Among the holy grail of black athletes you don’t discuss negatively, Bill Russell is top five. All black men know that walking into a black barbershop and talking bad about Bill Russell is grounds to have your ass kicked. It’s like walking into a black church and talking bad about Jesus; it can bring out the violence…
U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) pulled no punches during her sitdown interview with The Root at the Congressional Black Caucus’ 47th Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. , when she called out Donald Trump for being a white supremacist as well as blasting his campaign’s alleged ties to the Kremlin.
Updated Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, 4:29 p.m. EDT: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel backed the Chicago Police Department’s decision to reprimand two black cops for taking a knee while in uniform this past weekend.
Another month, another GOP heath care bill, and another complete waste of time.
In theory, a cable news network holding debates between members of different parties arguing over the merits of their respective policies seems like a novel idea. However, because we largely consume for-profit media, these debates often prove to be more about spectacle than anything substantive. Therein lies the…
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They say young people don’t care about cars anymore. They say the culture is dying. They say human driving doesn’t even have a future. You, the Jalopnik community of readers, know that isn’t true. You also know the last place to look for modern car culture is the vast wasteland that is television. But we think we can…
In May of 1963, thousands of black protestors—many of them school children—marched on Birmingham, Alabama to draw attention to the city’s entrenched segregation. Later that year in September, Marvel would publish the very first issue of The X-Men, a series clearly influenced by the Civil Rights Movement.
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Paul Smith, the chief of Cecil Volunteer Fire Station No. 2 in Washington County, Pa., was in his feelings after Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin decided to keep all the players in the locker room during the national anthem Sunday.
Law professors at Georgetown University want Attorney General Jeff Sessions to know he’s exactly the wrong one to talk about free speech. Sessions, the man Coretta Scott King warned us all about, will be at the university’s campus tonight to deliver his remarks.
After taking a long hiatus from arguing with people who know what the hell they’re talking about, rapper B.o.B. has stepped back into the field of interplanetary astrophysics to raise money and prove, once and for all, that we live on a really big Frisbee.
On Tuesday, the city of Philadelphia will resurrect the memory of one of its most influential citizens, Octavius Catto, a civil rights activist whose work was instrumental in getting black men the right to vote in 1870, and who helped desegregate the city’s transportation system.
I know that it’s insane to want President Donald Trump to act presidential. I know that it’s insane to want him to stop tweeting like a boy-obsessed teen who can’t stop mean-girling. I know that it’s insane to want the president to stop emboldening and encouraging racist white hate.
A few years ago I bought a house in Darlington, S.C., a town so small that there was nothing there but a gas station, a McDonald’s, a Huddle House (a bootleg, better-tasting Waffle House—fight me) and the Darlington Raceway, a 58,000-seat NASCAR track. I was shocked to see people the same color as me wearing Dale…
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