by E.R. Shipp onDecember 29, 2011
As the opera heads to Broadway as a musical, debate goes on: Is it a relic or still relevant?
by John McWhorter onMarch 8, 2011
Enough with the talk about Tyler Perry perpetuating racial stereotypes. How is what he's doing any different from the much loved Sanford and Son? There's a reason the man sells out at the box office. It's called commercial entertainment.
January 2, 2011
As quiet as it's kept, the City of Angels has a rich black literary tradition. As part of The Root's city series, author Rebecca Walker takes a look at the best African-American writers who have called Los Angeles home.
by Janice C. Simpson onMarch 22, 2010
You expect the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright to serve up strange. (Remember the whiteface Lincoln in Topdog/Underdog?) But being an experimental artist means the experiments don't always work.
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Recent film exposes journalists' guilt. Plus: The Root's valued leader resigns.
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