Phalange Brutus never thought that joining a Facebook group could change his life. When the 36-year-old joined Outdoor Afro-Miami in January, he didn’t expect to see a post about climate change that would pique his interest.
It didn’t take days for the president of North and South Dakota to issue a stern statement against the terrorist attacks in Barcelona, Spain, which killed 13 people and left several dozen injured. Donald Trump didn’t need to get all the facts before he tweeted out his condemnation of the Islamic State group, often…
Like most of America, I’ve had a week. Whereas Charlottesville, Va., touched off a week of necessary discussions, debates and arguments centering largely on our president’s ignorance and emboldening of the very real problems in America, I’ve had exhausting, draining and, ultimately, disappointing arguments about…
A Confederate monument in Arizona dedicated to the first and only president of the Confederate States of America, Jefferson Davis, was recently tarred and feathered.
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…
A Phoenix woman was left shaken after her neighbor’s dog showed up on her doorstep with a swastika painted on its head.
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A Tennessee teenager is apologizing after painting a racial slur on two cars, including one vehicle belonging to a local pastor, insisting that “it wasn’t supposed to be racist.”
I believe in fairness. That’s why I would never stoop so low as to defame a member of the Ku Klux Klan or a Nazi. When I refer to Klansmen, I call them “micropenis fuckwad cowards,” as opposed to neo-Nazis, who are correctly referred to as “feebleminded gaping anuses.”
It’s been three years since actress Paula Patton kicked Robin Thicke to the curb after being together since they were high school sweethearts and getting married in 2005. Patton, who has said that Thicke repeatedly cheated on her, is still battling with the singer when it comes to custody of their 7-year-old son,…
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.
Eighty-four-year-old comedian Dick Gregory has been hospitalized with a serious, but undisclosed, medical condition, according to his son Christian Gregory, who broke the news on Facebook.
Looks like in spite of everything that’s happened in Charlottesville, Va., the Ku Klux Klan is still out here attempting to indoctrinate people to its cause.
On Tuesday, Donald Trump’s equivocation on the Charlottesville, Va., white supremacist rallies that plunged into violence and acts of terrorism forced America to accept an unmistakable, undeniable and utterly horrifying fact: Donald Trump, president of the United States, is a terrorist sympathizer.
Officials in Lexington, Ky., have cast their vote on the push to relocate two Confederate statues from outside a former courthouse that is being converted into a visitors center.
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…
Vinyl is the only worthwhile way to own music, but starting a record collection from zero can be a daunting to say the least. Do you just go buy your favorite album? Something classic? Something that lends itself well to analog sound? That’s for you to tell us, and your fellow readers this week.
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…
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