Look at These Cute-Ass Babies, Because We’re Tired of Looking at White Supremacy 

Folks, it’s been a week, and here at The Root we’re tired. We’re tired of crazy white supremacists and their sympathizers. We’re tired of Donald Trump. We’re tired of just documenting it all and writing about it. But what better way to cleanse your palate of the week’s horrifying news than to look at some cute-ass…

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Michael Jackson’s Bad: 30 Years Ago the King of Pop Hit His Prime ... so Why Is That Album Underrated?

What does it mean to be in your prime? Whether you’re an athlete or an artist, it’s that window of time when all your best attributes and virtues are at the same level. When you’re young, your raw talent and physical ability supersede your intelligence and lack of experience. Over time, said experience gets applied to…

Mom of Charlottesville, Va., Victim Heather Heyer Refuses to Speak to Trump After He Compared Anti-Racism Activists to White Supremacists 

Susan Bro, the mother of Heather Heyer, who was killed while protesting against white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va., told Good Morning America that she has no interest in speaking to President Donald Trump since Trump’s comments comparing anti-racism activists to the Ku Klux Klan and the like.

‘I Hope Trump Is Assassinated!’: Mo. State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal Investigated by Secret Service for Trump Facebook Post

It all started late Wednesday night after a long day of absorbing the same horrible racist news that the rest of America has been enduring. Nobody feels particularly safe or secure watching the president of the United States give a free hunting license to white nationalists, but it’s particularly hard for Maria…

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Real-Life Clayton Bigsby Writes Email Denouncing Black Lives Matter, Supporting Confederate Monuments Because He ‘Wanted to Help’ Trump

Let me preface this by saying that as black people, we always know there is going to be at least one. You know the type. They do the most to set themselves apart from the rest of us black folks because they want to be viewed as “different” and “special.” Even if it means selling other black people up the river, they…

The Most Racist Statue in America Is in ... Pittsburgh, and It’s the Most Ridiculous Magical Negro You’ll Ever See 

There are times, like when watching footage of what happened in Charlottesville, Va., that racism bombards the senses like a virus, leaving your skin sore, your soul hardened and your spirit fatigued; a disillusioning, full-body wizening that disrupts, destroys and (occasionally) ends lives.

Potential Martin Shkreli Jurors Want the Judge to Know ‘Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing ta Fuck Wit’

Prospective jurors in the Martin Shkreli trial have pretty much proved that they can’t be impartial about the money-hungry Pharma-bro, who’s facing up to 45 years in prison for fraud. Sure, a lot of potential jurors are pissed that Shkreli raised the price of an HIV drug almost 5,000 percent, but they have another…