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T’Challa’s Cousins? Scientists Photograph Rare Black Leopard for First Time in Over 100 Years T’Challa’s Cousins? Scientists Photograph Rare Black Leopard for First Time in Over 100 Years

Not photographed since Betty White was a spry young teenager in 1909, scientists in Kenya published photographs of the rare black leopard after finding it in an area close to where the fictional Wakanda is located.

Louisiana Cops Wore Blackface to Sell Crack in a Black Neighborhood. But First, They Posed for Pics Louisiana Cops Wore Blackface to Sell Crack in a Black Neighborhood. But First, They Posed for Pics

A Louisiana police chief issued a formal apology after 25-year-old yearbook photos surfaced of an undercover sting in which white police officers painted themselves black to sell crack to black people. The community was shocked by the revelations, and many asked the same question:

GOP Congressman Under Fire for Most Racist Office Display Ever GOP Congressman Under Fire for Most Racist Office Display Ever

Members of an employees union are demanding an apology from a Georgia legislator after they discovered white supremacist memorabilia on full display in his Washington, D.C., congressional office.

MAGA Substitute Allegedly Singles Out 10-Year-Old for ‘Prison Attire,’ Tells Students MLK Committed Suicide MAGA Substitute Allegedly Singles Out 10-Year-Old for ‘Prison Attire,’ Tells Students MLK Committed Suicide

A North Carolina school is not really under any kind of fire after a Trump-supporting, uber-Christian prophetess predicted an African-American elementary school student’s clothes would eventually land him in prison and took the time to inform the clueless class that Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination was all a big…

Should You Wear Blackface? A Guide Should You Wear Blackface? A Guide

I was yesterday years old when I realized how much white people love blackface.

Exclusive: Thousands of Black Votes in Georgia Disappeared and No One Can Explain It Exclusive: Thousands of Black Votes in Georgia Disappeared and No One Can Explain It

Voter suppression in Georgia was one of the most discussed issues during the 2018 midterm elections. Front and center in the debate stood Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, a longtime voting-rights activist who had dedicated much of her career to fighting for every citizen’s right to vote. Abrams was…

The Root's Clapback Mailbag: If... The Root's Clapback Mailbag: If...

I know it’s late. I was doing stuff.

Second Woman Accuses Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax of Sexual Assault Second Woman Accuses Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax of Sexual Assault

Already embroiled in a scandal involving allegations of sexual assault, another woman has now accused Justin Fairfax of rape, alleging the Virginia lieutenant governor assaulted her during their college years.

There's No Place Blacker Than Birmingham, Ala., and If You Disagree...Fight Them There's No Place Blacker Than Birmingham, Ala., and If You Disagree...Fight Them

Look at those beautiful faces. Those are the children who lived in Birmingham, Ala., in 1963. Because this picture was taken only 55 years ago, many of those people are still around today. They were and are still angels. But don’t let those sweet faces fool you...

Maybe Black People Need a Wall Maybe Black People Need a Wall

On Tuesday, a few hours before Donald Trump’s Shout-Outs of the Union speech, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall announced that he wouldn’t bring charges against the police officer who shot and killed 21-year-old Emantic Bradford Jr.

A Live Translation of Trump's State of the Union Address A Live Translation of Trump's State of the Union Address

Good evening and welcome. Tonight, The Root’s Senior Editor Stephen A. Crockett Jr., Staff Writer Michael Harriot and Staff Writer Monique Judge will be live blogging Donald Trump’s State of the Union address. And by live blogging, we mean providing you with an understandable translation free of Adderall snorts and…

Alabama Attorney General Releases Video, Rules Police Shooting of Emantic Bradford Jr. Was Justified Alabama Attorney General Releases Video, Rules Police Shooting of Emantic Bradford Jr. Was Justified

A medical examiner determined that Emantic “EJ” Bradford Jr. was shot three times by a police officer while running away. Bradford was licensed to carry a concealed weapon. A newly released video appears to confirm that Bradford was running away when he was shot and killed in the Riverchase Galleria Mall on Nov. 22,…

Liam Neeson Explains Why There’s No Such Thing as Racism Liam Neeson Explains Why There’s No Such Thing as Racism

Before we begin, let me assure you that no one is outraged.

Why White People Love Blackface, Explained Why White People Love Blackface, Explained

Hey Racist Baby! Why do you look so concerned?

MAGA Super Bowl Suffers Lowest Ratings in a Decade and It's Probably Black People's Fault MAGA Super Bowl Suffers Lowest Ratings in a Decade and It's Probably Black People's Fault

When the NFL asked if football fans were going to watch the Super Bowl, apparently Black America responded: “Who all gon’ be there?”

Louis Farrakhan Inducted Into Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Louis Farrakhan Inducted Into Omega Psi Phi Fraternity

Just in case you hear people barking at the next Million Man March, or if you’re wondering why Louis Farrakhan is wearing a purple shirt and gold boots with his bow tie, don’t be alarmed—it’s just a Que thing.

Why They Kneel: Everything We Said About Police Brutality Was Wrong Why They Kneel: Everything We Said About Police Brutality Was Wrong

To examine the injustice and inequality that prompted some NFL players to protest during the national anthem, each week during the 2018 regular season, The Root explored the data behind racial disparities. As America enjoys the Super Bowl, the Root Partnered with Fatal Encounters to examine what we don’t know about…

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