Woe is a Charlotte, N.C. woman, who was apparently mocked by a Starbucks barista for wearing a Trump T-shirt.
Even though Beyoncé Knowles-Carter might be recovering from giving birth to twins, everyone knows that Queen Bey never really rests. The megastar recently announced the four winners of this year’s Formation scholarships, each of whom will receive $25,000 to cover tuition to pursue their educational and artistic…
I wish there weren’t photos of the incident, but there are, and while I won’t make you suffer through them, let’s just say that Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter Justine Kish left it all out there in the ring ... literally.
Former Green Bay Packers running back Ahman Green could be facing a lengthy jail sentence if he is convicted in a case in Wisconsin.
The NFL has a race problem. This certainly sounds ludicrous on its face. How can an organization with so many recognizable black stars have a race problem? In short, the NFL serves as a case study for the difference between inclusion and representation.
Controversy erupted at Sunday night’s BET Awards when—in absolutely shocking news—no one was shot, punched or arrested. While this may seem like a result of the maturity of today’s black celebrities, many attribute this year’s lack of backstage donnybrooks to the presence of The Root’s Danielle Belton and Yesha…
Picture it: Los Angeles, the 2017 BET Awards. A night filled with peak black excellence and a celebrity boxing match that no one expected. The world didn’t get the Soulja Boy-and-Chris Brown fight it wanted, but it got a Migos-and-Breezy brawl outside the awards show.
So, what, exactly, is jazz? We know it’s black music, we know that many of the artists of the genre are political. But how does one define an art form so heavily based on improvisation and live instrumentation?
If I tried to review the entire BET Awards, which went on for a smooth four hours, I would be writing until Blue Ivy released her second greatest-hits collection. So in the interest of time, I’ll only cover where my prerogative leads me. Feel free to cue up select tracks from the catalog of the legendary Kang of R&B,…
It was October 2015, and a crowd of thousands were gathered on Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Minister Tony Muhammad of the Nation of Islam claimed to be uncovering a conspiracy. In front of a throng gathered for the anniversary of the Million Man March, he accused the federal government of systematically…
Sorry, 53 percent of white women that voted for the current president, but Donald Trump is a rich white man’s president. He’s aligned himself with the hatred held by poor, white, middle and Southern Americans to motivate them to the polls, and every now and then, he throws them a bone to remind them that he’s still a…
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The city of St. Anthony, Minn., will avoid a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Philando Castile’s family in the wake of his 2016 shooting death by paying out nearly $3 million to his family.
Everyone loves Airbnb. The company that connects hosts with customers searching for short-term lodging has become a favorite for travelers who want options outside of the traditional hotel market. But one of the latest charges leveled against the rapidly expanding company is that it has become one of the major tools…
If you can’t find the time to get to the gym every day, this under-desk elliptical lets you squeeze in some light exercise while you fill out your TPS reports. This typically sells for $120-$170 on Amazon, and today’s $75 Gold Box deal is the best price we’ve ever seen by nearly $25.
Police are still searching for two people they say were caught on surveillance footage attacking a restaurant owner and the owner’s daughter over an apparent dispute over cold chicken late last week in Georgia.
A woman is facing multiple charges after police say she ripped a Confederate flag “tag” off a truck in South Carolina before backing into the truck’s owner.
Day, oh glorious day is here! Yes, tonight The Root is at the BET Awards trying not to be awkward! Our outfit selections are at the ready and we assume BET is ready to kick off its biggest and best party, hosted by comedian Leslie Jones.
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