by Lynette Holloway onAugust 30, 2011
Was justice served in the latest sentence in the videotaped beating death of Chicago honor student Derrion Albert?
by Sheryl Huggins Salomon onDecember 9, 2010
The 15-year-old was convicted of first-degree murder in the brutal beating death of the Chicago honors student in 2009.
October 18, 2009
David Banner, 9th Wonder, others group in Chicago for MTV special/"Something's Wrong" video shoot.
October 8, 2009
After the Derrion Albert beating, Attorney General Eric Holder tried responding to the growing profile of youth violence in America. In his remarks in Chicago with Education Secretary Arne Duncan, he never once mentioned the word "gun."
October 2, 2009
This week on The Confab: Did North Dakota doom the public option? Why is the beating of Derrion Albert a must-see moment? Plus Jay-Z's crossover appeal and the problem with bromance films. Join The Root's Deputy Editor Terence Samuel as he talks with contributor to The Root Jozen Cummings, The Root's Washington reporter Dayo Olopade and Assistant Editor Saaret E. Yoseph.
* Podcast production by Abdullah Rufus.
* Podcast theme music by Timothy Morrison.
by Jozen Cummings onSeptember 29, 2009
Forget the boob tube, look at YouTube. See how young people are entertaining themselves with their video cameras. Some of it is kids being kids. A lot of it is brutal, sick, and—dare I say—black.
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Recent film exposes journalists' guilt. Plus: The Root's valued leader resigns.
The rapper debuted his new single by projecting the song's video on buildings in New York.
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