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Why They Kneel: New York City and Atlanta Prove Everything You Know About Jim Crow Is Wrong Why They Kneel: New York City and Atlanta Prove Everything You Know About Jim Crow Is Wrong

To examine the injustice and inequality that prompted some NFL players to protest during the national anthem, each week, for the remainder of the NFL season, The Root will explore the data behind racial disparities in the two cities represented in the National Football League’s premiere matchup—Monday Night Football.

A Ridiculous Story About Getting Petty Larcenied by a Crackhead 20 Years Ago to the Day on September 29, 1998 A Ridiculous Story About Getting Petty Larcenied by a Crackhead 20 Years Ago to the Day on September 29, 1998

On September 29, 1998, I was a sophomore at Morehouse College. I didn’t live on-campus. I was living in the westside of Atlanta house on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd SW that my grandmother lived in for much of my youth. At some point, my cousin bought her a house in Adamsville—two miles west on MLK—and my two of my…

T.I. Will Curate New Atlanta Pop-Up Museum Dedicated to Trap Music T.I. Will Curate New Atlanta Pop-Up Museum Dedicated to Trap Music

A new pop-up museum in Atlanta will feature an exhibit dedicated exclusively to trap music—and none other than one of Atlanta’s most famous native sons, T.I., will be curating the exhibit.

NFL Picks Maroon 5 For Super Bowl in America's Biggest Black Music Scene Because... Of Course NFL Picks Maroon 5 For Super Bowl in America's Biggest Black Music Scene Because... Of Course

In keeping with its trend of appeasing fans who believe God so loved the world he gave us his only begotten son whose name is either Tom Brady or Donald Trump, the National Football League decided to overlook the 1,203,034 musical acts in Atlanta, Ga. and announced that Maroon 5 will perform at halftime of Super Bowl…

Think Pink: Our Faves Were Coming Up Roses at the 2018 Emmys ... and in Nike ... and Whiteface? Think Pink: Our Faves Were Coming Up Roses at the 2018 Emmys ... and in Nike ... and Whiteface?

If there was a signature color at the 2018 Emmys, it was pink. Yara Shahidi (in Gucci), nominee Tracee Ellis Ross (in Valentino Haute Couture), and award winner Thandie Newton (in Brandon Maxwell) all showed up in rosy hues, as did several other celebs, who wore shades ranging from blush to bold pink.

When the Beat Drops Proves That Bucking Started With Black Women and Thrived in Atlanta's LGBT Community When the Beat Drops Proves That Bucking Started With Black Women and Thrived in Atlanta's LGBT Community

Imagine it’s the early 1990s and you spot an audition in the newspaper to be a dancer in Michael Jackson’s iconic “Remember the Time” video. So, at a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed 17-years-old, you show up to the audition and nail it. You get the gig. There’s nowhere to go but up from there, right? Wrong! Well, wrong-ish.

Crazy Rude Asian? Seemingly Drunk Porsche Employee Gets Fired for Running Black Folks Out of Atlanta Lounge Crazy Rude Asian? Seemingly Drunk Porsche Employee Gets Fired for Running Black Folks Out of Atlanta Lounge

Don’t let Love & Hip-Hop, The Real Housewives of Atlanta or even Chrisley Knows Best fool you. The most valuable real estate in metro Atlanta isn’t in Buckhead, Sandy Springs, Midtown or even the gentrifying neighborhoods of SWAT (Southwest Atlanta). Nope, the most valuable real estate in Atlanta are those elusive 5'…

Mom's Student Loan Debt Prevents Daughter From Enrolling in Spelman College Mom's Student Loan Debt Prevents Daughter From Enrolling in Spelman College

Nayaa Martinique and her family took the eight-hour drive from Indianapolis to Atlanta so the college freshman could start her journey as a Spelman woman.

