He is on the Hen-Dog.

Although the seal had not yet been broken on the bottle in the photograph, a 2012 Gallup poll shows that 99.303 percent of all Hennessy bottles are consumed within two hours of purchase. Looking at the raw data reveals that the more expensive XO bottles do last longer because they are either saved for when company comes over or are for the exclusive purpose of “stuntin.”


We are giving Sharpe the benefit of the doubt on this one.

Correction: White people know what a Black & Mild is.

After our first article, we received several angry variations of “not all white people” when we insinuated that white people were not familiar with Black & Milds. We would like to issue this formal retraction with the caveat that we are aware that there are thousands, perhaps millions, of white people who have seen, smelled or smoked a Black ...


If there is anyone who had no clue what a Black & Mild was, they are probably white.

As evidence, we present this tweet from a Becky white reader outraged because she couldn’t relate to the story:


So there you have it. The Root’s investigation unit has uncovered the fact that Shannon Sharpe’s epic blackness is anything but mild. In a time of unrepentant respectability, we hope that Sharpe will not appear on his Fox Sports 1 show Tuesday and say that he was not smoking a Black and drinking cognac ... he was praying.

Although to be fair, that is how I take my communion.