Update: May 26, 2017 11:00 p.m. EST
On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, Kingston Frazier’s last full day on earth, he rode the bus home from North Jackson Elementary School. He was excited because he knew that he would be graduating from kindergarten to first-grade the next day.
The Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice announced on Wednesday that the Lincoln Village Juvenile Detention Center—where 16-year-old Gynnya McMillen was found dead in her cell on Jan. 11, 2016, after four staff members pinned her down with an Aikido martial arts restraint hold—will close in mid-June.
White slavery. The phrase and even the idea of it sounds funny, but this episode of The Root’s podcast, Unique Views—soon to be called The Haters—is serious.
Updated Friday, May 26, 2017, 4:41 p.m. EDT:
Snitches get stitches, fam. But it seems like the idiot who is trying to get black Chicagoans to report suspected undocumented residents to immigration agents doesn’t get that.
The death of a young student just reaching his prime is always tragic. The death of a young black man, especially one only days away from college graduation, is an enormous heartbreak. But the death of a young black man allegedly at the hands of a suspected white supremacist, brutally stabbed merely for being black,…
Leland Melvin is a unicorn of a human being. He’s been drafted to the NFL, flown in the final frontier (twice), and now, written a book called Chasing Space. On the internet, the former NASA astronaut is best known for this unforgettable photo with his two dogs, Jake and Scout, who grace the cover of his new memoir.…
On Thursday, Kalief Browder Way was unveiled. An intersection in New York City’s Bronx borough was renamed in honor of a man who took his own life at 22 years of age after suffering a grueling, three-year imprisonment at the city’s Rikers Island jail complex because he couldn’t make bail.
Of all the reasons to loathe that noxious loudmouth Sean Hannity, my top choice is that the Fox News host consistently has the nerve to serve his lavish amount of stupidity with sides of hubris and sanctimony.
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Research reveals a Black Seminole family’s continent-crossing migration in search of freedom and battlefield glory.
Waking up to tragedies of some measure has become the norm over the years. Lately it feels as if every day there’s another hashtag created to expose our worst fears or break what’s left of our hearts.
Rapper Wale and Tomi Lahren got into another Twitter spat Thursday after the unemployed TV host asked a question regarding Donald Trump being impeached:
Some people got it and some people don’t. Seventeen-year-old Jahmir Smith has got it: talented both in academics and on the football field. He is casually racking up full-ride academic and athletic scholarship offers from more than 30 universities across the nation, including all eight Ivy League schools and every…
Well, I think I’ve seen it all after trying to wrap my head around this one. The San Diego Unified School District is under fire for an anti-bullying campaign that some parents now claim shows special favor to Muslim students. You’d think that being against bullying and standing up for an often targeted community…
Sony is already creating a buzz for its upcoming film Silver & Black, the studio’s film starring classic Spider-Man characters Silver Sable and Black Cat, by announcing that writer-director Gina Prince-Bythewood will direct the film. This announcement makes Prince-Bythewood the first black woman to direct a superhero…
It seems as if a few Texas teachers need to go back to school to learn that a joke is supposed to be funny. However, in shockingly poor taste, some Channelview Independent School District teachers reportedly laughed during a mock awards ceremony as they handed out certificates, including one that dubbed a 13-year-old…