Former President Barack Obama continues his whirlwind post-POTUS tour with his lady Michelle. The pair are looking relaxed, unbothered and clean as the board of health. This Saturday, the Obamas made a stop in London where Prince Harry welcomed Obama at Kensington Palace.
Graduation season—that time of year when we get to celebrate academic achievements, watch with anticipation as the graduates move on to life’s next step and hear about all the students being banned from prom and graduation for dress-code violations.
The whites are doubling down on keeping their white supremacist trophies, except in this case, the South lost.
A federal prosecutor was found dead on a beach in Florida this week.
When Master of None’s Lena Waithe shared her coming-out story with the show’s writers’ room, she never thought it would ever end up as an episode, let alone one of the Netflix series’ most memorable episodes to date.
Black graduate students at Harvard University—from the schools of law, business, education and government among others—held their inaugural “Black Commencement” ceremony this week, a ritual to mark the end of their sojourn as black students at one of the world’s most prestigious institutions.
Twenty-five-year-old Marchelle Tigner has been a victim, and she refuses to be a victim ever again.
A federal judge on Friday tossed out two life sentences without parole for Lee Boyd Malvo, one of two gunman convicted in the “D.C. Sniper” shooting cases in 2002.
Update: May 26, 2017 11:00 p.m. EST
On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, Kingston Frazier’s last full day on earth, he rode the bus home from North Jackson Elementary School. He was excited because he knew that he would be graduating from kindergarten to first-grade the next day.
The Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice announced on Wednesday that the Lincoln Village Juvenile Detention Center—where 16-year-old Gynnya McMillen was found dead in her cell on Jan. 11, 2016, after four staff members pinned her down with an Aikido martial arts restraint hold—will close in mid-June.
White slavery. The phrase and even the idea of it sounds funny, but this episode of The Root’s podcast, Unique Views—soon to be called The Haters—is serious.
Updated Friday, May 26, 2017, 4:41 p.m. EDT:
Snitches get stitches, fam. But it seems like the idiot who is trying to get black Chicagoans to report suspected undocumented residents to immigration agents doesn’t get that.
The death of a young student just reaching his prime is always tragic. The death of a young black man, especially one only days away from college graduation, is an enormous heartbreak. But the death of a young black man allegedly at the hands of a suspected white supremacist, brutally stabbed merely for being black,…
Leland Melvin is a unicorn of a human being. He’s been drafted to the NFL, flown in the final frontier (twice), and now, written a book called Chasing Space. On the internet, the former NASA astronaut is best known for this unforgettable photo with his two dogs, Jake and Scout, who grace the cover of his new memoir.…