Updated Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, at 2:40 p.m. EST: Following reports that a Bronx, N.Y., middle school principal confiscated a poster of Lena Horne from a student, Jenny Lumet, granddaughter of the legendary actress, issued a statement to The Root on behalf of the Horne family:
The New York City Department of Education is investigating a white middle school principal in the city’s Bronx borough for racially hostile actions against staff and students of color. The most incendiary charge: that Principal Patricia Catania barred Black History Month lessons from being taught to the students of…
The video is grainy, and it’s difficult, at first viewing, to tell what exactly is happening. But the crucial nine seconds it catches—of three teens engaged in a disruptive fistfight—is enough, defense attorneys say, to get manslaughter charges against their client Abel Cedeno dropped.
For the students at Middle School 118 in New York City’s Bronx borough, it was an immersive lesson gone way too far.
A Bronx, N.Y., teen charged with fatally stabbing his 15-year-old classmate in September will be able to spend the holidays with his family.
If you’re like me, you can’t stand how the mainstream news has devolved into a series of 45-second “hot takes.” “Unfair and mentally imbalanced” Fox News might as well rename itself the Orange News Network because it is basically a 24-hour cycle of spray-tanned white people high on hair gel fellating Donald Trump.
A Bronx, N.Y., teen who allegedly stabbed two fellow classmates with a switchblade, one fatally, was indicted on manslaughter charges Tuesday by a grand jury.
A school in New York City’s Bronx borough went into lockdown Wednesday morning after a stabbing that left one 15-year-old student dead and another student, 16, critically injured, in what police say was the culmination of weeks of dispute.
A grand jury has declined to indict a Bronx, N.Y., teen who was facing manslaughter charges in the death of his mother’s ex-boyfriend.
Pastor Jamal Bryant told The Root in an exclusive interview that a Bronx, N.Y., judge dismissed a case Thursday in which a New York City woman accused him of online stalking. Media outlet Rolling Out reported this summer that Jennifer Wright filed a restraining order against Bryant after alleging that he stalked her…
The deaths of a 2-year-old girl and her 3-year-old brother are being investigated as homicides after an autopsy revealed the siblings were beaten to death.
As my little bio in at the end of this post notes, I am not into “respectability politics”—that is, giving a fuck about what white folks think about my choices, whether speaking “black English” (loudly, of course), giving my children black-ass names or tamping myself down in any way to fit into some vague notion of…
Law-enforcement officials say that a New York City police sergeant was arrested Wednesday in the shooting death of an elderly, mentally ill woman inside her Bronx apartment in October.
A New York City substitute teacher who was fired after ripping a hijab off the head of an 8-year-old Muslim girl has been arrested, police say.
Updated Friday, April 7, 2017, 1 p.m. EDT: The Uber driver who went through a harrowing ride with a vile customer who threatened to accuse him of rape has uploaded a new video in which he thanked the community for supporting him and sharing the incident across social media.
New York City police are looking into an incident in which an officer deployed a stun gun on a pregnant 17-year-old in the Bronx during a chaotic scene that was caught on camera.
A 70-year-old woman was the victim of a brutal theft while she was waiting to get kidney dialysis in the Bronx borough of New York City, CBS New York reports.
Zaida Pugh, 21, the Bronx, N.Y., woman who dropped live crickets in the New York City subway in August, told a court that she's going to be volunteering with a youth program, according to the New York Daily News.
Desmond Muller, a 24-year-old Bronx, N.Y., man, was fatally shot after getting into an argument outside a deli, the New York Daily News reports.