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 her head” when she was listening to him (not) respond to…
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.
As all sensible people know, the 45th president of the United States is a stupid, shifty, lying son of a bitch. If you heard “son of a bitch” in Tisha Campbell’s voice when she played Yvonne in Boomerang, congratulations, you’re a real one. However, when it comes to sensible people in public life who are not afraid of…
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.
It’s only the end of March, but Nicki Minaj has been busy this year: you know, dropping new songs, not truly beefing with Remy Ma—and just last week she broke Aretha Franklin’s record for most Billboard Hot 100 hits by a woman. But apparently the rapper-singer still has time in her schedule to sign to Wilhelmina’s…
Emmett Till’s family members met privately with Attorney General 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…
Remember Evel Knievel? In the 1970s and ’80s, Robert “Evel” Knievel Jr. leaped into the American zeitgeist and became one of the most famous people in the country by electrifying audiences with his motorcycle stunts.
Filming for King of the South, a film based on the life of rapper and No Limit Records founder Percy “Master P” Miller, is scheduled to begin in New Orleans this summer.
The New York City Police Department is under fire after residents at Brooklyn’s Pink Houses accused officers of using a banned choke hold Monday on a teen who seemed to be having some type of seizure during the encounter.
A video of a man on the subway in New York City is sparking online attention, as well as conversation about how to respond to hateful, violent threats in public, after the man was seen cursing and apparently threatening to kill an Iranian couple who were on a Manhattan train over the weekend.
Campaign Zero co-founder and prominent activist in the Movement for Black Lives DeRay Mckesson is being sued by an unnamed Baton Rouge, La., police officer who claims he was injured during a protest in the city four days after a police officer killed Alton Sterling, and now an attorney for Mckesson is urging a federal…
Authorities in Frederick County, Md., said that they were able to stop a teenager who was planning violence at her high school because her parents alerted them to her plan.
File this under “Our messed-up justice system just righted an incredible wrong”: A man who spent 20 years behind bars for a gas station shooting he didn’t commit was freed Tuesday by a Los Angeles County judge.
Updated Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 4:45 p.m. EDT: Unlike the president and House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes, Bill O’Reilly can admit when he’s made a mistake. On Tuesday he tweeted out an apology of sorts after he made fun of Maxine Waters’ hair.
A Florida woman was sentenced to 10 years in prison and five years’ probation after pleading no contest to illegally injecting toxic substances into women’s backsides and causing illness, disfigurement and even death.
If you ever had any doubt that President Vladimir TrumPutin was an un-American shit bag, look no further: The deal-maker who has made no deals since riding Russia’s wave into the White House has turned down the Washington Nationals’ offer to throw out the first pitch on opening day.