The 20 Blackest Moments From Sharon Reed’s Clapback Heard Round the World

1. At the 0:09 mark, Sharon Reed says there’s some “confusion behind the scenes.” Which is a lie in the same black-ass vein as someone beginning a sentence with “It’s just funny that ... ” when what’s about to follow isn’t funny at all. This is professional Negro judo. “Sharon Reed” is Swahili for “Pai Mei.”

Is #TeamNatural Ready to Go Coed? 9 Natural-Hair ‘Guy-rus’ Who Might Teach You a Few Things

While I was talking wash-day routines with some of my natural friends, we found ourselves scrolling through a seemingly endless list of natural-hair gurus giving all types of product suggestions, protective-style techniques and hacks for maintaining healthy hair. After clicking on about the 12th video geared toward…

Denture-Gate: President Thick Tooth of the United ‘Shaehs’ Slurs Speech, and Hilarity Ensues

It was set up to be a big speech, and as President Two Macs von NoFries was ending his announcement recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, he began slurring his speech. And before you get all “Hey, he might have been having a stroke; have you seen how bad he eats?” on me, I assure you that he wasn’t.

The Cover That Time Forgot: Why We’re Placing #MeToo’s Tarana Burke Front and Center

News that the #MeToo movement had been named Time magazine’s coveted 2017 Person of the Year confirmed a truly watershed moment in American history: one in which victims of sexual violence—in this case, predominantly women—refused to be shamed or intimidated into silence, while predators would (finally) be held…

A Racist Flyer Might Cost Doug Jones the Election Because the Entire Democratic Party Is Trash

The above photo is not a stock photo or an image created by The Root’s art department. It is an actual flyer circulating around from the Doug Jones for Senate Committee in his run against Elmer Fudd wannabe and schoolgirl aficionado Roy Moore for Alabama’s U.S. Senate seat, and it has upset black voters across Alabama.

Gabrielle Union on the #MeToo Movement: ‘The Floodgates Have Opened for White Women’

On the eve of Time magazine’s announcement that its Person of the Year would be “the silence breakers”—the victims of sexual harassment who have come forward to tell their stories—an interview with actress and sexual assault survivor Gabrielle Union revealed her thoughts on the #MeToo movement and how the voices of…