May 6, 2013
On air, the popular NYC-based Hot 97 DJ addressed his recent arrest for soliciting a prostitute.
by Lawrence D. Bobo onDecember 30, 2012
From Obama's debates to a Spike Lee joint, these achievements made this year memorable.
by Edmund Newton onMay 24, 2012
The pioneering DJ's death at age 96 comes as the curtains close on a radio company that he helped found.
by Brett Johnson onFebruary 26, 2012
Pianist Robert Glasper blends different genres to create accessible music for a new generation.
October 19, 2010
The Democratic National Committee today debuted its latest attempt to court black voters for the midterm elections, this one a radio spot featuring President Obama.
December 27, 2009
Mexico reconsiders its war on drugs, Poet and activist Dennis Brutus dies, and Percy Sutton, New York politician and businessman, 89, gone.
October 30, 2009
This week on The Confab: Why Cathy Hughes' Reality Radio is anything but. Plus, the secret science to the MacArthur fellows: How do white judges decide on black genius? Join The Root's Associate Editor Natalie Hopkinson as she talks with Ethelbert Miller Director of Howard University's African American Resource Center and media critic Amy Alexander.
* Podcast production by Abdullah Rufus.
* Podcast theme music by Timothy Morrison.
by Mark Anthony Neal onMay 27, 2009
Why should we run to black radio’s defense when it has failed black communities so terribly?
May 13, 2009
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