August 17, 2009
The White House is considering dropping the public option in favor of a "nonprofit health cooperative"...
August 14, 2009
His dream has finally come true! Hours after Damon Weaver sat down for an interview on education with President Barack Obama, the soon-to-be sixth grader and cup reporter from Canal Point, Fla., sat down for an exclusive interview with The Root. Click to hear Damon on his plans "A, B, C, D, E, F..." you get the point...
August 13, 2009
Until Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow - High Bird came and stunted on him at the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony yesterday...
August 11, 2009
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August 5, 2009
George Sodoni said, "Good luck to Obama! Amerika has chosen The Black Man... Every black man should get a young white girl hoe to hone up on." Crazy.
August 3, 2009
What do you get the commander in chief who has everything? The Root readers suggest gift ideas for President Obama's 48th birthday.
by Kai Wright onAugust 3, 2009
A midsummer status report on the big debate boiled down to the bare essentials.
by Frank McCoy onAugust 3, 2009
Medical professionals sound off on how Obama's health care plan will impact poor and black Americans.
July 31, 2009
This week on The Confab: Talking it out over a beer at the White House. Can a 'teachable moment' be the result of a fine brewski? Plus, why black women in America are having the worst week ever. Join The Root's Deputy Editor Terence Samuel as he talks with The Root's Assistant Editor Saaret E. Yoseph, senior culture writer Teresa Wiltz and contributor to The Root David Swerdlick.
* Podcast production by Abdullah Rufus.
* Podcast theme music by Timothy Morrison.
by Henry Louis Gates Jr. onJuly 30, 2009
Skip Gates on the White House beer meeting: "It is incumbent upon Sergeant Crowley and me to utilize the great opportunity that fate has given us..."
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