August 17, 2011
From Blogging the Beltway: You may be surprised by who did -- and who did not.
July 13, 2011
In this episode of African American Lives 2 that aired on PBS in 2008, the poet discovers where her ancestors are from and explains why she knew it all along.
Plus: Learn more about tracing your ancestry in our Roots section.
by Henry Louis Gates Jr. onMay 26, 2011
Determined to break her family's silence about the slavery in their roots, the poet who, as her grandmother predicted, would "teach all over this world" speaks out about coming to terms with old secrets through the genealogy project African-American Lives.
May 6, 2011
Cook healthy and hearty food with the famed poet's Great Food, All Day Long.
April 22, 2011
In honor of National Poetry Month, The Root's staff shares a few of our favorite stanzas from black poets, from old school (Hughes, Dunbar) to new school (Tupac).
April 4, 2011
Celebrate National Poetry Month and the famed poet's 83rd birthday with this collection of poems and photographs.
by Abdul Ali onFebruary 15, 2011
An all-black female comedy ensemble takes a unique spin on reality TV.
April 29, 2010
One of the remaining giants of the civil rights struggle is sent off in praise.
January 16, 2009
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