The term "baller" just got a face-lift from Marsha Ambrosius, the beauty who's running game in the music industry and burning up the charts with her hit single "Hope He Cheats on You." Contributing editor Anji Corley caught up with the singer, formerly of the duo Floetry, backstage at this month's For Sisters Only concert, where the U.K. native sang a few bars, broke down the meaning of her latest single and talked about writing Michael Jackson's "Butterfiles."
The Root's editor-in-chief quizzes the journalist and historian on her magisterial work, The Warmth of Other Suns, which traces the great migration of millions of African Americans from the South to greater freedom and opportunity.
Anji Corley, contributing editor for The Root, goes Beyond Fame in an interview with renowned scholar Cornel West this week, chatting with the celebrity scholar about his new public radio show with Tavis Smiley called Smiley & West. They also touched on where single black women can find a good man, and whether or not Jay-Z is West's homeboy. Listen and learn!
In this exclusive interview with The Root’s contributing editor Harriette Cole, playwright-poet-novelist Ntozake Shange talks about the strokes that almost took her life, the new novel she wrote with her sister and what she told Tyler Perry when he told her he wanted to adapt her Tony Award-winning choreopoem, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf, for the big screen. (Hint: She’s not a fan of Madea.)
Hear a chilling example of why lawmakers like Sen. Al Franken are trying to end debt-collector abuse.
Ever wonder what is going on inside the heads of Glenn Beck's followers? The Root's staff writer Cord Jefferson and a Slate V video crew caught up with some of them at the Restoring Honor rally on Aug. 28 in Washington, D.C. They opened up about why they were there and what they think is happening in America.
Nell Painter, a leading American historian, talks about her latest book, "The History of White People." In this conversation with The Root's editor-in-chief, Henry Louis Gates Jr., she discusses the definition of whiteness, the racialization of human beings and white privilege.
Twitter goes in on Paula Deen after a report suggests that she's racist.
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