May 2, 2011
The Root was on the red carpet at the 2011 White House Correspondents' Dinner, and we chatted with Gayle King, Russell Simmons, Cee-Lo and the butt of the night's jokes -- Donald Trump himself. See what he had to say when asked whether he really has designs on Obama's job.
March 1, 2011
Syndicated radio host Bev Smith recently won the prestigious Max Robinson Award for her work to combat HIV/AIDS. In an audio interview, the talk-radio queen goes "beyond fame" with The Root's Anji Corley, discussing modern courtship rituals, whether the NAACP is still relevant in 2011 and how to use what you have to get what you want.
February 22, 2011
The late Chuck Brown, a pioneer of go-go music, had his ups and downs -- he was once a homeless alcoholic -- but after decades in the business he received his first Grammy nomination in 2011. Fresh from the Grammy Awards, Brown talked to The Root about how he discovered his own sound, his favorite rappers and the one thing he couldn't pass up.
February 1, 2011
Contributing Editor Anji Corley goes "Beyond Fame" with rapper and actor Common about how old he was when he wrote his first rap, whether or not a reality show is in his future and his ideal woman.
January 25, 2011
If anyone knows anything about being "super rich," it's Russell Simmons. In this audio interview, music and fashion mogul Russell Simmons goes "Beyond Fame" with Anji Corley, who asks him about his new book (Super Rich); meditating tips; and who has more Twitter followers than Barack Obama.
January 18, 2011
Contributing Editor Anji Corley went "Beyond Fame" with The Game star Wendy Raquel Robinson in a recent audio interview, during which they chatted about Robinson's character on the show, staying svelte after 40 and who's to thank for The Game's return to TV.
January 12, 2011
This week, Tavis Smiley hosts a discussion in our nation's capital about how to restore our country to greatness. In an audio interview, he goes "Beyond Fame" with The Root's contributing editor Anji Corley, chatting about how he spent the holidays, his thoughts on Barack Obama's performance and what drives him.
January 4, 2011
In this audio interview, Contributing Editor Anji Corley goes "Beyond Fame" with the Grammy-nominated, self-proclaimed "R&B hippie neo-soul rock star" as he talks about his New Year's resolutions, his 2010 Grammy nod and his super-sexy new video.
December 29, 2010
In this audio interview, Contributing Editor Anji Corley goes "Beyond Fame" with one of the newest husbands to grace the screen on Bravo's hit Real Housewives of Atlanta, Peter Thomas. The Jamaican-born businessman spills the beans on how he met wife Cynthia, his favorite person in the RHOA cast and what he really thinks of NeNe Leakes.
December 21, 2010
In this audio interview, Contributing Editor Anji Corley goes "Beyond Fame" with Holly Robinson Peete as she offers sister-girl advice for the single ladies who want kids, shares her thoughts on "delegating motherhood," grades President Obama and talks about Proposition 8.
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