Former President Barack Obama has followed through on a major part of his lifelong goal to help the country achieve greater racial and social justice: closing the opportunity gap for boys and young men of color.
The Emmys were this past Sunday, and they were nothing short of black star power. From a black actor winning for the first time in decades in the drama category to a black comedian winning in a comedy series directed and written by all black people, one could say that the event was the most inclusive and…
What are the requirements for being a teacher looking like nowadays? Asking a question for a friend, because sometimes it looks as if some of these teachers really have no form of diversity training or even common sense.
White America is still clutching its pearls in response to ESPN host Jemele Hill’s Twitter rant calling Donald Trump a white supremacist. The fallout from the incident has sparked a lively debate in journalistic circles: Is it appropriate for a company’s employee to spout his or her political beliefs on a personal…
R. Kelly continues to deny any wrongdoing when it comes to holding women captive and sexually assaulting teenagers, but one woman is now speaking out about the abuse she says she experienced at the hands of “the Pied Piper of R&B.”
Notorious international jewel thief Doris Payne, who has stolen some $2 million in jewelry over the past 60 years, is once again a free woman.
You might associate cold brew coffee with summer, but that’s because you’re conflating it with iced coffee. Iced coffee is a brilliant way to sell people ice for the price of coffee (which is mostly water to begin with). Cold brew on the other hand is a different process that results in less acidity, among other…
When you are the adult son of a sitting president, you are entitled to protection by the Secret Service for as long as your parent is in office. Donald Trump Jr., our president’s oldest son, has decided he no longer wants that protection, according to multiple reports published Monday evening.
Tawon Boyd called 911 for help on Sept. 18, 2016. After ending up in a physical struggle with the Baltimore County police officers who answered that call, he died in a hospital three days later. Now his family has filed a lawsuit against the police officers, a paramedic and an EMT who responded to that call for help.
Updated Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, 8:34 p.m. EDT: The man who witnessed a neo-Nazi get knocked the fuck out says that before the white supremacist lay down for an impromptu, involuntary nap on the sidewalk, he was yelling racist propaganda at passers-by and even threw a banana at a man.
How do you announce that your 10-year marriage is over? Do you change your status on Facebook? Write a cryptic post about new beginnings? Group text?
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The Mall in Washington, D.C., is an awkward place for a rally, especially one that’s drawn a smaller crowd than usual. The lawn between the Capitol steps and the Lincoln Memorial is almost two miles long. Every building around here is constructed at a scale to make you feel tiny in the face of the state.
Attorneys for Timothy Davis, an unarmed black man whose brutal beating in a local market at the hands of Columbus, Ohio, police was caught on video, have filed a civil rights complaint against the city.
It’s hard to assign an accurate definition for the oft-employed phrase “That’s some white people shit” because, well, the best-possible definition is located within the phrase. “That’s some white people shit” literally means, “That’s some shit so exclusive to whiteness that it deserves its own phrase.”
It’s an amazing thing to see the sci-fi/fantasy/comic book world expand to reflect the real world. ’Bout time.
In high school, I took a Spanish class in which I learned that I would be called “Esteban” instead of Stephen. I took to calling myself Esteban the rest of the school year and also talked about myself in the third person:
Today’s post was not intended to be about Issa Rae. After writing about the season finale of Insecure last week, I wanted to move on to other topics for discussion. But then, at last night’s Emmys, Rae, in a moment of candor, found a way to make all her fans proud to be a part of the #IssaHive. When asked who she was…
When we launched The Root 100 in 2009, it was the perfect time to celebrate black excellence. The arrival of the country’s first black president was an occasion to champion the achievements of today’s African-Americans heroes—achievements that could exist only in our ancestors’ wildest dreams.
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