by John McWhorter onMarch 8, 2011
Enough with the talk about Tyler Perry perpetuating racial stereotypes. How is what he's doing any different from the much loved Sanford and Son? There's a reason the man sells out at the box office. It's called commercial entertainment.
by Jenée Desmond-Harris onMarch 7, 2011
Despite criticism, For Colored Girls brings in outstanding director and outstanding motion picture honors.
December 5, 2010
Tectonic political shifts, natural and man-made disasters, and feats of daring all dominated headlines in 2010. Which stories most affected or captivated African Americans? After checking in with The Root's Facebook fans, we devised the following countdown.
November 27, 2010
Rochelle Ritchie decided to go through "the big chop" on camera during sweeps week and let viewers see her transformation.
by The Buzz onNovember 14, 2010
The film's box office numbers dropped 65 percent. What happened?
November 13, 2010
The network has taken steps to address concerns raised by journalists of color by hiring a second African American on-air reporter, Alex P. Kellogg.
by Helena Andrews onNovember 11, 2010
Like mother, like daughter? Not always. Helena Andrews and her mother don't exactly agree on Tyler Perry's For Colored Girls.
by Salamishah Tillet onNovember 10, 2010
Why Ntozake Shange's feminist message of gender equality, reproductive justice and sexual liberation has been seriously compromised in the hands of the hit filmmaker.
by Hill Harper onNovember 10, 2010
Being in For Colored Girls reminded actor Hill Harper how we often refuse to take our mental health as seriously as we do our physical well-being.
November 9, 2010
One journalist looks to the For Colored Girls movie's solid box office numbers to negate all of the film's less-than-positive reviews.
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Recent film exposes journalists' guilt. Plus: The Root's valued leader resigns.
The rapper debuted his new single by projecting the song's video on buildings in New York.
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