March 9, 2011
Recently honored by President Obama, the biographer and literary critic talks to us about the pleasures and challenges of profiling black lives.
July 22, 2011
A look back at the gay, the bi-curious and the LGBT-friendly denizens of the literary movement.
November 29, 2010
To counter the negative images of African Americans in the late 19th century, Du Bois displayed portraits of middle-class blacks at the Paris Exposition of 1900. The Root has published some images from this act of defiance.
by Jake Lamar onApril 7, 2010
Scott Joplin's rarely performed opera gets a rousing ovation in the City of Lights.
by John McWhorter onJanuary 8, 2009
Booker T. Washington is finally getting some play.
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The 17-year-old rapper made threats after she bashed his song online.
Joshua Hornsby's daughter Ja'Nae, who was 9 years old, was among seven people found dead on Monday.
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The Root DC
- Axel F, D.C.’s classic soul party, to return to the Howard Theatre
- Why I chose to attend a historically black college- as a white person
- Historically black colleges are seeing an increase in white students
- Doing away with food deserts in the District
- State of Equality and Justice in America: The Presumption of Guilt
- Chief Keef Threatens To ‘Slap The Sh*t’ Out Of Katy Perry
- Morgan Freeman Goes To Sleep During TV Interview [VIDEO]
- 12-Year-Old Girl Hangs Herself After Being Cyberbullied By Classmates
- Gunman Shoots Up Strip Club With AK-47 After DJ Refuses To Play Song
- No Surprise: Some GOP Foaming At Mouth For Obama Impeachment Amid ‘Scandals’