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This Year, I Am My Own Valentine This Year, I Am My Own Valentine

Each year when Valentine’s Day comes around, those of us who are un-partnered are reminded of our singleness as we watch couples expressing love for each other at work, at school, in public and all across social media.

California Attorney General Sued Over His Refusal to Release Police Records Under New Law California Attorney General Sued Over His Refusal to Release Police Records Under New Law

The legal fights over a new California law related to the release of police disciplinary records continues, and this time the state’s own attorney general is a target.

Senate Passes Bill That Makes Lynching a Federal Crime Senate Passes Bill That Makes Lynching a Federal Crime

On Thursday, the U.S. Senate passed a bill that would make lynching a federal crime.

Mass. DA Wants to Meet With Vanessa Tyson to Discuss Her Sexual Assault Allegations Against Justin Fairfax Mass. DA Wants to Meet With Vanessa Tyson to Discuss Her Sexual Assault Allegations Against Justin Fairfax

The district attorney of Suffolk County in Massachusetts will meet with Dr. Vanessa Tyson to discuss her allegations of sexual assault against Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, according to a statement released Wednesday.

Former Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke, Who Murdered Laquan McDonald, Catches a Beatdown in Federal Prison Former Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke, Who Murdered Laquan McDonald, Catches a Beatdown in Federal Prison

To say that the sentence handed down to former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke for the murder of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was an insult would be putting it mildly. Van Dyke should have been put under the jail for his hateful crime. Giving him 6 years and 9 months for his crime was a slap in the face for…

White Woman Tells Black Police Officer Arresting Her ‘My KKK Friends Will Burn Your Family’ White Woman Tells Black Police Officer Arresting Her ‘My KKK Friends Will Burn Your Family’

An allegedly drunk white woman in Deland, Fla., took exception to being arrested by a black sheriff’s deputy and was caught on tape going on a racist and violent rant against him.

Stevante Clark, Brother of Stephon, Will Be Appointed to Sacramento City Council Advisory Committee Stevante Clark, Brother of Stephon, Will Be Appointed to Sacramento City Council Advisory Committee

Stevante Clark—brother of 22-year-old Stephon Clark, who was gunned down and killed by two Sacramento police officers last year—will soon be appointed to committee that will help the city decide how to tens of millions of dollars.

Vanessa Tyson, Who Accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of Sexual Assault, Calls Sexual Violence an 'Epidemic' at #MeToo Event Vanessa Tyson, Who Accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of Sexual Assault, Calls Sexual Violence an 'Epidemic' at #MeToo Event

Nearly a week after releasing a statement in which she accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexually assaulting her, Vanessa Tyson spoke Tuesday night at a Stanford University symposium that addressed sexual violence.

Blackness in Los Angeles Is Historic and Trendsetting Blackness in Los Angeles Is Historic and Trendsetting

Arguments have been made recently that Washington, D.C., Birmingham, Ala., and Harlem are the blackest cities in America. Those arguments are not without merit. Each of those cities has made significant contributions to black history, without a doubt. I would like to posit that my hometown, Los Angeles, is so iconic,…

How Well Do You Know Yourself? Would You Date You? How Well Do You Know Yourself? Would You Date You?

Step outside yourself for a moment. Imagine you are a friend who has to set someone up on a blind date with your friend (you). How would you describe yourself?

Bill Cosby Got Moved to Gen-Pop In Prison. So Does This Mean His Family Will Go Visit Him Now? Bill Cosby Got Moved to Gen-Pop In Prison. So Does This Mean His Family Will Go Visit Him Now?

Disgraced comedian Bill Cosby—who was sentenced in September to 3 to 10 years in prison after being convicted last year of aggravated indecent assault for the drugging and sexual assault of Andrea Constand in 2004—was moved into general population at the prison where he is serving his sentence.

Vanessa Tyson Told Colleagues About Her Sexual Assault Allegation Against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax  Vanessa Tyson Told Colleagues About Her Sexual Assault Allegation Against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax 

The sexual assault allegations Dr. Vanessa Tyson has lodged against Virginia’s Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax have become a hot topic as the situation has devolved into a most unfortunate game of “he said, she said.” In the midst of that, people have stepped forward to confirm that Tyson told them about the allegations.

Donald Trump Says the ‘Abolition of Civil Rights’ Is One of Our Country’s ‘Greatest Strides’ Donald Trump Says the ‘Abolition of Civil Rights’ Is One of Our Country’s ‘Greatest Strides’

Have you ever been watching or listening to someone speak, and suddenly the next thing that comes out of their mouth is something you know they truly believe but did not mean to actually say out loud?

Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax and Richmond Mayor Levar M. Stoney Do Battle Over Sexual Assault Allegations: Report  Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax and Richmond Mayor Levar M. Stoney Do Battle Over Sexual Assault Allegations: Report 

The situation that is unfolding for Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax in the state of Virginia continues to get messier and more confusing as the days go on. Accusations of political smears and revelations that others were made aware of the reported sexual assault have been dropping into the news cycle all week.

Woman Accusing Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of Sexual Assault Speaks Out [Updated] Woman Accusing Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of Sexual Assault Speaks Out [Updated]

When the news broke that Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s page in his medical school yearbook included a picture of two men—one dressed in a Ku Klux Klan outfit and the other in blackface—it was immediately speculated that the controversy around the picture would force him to resign.

Nancy Pelosi: House Speaker or Congressional Gangster? Nancy Pelosi: House Speaker or Congressional Gangster?

Can we just go ahead and admit that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is officially the Suge Knight of Capitol Hill?

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…

President Barack Obama, Steph Curry and John Legend Will Meet Up in Oakland for My Brother’s Keeper Alliance President Barack Obama, Steph Curry and John Legend Will Meet Up in Oakland for My Brother’s Keeper Alliance

When the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance has its first national convening in Oakland, Calif., later this month, President Barack Obama will be joined by Steph Curry and John Legend, among others, for an event that will bring together hundreds of young men of color and leaders from various organizations to connect, learn…

Black Man Found Dead Hanging in a Cell in the Same Jail Where Sandra Bland Died Black Man Found Dead Hanging in a Cell in the Same Jail Where Sandra Bland Died

What are the odds that two different black people would be found dead of hanging in the exact same Texas jail with no explanation nearly four years apart? How likely is it that two black people would inexplicably commit suicide at the exact same jail and no guards were there to catch it or intervene?

Jazmine Headley, Whose Child Was Snatched From Her Arms at a Public Benefits Office, Gets a Public Apology From New York City Council  Jazmine Headley, Whose Child Was Snatched From Her Arms at a Public Benefits Office, Gets a Public Apology From New York City Council 

Jazmine Headley was thrust into national headlines in December when, during a visit to a New York public benefits office, her 1-year-old son was snatched from her arms as she was unjustly arrested for sitting on the floor of the overcrowded office.

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