December 11, 2010
From Henrietta Lacks' immortal cells to Ralph Ellison's posthumous novel, author Rebecca Walker takes us on a tour of this year's best in literature.
by Foreign Policy onJuly 12, 2010
From freedom fighters to tyrants, The Root's partner site Foreign Policy takes a look at the "crocodile liberators" who turned on their followers.
by Sylvester Monroe onFebruary 12, 2010
A former Time correspondent recalls his first encounter with the great South African when he was freed 20 years ago.
by Sundaa Bridgett Jones onFebruary 18, 2009
Throughout the '80s and '90s, a growing number of people around the world were able to express themselves and organize without fear of reprisal. Today, there are disconcerting signs of a retreat.
Twitter goes in on Paula Deen after a report suggests that she's racist.
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