It’s the hot-button topic right now: interracial dating and love. Donald Glover faced criticism around the topic after the release of his viral hit, “This Is America.” The video screamed blackness and reminded everyone that all of the art Glover’s been providing lately is also saturated with black culture. So when…
A North Carolina man was shot and killed while recording on Facebook Live, leaving a string of clues for investigators.
OK, ladies, now let’s get in—well, you know the rest. Five short weeks ago, we introduced you to The Glow Up, a new section of The Root intended to empower, inform and inspire all iterations of black women through the lens of beauty and fashion. And week after week, our audience has continued to grow along with our…
Hopefully you’re not sleeping under a rock, because if you are, you may have missed the greatest thing on the internet since Sweet Brown, Antoine Dodson or the Bella Noche girls. Rhoda Young, a Norfolk, Va., resident, is on a mission to always be “on the scene in this bitch.” Earlier this month, Young posted a live…
You’re going to look at the video below and say to yourself, “I’ll watch this later.”
Two teenagers involved in the sexual assault of a 15-year-old Chicago girl that was streamed on Facebook Live back in March have agreed to plead guilty as part of a plea deal.
Police are looking into a viral video that has been circulating across social media that apparently shows a young woman in a Rosemont, Ill., hotel room hours before she disappeared while at a party, only to later be found dead in the hotel freezer.
The trial of the police officer who shot and killed Philando Castile last summer is set to begin later this month, and on Tuesday a judge heard motions from both sides, offering a glimpse into the strategies of both and setting the stage for what will likely be a contentious court battle.
With the advent of Facebook Live, the social media website has seen an uptick in livestreamed suicides, killings, sex crimes, abuse—the painful list goes on and on.
Two days after Mercedes Smith, 18, was found unresponsive after an apparent suicide in her dorm room at Lindsey Wilson College on April 20, her boyfriend, Markeice Brown, 17, took his own life amid accusations that Smith’s death was his fault.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson is echoing the thoughts and feelings of many by calling for an end to Facebook Live—at least temporarily. Jackson and other Chicago officials want the company to drop its live function for 30 days In the wake of the death of 74-year-old Robert Godwin, who was shot and killed by Steve Stephens on…
This Sunday on Facebook, The Root will host a live panel with Anika Noni Rose and Amandla Stenberg to discuss their upcoming movie, Everything, Everything.
A woman in Polk County, Fla., is now behind bars thanks in part to the Facebook Live video she streamed from Chuck E. Cheese’s.
I don’t remember the first time I heard the phrase “toxic masculinity” but it has stuck with me ever since. It’s not a hard concept to define or understand. Effectively, and simply, it’s a label placed on actions and behaviors attributable to “manhood” that are destructive, often violent, and naturally come with…
A manhunt is on for Steve Stephens, the Cleveland man who allegedly posted to Facebook video of the killing of 74-year-old Robert Goodwin Sr. In manifesto videos, Stephens mentions that his motives for killing people involve his ex-girlfriend, a woman named Joy Lane, authorities say.
A 15-year-old boy wanted in connection with the gang rape of a 15-year-old girl that was broadcast on Facebook Live has turned himself in, police confirmed Monday, making him the second juvenile to be arrested in the case.
In a truly disturbing story, a 14-year-old boy has been arrested in the gang rape of a 15-year-old Chicago girl that was streamed live on Facebook. It was watched by about 40 people, none of whom reported the sexual assault to authorities.
A 15-year-old Chicago girl who allegedly suffered through being sexually assaulted on a Facebook Live broadcast is now the target of online threats, adding insult to an indescribably horrific injury.
Approximately 40 people watched the Facebook Live video reportedly showing a 15-year-old Chicago girl being sexually assaulted by five or six men or boys. However, none of those individuals reported the publicly broadcast incident, authorities said Tuesday.
So you know that Facebook Live stream in which NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown showed the innards of his Pittsburgh Steelers’ team’s locker room, where coach Mike Tomlin went off during a postgame rant?