by Jade O. Earle onAugust 8, 2012
The Root Recommends: The new album by the band that fronted Broadway's Fela! It will not disappoint.
by Claudio E. Cabrera onJanuary 31, 2012
Police report that the Brooklyn, N.Y., mother screamed curse words at her children before abandoning them.
by Gary Lee onNovember 6, 2011
Retrace the steps to freedom many escaped slaves made to the North.
by Celena Cipriaso onOctober 20, 2011
In Brooklyn Boheme, Spike Lee, Chris Rock and others celebrate the New York City borough's rich artistic legacy.
July 5, 2011
You don't need to travel the world to find yourself. There's a treasure trove of black history and culture right here in the U.S. The Root explores the places you've got to see in your lifetime.
by Lauren Williams onNovember 23, 2010
Police say they found the Haitian-American actor "babbling about religion and repentance" and holding a three-foot sword in his mother's apartment.
by Valerie Gladstone onSeptember 17, 2010
They were probably the least likely rock band ever to hit Broadway. A Tony Award and a Spike Lee film soon followed. Now they're exploring the creative possibilities of the borough of Kings.
by Nsenga Burton onAugust 26, 2010
Brooklyn remembers the King of Pop on Aug. 29. Get the flyer.
August 3, 2010
From the mouths of those most affected by the controversial policy.
by Nick Charles onJuly 29, 2010
Looking for a good time? Head to the Borough of Kings. Manhattan is so played out. The final in The Root's series on Brooklyn life.
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