Disclaimer: I’m not sure I’m a Drake fan, but I’m not NOT a Drake fan either. I listen to all the albums and have listened to Drake songs when washing dishes, changing diapers and eating brussels sprouts. I’m an informed listener, so I’m speaking on More Life as a music enthusiast and avid consumer who respects Drake…
A white man from Baltimore, who allegedly stabbed a 66-year-old black man to death in New York City, reportedly traveled all the way to New York to commit the crime in the “media capital of the world” and make the biggest statement he could, police said.
Yes, lawd! Empire returns tonight with the second half of its third season. Back in December, the midseason finale ended with a bang—and for once it didn’t involve Lucious shooting someone or him getting shot.
A 15-year-old Chicago girl who allegedly suffered through being sexually assaulted on a Facebook Live broadcast is now the target of online threats, adding insult to an indescribably horrific injury.
Jimmy Breslin, who died Sunday at 88, was described by the Associated Press as “the Pulitzer Prize-winning chronicler of wise guys and underdogs who became the brash embodiment of the old-time, street smart New Yorker.”
Admittedly, I watch congressional hearings even when I’m not covering them. I also watch Supreme Court confirmation hearings, but not because I believe anything will change because of them. It’s like watching professional wrestling: We all know the fights are scripted, but it doesn’t stop us from cheering for a winner.
Demitrius Manderfield, 20, is currently sitting behind bars in Michigan, awaiting trial, after being charged with a very serious crime: sex trafficking. However, his mother, Tia Sumner, is faced with the bigger concern that her son—innocent or guilty—might not even live to see his trial through because of the…
The midseason finale is here, and Mary Jane just might finally have what she’s being working so hard for: Ronda’s anchor chair. Or at least that’s what it’s been twisted into, since Mary Jane was forced to play dirty with the woman who was once her supreme idol.
Paul Manafort, a former campaign chairman for President Vladimir TrumPutin, once worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the efforts of the Russian president.
Oscar Grant. Michael Brown. Eric Garner. Freddie Gray. Anthony Hill. Philando Castile. Alton Sterling. These are just a few names from a much longer list of black men who have died at the hands of law enforcement in less than a decade. So when the new Fox show Shots Fired ran early trailers zoning in on a black cop,…
Nick Cannon looked relaxed as he hosted a listening party for his music artist ItsaMovie, a 20-year-old Atlanta-area native, Tuesday night at M Bar, located on historic Auburn Avenue in Atlanta. Despite reports of his health challenges, Cannon, who just became a dad again to a third child, a son named Golden, looked…
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Netflix’s Iron Fist has received its fair share of horrible reviews. And even I, a fan of all things Marvel, can’t seem to finish the series. The show has been put on blast because it didn’t cast an Asian actor as Danny Rand, and also because it cast a bland white actor, Finn Jones, as Rand. In response to the show’s…
Five white men who are former employees of Sean “Diddy” Comb’s Revolt TV have launched a reverse discrimination lawsuit against the network, alleging that they were fired for not being young, hip and black.
A college freshman who had returned to her family home in Washington, D.C., for spring break was fatally shot Monday night in Northeast D.C. Ayana J. McAllister, 19, was pursuing her studies in criminal justice at St. Augustine’s University in North Carolina.
Imagine you’re a teenager and you’re trying to hone your coding skills, so you create a site where kittens are allowed to scratch Donald Trump. Then you receive a cease-and-desist letter from Trump’s attorneys telling you to shut down your site. Well, that’s exactly what happened to Lucy, a 17-year-old from San…
On Tuesday morning, Wyclef Jean was pulled over by Los Angeles County deputies when they mistook him for an armed robber they were pursuing. Jean documented the incident and streamed it on Twitter and Instagram. Now Jean is requesting a “formal investigation into racial profiling.”
Rick Fox retired from the NBA in 2004, but he’s been keeping busy by honing his acting skills, and on Wednesday night he’s making his debut on OWN’s hit series Greenleaf. Fox, whose foray into acting was a natural progression that started during his childhood, spoke to The Root about his new role.
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