March 21, 2012
At a screening, series host Henry Louis Gates Jr. explains how he became obsessed with genealogy.
by Leah Faye Cooper onDecember 2, 2011
Michelle Obama and Iman co-chair the star-studded affair to kick off Ailey's New York season.
October 28, 2011
From Toni Morrison to Hill Harper, photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders captures famous African Americans.
June 21, 2011
In today's link roundup: Photos from the first lady's Africa trip, and John Legend's appearance at West Philly's Calvary Baptist. Plus: Chris Brown taunts Odd Future on Twitter.
by Joshua R. Weaver onJune 1, 2011
R&B band Sade returns to the stage.
March 7, 2011
The singer recorded a video encouraging students to participate in the Race to the Top Commencement Challenge.
February 25, 2011
Singer expressed concern about decreased arts funding.
February 24, 2011
The White House celebrated Black History Month with a Motown tribute concert, and The Root was there (well, for about 20 minutes).
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.
October 30, 2010
Comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert held "The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" on Saturday. Take a look at some of the performers.
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