by Genetta M. Adams onDecember 16, 2011
We remember the heroes in black politics, music, TV and sports who passed away this year.
by Roger Witherspoon onJune 17, 2011
Here's one father who made unusual use of Gil Scott-Heron's work -- as a lullaby for his daughters.
June 3, 2011
A white woman and a black man will lead the New York Times' newsroom. Executive Editor Bill Keller is stepping down to write.
May 31, 2011
The BBC's '03 film on the American "bluesologist" has yet to air in U.S. Plus: Psychology Today apologizes for post on black women.
by Martin Johnson onMay 28, 2011
Before there was rap, there was the music and prose of this prescient and troubled performer.
December 22, 2010
Music still has the power to change lives and make us think. Among The Root's favorites: a Haiti tribute anthem, an exposé of America's public school crisis and an ode to pan-brownism.
Twitter goes in on Paula Deen after a report suggests that she's racist.
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