Elizabeth Warren May Not Be Native American, But She Might Be Black, Talking About 'I Got Some Indian In My Family' 

Earlier this year, several folks in my family (including myself) did some variation of DNA testing. You know what I’m talking about; the tests where you send in your DNA and apparently, the government owns and can clone you, but you get to find out, especially if you’re black, that maybe your family originates from…

A New Standard for Sizes 00-40: Universal Standard Goes Brick and Mortar—and Underneath It All

All-inclusive luxury basics line Universal Standard continues to break barriers when it comes to democratizing fashion—both in-store, and underneath it all. In the past week, the brand has made two major announcements. First, it’s moving into the underwear arena with its upcoming “Foundation” line, a series of…

No Mayoral Run, But Chance the Rapper Endorses Amara Enyia—and Drives Lyft for Chicago Schools  [Updated]

As the resident Chicagoan on The Root’s staff, it’s safe to say I keep an eye on the city’s resident talents—including Chance the Rapper and problematic prodigal son Kanye. Now, I’m thinking I need to get out more—or, at least, take a Lyft—since apparently, hip-hop’s favorite number-wearing philanthropist has been…

Amazon's Running Some Scary-Good Halloween Candy Deals Today - Just Don't Eat It All Yourself

If you missed out on Amazon’s last big candy sale—or if you already ate all of the candy you bought—here’s a second chance to buy some treats, no tricks required. Assorted chocolates, fruity candies, and even things like trail mix and gum are included in the sale, but just remember, these prices go back up at the end…

Why They Kneel: The White Privilege of Self-Segregation in Green Bay and San Francisco 

To examine the injustice and inequality that prompted some NFL players to protest during the national anthem, each week, for the remainder of the NFL season, The Root will explore the data behind racial disparities in the two cities represented in the National Football League’s premiere matchup—Monday Night Football.

#NetNeutrality: Turns Out 99.7 Percent of Unique FCC Comments Wanted to Keep the Internet Open

As the Federal Communications Commission prepared to repeal the laws of net neutrality last year, 22 million comments were left on its website expressing arguments either for or against keeping the open internet protected and in place. A new report says that 99.7 percent of the unique comments left on the agency’s…