On Monday it was revealed that Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) paid a former employee $27,000 to settle a wrongful-termination complaint in which she alleged that she was fired because she would not succumb to Conyers’ sexual advances. On Wednesday a new report surfaced that Conyers was accused of sexual misconduct by a…
It’s the best time of year to buy a Fitbit, as most of the lineup is on sale for Black Friday. Fitbit Alta HR for $100 is probably the one you want to buy, unless you’re interested in a full-featured smart watch, in which case the Fitbit Ionic comes with a $50 Amazon gift card today. For the rest of the deals, head…
Most parents would do anything to protect their children—even give their own life if they had to. The mother of a child who is being repeatedly bullied at school has few options if the school doesn’t respond to the family’s complaints, and sometimes they have to take matters into their own hands. What happens when…
The lawyer for a white ex-University of Hartford student who has been accused of harassing her black roommate by tampering with her personal toiletry items and smearing bodily fluids on her backpack said that he does not expect his client to be charged with a hate crime in the case.
The story of Julius Caesar is the ancient tale of former close political friendships gone bad. Julius Caesar, Pompey the Great and Marcus Licinius Crassus formed the triumvirate whose #SquadGoals were to expand the Roman empire and rule the world.
Ah, Thanksgiving. That yearly fall holiday where we gather around a table full of food and feel thankful that we only have to see or interact with most of the people sitting around us for one holiday a year. Luckily, it’s one involving food, so for the most part, their mouths should be too full to be speaking anyway —…
Word on the street is that CBS execs are probably going to use Gayle King’s relationship with Oprah Winfrey to try to get Oprah to fill in for alleged, and disgraced, sexual predator Charlie Rose on CBS This Morning.
A recent interview with comedian DeRay Davis proves that not all pedophiles are men. The comedian recently went on Vlad TV and said he lost his virginity at 11 years old in a threesome with two 30-year-olds who were his mother’s so called friends.
Black America often attributes the phenomenon known as “white-people shit” to the fact that our Caucasian brothers and sisters have a tendency for one-upmanship. Their inability to be satisfied with ho-hum ordinary things like breathing and self-pleasure forced them to combine both activities into the practice of…
Voting and immigration-rights advocates are alarmed over Donald Trump’s leading pick to head the U.S. Census Bureau: a conservative college professor with no government experience who literally wrote a book expounding on the dangers of competitive elections.
I don’t hate; it’s not really in my nature. I fake-hate on a regular, tho. Like, I will fake-hate on Cam Newton’s goofy outfits, but if really asked, I don’t care how he dresses. I fake-hate this bullshit iPhone 8, but I don’t know if there is a better phone because of that research and Googling work that I’m not…
LaVar Ball doesn’t give a fuck. The sooner you understand that, the sooner you will grow accustomed to him not giving a fuck about what Donald Trump—or anyone else, for that matter—says about him.
Karen Fonseca, who I am now convinced is a national hero, is looking to sell the “Fuck Trump and Fuck You for Voting for Him” stickers that made her internet-famous.
My extended family has a text thread that we use to stay in touch. Last week, the subject of Thanksgiving came up and we started talking about our respective menu plans.
A white supremacist bigot brunch was canceled midway through on Sunday when the owners of a Montgomery County, Md., farm realized that “alt-right” agitator and unverified tweeter Richard Spencer was behind the event.
Jemele Hill’s name has been hashtagged, dragged and praised heavily this year, and here at The Root, we honor her for her contributions to journalism. As a black female sports journalist, Hill realizes how black athletes are perceived, and she’s bringing that to the table when she discusses them on the air.
Really, the punch line just writes itself. Except this isn’t a joke. An Arizona police chief really did up and forget his service weapon in a library bathroom stall and didn’t even realize it was missing until four days later.
I cannot believe that I live in an America where there are people who don’t know LeVar Burton. He’s only the man who taught every child born during the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s how to read through the miraculous gift of the PBS show Reading Rainbow! Can anyone else say that?
Of course, the literal answer to this question is yes. White people do have cousins. Because white people have families and parents and (sometimes) parents with siblings and (occasionally) those parents with siblings have children. Also, if said parents had cousins, those cousins—and the children of said cousins—are…
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