Jan. 22 2015 3:00 AM
These 14 movies—plus one from the edgier Slamdance—are sure to get some notice at the pre-eminent showcase for independent films.
Jan. 12 2015 3:00 AM
Take a quiz created by professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., The Root’s editor-in-chief, to test your knowledge of African, European and Native American ancestry in the U.S.
Jan. 5 2015 3:00 AM
Selma’s David Oyelowo joins a long list of esteemed actors who have portrayed the civil rights icon.
Dec. 25 2014 3:00 AM
The film called on award-winning and up-and-coming actors to portray the people behind one of the most important moments of the civil rights movement.
Dec. 18 2014 3:00 AM
This holiday season, you can keep your dollars in the community and find the perfect gifts for everyone.
Dec. 16 2014 3:00 AM
With the remake of Annie hitting the big screen this week, we look back at the roles African-American stars have made all their own.
Nov. 25 2014 6:37 AM
From the racial politics of ballet to the discontent of Martin Luther King Jr. to the evolution of a “bad feminist,” these books will enlighten, amuse or engage a grateful gift recipient.
Nov. 7 2014 11:24 AM
Check out scenes from  The Root’s annual gala that honors the most impactful African Americans between the ages of 25 and 45.