Ex-Black Panther Ericka Huggins says that protesters share the same anger and hope.
Her 1991 testimony was a bombshell in the lives of women everywhere.
The Root's Rebecca Walker hangs out with renowned artist Kara Walker in Turin, Italy, and on Facebook, where they talk about everything from salty dark chocolate to their kids to why Kara's no apologist for anti-black racism.
Our ubiquitous reader offers a potpourri that ranges from racial optimism to the role of indigo in the slave trade to the search for a kidnapped woman in the Nigerian Delta.
For National Poetry Month, The Root's Rebecca Walker waxes lyrical, taking us on a tour of a few of her favorite poets.
The year has started with a flurry of new releases. In the debut of her new column about books for The Root, Rebecca Walker recommends five titles across a broad span that she considers worth your time.
Right-wing muttering about the "nanny state" is merely propaganda aimed at the white middle class.
For more than five decades, the famed Egyptian physician, writer and feminist has been fighting the powers that be. The Root caught up with her just hours before President Mubarak stepped down.
An innocent search for holiday gifts confronts one mother with the prison industrial complex -- in the form of a Lego toy.
Jay-Z's co-author talks with The Root's Rebecca Walker about the artist; his book, Decoded; and her own plans.