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 has gone viral after he was photographed helping a customer who has Huntington’s disease eat.
So Sean Spicer is back with another twist, actually saying that it is somehow “demeaning” to veteran White House reporter April Ryan to suggest that she can’t “take it.” By “it,” he is, of course, referring to the fact that he told a grown woman to “stop shaking your head” when she was listening to him (not) respond…
Editor’s note: For Women’s History Month, The Root is celebrating women from a wide range of professional industries in our video series Women at Work.
As all sensible people know, the 45th president of the United States is a stupid, shifty, lying son of a bitch. If you heard “son of a bitch” in Tisha Campbell’s voice when she played Yvonne in Boomerang, congratulations, you’re a real one. However, when it comes to sensible people in public life who are not afraid of…
There is something about black women in positions of power and influence that brings out the devil in white men. The residue of evil clings to them like a moldy cloak.
It’s only the end of March, but Nicki Minaj has been busy this year: you know, dropping new songs, not truly beefing with Remy Ma—and just last week she broke Aretha Franklin’s record for most Billboard Hot 100 hits by a woman. But apparently the rapper-singer still has time in her schedule to sign to Wilhelmina’s…
Emmett Till’s family members met privately with Jeff Sessions, head of the U.S. Department of Justice, to ask him for ... well ... justice.