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. A revised version that appeared online had those topics omitted.
The Los Angeles City Council on 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,…
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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.
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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.
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Emmett Till’s family members met privately with Jeff Sessions, head of the U.S. Department of Justice, to ask him for ... well ... justice.
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) has a lot of things going on, what with basically being one of the few members of Congress willing to fight the current administration tooth and nail and calling it out on all its bullshit. So it’s quite obvious that she doesn’t have time for Bill O’Reilly or his shenanigans trying to…
Fox News has a lot of problems, and apparently racial discrimination is one. (Surprise?) Two black women filed a federal lawsuit in state Supreme Court in the Bronx, N.Y., Tuesday night, claiming that they were subjected to “top-down racial harassment” in the Fox News payroll department thanks to longtime comptroller…
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