Erykah Badu’s new year certainly started off on an interesting note after she was pulled over by cops in Dallas for no reason other than that the officers wanted to “say hi.”
Updated Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, 5:04 p.m. EST: Shortly after this post went live, Newsweek issued an apology to Bernice King for the insensitive photo from its Twitter account:
Faith. George Michael crooned about it; black people in America somehow maintain it—even if it’s the size of a mustard seed—time and time again.
Liberian-born Fay Nelson—also known as Fay the Comedian—has a straight-talking, irreverent style and real-life relatability we just can’t get enough of. But as we strut into 2018, this recent video is exactly the spirit we want to take with us.
In the clip, Fay recounts conducting a social experiment: daring to hit the…
Director extraordinaire Ava DuVernay dropped yet another tease from her highly anticipated girl-power romp for the 1-8, A Wrinkle in Time, which stars 14-year-old Storm Reid, who made her film debut in 12 Years a Slave.
The year 2018 is here, and if you’re a goal setter, you’ve probably already set your New Year’s resolutions—or have at least thought about them.
We all know that Mariah Carey had some technical (and movement ... and singing) difficulties during her New Year’s Eve performance in New York City’s Times Square last year.
Wanna know something? Like many of you, I spent YEARS torturing my hair—and my wallet—to get my hair to do what I wanted it to do. No more. These days, it’s braids-or-bust and a relaxer-free life for me—at least for the foreseeable future. The truth is, I’m never going to be rigid when it comes to beauty; I follow no…
I guess that Trump Plaza photo op got Steve Harvey something besides the ire of black folks and lost viewership.
Since leaving the air 20 years ago today, Jan. 1, Living Single continues to resonate in the hearts of loyal fans. Its legacy alone has dismissed critics (i.e., Newsweek’s 1993 article with its “booty-shaking sugar mamas” comment), paving the way for shows like Insecure, and still reigns as a beloved fixture of black…
About 60 or 70 people paid tribute Saturday at services for Don Hogan Charles, who played a historic role at the New York Times as its first black photographer, but “there were no senior management representatives present from either the Photo Desk or corporate,” former Times photographer Chester Higgins Jr. told…
What happens when you lose the person you care about the most? How do you deal with that grief? How does it express itself? How does it change you, and how does it keep you the same? How do the bonds of sisterhood hold us together?
This year, for each day of Kwanzaa, The Root is highlighting one person from the community who exemplifies the principle of the day.
With everything—and everyone—we lost in this past year, there were some big wins. Black women showed up and showed out in various ways. Black men put their careers and livelihoods on the line to speak out against racial injustice, police violence, and sexual assault and harassment. Creative artists experienced amazing…
Tamar Braxton went HAM on social media Saturday after saying that a woman told her she’s pregnant by Vincent Herbert, Braxton’s estranged husband.
When the holiday spirit hits you, sometimes the only thing you can do is dance. And when you’re 90 years old, there’s no way dancing against Santa Claus doesn’t go viral.
When I declared 2017 “the Year of the Glow Up,” I needed a win. 2016 was my first year without my mother, and it was painful, to say the least. In her death, my greatest fear had been realized, and adjusting to that “new normal” wasn’t easy. My mother was my center; I’d lost my center and was a complete mess.