An 86-year-old unarmed black man, who also suffers from dementia, was attacked by a white police officer who deployed a Taser at him, apparently out of some fear that the senior citizen would be hit by a car.
White House chief of staff John Kelly must have forgotten that we live in a world of receipts. Because Kelly thought he could completely misrepresent a story about Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.)—one that paints her as self-serving and self-aggrandizing; that he could insult her intelligence; that he could engage in…
Throughout my life, I have kept a running, unwritten list of things black people know about that white people have no clue even exists. Ask your favorite Caucasian if Cita was the finest cartoon character ever, and they will give you the strangest look. Seventy-nine percent of wypipo have no idea what it is to “grease…
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Earlier this week, Wu-Tang Clan member RZA had an interesting interview with Charlamagne tha God on The Breakfast Club. In that interview, he admitted that Russell Crowe did spit on Azealia Banks at a Hollywood party last year. Charlamagne asked RZA how he could let a man spit on a woman, and RZA basically shrugged,…
The black protester who was caught on viral video hugging a squirming and uncomfortable neo-Nazi outside white supremacist dump truck Richard Spencer’s speech at the University of Florida in Gainesville on Thursday is acknowledging that he could just as easily have hit the guy (an act in which someone else had earlier…
It’s easy to lose sight of this in light of his bevy of controversies, conceived hour after hour, but many folks seem to forget that Donald Trump never intended to go away.
It’s been about a month since a 10-year-old black student was called a slave during a Civil War dress-up day at his elementary school in Kennesaw, Ga. And that’s how long it took for school officials to realize that there’s really no reason to host a dress-up day to discuss the Civil War, and to ban the activity…
Earlier this month, Fox News ran a segment about a former Navy SEAL and two-time Purple Heart recipient (read: “war hero”) who made a custom glass presidential seal for Donald Trump.
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Cardi B Rapsody is set to testify in defense of her brother, who faces significant jail time after being accused of having sex with a 12-year-old.
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If you took a look at the writers’ room of some of your favorite television shows, you’d be hard-pressed to find a black person, and even harder pressed to find a black woman. But for the last decade, Angela Nissel has been leaving her mark behind the scenes on shows like Scrubs, The Boondocks and, now, The Jellies—…
Repeating patterns in Reconstruction-era census records point to possible connections during slavery.
Well, if you wanted evidence as to how little this country values black lives, look no further than Tulsa, Okla., where a white former reserve deputy (aka a wannabe cop) walked out of prison, scot-free, after serving less than half of his already meager four-year sentence for killing an unarmed black man.
Yesha Callahan, The Root’s deputy managing editor, is a tyrant.
How much more explicit could Solange Knowles be? The Grammy Award-winning singer recently graced the cover of the Evening Standard Magazine. She looks luminous and regal, with large pearl earrings and a bold, asymmetric white top.
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who is currently serving multiple life sentences for attempting to set off a bomb in his underwear on a plane on Christmas Day in 2009, has now filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice claiming that the department is denying him his free speech and religious rights.
Michigan State Police Director Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue will be losing out on five days’ pay for violating the department’s social media policy after she reposted a disparaging Facebook meme that targeted NFL players protesting police brutality and other social injustices.
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