by The Rev. Al Sharpton onApril 19, 2013
The Rev. Al Sharpton writes in a piece for the Huffington Post that it's up to each and every one of us to show more courage than the 46 political cowards in the U.S. Senate.
by Kristal Brent Zook onAugust 17, 2011
In Seneca Village, artifacts from New York's first major group of African-American property owners.
February 23, 2011
How have you been affected by the recession? Contribute to the discussion.
July 30, 2010
Chalk it up to political correctness, but the belief that all human beings are inherently the same—while true—does not mean that our species’ sub-populations and their problems should all be treated equally. It’s like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole, and it’s naïve.
June 22, 2010
Take a look at last year's Root 100 profiles and tell us which of these distinguished honorees should be considered for CNN's annual philanthropic award.
October 16, 2009
The ROOT 100 recognizes emerging and established African-American leaders who are making extraordinary contributions. The ROOT 100 celebrates leadership, creativity, service, and, above all, excellence.
by Denise Stewart onJuly 20, 2009
A little black girl contemplates the latest CDC numbers on obesity among blacks.
by Salamishah Tillet onJune 3, 2009
The brutal murder of Dr. George Tiller is a tragic reminder that the abortion wars are back. But where are the NAACP and other civil rights organizations in the fight to save a woman’s right to choose?
by Kenneth J. Cooper onMay 12, 2009
The Cherokee Nation is determined to deny black folks citizenship. Descendants of Freedmen cannot let that happen.
by Kai Wright onApril 22, 2009
For blacks, the green movement has been primarily about bad things dumped in our neighborhoods. But health-based activism isn't enough. Today’s black and green movement must be about jobs and economic sustainability.
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