ABOUT Saaret E. Yoseph
Saaret joined The Root team in early 2008, during its first year of operation. Before joining the magazine's staff she lived briefly in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where she penned a weekly lifestyle column in a local newspaper that detailed her perspective as a first-generation Ethiopian-American. A piece she wrote on the disheartening colonial mentality she encountered while in Addis was re-adapted for her inaugural article on The Root. During her tenure with the publication, Saaret has managed and curated site content with an eye for all things culture-related. Her writing explores issues of global identity, intra-racial divides, pop culture pigeon-holing and the rocky, tech-enhanced terrain of Generation Y.
June 24, 2010
The Root takes a look at a handful of music videos paying tribute to -- and affectionately poking fun at -- the King of Pop. PLUS: The World Pays Tribute to the King of Pop
Meet five young artists, entertainers and entrepreneurs who are redefining what it means to work toward a dream. READ: Part one of "Generation Y's New Age Hustle"
Meet five young artists, entertainers and entrepreneurs who are redefining what it means to work toward a dream. READ: Part two of "Generation Y's New Age Hustle"
Both groups are alienated, marginalized and need a second chance to come home.
Peter Jackson's Lovely Bones imagines a world beyond the grave at a time when we need it the most.
Grease + propane + bird on a wire = disaster waiting to happen.
Ever since that night, Chris Brown has been on the mea culpa tour. But now, in an exclusive interview with ABC’s 20/20, Rihanna has her say about their love affair, the fight that shocked the blogosphere and how she feels about that picture.
Can black male characters hang in the era of the bromance? Or is the trend all about emasculation?
If only he sounded innocent, too. In an exclusive interview with Larry King, Chris Brown divulges surprisingly little about his history of abuse and relationship with Rihanna. What exactly was the point of his reappearance?
American television has a long and storied tradition of using degrading portrayals to depict black women—even during commercial breaks.
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February 12, 2010
Never underestimate the arrogance of the comfortable white boy.
The "Smooth Operator" soulstress Sade ends her decade-long hiatus in time to kick off the tweens with the "Soldier of Love." Check out her new video for the single.
It's week one of the new year, but it seems like ye olde stereotyping won't drop as quickly as that ball did on midnight. It's a shame that my first TEWW post in 2010 has to be about ANOTHER ignorant ad, but I guess, racial sensitivity wasn't on KFC's resolution list.
When it comes to race these days, what constitutes as offensive and what is just plain funny?
After laying into bromance films last week, I had to check out last night's screening of Couples Retreat. But surprisingly, the buds weren't as bad as I expected. Now, the ladies were another story.
Kandi's standout moment in last night's episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta is what kept me watching -- and cracking up.
Kanye West took a few moments to give an emotional apology to Taylor Swift on Monday's primetime debut of "The Jay Leno Show". The country singer may be the one who was wronged, but Kanye really seems like he could use a hug!
When will 'Ye learn that keeping it real has consequences?
The talk show host's usual high-drama treatment did a disservice to the dialogue around hair, mainly because there was none.
Hey Jada, thanks for sharing your thoughts on why Mary J. Blige is still "The One." But, at the risk of sounding like the resident TEWW hater, I must respectfully disagree. Now, I love Mary as much as the next chick and the song certainly rocked, but the R&B diva is indeed showing her age.