If you needed further proof that the lawmakers in this country care more about their damn guns than they do about the children who keep getting killed by them, read this story.

#MuteRKelly: Activists Plan a Protest at Singer’s Detroit Show #MuteRKelly: Activists Plan a Protest at Singer’s Detroit Show

As the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements wage on, the time when any accused sexual predator could get a pass is long gone. Any and everyone is being called out, including those who may have once been allowed to slide because of the love people have for their music.

Clarence Thomas Sexual Harassment Accuser Wants Him Impeached Clarence Thomas Sexual Harassment Accuser Wants Him Impeached

Angela Wright-Shannon accused Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment in the 1980s, and now, in a scathing op-ed, she’s calling for his impeachment and removal from the bench.

Chicago Blackhawks Ban 4 Fans From Home Games After They Chanted ‘Basketball’ at Black NHL Player Chicago Blackhawks Ban 4 Fans From Home Games After They Chanted ‘Basketball’ at Black NHL Player

The Chicago Blackhawks have barred four fans from their home games after the Washington Capitals’ Devante Smith-Pelly was subjected to racist chants while playing in Chicago over the weekend.

Trump Takes to Twitter to Bash Sexual Assault Accuser Because He’s Trash Trump Takes to Twitter to Bash Sexual Assault Accuser Because He’s Trash

When 53 percent of white women vote against their self-interests to elect a reality star to the highest office in the land, then no one can be surprised at the drama that ensues.

On What Happens When Folks Are Denied Their Fried Chicken On What Happens When Folks Are Denied Their Fried Chicken

Climate change is real, the political discourse is trash, and people in the U.S. and U.K. just want some damn fried chicken to soothe their souls. Which is why we at The Root have not one, but two #TodayInChicken stories to share with you.

Places Where Rae Carruth Can Go, Starting With Hell Places Where Rae Carruth Can Go, Starting With Hell

Rae Carruth could cure cancer, reduce the price of cable to under $20 a month, end homelessness and discover an ancient vibranium shield proving that Wakanda is real, and it will now and forever be fuck Rae Carruth.

Caption This: Win Tickets to See Anita Baker, Chaka Khan at 2018 Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival Caption This: Win Tickets to See Anita Baker, Chaka Khan at 2018 Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival

If I told you The Root was giving away tickets to see Anita Baker, Chaka Khan, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Smokey Robinson, Fantasia and others on March 17 and 18 in Miami, what would you say? Hold that thought—save your creative juices.

Staff at Harlem Restaurant Falsely Accused Black Women of Dashing and Dining: Report Staff at Harlem Restaurant Falsely Accused Black Women of Dashing and Dining: Report

A Harlem restaurant is coming under fire after multiple black women say they were racially profiled and falsely accused of dining and dashing by staff there, resulting in the suspension of at least one staff member.

The Mysterious Killing of D.J. Broadus The Mysterious Killing of D.J. Broadus

On Feb. 3, 2018, Baker County, Fla., sheriff’s deputies arrived at a residence hidden off Southern States Nursery Road outside Macclenny, Fla., to respond to a call about a shooting. Upon their arrival, officers found the body of 31-year-old Dominic Jerome “D.J.” Broadus II on the ground behind the home. According to…

Down for Some Biased Boning and Nationalistic Nookie? Try These Dating Apps for Trump Supporters Down for Some Biased Boning and Nationalistic Nookie? Try These Dating Apps for Trump Supporters

Apparently, it’s hard out here for a “Make America great again” pimp. Since the election, there have been myriad stories about Donald Trump supporters having difficulties dating. And I can only imagine how it must feel to be ostracized and discriminated against because of your beliefs. That thing that has never…

In the Face of Incontrovertible Evidence, Trump Backpedals on Russia and Blames the Black Guy In the Face of Incontrovertible Evidence, Trump Backpedals on Russia and Blames the Black Guy

For the millionth time, we ask of this president: Are you clinically insane, or just so much of a liar that you believe your own lies? No matter, Donald Trump has done it again, just making shit up and sticking it to former President Barack Obama while he’s at it.

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