September 29, 2010
During Obama's 2008 presidential run, Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" was frequently heard on the campaign trail, so it's no surprise that Wonder's music made it onto Obama's iPod. But what songs should provide the soundtrack to Obama's presidency now?
by Mark Winston Griffith onJuly 27, 2010
In the first of a three-part series, The Root takes a look at who's holding the purse strings in Crooklyn.
July 22, 2010
When I received the press release from Alpha Kappa Alpha listing the people being honored at this year's AKA Boule in St. Louis, I literally had to read it three times for my brain to register. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority honors Jay-Z.
July 9, 2010
This week on The Confab: The music industry's not-so-funny funny money, and a fine farewell to jazz pianist Hank Jones. Plus, the contentious question of financial abortion and Serena Williams' body consciousness. Join The Root's senior editor Teresa Wiltz as she talks with staff writer Cord Jefferson and contributor to The Root Stanley Crouch.
*Podcast production by Abdullah Rufus.
*Podcast theme music by Timothy Morrison.
by Nsenga Burton onMay 10, 2010
Our unique spin on today's headlines.
by Roland Laird onApril 8, 2010
In the aftermath of the horrible rape of a 7-year-old, we need more than "event-driven" leadership.
February 1, 2010
The superstar singer collects six trophies, the most awards ever to a woman.
by Andrew Nosnitsky onOctober 14, 2009
Most rap artists heralded as "mature" are simply miming growth.
September 14, 2009
Maybe Jay-Z should rap about books, too.
by Kyle Coward onSeptember 4, 2009
Calling all MCs: We need you to spit some rhymes on this health care debate.
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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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