Chance the Rapper took a chance and is now engaged to longtime girlfriend Kirsten Corley.
Chancelor Jonathan Bennett, known to most as Chance the Rapper or Lil Chano, gave a rousing commencement address to the graduates of Dillard University in New Orleans on Saturday, a not ahistorical speech, charging the graduates to strive to surpass those who came before them.
Whenever I am asked why I believe everyone who supports Donald Trump is a racist, I explain it by using the legal doctrine of “the hand of one is the hand of all” and the story of Ryan Holle.
For the better part of a week, we have all been caught up in Kanye West’s whirlwind of tweets. In fact, Kanye’s tweet storm might’ve been more Trumpian than his pride in his autographed “Make America Great Again” hat. For days, West has been at the center of a hot-take extravaganza with writers trying to make sense of…
Heineken has taken down and “apologized” for an ad showcasing its low-calorie beer after a public backlash accusing the spot of being racist.
Chicagoans are protective of their city, and for good reason. Over the past few years, the City of the Big Shoulders has been the go-to dog whistle for Republicans and what-about-black-on-black-crime enthusiasts alike. The city’s spot on America’s Wheel of Sensationalism has dominated the larger national media gaze as…
This year, for each day of Kwanzaa, The Root is highlighting one person from the community who exemplifies the principle of the day.
Google has teamed up with Chance the Rapper for a million-dollar campaign to bring computer science education to Chicago schools.
1. The name of the group: De-Von-Tré. This is such a great and appropriate ’90s R&B name that I’m shocked it was available. Kinda like when you meet someone whose Twitter handle is @John and you think, “How the fuck did you get John?”
Pretty soon, Chance the Rapper is going to have to change his name to Chance the Really Good Dude Who Seems to Take Every Opportunity to Do the Right Thing, Giving Hope to People Like Me Who Think This World Is Cold, Cruel and Filled With People Who Would Put a Puppy in a Blender and Crush an Infant’s Windpipe With…
Meet Jan Shedd. Jan is an angry white woman from Dallas who is offended that black women have shapely bodies that fill a dress nicely. Jan is so upset by this that she felt it her duty to write a post on Facebook criticizing a traffic anchor from her local ABC station, WFAA-TV, Channel 8.
Twenty lucky students in Chicago were treated to British and American (well, at least for us) royalty as Prince Harry and Michelle Obama came through with a surprise visit to a South Side high school located across from the future site of the Obama Presidential Center.
Chance the Rapper continues to break all types of molds, stereotypes and boundaries with his unique blend of God and guts, the nontraditional distribution of his music and his conscious philanthropy.
Marshall, the new movie about the first black U.S. Supreme Court justice, Thurgood Marshall, opens nationwide Friday. Chance the Rapper is eager for everyone to see it, so he bought out all the shows at two Chicago movie theaters, affording fans the opportunity to see the film for free.
After consuming a sickening amount of “black death porn”—that is, black folks being killed by police on video—one could deduce that it is a precarious situation whenever an African American gets pulled over by police—regardless of social standing, celebrity, or the size of his or her bank account.
I’m not good at being a Christian … at least not the kind of Christian I was raised to be.
Chance the Rapper is looking for a college to further his education, and one simple tweet from the rapper Sunday night got two colleges in the Atlanta University Center Consortium vying for his application.
Chance the Rapper paid a visit to NPR in June for his Tiny Desk Concert, and the footage is finally available.
Full disclosure. This will not be a recap of the entire show. Because I did not watch the entire show. Because I'm old as fuck and took a nap at 8pm and woke up at like 10pm. Because old ass niggas take evening naps. And then for the first few moments of watching the awards, I was only kinda, sorta paying attention…
If you want to meet the next breakout music artist or poet, look no further than the corner of Milwaukee Avenue and Division Street in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood.