The Root's Rebecca Walker hangs out with renowned artist Kara Walker in Turin, Italy, and on Facebook, where they talk about everything from salty dark chocolate to their kids to why Kara's no apologist for anti-black racism.
Our ubiquitous reader offers a potpourri that ranges from racial optimism to the role of indigo in the slave trade to the search for a kidnapped woman in the Nigerian Delta.
The year has started with a flurry of new releases. In the debut of her new column about books for The Root, Rebecca Walker recommends five titles across a broad span that she considers worth your time.
For more than five decades, the famed Egyptian physician, writer and feminist has been fighting the powers that be. The Root caught up with her just hours before President Mubarak stepped down.