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The best-selling author tells The Root that addressing issues that affect blacks is "a labor of love."
Nicole Ari Parker, Holly Robinson Peete and more were inspired by their kids to help others.
During Mental Health Awareness Month, experts weigh in on how stigma hurts the black community.
The basketball great could teach other athletes plenty about setting boundaries with family.
Joined by Hadiya Pendleton's mother, BET and the Rev. Al Sharpton aim to return the day to its activist roots.
Finding diversity behind the scenes on the Great White Way is an issue even in the age of Obama.
Hall of Famer Dave Winfield and others weigh in on what has happened since the days of Jackie Robinson.
Modern-day athlete spouses could learn a thing or two from her. Here's to you, Mrs. Robinson.
The late critic's love for his African-American wife could be a lesson to many.
Her Bowie State speech could hint at a change of heart in the White House.
A proposed law seeks to end discrimination but could endanger lives.
By accepting his new relative, the GOP speaker sets a positive example.
The U.S. economy appears to rebound for everyone but African Americans.
Penny Pritzker, heiress to the Hyatt hotel chain, is not without controversy.
Anthony Foxx becomes the first black nominee for a second-term Cabinet post.
How he handles the fallout from the Boston Marathon attacks will help shape his legacy.