by Jenée Desmond-Harris onJune 4, 2012
The fight to allow same-sex couples to marry is starting to feel familiar.
October 16, 2009
Louisiana Judge Keith Bardwell has denied a marriage license to a young couple, one partner white, and the other black.
July 7, 2009
Starting with "Dreams from my Father", the president's 1995 memoir, and perhaps before, bookstores have embraced a literature of interracial family mysteries that explore both America and identity--and frequently return to race....
June 12, 2009
This week on The Confab: The legacy of Loving in America and the ongoing cost of free love. Plus, what single women everywhere can learn from Michelle Obama. Join The Root's Managing Editor Lynette Clemetson as she talks with Washington reporter Dayo Olopade and contributors to The Root Monique Fields and Jenee Desmond-Harris.
* Podcast production by Abdullah Rufus.
* Podcast theme music by Timothy Morrison.
June 8, 2009
On June 12, 1967, the landmark decision in Loving v. Virginia overturned nearly all U.S. laws that banned interracial marriage. Several states still kept the hateful laws on their books, but more than 40 years later, coupling across color lines has become the norm. Here's a look at some famous faces who now celebrate the right to love freely.
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