Marc Lamont Hill on Black Elected Officials and Why the Political System Prevents Progressive Politics From Being Articulated
Black Americans have seen some historic wins in the 2020 election.
'We Have to Be Willing to Resist': Marc Lamont Hill on the Precariousness of Blackness, the Presidential Election and the Struggle for Freedom
Professor and author Marc Lamont Hill was never one to mince his words.
'Our Democracy Is Withering': Jemele Hill Talks Trump, the 2020 Presidential Election and the State of America
Jemele Hill was clear in 2017 when she called Donald J. Trump a white supremacist. While her series of tweets cost…
'We Need Each Other:' The Beautifully Inventive Ways Black Folks Have Connected While Socially Distant
Aisha Nyandoro has attended a wedding, her book club, gone to happy hour, and played spades—all on Zoom.
A Black Girl Who Is Magical: Lovie Simone Talks Self-Healing, Combating Colorism and The Craft: Legacy
Lovie Simone first watched the 1996 film The Craft when she was preparing for an audition.
Jasmyn Lawson has done a lot during these socially-distant times, including successfully announcing an incredible…
'There Certainly Was an Extremely Black Movement': Ibram X. Kendi Recounts How Blackness Has Been on Display in 2020
Ibram X. Kendi, Ph.D. doesn’t necessarily know of the single Blackest moment so far in 2020. This year’s The Root…
Dr. Ariana A. Curtis thinks that the world must know that Blackness exists within Latinidad.
'COVID Can't Cancel Your Dreams': Aisha Nyandoro on Working in Purpose and Her The Root 100 Recognition
Aisha Nyandoro was midway through her morning routine when she first saw the news.
Under Jasmyn Lawson's Unapologetically 'Strong Black Lead,' Our Lives Are That Much Better and Blacker
Jasmyn Lawson is Black Twitter’s best friend.
Calling Ibram X. Kendi, Ph.D., “accomplished” is quite the understatement.
'The Work Is in the Valley': Courtney B. Vance and Dr. Robin Smith Join Forces on World Mental Health Day
In a world where Black people are faced with racism, injustice and ongoing affronts to our dignity, it is as…