Which sect believes in hereditary successors to the Prophet Muhammad? Which one has ayatollahs? If you don't know the answers, let The Root explain.
Some critics of plans to build a mosque near Ground Zero warn that the imam behind it wants to bring Islamic Sharia law to the U.S. Before we decide to fear it, let's at least understand what Sharia means.
A tough law against illegal immigrants in Nebraska could revive the whites-only-at-night towns of our Jim Crow past.
There’s a reason why Carter G. Woodson established Negro History Week in 1928.
Looking for $500,000 to pursue your work? No strings attached? The Root gives some clues on how to play the MacArthur Fellowship game to win.
The Lorraine Motel, a real-life Ku Klux Klan uniform, the oldest black church. Forget the stay-cation. Pack up the minivan and head out on a black history road trip this summer.
The contributions of black people are still largely ignored 11 months of the year. So even if Black History Month seems a little contrived, it remains a valuable and necessary showcase for black achievement.
Want to know how many folks are expected for the inauguration? Well, it depends on whom you ask. Washington D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty predicts at least 3 million people, but can anyone provide a definitive crowd estimate for the big day? The Root Explainer to the rescue...