by Edward Wyckoff Williams onOctober 19, 2012
The comedian brings some much-needed color to a space dominated by Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.
by Celeste Little onOctober 18, 2012
Gary has an off day on Guys With Kids. Plus: The Alex Cross star prays on The Colbert Report.
by Akoto Ofori-Atta onOctober 30, 2010
The crowd turns out to be diverse, hopeful -- and humorous.
October 30, 2010
Comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert held "The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" on Saturday. Take a look at some of the performers.
August 5, 2010
The low number of African-American viewers is no laughing matter.
February 17, 2010
In his new PBS series, Faces of America, The Root’s editor-in-chief, Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., traces the ancestry of 12 famous Americans. Take a look at excerpts from Dr. Mehmet Oz's interview.
February 17, 2010
In his new PBS series, Faces of America, The Root’s editor-in-chief, Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., traces the ancestry of 12 famous Americans. Take a look at excerpts from Olympics-gold-winning figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi.
February 5, 2010
Faces of America debuts in February. 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 the host of The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert.
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.
September 25, 2009
On Thursday's episode of "The Colbert Report," Stephen Colbert introduces a new word into the American lexicon: Blackwashing.
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A trending topic turns into an informative consciousness-raising session.
Joshua Hornsby's daughter Ja'Nae, who was 9 years old, was among seven people found dead on Monday.
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