by Joel Dreyfuss onJuly 27, 2011
The Urban League's CEO tells The Root how the Tea Party affected his group's influence at the White House.
by Abdul Ali onAugust 19, 2010
The historian-author of an important work on the hip-hop aesthetic talks to The Root about President Obama's 2008 election, the problems of black leadership and black self-definition.
by Tom Burrell onJuly 23, 2010
The rush to condemn Shirley Sherrod exposes a lack of courage that we cannot afford in the coming media war.
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.
April 28, 2010
We're supposedly living in a post-racial society, but these days, "black" is being defined much more narrowly -- and it has nothing to do with one's actual racial heritage. To sell out or keep it real? That is the question.
by Joel Dreyfuss onApril 6, 2010
Michael Steele's comments aside, America has long struggled with accepting blacks in leadership roles.
by Lenny McAllister onFebruary 26, 2010
After the dust clears from his on-air spat with Rev. Al, the fact remains that black leaders do need to hold the president accountable.
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.
June 11, 2009
Black public intellectuals are clashing. New book shows that Harlem radical Hubert Harrison had been there and done that.
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