I Visited Martha's Vineyard for the First Time. Let's Talk About It I Visited Martha's Vineyard for the First Time. Let's Talk About It

Because of reality television shows and the music and entertainment scene in Atlanta, I warn everybody who is going there for the first time. As a first timer, you might think that a gate attendant will hand you a stack of singles so you can toss them at the strippers waiting for you at baggage claim at the world’s…

Black Student Wins Harvard Debate Tournament After Atlanta Students Dominate Competition  Black Student Wins Harvard Debate Tournament After Atlanta Students Dominate Competition 

Because most people are unaware of the long history of debate in the black community, when Harvard brought 400 high schoolers to the university to compete in its prestigious debate competition, the group of black teens from Atlanta was probably considered a long shot.

'Atlanta's Eiffel Tower': 2 Chainz Vies to Save His Iconic Pink Trap House From Demolition 'Atlanta's Eiffel Tower': 2 Chainz Vies to Save His Iconic Pink Trap House From Demolition

2 Chainz said he might holler at Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to stop the owner of the little wooden pink “trap” house he made famous from tearing it down.

OK, I'm Happy for Ciara  OK, I'm Happy for Ciara 

If you have spent the slightest amount of time on Black Twitter or Black Instagram since 2015, you have probably come across a tweet or IG post about Ciara.

That Time in High School That I Didn't Get Hired at McDonald's That Time in High School That I Didn't Get Hired at McDonald's

I don’t know about you, but where I lived in the mid-90s, there weren’t many places for a high schooler to get a job, or so I thought, anyway. Close to me was the world’s most perseverant Hardee’s of all time, McDonald’s, a Bruno’s and a Winn-Dixie, the last two both grocery stores.

Watch: NFL Cornerback Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones Gets Into a Full-On Fist Fight With an Atlanta Airport Employee Watch: NFL Cornerback Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones Gets Into a Full-On Fist Fight With an Atlanta Airport Employee

Free-agent cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones has a checkered past, but if the footage from a recent video is to be believed, then the fistfight he had with an employee at an Atlanta airport was not his fault.

Lakeith Stanfield Apologizes for Homophobic ‘Freestyle’ [Updated] Lakeith Stanfield Apologizes for Homophobic ‘Freestyle’ [Updated]

Updated: Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 6:35 EDT: A very contrite and possibly quite high Lakeith Stanfield took to Instagram on Tuesday after news broke that he had taken part in a “freestyle rap” (he was reading, so … ) that included the word “fag” and other anti-gay lyrics.

Atlanta Mayor Sends Message to Trump That She Won’t Allow ICE Detainees to Be Housed in City’s Jails Atlanta Mayor Sends Message to Trump That She Won’t Allow ICE Detainees to Be Housed in City’s Jails

On Wednesday, newly elected Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced that she is no longer allowing city jails to accept detainees from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Gucci Mane Pleaded Guilty in 2011 to Pushing Woman From Moving Car [Corrected] Gucci Mane Pleaded Guilty in 2011 to Pushing Woman From Moving Car [Corrected]

Correction: Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 11:23 a.m. EDT: This story was originally written based on a story from April 2011. We apologize for the error.

Now Switch! Insecure Will Cover Masculinity, Atlanta Will Focus on Women, in Upcoming Seasons Now Switch! Insecure Will Cover Masculinity, Atlanta Will Focus on Women, in Upcoming Seasons

Regardless of our dating or even sexual preferences, black men and black women are inextricably tied—by history, by culture, by blood, even by disdain and death at the hands of law enforcement.

Bodak Rainbow? Cardi B Proves She’s a Unicorn, Rocking a Rainbow Mane With Her Baby Bump Bodak Rainbow? Cardi B Proves She’s a Unicorn, Rocking a Rainbow Mane With Her Baby Bump

Cardi B continues to prove that pregnancy won’t dampen her style. The Invasion of Privacy rapper-singer stepped out in Atlanta Wednesday night with fiance Offset wearing waist-length locks in a full spectrum of colors, courtesy of hairstylist Cliff Vmir.

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