Everyone knows we do not hesitate to call out cultural appropriation at The Root. So what happens when someone reports a person of color to the fashion police for engaging in that misdemeanor? Will that person use their nonwhite privilege to excuse their behavior? Will they push back against the accusations? Will they…
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One hundred days ago, a Harvard-educated, self-made constitutional scholar handed over the White House keys to a stubby-fingered, cheddar-colored colostomy bag in a cheap toupee. To celebrate the fact that Donald Trump has yet to reduce the country to a pile of rubble smoldering under the dark cloud of nuclear winter…
People expecting a luxurious music festival with performances by Blink-182 and Migos and a Kardashian appearance paid upward of $12,000 to attend a music festival in the Bahamas hosted by Ja Rule. Yes, you read that correctly. Music. Blink 182. $12,000. Ja Rule. And it turned out to be everything they didn’t expect it…
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The civil unrest that followed the acquittal of four Los Angeles police officers whose brutal beating of Rodney King was caught on film has been etched into American history—“The Rodney King riots” shorthand for the events also known as the Los Angeles Uprising.
A Florida high school student has been suspended for 10 days after advertising two of his black female classmates on Craigslist in a “Two Slaves for Sale” ad.
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At the end of a long work week, there’s nothing like ringing in the weekend with joyous Salsa dancing by a group of Washington, D.C. kindergartners.
Footage of four Los Angeles Police Department officers beating Rodney King kicked off Spike Lee’s great 1992 film, Malcolm X, months after the Los Angeles riots had died down. Now, 25 years later, he has directed Roger Guenveur Smith’s one-man show, Rodney King. Interestingly, Rodney King premieres on Netflix the day…
The late, great comedian Patrice O’Neal had a joke about black Obama voters being upset with the former president shortly after he took office in his first term because the Obama presidency hadn’t turned out to be Vengeance Day. O’Neal joked that by that point, he, too, had thought he would have white slaves and a big…
Omarosa Manigault-Newman is one brave woman. She has to be to step into the makeshift house of justice and represent Team Trump.
The Tony Awards Administration Committee announced Thursday that two-time Tony Award winner James Earl Jones will receive the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.
New Orleans is cleaning up the city by removing Confederate statues, but there’s one former resident who’s going to do everything she can to protest their removal. Even if that means proving that there’s always that “one” black person.
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