Dennis Graham is partly responsible for bringing Drake into the world, and over the last couple of years, he’s grown his own fan base. From his outlandish church suits to the bevy of women with whom he surrounds himself, he’s giving his son a run for his money when it comes to showing up and showing out. And now he’s…
Queen Ava DuVernay graced our timelines Sunday night with the newest trailer for her adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s book A Wrinkle in Time, and I am, as the kids would say, shooketh.
A former Oklahoma state senator is expected to plead guilty to a child sex trafficking charge later this month for offering to pay a 17-year-old boy for sexual “stuff” earlier this year, authorities said.
Writer Zinzi Clemmons, author of What We Lose, has announced that she will no longer be writing for Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner’s online feminist weekly newsletter Lenny Letter because, she says, of Dunham and her friends’ racism which was “well-known” prior to their fame. “She cannot have our words if she cannot…
We all have those people in our family or close circle who are just like Martin Lawrence’s character in Boomerang: They “here” on all the conspiracies—from being certain that microwaves cause sterility in black men (or is it White Owls?) to obsessively covering up the cameras on their laptops. These are the folks who…
Robert Mugabe appears to be doing like that Jeffrey Osborne song once again made famous by the New Edition biopic on BET—that is, “holding on”—despite the fact that members of his own party gave the 93-year-old president of Zimbabwe about a day to resign or be forced out.
1. The name of the group: De-Von-Tré. This is such a great and appropriate ’90s R&B name that I’m shocked it was available. Kinda like when you meet someone whose Twitter handle is @John and you think, “How the fuck did you get John?”
Updated Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, 11:40 a.m. EST: Turns out that Russell Simmons may not be as much of a #MeToo supporter and activist as he may have claimed.
The U.S. Marine Corps issued a response to a video circulating on social media that appears to show members of the Marine Corps drinking and one saying, “Fuck niggers” just for shits and giggles.
The Root 100 gala co-host A.J. Calloway breaks down why Barack and Michelle Obama are the epitome of black excellence.
Approximately 10,000 international tourists from countries like France and Italy travel to Madagascar, the world’s fourth-largest island, to explore pristine and vast ecosystems every year. From its enigmatic rows of baobab trees to several species of distinct lemurs, the Indian Ocean island provides travelers with an…
Raquel Willis was recognized on The Root 100 this year for her unapologetic voice and dedicated work to elevate the transgender community. Watch above for her personal story about how hiding her true identity while working as a journalist in Monroe, Ga., shaped her advocacy.
The rich, iconic city of New Orleans has its first female mayor in its 300-year history: LaToya Cantrell was officially elected to the position Saturday night.
Updated Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, 8:02 p.m. EST: Lena Dunham has issued an apology via Twitter for defending her friend and former Girls writer Murray Miller against rape allegations.
Well, it’s clear that HBO is trying to dig its True Detective anthology out of the grave, because last season was a flaming-hot Cheetos turkey of a train wreck, Colin Farrell be damned.
First of all, what a dumb song title. I don’t even understand it. But then, I don’t understand the sentiment behind it, either (and they say country music is just “simple tales”). Pfffft.
Even though he’s a founding member of the Justice League, Aquaman’s never really enjoyed the same kind of widespread cultural significance other characters like Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman have. Aquaman’s had a long-standing image problem, but with Justice League, DC’s finally trying to fix it in a very…
When Bob Marley sang “I’n’I a-liberate Zimbabwe” in 1979, he was praising the efforts of freedom fighters like Robert Mugabe, a Zimbabwean revolutionary who was once jailed for fighting against colonial British rule.
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