Fun fact: Despite voting early, I’ve been proudly holding onto my unworn “I Voted, Did You?” wristband for two weeks now, just waiting to wear it on Tuesday, Nov. 6, in solidarity with my fellow voters.
What does it mean to be a powerful woman? This is the question New York magazine’s Women and Power issue explores, interviewing and profiling some of the world’s most well-known women—and many who wield the power behind the scenes.
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There’s something so beautiful about the students-turned-activists who have emerged from the awful tragedy of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting. Instead of being victims, these kids became champions for human rights and gun control, reflected in the March for Our Lives on Saturday. They have been fully embraced by…
The Root 100 celebrates the best and brightest of those in the black community who constantly give back to the community. Each year The Root compiles a list of the most influential African Americans in the fields of business, science, politics, technology, social justice, sports and entertainment.
The national leaders of the Black Lives Matter Global Network said Tuesday that their mandate remains unchanged in the wake of “the election of a white supremacist to the highest office in American government.”
It’s been two years since the killing of an 18-year-old unarmed African-American teen named Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., who was Gunned down by a white police officer named Darren Wilson. The killing sparked two weeks of protest from unarmed Black Lives Matter demonstrators carrying signs proclaiming, "I am Mike…