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VSB Co-Founder Damon Young Wins the Thurber Prize for American Humor

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Once you’ve been a part of The Root family, we will forever claim you (because Black excellence deserves Black pride). So, despite his recent departure from the daily grind of our beloved news and opinion site, we are collectively overjoyed that one of our closest homies, Very Smart Brothas co-founder Damon Young was…

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White House to Host George Floyd’s Family on Anniversary of His Death, but Will Miss Floyd Police Reform Bill Deadline

This Tuesday will mark the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death. Two things were supposed to happen on or by that date: Floyd’s family was to be hosted at the White House, and a federal police reform bill named for Floyd was supposed to be on President Joe Biden’s desk. Unfortunately, it looks like only one of…Read more...

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