It’s an unfortunate reality that failings in the American judicial system often result in people being imprisoned who don’t deserve to be. These failings more often than not affect black men. While it’s long overdue, justice has finally been served to a man wrongfully convicted by the system.
Trump Couldn’t be Briefed on America Because He Was Too Busy Asking About Badgers: ‘Are They Mean to People?’
The President of Highlights children’s magazine couldn’t even be briefed by his then-White House chief of staff Reince Priebus because every time he saw Reince (whose name I always read as “Penis”), he couldn’t stop himself from asking him about badgers.
Detroit, State of Michigan Sued Over Failure to Properly Notify Detroiters of Property Assessment Notices
The city of Detroit, along with Wayne County and officials at the Michigan state tax commission, broke the law when it failed to notify in a timely matter tens of thousands of Detroit residents of their right to appeal tax assessments of their property that ended with many of them owing property tax balances they…
The Photograph, a new black love story starring Issa “Lookin’ Like a Bag of Money” Rae and Lakeith “Can I Measure Your Tree?” Stanfield, comes out in theaters nationwide on Friday, Feb. 14 (also known either as Valentine’s Day or “National I Don’t Celebrate That Commercialized Obligation of Love Day”). I had a chance…
Who’s our No. 1 stunner on and off the tennis court? Without a doubt, it’s Serena Williams, who has been using her off-court hours to work on her designing game, turning out increasingly impressive collections for her S by Serena fashion line.
Janet Jackson can’t stop because she has a contractual obligation with King Jesus not to—or at least, that’s the best answer I can come up with. Longevity! We love to see it.
I’ve said for a while now that I can’t wait to read the inevitable Colin Kaepernick memoir about the trials and tribulations he’s faced throughout his life, and apparently the exiled quarterback can no longer wait, either.
Lingerie is a bit polarizing. Some people love it (guilty as charged!), some people find it oppressive…
Simone Biles Speaks Out on Limiting Beauty Standards: 'I'm Tired of Everything in Life Being Turned Into a Competition'
Simone Biles, arguably the world’s most dominant athlete is, of course, no stranger to competition. But as part of a new beauty campaign, the five-time Olympic medalist took a declarative—and personal—stance against “the competition I didn’t sign up for”: having to conform to limiting beauty standards.
White Amateur Historian Says He Stole Slave Auction Block Plaque Because It Didn't Do Enough to Honor Descendants of Slavery
When a plaque disappeared off a sidewalk in Charlottesville, Va., earlier this month, it raised alarm bells. The sign, though small, was significant: It marked the site of an auction block where enslaved Africans were sold.
Sick of Her Son Ruining Her Good Name, Snoop's Mom Makes Him Apologize to Gayle King: 'Two Wrongs Don't Make No Right'
Teenagers are often insufferable, and in my formative years I vividly recall my mother bestowing some invaluable advice that remains with me to this day.
Editor’s Note: This week, The Root commemorates Black History Month with a series on little-known or forgotten rebels, celebrating black America’s legacy of defiance.
The Truth From Ruth: As Her Collaboration With H&M Drops in Stores, Ruth E. Carter Drops Some Knowledge on Us
“I’ve never wanted to be a fashion designer, because I felt like I was a storyteller,” says famed costume designer Ruth E. Carter, who, in 2019, thrillingly added an Oscar to her many accolades for her work in 2018's Black Panther. For many longtime film lovers (including this writer), Carter’s triumph was long…
Why some people still believe that the president of the United States of White Nationalism is still a salvageable piece of roadkill is beyond me. But some reporter found it in himself to ask the president of people who hate seasoning if he’d learned anything from his impeachment acquittal, and the first used colostomy…