Children understand things that are happening around them more than we think and more than we give them credit for. A great example of this is the Cahokia Quarterback Club who decided as a group to take a knee during the national anthem before their football game in Belleville, Ill., on Sunday.
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On Thursday, the Heinz Family Foundation honored pediatrician and public health advocate Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha by making her the recipient of the 22nd Heinz Award in the public policy category. The accolade includes an unrestricted cash award of $250,000.
In The Root’s efforts to reduce the amount of required daily reading about the Caucasian clutching of pearls, we have decided to condense the collective woes of wypipo into this brief listing of the things melaninless America will be weeping about this week.
It feels counterintuitive to suggest that straight black men as a whole possess any sort of privilege—particularly the type of privilege created for and protected by whiteness. In America, we are near or at the bottom in every relevant metric determining quality of life. Our arrest and incarceration rates, our…
The U.S. National Park Service announced last week that it will be awarding the University of California, Berkeley a little under $100,000 for a project dedicated to “truthfully honoring the legacy” of Black Panther Party activists.
Landon from Seattle asks:
When this year’s Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference kicks off Wednesday, there will be the usual convergence of politicos, professionals, subject matter experts, students, policy wonks and the like who will descend upon Washington, D.C., for a steady slate of panels, discussions, town…
Updated Tuesday Sept. 19, 2017, 2:51 p.m. EDT: How long did it take the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals to deny Dylann Roof’s motion to replace his lawyers on account of their ethnic backgrounds?
President Donald Trump delivered what essentially was a truncated version of his typical campaign stump speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. Rife with themes of white supremacy, Trump’s words signaled to the world that the motivations of America’s foreign policy are the same as its domestic…
White America’s president furthered his anti-black agenda Monday when Donald Trump selected an untrained, ill-equipped executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities and then skipped town before HBCU presidents could ask him what the hell he was doing.
Suspected racist killer Kenneth Gleason is once again back in police custody and is now expected to be booked on multiple charges in connection with two possibly racially motivated killings. Gleason, 23, has also reportedly been connected to a third shooting in which he allegedly shot at the home of a black family,…
I don’t wanna grow up, I’m a Toys R Us kid
There’s a million toys at Toys R Us that I can play with
You may remember how a 2014 New York Times story called Michael Brown “no angel.” Or how New York tabloids dug into the criminal history of a homeless man murdered by a white supremacist earlier this year. The victim-blaming or -shaming genre is well established in the white-male-dominated American journalistic canon.…
A Texas woman has been taken into custody after police say she shot and killed her sleeping boyfriend before dismembering his body and running to Louisiana.
The St. Louis Police Department tweeted out a photo of an officer holding two spray bottles. The caption: “Officers confiscate bottles with unknown chemicals used to against police tonight in downtown #stl.”
In between cheating on his pregnant wife, Eniko, Kevin Hart made time to delve into the world of mobile video games. Hart’s new game, “Gold Ambush With Kevin Hart,” stars his wife and two children, Heaven and Hendrix. And it’s only in this video game that Hart is actually taller than his “rib.”
Imagine, if you will, a land that measures 40 leagues from the Far Downs in the west to Brandywine Bridge in the east. And from the northern moors to the marshes in the deep south, ripe fruit is in abundance, pockets of forest and snowcapped mountains dot the periphery to the edge of the horizon, and the eye is…
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