by Nsenga Burton onJune 29, 2011
This time for mocking the disabled.
June 24, 2011
This week on the Confab: Join host Lauren Williams, associate editor of The Root, as she chats with Washington reporter Cynthia Gordy, staffer Akoto Ofori-Atta and contributor Clay Cane about the first lady's Africa trip, black homophobia and our favorite one-hit wonders.
by Jenée Desmond-Harris onJune 10, 2011
The comedian says he's "not a hateful person" and is "so, so sorry." And he's in the market for a filter.
by Hayat Mohamed onApril 19, 2011
Today on Like This: A casting call for the film adaptation of Steve Harvey's best-seller, a Twitter flash mob goes horribly wrong and Tracy Morgan takes it too far.
by Jenée Desmond-Harris onApril 14, 2011
The comedian kidded around about the potential Republican candidate with a story almost as outrageous as the real-life Birther movement. Watch the video.
by Nsenga Burton onDecember 21, 2010
The hard-living comedian is taking it easy after major surgery.
October 1, 2010
Jay Pharoah has joined Tracy Morgan, Chris Rock and Eddie Murphy in the pantheon of black alums of Saturday Night Live. The Root counts backward to the first black cast member of the late-night comedy sketch show.
November 12, 2009
New books by Kanye West, Tracy Morgan, Andre Agassi, Sheri Shepherd and more.
October 23, 2009
I sometimes think that white people wonder whimsically about the idea that we are all not here for their collective amusement. That somehow, even black people who broker in their collective amusement have a whole other range of feelings.
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Sergio Garcia's insulting comment to Tiger Woods sparks a conversation on Twitter.
His Morehouse gradation speech reignited the debate over his posture toward blacks.
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