Black men have expressed their style and identity through their hair for centuries. From the leonine mane of Frederick Douglass, to the dipped ‘dos of the Jazz Age, to Michael Vick's braids, take a look at the brothers who have shaved, conked, cornrowed and locked their way through history.
A junior class of dynamic African-American political leadership—call them “the black pack”—has arrived in Washington. They went through a baptism of fire during the grueling two-year campaign, counting delegates, crunching polls, spinning the press, working doors and phones, managing armies of volunteers, reaping millions of new voter registrations and logging thousands of hours working for change. Watch them move from promise to power.
Venus shocked fans with her skimpy ensemble at the 2010 French Open, but this isn’t the first time a Williams sister has made headlines for her style choices. After they were snubbed on a ‘10 Most Beautiful’ list at 2009 Australian Open, The Root pulled together this slide show of the tennis duo’s most memorable fashion moments.
Contrary to popular belief, Mardi Gras in New Orleans is not all about boob-flashing and illicit behavior. As a young black girl growing up, Mardi Gras always represented an integral part of my African American heritage. From the annual Zulu parade to quality time with the family. Here’s a look at some of my previous Carnival celebrations.
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