Members of the Congressional Black Caucus Will Honor Recy Taylor During Trump’s State of the Union

On Sept. 3, 1944, 24-year-old Recy Taylor and two friends were on their way home from a late-night church service in Abbeville, Ala., when a group of white men abducted and raped her. Taylor refused to stay silent about the assault. Two grand juries refused to bring charges against her attackers. Taylor, who died at…

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Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference Slated to ‘Rise’ Above Trump-Era Shenanigans

For the first time since the Obama administration left office and subsequently moved most of the chocolate and reasonable, left-brain thinking out of the White House, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 47th Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C., is upon us. It all starts Wednesday.

Unique Views, Episode 31: 10 Minutes With Loretta Devine on a Shaky Cellphone

When we tell y’all that we are trying, I don’t think y’all understand what that really means. This podcast is held together with shoestring and bubblegum. It’s not a joke when we call ourselves the Sanford and Son of podcasts, and as Ms. Patti LaDanielle, aka The Root’s social-content producer, Danielle Young, told…

A Group of Black State Legislators You Probably Don’t Know Just Met to Get Ready for the Age of Trump

Unbeknownst to the vast majority of folks, there are more than 10,000 black elected officials nationwide on the local, state and federal levels. Even less known is the fact that 700 of them are state legislators: state representatives, delegates and state senators, many congregating in state capitals in nearly all the…