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Genetta Adams

Brooklyn, NY, USA
Deputy Editor, The Root
As seen in: The Root
Covers:  pop culture, television, music, movies, entertainment, sports, food

Sports fan, caffeine junkie, deputy editor @TheRoot. Will work for coffee. My views are my own.

Editor + writer with an unwavering devotion to the San Francisco Giants, San Francisco 49ers, Barcelona FC and the LA Lakers. Will edit for coffee.

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What was your first job as a journalist?

I worked as an editorial copy clerk and was promoted to a copy editor at my hometown paper in Stockton, Ca.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. I received a typewriter as a birthday gift for my senior year of high school. I used it in college as well.

How is social media changing news?

One word: Speed. People are getting the news faster than ever before. The major down side: Misinformation is just as fast, maybe faster.

These 4 Court Rulings Give Police Powerful Weapons to Abuse Your Rights. They Need to Go — The emergence of Donald Trump as the self-proclaimed "law and order" candidate on November's presidential ballot should be cause for serious concern for all of us.

The 7 Most Outrageous and Racist Acts Found in DOJ’s Report on Baltimore Police Dept. — The Department of Justice's scathing report on the Baltimore Police Department spelled out in exacting detail how the BPD violated the constitutional rights of black residents through a series of brutal and abusive tactics that basically had a community under siege.

These 8 Engineers and Scientists are Creating the Future Today — Those of us working in down-to-earth jobs can only tip our caps to those working in more lofty professions like space travel, biotechnology and systems gaming. There is no doubt, in the age of autonomous vehicles and virtual reality gaming systems, that behind these innovations lies a talented group of engineers pushing the proverbial bar higher to build the technology that will take us into the future.

MLK’s Daughter Calls Out Trump for His 2nd Amendment Comments — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who seems to be plagued by a permanent case of foot-in-mouth disease, dropped another doozy on Tuesday in Wilmington, N.C. During a campaign speech, Trump suggested that if Hillary Clinton were to win, she would appoint Supreme Court justices who would abolish the 2 nd Amendment (Clinton has never suggested anything close to that).

Leslie Jones’ Hilarious Live Tweets of the Olympics Got Her an Invite to Rio — We're so glad comedian Leslie Jones decided to come back to Twitter after racist trolls forced her to take a brief timeout from the social media platform.

How the Freddie Gray Case Fell Apart — Today, Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby decided to drop the charges against the remaining three officers connected to the death of Freddie Gray. From the very minute that Mosby stood outside on the steps of her office and announced to the world that she would seek to move forward with the prosecution of the six officers involved, she has faced a bevy of criticism.

Prenups Are for Poor People — And by "poor people," I mean me and you, of course: basically, regular people. I'm 100 percent sure that the likes of Kanye and Kim Kardashian aren't reading my writings, but if they are, I need the Pirate Black Yeezy Boost 350s in a size 10. Thanks.

Former NFL Coach Dennis Green Dies at 67 — Former NFL coach Dennis Green, who led the Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals over 13 seasons, died Thursday night from complications of cardiac arrest, according to ESPN. He was 67. In 10 seasons with the Vikings, he led the team to eight playoff appearances and reached the NFC Championship Game twice, in 1998 and 2000.

The 8 Wokest White People We Know — Woke is having a moment. As The Root contributor Lawrence Ware notes, because of police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement, "The masses of black folks who were lulled to sleep by economic opportunity have now awoken to the fact that race is, and will remain, a central part of the black experience."

What Will It Take to Actually Convict a Cop? — Digesting police violence against innocent civilians is a complicated and difficult process. Perhaps the only thing more difficult, however, is reconciling the reality that, even as repeated violations by law enforcement continue to occur, there seems almost no chance that cops will ever face any level of significant accountability from America's two-tiered justice system.
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Aug 29, 2016

I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that Trump is trying use Huma Abedin’s separation to attack Hillary Clinton’s judgment.

Aug 28, 2016

I know I’m late to the party but Chance the Rapper’s “Coloring Book” is album of the year for me.

Aug 26, 2016

Giants bats are going good in the first inning. Looks like I picked the right time to start watching again. #SFGiants

Aug 26, 2016

I’ll take the win but it would have been sweet to no-hit the Dodgers #SFGiants

Aug 26, 2016

RT @mccoveychron: I have a feeling we'll actively hate Corey Seager for two decades and passively hate him indefinitely.

Aug 26, 2016

RT @extrabaggs: Here comes Matt Moore for the ninth. The Giants could become the first club in MLB history to throw a no-hitter in five consecutive seasons.

Aug 25, 2016

I think Lawrence O’Donnell is having a little too much fun with whether Trump is “hardening” or “softening” on immigration.

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