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Is she or isn’t she? That was the question consuming Black Twitter after images and video from Rihanna’s 5th annual Diamond Ball surfaced, raising speculation that her delayed ninth album might be due to another, far more important project currently in production...
Lupita Nyong’o Will Be Spreading Black Girl Literary Magic as HBO Max Orders Series Based on the Novel, Americanah
Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o will soon be appearing on the small screen as star of her long-time passion project, Americanah, based on the best-selling 2013 novel by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Donald Trump may be in line to get his comeuppance sooner rather than later, now that the “conscious” of the House Democrats, civil rights legend Rep. John Lewis, says he’s closer to making known his views on impeaching “this so-called president.”
Felicity Huffman Gets 2 Weeks in Jail for Gaming Educational System — Not So Long Ago, a Black Mom Wasn’t So Lucky
With tears of misspent white privilege streaming down her face, actress Felicity Huffman was sentenced Friday to 14 days in prison for paying a fixer to change her daughter’s SAT scores in order to secure her a spot in the college of her choice.
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Post-Debate Analysis: Joe Biden Is a White Man, the Media Are Racist Against Julián Castro and Black People Are Out of Their Goddamn Minds
HOUSTON—Let’s get straight to the point: Joe Biden showed his ass on the debate stage last night and there is no way in hell he should have the support from black voters that he has. Much of this has to do with a mainstream, white punditry establishment and press corps that treats him like an elder statesman whose…
On the morning of Sept. 4, Hendry Country sheriff’s deputies doused the flames of a PT Cruiser in a rural Clewiston, Fla., neighborhood. Inside were the charred remains of Bee Love Slater, a black transgender woman. She was 23.
“Harriet’s a film about freedom; it’s not about slavery,” director Kasi Lemmons mused amid the clinking and clanking of silverware as myself and several other black critics surrounded her during an intimate dinner at a swanky Toronto hotel.
Biden Brings the Pain, Warren Starts to Gain and Yang Makes It Rain: 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, Week 9
We’re back! Yes, after a short break, The Root 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings are back just in time for the Hunger Games of the third Democratic debates and the post-Labor Day campaign push.
When I sort through the emails, tweets, direct messages and comments for the mailbag every Friday, I am always surprised at the suggestions The Root’s readers are willing to offer. You have no idea how much invaluable advice I receive from our readers every day.
The Hardest Working Woman in Hair: The Glow Up Joins Celebrity Stylist Ursula Stephen on Her NYFW Grind
If you think about some of the most innovative, gorgeous hair looks of your favorite celebrities, there’s a solid chance Ursula Stephen’s hands were involved. The star stylist is the talent behind any number of Rihanna’s most iconic and shape-shifting looks, and, in recent years, has helped create the same…