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).
by Joel Dreyfuss onJanuary 4, 2011
Just as the nation's capital is bracing for a power shift, the ubiquitous talk host brings his road show to President Obama's front yard. You can bet he's going to raise some hard questions.
by Lauren Williams onOctober 19, 2010
Study suggests that PBS news shows fall short of the network's promise of diversity.
January 30, 2010
The Root’s editor-in-chief, Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., is launching a new PBS show that builds on the success of his African-American Lives, a series that traced the ancestry of famous black Americans. His new series, Faces of America, uses the same potent combination of traditional genealogical research and advanced DNA techniques to explore the immigrant origins of 12 famous Americans. The Root has obtained clips from the program that will be posted on this site throughout Black History Month. These excerpts are from Gates’ interview with Queen Noor, the widow of the late King Hussein of Jordan. The queen was born in the United States but is great-granddaughter of an immigrant from Syria.
November 10, 2009
August 28, 2009
Apparently the program that showed children why reading is important, isn't actually all that important.
by Suad Abdul Khabeer onJune 16, 2009
‘New Muslim Cool,’ a new PBS documentary, shows how young Muslim Americans in the post-9/11 era are deepening ties between hip-hop and Islam.
May 30, 2009
Mayor Cory Booker is working to change Newark and isn't embracing Post-Black to do it...
by John Murph onNovember 15, 2008
Fans of Philly soul will find a satisfying retro fix in Love Train: The Sound of Philadelphia.
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