March 24, 2012
Watch our video to see how Mayor Cory Booker and Rep. John Lewis answered that question.
by Akoto Ofori-Atta onMarch 23, 2012
At a screening for PBS's Finding Your Roots, the mayor shares his feeling about the big reveal.
by Jenée Desmond-Harris onMarch 23, 2012
In today's link roundup: Finding Your Roots reveals that many African Americans have less Native American ancestry than they think. Plus: When did hoodies get a bad rap?
March 22, 2012
At a screening, series host Henry Louis Gates Jr. explains how he became obsessed tracing DNA.
March 21, 2012
At a screening, series host Henry Louis Gates Jr. explains how he became obsessed with genealogy.
by Joshua R. Weaver onFebruary 19, 2012
Rita Dove and Kwame Anthony Appiah are the latest in a line of notables to win the medals.
by Hank Willis Thomas onFebruary 16, 2012
"Soul" is explored in this excerpt from Rebecca Walker's tome of essays decoding our swagger.
February 3, 2012
One of the first black TV stars tells Henry Louis Gates Jr. about life in the spotlight -- and why she thinks Roots wouldn't be made today.
by Henry Louis Gates Jr. onFebruary 1, 2012
Trace his rise to the top in this excerpt from Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s Life Upon These Shores.
January 23, 2012
We don't talk about race as honestly as we did after Roots aired 35 years ago, Leslie Uggams tells Henry Louis Gates Jr.
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A study measures which countries share the most information online, with surprising results.
Her Bowie State speech could hint at a change of heart in the White House.
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The Root DC
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- Doing away with food deserts in the District
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