Editor’s note: Drug policy is race policy. To honor drug-policy reformers on the front lines, for Black History Month, the Drug Policy Alliance, in partnership with The Root, is bringing you the stories of four phenomenal people who have been instrumental in shaping conversations around drug policy and its lethal…
This probably won’t end well. Twitter user @Italia_calino shared the image above on Tuesday morning, depicting sidewalks in Howard University’s Yard with the spray-painted message “Welcome to the Trump Plantation. Overseer: Wayne A. I. Frederick.”
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is so out of her depth, it’s not even funny anymore; it’s embarrassing. And pretty much this is what everyone who didn’t vote for President Asshat expected.
Black History Month 2017 proved my grandfather right: Common sense really isn’t that common.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) aka “Mr. You Should’ve Been Our President” had the reaction just about all of us had after hearing President Spray Tan say that “nobody knew health care could be so complicated.”
Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America is Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson’s 20th book—and it was his most difficult to write.
Earlier this month, Nielsen unveiled a study examining the broader appeal of black-led and/or -focused content—particularly in television. It begins with acknowledgment that black people play a pivotal role in shaping various sectors of popular culture in the U.S. In its findings, “73 percent of non-Hispanic whites…
It’s almost March, but the ghosts of Halloweens past still haunt us. Every year, without fail, particularly on Halloween, there is that one (usually more, let’s be honest) white person who seems incapable of coming up with a creative costume of a black individual without resorting to blackface. By now, we shouldn’t be…
Many moons ago, fresh off an unexpected achievement and gaining a toehold in both the music industry and the fun, freewheeling network that was once Twitter, I decided to celebrate my unlikely success with the social media tagline, “Just your average Grammy-nominated goddess next door ... may I borrow some sugar?”
Because there is still a little justice left in this world, a Georgia couple reportedly broke down in tears Monday after being sentenced to prison for their involvement in a 2015 racist incident in which a group they were a part of waved Confederate flags, shouted racial slurs and made armed threats at adults and…
If there was anyone from Sunday night’s Oscars who had the time of their lives, it was Gary from Chicago and his fiancee, Vickie. The lucky couple were part of a tour bus group that got to mix and mingle with celebrities in the midst of the award show.
Viola Davis is a national treasure. And even before her Oscar win Sunday, Harvard University had named Davis its Artist of the Year. On March 4, Davis will accept the Harvard Foundation’s arts medal during the 32nd annual Cultural Rhythms Festival in Memorial Hall’s Sanders Theatre.
It was almost three years ago when TLC launched a Kickstarter to fund their fifth and final album. Fans basically threw money at them, including Katy Perry, who donated $5,000 to help T-Boz and Chilli out. But those same fans began to question whether or not they had been bamboozled when a year later, they got nothing…
A North Carolina law that bars registered sex offenders from using Facebook, Twitter and similar sites is up for debate in the U.S. Supreme Court, and Monday’s argument turned into a discussion of just how much social media has transformed American civic discourse.
Muhammad Ali Jr., son of the boxing great who made news last week after it was reported that he and his mother had been detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport because of their Muslim names, is speaking out about his ordeal and said Monday that he felt “violated” when he was asked about his religion.
A popular transgender performer was fatally shot outside a New Orleans shopping center on Saturday night.
The Los Angeles Police Department has released the name of the off-duty police officer who was caught on video last week firing his gun while involved in an altercation with teenagers in Anaheim, Calif.
A national black American gun club has doubled its membership numbers since Election Day, and more black Americans seem to be taking an interest in their constitutional right to bear arms. Gun sellers say they have noticed more black customers buying firearms since the election.