March 7, 2011
Prof. Linda Hill tells Henry Louis Gates Jr. that leaders are self-made, not born. And that thing about finding a mentor? Think again.
by Jack White onApril 17, 2010
Challenging brutal oppression in the South, the student organization gave women a rare opportunity to lead.
October 16, 2009
The ROOT 100 recognizes emerging and established African-American leaders who are making extraordinary contributions. The ROOT 100 celebrates leadership, creativity, service, and, above all, excellence.
July 15, 2009
Is Jay-Z George Bush? Mark Lynch of SLATE sister site FOREIGN POLICY recently compared hip hop to geostrategy. He parses the recent back-and-forth between rapper Jay-Z and less successful (though still famous) MCs like The Game, Nas, and 50 Cent, using Jay-Z's diss tracks, and his responses to those of others, to form a crudish theory of American global authority.
July 9, 2009
Barack Obama's first presidential trip to Sub-Saharan Africa will focus on the good guys—but we couldn't resist calling out the bad.
by Charlayne Hunter-Gault onDecember 8, 2008
In South Africa, as the Moses elders exit, they leave behind a bitter and growing rift between the ruling African National Congress and a new party formed by breakaway ANC members unhappy with the party's leadership and direction. So who will lead after the Mandela generation exits?
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The former baseball star posted the personal information of a woman he's charged with assaulting.
By pleading the Fifth, the person at the scandal's center didn't quell the uproar.
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