With everything—and everyone—we lost in this past year, there were some big wins. Black women showed up and showed out in various ways. Black men put their careers and livelihoods on the line to speak out against racial injustice, police violence, and sexual assault and harassment. Creative artists experienced amazing…
Let’s keep the good feelings from Christmas going, shall we? We need to carry ourselves into the new year with as many positive vibes as possible, and this will surely add to them.
One Louisiana high school has captured the hearts (and gathered the joyful tears) of the entire internet after it started posting up reaction videos of its students being accepted into top-ranked colleges.
After uniting with Steve Bannon, Stephen Miller and Betsy DeVos to form the Trump administration’s version of the Caucasian Avengers, Jeff Sessions has directed his efforts toward uplifting a class of people who have long been ignored by the American educational system: white people.
Yara Shahidi, one of the stars of Black-ish, has revealed that she will be repping Crimson: She announced on social media that she will be attending Harvard University in the fall of 2018.
Updated Wednesday, April 5, 10:20 p.m. EST: Emily Bolton, Deputy Press Secretary of Academics for Chicago Public Schools emailed The Root to provide clarity on some of the questions raised about the Learn, Plan, Succeed initiative and the related graduation requirement introduced by Mayor Emanuel and CPS.
Black girl magic strikes again, and this time our shining star is a New Jersey high school student who just did a clean sweep of her college applications, racking up acceptances from all eight Ivy League schools as well as Stanford, just for good measure.