As Senate Republicans huddle in a Capitol Building closet and deliberate on how to strip people of their health care coverage through a dangerous mix of alchemy, conservative math, obfuscation and outright lies, let us not remember the important part of the story of the GOP’s efforts to snatch Obamacare from millions…
A video that captured an encounter between a Houston area college student and a constable has now gone viral, and resulted in an internal affairs complaint being filed against the deputy, alleging harassment constitutional violations, excessive force, and abuse of power.
White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci, aka Scaramucci Mane, is a proud Italian American who at times sounds a lot like Ray Liotta from Goodfellas. I think this is not only purposeful but also plays into a stereotypical belief about tough Italian men—and I think Scaramucci likes it this way.
Occasionally, we here at The Root take the time out from debating the substantive issues of the day, like whether Power is better than Game of Thrones (which is like asking if Tyler Perry’s stage play Madea Goes to the Cookout is better than Romeo and Juliet) to post something educational. Today, we present a short…
A young Texas woman who ran into a church half naked and claimed that she was raped has been indicted on multiple charges related to what turned out to be a hoax.
There’s just something about the Starz TV drama Power that sticks to your ribs. It could be the beautiful cast (minus Angela—we hate her). Or the talented cameo stars (rest in peace, Charlie Murphy). Or our collective love of hate-watching little Tariq, who could be the worst son in the history of TV sons.
Hillary Clinton is set to release a memoir about how she lost the 2016 presidential election to a reality-television show huckster who paints his face orange. In her new book What Happened, scheduled for release in September, Clinton is expected to loosen a few of the buttons on the jacket of her pantsuit and show us…
John Boyega is one of the stars of Kathryn Bigelow’s latest film, Detroit, which focuses on the real-life tragic torturing of young black men in the Algiers Motel in Detroit in 1967. Boyega plays a young security guard who protects a grocery store from looters, and his character walks the thin and flimsy line between…
Confederate, the new show by Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, sounds like hot trash. Smelly, putrid, straight-from-the-piss-drenched-dumpsters-of-1980s-Times Square trash.
Black and Proud is a video series on The Root that focuses on the pride that our favorite black celebrities, tastemakers and thought leaders feel about being black. Many of them talk about our resilience and strength throughout history, some talk about our undeniable talents, while others mention our dance…
The Arkansas State Police released the name of a teenager shot by police in front of a Marion, Ark., homeless shelter Tuesday. He was identified as 16-year-old Aries Clark, who died in a hospital shortly after being shot by Marion police officers.
During his run to the White House, President Donald Trump seemed to have an endless supply of African-American supporters whom he could rush out to sing his praises. There was the B.A.P.S-like duo of Diamond and Silk and the greasy-headed preacher Darrell Scott. And there was 2017’s real-life Stephen from Django:…
I haven’t studied my black-history textbook lately, but I think the lineage of civil rights heroes goes from Marcus Garvey to Martin Luther King Jr. to Malcolm X to HBO President Casey Bloys.
Garfield County, Okla., Sheriff Jerry Niles and five other jail officials are facing second-degree manslaughter charges after being accused of being responsible for the death last year of an inmate because of negligence.
A young Michigan mother is facing two felony charges in the death of her 6-month-old son, who allegedly went days without food while he was strapped in a car seat inside her Wyoming apartment without the air conditioning on.
Editor’s note: Once a month, the National Interest column will tackle broader questions about what the country should do to increase educational opportunities for black youths.
A man in Roseville, Mich., is accusing a local bar and grill of being racist toward black customers after he says he saw a group of African Americans being charged a cover fee while he walked through the doors for free.
It’s that time again. Nordstrom Rack has brought back their Clear the Rack sale and it’s full (and I mean FULL) of really incredible deals. Designer clothing, brands you’ve never heard of, everything in clearance an extra 25% off, or a whopping 50% off when it comes to dresses. The one in the picture up there is $15!…
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