Robert Mugabe appears to be doing like that Jeffrey Osborne song once again made famous by the New Edition biopic on BET, that is “holding on,” despite the fact that members of his own party gave the 93-year-old about a day to resign or be forced out democratically.
1. The name of the group: De-Von-Tré. This is such a great and appropriate ’90s R&B name that I’m shocked it was available. Kinda like when you meet someone whose Twitter handle is @John and you think, “How the fuck did you get John?”
Updated: Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017; 11:40 EST: Turns out that Russell Simmons may not be as much as a #MeToo supporter and activist as he may have claimed.
Early Black Friday deals on Amazon devices like Kindles and Fire Tablets, a refurbished Brother printer, a Game of Thrones Blu-ray box set, and more start off Sunday’s best deals.
The U.S. Marine Corps issued a response to a video circulating on social media which appears to show members of the U.S. Marine Corps drinking and one saying, “fuck niggers” just for shits and giggles.
The Root 100 gala co-host A.J. Calloway breaks down why Barack and Michelle Obama are the epitome of black excellence.
Approximately 10,000 international tourists from countries like France and Italy travel to Madagascar, the world’s fourth-largest island, to explore pristine and vast ecosystems every year. From its enigmatic rows of baobab trees to several species of distinct lemurs, the Indian Ocean island provides travelers with an…
Raquel Willis was recognized on The Root 100 this year for her unapologetic voice and dedicated work to elevate the transgender community. Watch above for her personal story about how hiding her true identity while working as a journalist in Monroe, Ga., shaped her advocacy.
The rich, iconic city of New Orleans has its first female mayor in 300 years, as LaToya Cantrell was officially elected to the position on Saturday night.
Update: Nov. 18, 2017 8:02 p.m. EST:
Well, it’s clear that HBO is trying to dig its True Detective anthology out of the grave, because last season was a flaming hot cheeto turkey of a train wreck, Colin Farrell be damned.
First of all, what a dumb song title.
Even though he’s a founding member of the Justice League, Aquaman’s never really enjoyed the same kind of widespread cultural significance other characters like Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman have. Aquaman’s had a long-standing image problem, but with Justice League, DC’s finally trying to fix it in a very…
When Bob Marley sang “I n I liberate Zimbabwe” in 1979, he was praising the efforts of freedom fighters like Robert Mugabe, a Zimbabwean revolutionary who was once jailed for fighting against colonial British rule.
If you’re gonna talk the talk, you’re gonna have to walk the walk. At least that’s what the Montgomery County, N.C., decided after a group of local firefighters refused to remove a Confederate flag from fire station property.
The Root 100 honoree Lena Waithe made history earlier this year when she became the first black woman to win an Emmy for comedy writing, and we have a feeling it won’t be her last. Watch above.
Over the past few months, members from both chambers of Congress have expressed doubt over whether President Donald Trump should retain the presidential authority to unilaterally launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike.
Although his “fast and furious” social media posts of the last few weeks has caused many to question Tyrese Gibson’s mental health, a judge ruled in his favor on Friday, allowing him to see his 10-year-old daughter.
If I had to guess about my first real introduction to opera, it was back in the Napster days. I was in high school, and like many other kids who knew how to use the internet at that time, I was frequently solicited with musical requests once my parents got wind that there was a tool that could let you download all…