October 29, 2010
Now that I'm 49, my mother and I finally have some things in common: meds.
May 19, 2010
See; it's all in who you know.
by Bobbi Bowman onMarch 1, 2010
Despite the progress African Americans have made on income and education, when it comes to marriage and families, the numbers are bleak.
February 22, 2010
Tired of the same old Black History Month stories about George Washington Carver's uses for the peanut and Madam C.J. Walker's hot comb? This year, The Root asked its readers and staff members to submit photos of their own black history, from sit-ins to first communions to 90th birthday celebrations.
February 19, 2010
In his new PBS series, Faces of America, The Root’s editor-in-chief, Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., traces the ancestry of 12 famous Americans. Take a look at excerpts from Yo-Yo Ma's interview.
November 13, 2009
As awful as a job loss is economically, for many households unemployment is taking an even greater emotional and psychological toll on family members.
by Ingrid Sturgis onJune 5, 2009
The Root offers tips to help you cope with bad potato salad and cousins you’d rather not know.
May 21, 2009
Deep south, Jim Crow, and interracial marriages. Two new books from Danzy Senna and W. Ralph Eubanks tackle the intersection of race and family in America.
by Jack White onJanuary 16, 2009
Barack Obama's inauguration ushers in a new administration and a renewed American spirit.
by Rachel Skerritt onJanuary 12, 2009
My friends and I call our soon-to-be president 'Barack,' not out of disrespect, but, in fact, just the opposite. To us, Barack is family. So come next Inauguration Day, we're all a little more invested than usual.
Twitter goes in on Paula Deen after a report suggests that she's racist.
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