Tulsa, Okla., Police Officer Betty Shelby is insisting she was just doing the best she could in a bad situation, fatally shooting Terence Crutcher—an unarmed motorist—not because of his race but due to “his actions, his behaviors.”
On Thursday morning, news surfaced that the experimental humanoid who somehow got a job as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (you’re not fooling us, James Comey; we know a Frankenstein monster when we see one), wanted to tell the public about Russia’s interference in the 2016 election as early as last…
Double-digit numbers of young black and Latinx girls in the nation’s capital are missing and, as expected, there has yet to be a national outcry. Instead, within the past week, Washington, D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department and other social media outlets are now focused on emphatically underscoring the message that…
Remember when the nation’s capital was so black that Parliament Funkadelic nicknamed Washington, D.C., “Chocolate City”? Maybe you’re old enough to remember when California’s Bay Area was so black that it birthed the Black Panthers and everyone knew what Sir Mix-a-Lot meant when he rapped about an “Oakland booty.” If…
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Like a lot of young men today, Jason Wilson, CEO of the Cave of Adullam Transformational Training Academy in Detroit, grew up without his father around. Struggling with his emotions and resentment toward his mother, Wilson turned to the martial arts.
The phrase “black America” may often be overlooked as a trite colloquialism, but it gives voice to the collective experiences of a community forged in fire.
The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office in Oregon is investigating a “bias” crime that was reported Tuesday after Hasel Afshar, who is originally from Iran, returned from a three-day vacation in Canada to find his home ransacked and vandalized with racist graffiti. The vandals even left a threatening note.
A Richmond, Va., woman faces five to 40 years in prison after pleading no contest to second-degree murder in the death of her 3-year-old goddaughter, Latrice Walden.
On Tuesday, the Trump administration submitted a report to Congress that listed the data it plans to collect in the 2020 census. In its original iteration, the list contained questions about sexual orientation and gender identity. In a revised version that appeared online, those topics were omitted.
The Los Angeles City Council Wednesday approved a $2 million settlement with the family of a man who was shot and killed by police in his driveway after his family called for help because he was exhibiting suicidal behavior.
An officer with the New York Police Department’s 76th Precinct is in hot water with her superiors after she reportedly replied to a department Twitter post with the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter.
On Wednesday morning The Root’s political editor, Jason Johnson, appeared on MSNBC Live, as he often does, alongside Matt Schlapp of the American Conservative Union. Johnson is a veteran political analyst, writer and politics professor at Morgan State University. (Although I have no idea how he does all of this,…
Over the last few years, I have spent a lot of time thinking, talking and writing about the war on drugs, particularly how it affects black women. And it is clear that the writers of WGN’s Underground, the exceptional runaway hit show that tracks the movements on the Underground Railroad, have been, too.
It’s always nice, amid today’s political climate, to know there’s still hope left for humanity. Most recently, a kind Illinois IHOP waiter went viral after he was photographed helping a customer who has Huntington’s disease eat.
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