by Nikita Stewart onSeptember 12, 2010
In this first of a three-part series profiling the nation's capital, The Root takes a look at who really holds the political power in this very political town.
by Joel Dreyfuss onMarch 3, 2010
Right now, black politicians are all over the news for misdeeds. Is it a conspiracy or evidence of real power?
March 2, 2010
Former DC mayor loses his City Council committee chairmanship over corruption allegations.
February 19, 2010
As happy as we are for the nation to get its yearly reminder that black people do exist in the context of American history, there’s a growing list of characters that has us harking back to Zora Neale Hurston’s famous words: “All my skinfolk ain’t kinfolk.” Indeed, while we love our own, we sure do dream of erasing a few of them from the history books. Some are politicos, others are pop culture figures, but they all share one common attribute: They’re embarrassing.
February 17, 2010
Black Caucus, Barry and Paterson in the hot seat, mobile heats up, and more..
August 7, 2009
Why a new HBO documentary brings us no closer to figuring out Chocolate City's infamous mayor.
July 8, 2009
He stalks because he cares, right?..
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