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Day, oh glorious day is here! Yes, tonight The Root is at the BET Awards trying not to be awkward! Our outfit selections are at the ready and we assume BET is ready to kick off its biggest and best party, hosted by comedian Leslie Jones.
Pride parades across the world have become firmly established events marked by celebration, activism, courage, and inspiration.
A mainstay in the African American community has changed its mural and taken Bill Cosby—the man who put them on the map— off of it.
President Donald Trump, the self–described “least racist person,” again used a racial slur on national television to attack Sen. Elizabeth Warren by calling her “Pocahontas.”
The U.S. Park Police has responded to questions about why three African American teenagers were handcuffed while selling water without a permit on the Mall in Washington, D.C. The answers are as hollow as one would expect.
Ivanka Trump will have to take a little break from hissing into her senile father’s ear to testify in a trademark dispute over the design of one of her company’s shoes.
The heads of U.S. military branches are trying to delay a July 1 deadline for allowing transgender people to join the military, citing a need to “study the issue.”
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Charlie Sheen is being sued for allegedly lying about his HIV positive status to a woman with whom he was having unprotected sex. Yes, another one.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Thursday that his state would prohibit state-funded and state-sponsored travel to Alabama, Kentucky, South Dakota and Texas due to discriminatory legislation enacted in those states that targets LGBT Americans.
Mike Phillips was diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disease spinal muscular atrophy over 30 years ago. His mother and caregiver, Karen Clay, said doctors told her Phillips wouldn’t see his first birthday.
A grand jury has indicted Dallas police officer Christopher Hess on charges of aggravated assault for the shooting death of 21–year–old mother of two Genevive Dawes in January. It is the first time in 44 years that a district attorney has successfully indicted a Dallas police officer involved in a fatal shooting.
“Pride under Trump means that the stakes are higher and that queer communities have to deal with their racism problems and their transphobia and their classism,” says organizer and activist Maria Zamudio.
Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei is calling attention to the international refugee crisis with his latest installation in Denmark. For “Soleil Levant,” Weiwei barricaded the windows of a museum with thousands of life jackets abandoned by refugees on the Greek Island of Lesbos.
With the declaration of a second mistrial in the case against University of Cincinnati Police Officer Raymond Tensing for the fatal July 2015 shooting of Samuel DuBose on Friday, three police officers have managed to escape prison sentences in high-profile, police-involved killings of black people.
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