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Yes, Florida Gov. Rick Scott Is Breaking Ranks With the NRA and Trump. No, We Shouldn’t Celebrate Just Yet Yes, Florida Gov. Rick Scott Is Breaking Ranks With the NRA and Trump. No, We Shouldn’t Celebrate Just Yet

The student-led push to finally bring a semblance of gun control appears to be working in Florida. Gov. Rick Scott and other state lawmakers on Friday offered a series of proposals that would mark “the most significant move toward gun control in Florida in decades.”

Philando Castile’s Mom Is Sick of Wayne LaPierre and the NRA’s Hypocrisy Philando Castile’s Mom Is Sick of Wayne LaPierre and the NRA’s Hypocrisy

Following Wayne LaPierre’s rigorous commitment to arming educators in the wake of yet another school shooting, Philando Castile’s mother has called the National Rifle Association CEO a hypocrite for not standing up for her son, who both owned a gun and was a public school employee.

Dumpster Diving for Dro: Las Vegas Airport Offers New Way to Dispose of Leftover Weed and ... Hold on, I’ll BRB Dumpster Diving for Dro: Las Vegas Airport Offers New Way to Dispose of Leftover Weed and ... Hold on, I’ll BRB

They’re calling them amnesty boxes, but these new green receptacles are essentially a treasure trove of discarded weed.

Oprah Delivers the Most Elegant, Unbothered Clapback to Trump’s Twitter Nonsense Oprah Delivers the Most Elegant, Unbothered Clapback to Trump’s Twitter Nonsense

Leave it to Oprah Winfrey to hit snooze on the bullshit.

Tisha Campbell-Martin Files for Divorce Tisha Campbell-Martin Files for Divorce

Tisha Campbell-Martin announced in a statement through her rep Thursday that she and her husband, Duane Martin, have decided to part ways.

Soccer Player Who Heard Racist Chants Tells Fans to Watch Black Panther Soccer Player Who Heard Racist Chants Tells Fans to Watch Black Panther

One Belgian soccer player has some homework for the fans he says hurled racist taunts at him on the pitch.

On Prince and Painting Outside of Black and White: Janelle Monáe’s Inspiring Thought Process on Dirty Computer On Prince and Painting Outside of Black and White: Janelle Monáe’s Inspiring Thought Process on Dirty Computer

The first matter of business, if you haven’t already, is to treat yourself to Janelle Monáe’s latest video offerings, which the singer released today.

Chris Tucker Presses Gas on Rush Hour 4 Chris Tucker Presses Gas on Rush Hour 4

For the past seven years, neither Chris Tucker nor Jackie Chan has been in any rush to dust off the Rush Hour franchise. In a radio interview from October 2017, Chan said that he and Tucker turned down script after script before finally finding one they liked. As Complex reports, Chan told The Cruz Show on Power 106…

Serena Williams Reveals What She Learned After Her Near-Death Experience Giving Birth Serena Williams Reveals What She Learned After Her Near-Death Experience Giving Birth

Living tennis legend Serena Williams, in an op-ed essay penned for CNN, opened up about her life-threatening experience giving birth and called for readers to address racial inequities in maternal care.

South Carolina Lawmakers Want to Ban Baggy Pants Because What Other Political Issue Could Possibly Be More Pressing? South Carolina Lawmakers Want to Ban Baggy Pants Because What Other Political Issue Could Possibly Be More Pressing?

While the rest of the country clamors for gun control, South Carolina lawmakers have chosen to home in on the real issues, like banning baggy pants.

NYU Catches Heat for ‘Racially Insensitive’ Black History Month Meal NYU Catches Heat for ‘Racially Insensitive’ Black History Month Meal

It was the choice of drinks that bothered New York University sophomore Nia Harris the most.

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.

Donald Glover Talks About His Assist With the Black Panther Script Donald Glover Talks About His Assist With the Black Panther Script

If, during one of the three times you caught Black Panther this weekend, you stayed through the end of the credits, you may have noticed a special shoutout to Donald Glover and his brother Stephen in the “Special Thanks” section.

‘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…

Why Are You Like This? Far Right Cooks Up Conspiracy Theories, Bullies Survivors of Parkland, Fla., Shooting Seeking Gun Reform Why Are You Like This? Far Right Cooks Up Conspiracy Theories, Bullies Survivors 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 that you make up a bunch of wild-ass garbage about those tragedies.

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.

God Bless This #NoirTown Janelle Monáe Photo Shoot Directed by Jordan Peele God Bless This #NoirTown Janelle Monáe Photo Shoot Directed by Jordan Peele

What a time to be alive. Jordan Peele, who’s now a little less than two weeks away from hopefully clutching his first Oscar, was recently asked by W Magazine to direct a fashion shoot.

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.

The Discouraging Response to Blac Chyna’s Leaked Sex Tape The Discouraging Response to Blac Chyna’s Leaked Sex Tape

Another leaked sex tape of Blac Chyna has her lawyers and her ex-boyfriend Mechie, who appears in the tape, looking to prosecute the person who shared it.

Wakanda Mess Is This? Cancellation of Black Panther Screening in Towson, Md., Has Some Raising Eyebrows Wakanda Mess Is This? Cancellation of Black Panther Screening in Towson, Md., Has Some Raising Eyebrows

Some people are questioning why highly anticipated screenings of Black Panther were canceled in Towson, Md., the film’s opening night.

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