The Root was on the red carpet at the 2011 White House Correspondents' Dinner, and we chatted with Gayle King, Russell Simmons, Cee-Lo and the butt of the night's jokes -- Donald Trump himself. See what he had to say when asked whether he really has designs on Obama's job.
More Africans were taken to Mexico and Peru than to the United States, but the African influence has struggled to survive. Clips from the PBS series by our editor-in-chief.
In the PBS series Black in Latin America, The Root's editor-in-chief, Henry Louis Gates Jr., examines the complexities of race and color in the places where 95 percent of African slaves ended up: South America and the Caribbean. First up: Why slavery was more brutal in Brazil than in the U.S.
In the latest installment of the Vine series on leadership, Thelma Golden, the director and chief curator of New York's Studio Museum in Harlem, tells The Root that the "ability to live within one's culture and within one's world is made, for me, so much more important and enjoyable and informative and instructive through the arts."
The celebrity chef can speak in depth about Africa, middle-class life in Sweden and, of course, living and working in Harlem. Being "in many different worlds is really an opportunity," he tells The Root. Watch him talk about modern black leadership, eating inexpensively and learning how to code-switch.
The Newark mayor tells The Root, "I have an audience of over 1 million followers on Twitter -- that's bigger than my state's largest newspaper." In the latest installment of our Vine series, he talks with Omar Wasow about his building dynamic coalitions and managing his message in the digital age.
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