A new study released Tuesday reveals what many of us already know; Black girls in the age range 5-14 are viewed as less innocent than their white counterparts, revealing that race is often a factor in how a child’s actions are perceived.
On July 11, 2016, two police officers fired 18 shots at a mentally ill black man, who was armed with a knife with a 3.5-inch blade and “acting erratically,” within one minute of encountering him in a residential Sacramento, Calif., neighborhood.
Monday, June 26, was the deadline set by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for the Flint, Mich., City Council to either approve a 30-year contract with the Great Lakes Water Authority, provide an alternative long-term water solution or face legal action, and after a night of screaming matches between…
It turns out that this whole“fake news” thing may all come from the walls of Donald Trump’s golf clubs.
A little compassion goes a long way, and when Raymond Bell, the founder and administrator of the HOPE Project, saw that two young teens were handcuffed on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., for selling water without a permit, he saw two hardworking young people that he wanted to help.
We knew the Flint, Mich., water crisis had poisoned people—now the investigation has reached the point of manslaughter charges. Along with several others, Nick Lyon, director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, was charged June 14 with misconduct in office and involuntary manslaughter for his role…
Three current or former Chicago police officers were indicted on multiple charges Tuesday for allegedly conspiring to cover up wrongdoing by Officer Jason Van Dyke, who gunned down 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in October 2014.
You’re probably asking yourself, “What’s a Kodak Black?” Believe me, I’ve asked myself that question every time I’ve heard the rapper’s name. But then I remember that he looks like the spawn of Satan, has tattoos on his face and has a rap sheet longer than Donald Trump’s thinning “hair.”
Growing up as a kid who loved comic books, I spent many an afternoon running around the park pretending to be a superhero fighting all manners of evil. Fun as it was, the process of picking out which superhero I wanted to be always stressed me out for one particular reason that still bothers me to this day.
Updated Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 1:38 p.m. EDT: On Monday The Root published this original article, which used data to argue that the home-sharing company Airbnb is being used as a tool for gentrification in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Senate Republicans have delayed their plans to vote on their newest Trumpcare bill because they now realize what many knew when GOP leaders locked themselves into a room to craft this deadweight anchor of a bill: It’s trash.
LaVar Ball’s 15 minutes ended right around the time he took his shirt off. The father of three extremely talented basketball players, including the newly drafted Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball, recently made a guest appearance on WWE’s Monday Night Raw.
Updated Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 1:35 p.m. EDT: Commerce Independent School District trustee Michael Beane resigned Tuesday morning, CBS DFW reports. Carmen Ponder’s attorney, Lee Merritt, told The Root: “Neither Beane nor Crews accept responsibility for their actions, nor the pain they caused Ms. Ponder, but they have…
It isn’t often that a 12-year-old can say that he schooled an NBA guard during that guard’s own camp for kids, but Victor Oladipo went all in and fell for the banana in the tailpipe, aka the nutmeg dribble, when he decided to check this kid.
According to multiple sources, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and her newborn twins (for now we’re calling them “Bad” and “Boujee”) have checked out of the hospital and settled into their luxurious-mansion rental in Malibu, Calif.
The family of Alton Sterling—a black man who was gunned down on July 5, 2016, by Baton Rouge, La., police—has filed a wrongful death suit against the city, the Baton Rouge Police Department, the police chief and two officers involved in the encounter. The lawsuit claims that the shooting fit a pattern of racist…
Bill Cosby’s Pennsylvania sexual assault trial may have ended in a mistrial, but that didn’t stop another trial date from being set in California for his alleged role in sexually assaulting a teenage girl more than 40 years ago.
Serena Williams has her mind set on returning to tennis by January, but that, of course, is after she gives birth to her new baby. In an article in this month’s Vanity Fair, Williams was photographed by Annie Leibovitz and spoke about her romance with her fiance, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian; their upcoming…