I was at a bar once when my buddy asked me to run “shy brother” and introduce him to a woman way out of his league. I walked over and explained that my friend thought she was attractive but he was super shy. She laughed. She’d seen Five Heartbeats, and then she very politely told me that she was waiting for her…
Much to our eternal chagrin, Floridians did not elect Andrew Gillum as governor of their deservedly designated simple-minded (and often repressive) state. However, on Election Day, they did vote “yes” on Amendment 4, a citizen-proposed ballot initiative that will enable more than one million ex-felons to regain their…
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—One of the first things Joe Bryant did when I walked into his home was to hand me his Republican Party membership card.
First of all, all this time we were out here protesting Confederate monuments, in the two thousand eighteenth year of our Lord and savior Simone Biles, there was a whole-ass town named Plantation? I really hope that the town is zero percent black. Next, you’ll be telling me that there’s a boutique bed and breakfast…
Remember Robert Bates? Sure you do. He was the old, white Oklahoma man who wanted desperately to be a cop, so he donated loads of money to his local police force and, in turn, was allowed to be a volunteer deputy and participate in ride-alongs and even had a real working gun, which he used to kill Eric Harris in 2015.
Ok, racists listen up. It’s 2018. If you’re going to be racist, please step your insult game up. Most of the kids born in the 1980s don’t have a clue who the hell Stepin Fetchit was or know that Kingfish was one of the stars of the wildly popular Amos & Andy.
Jacksonville, Fla.—Kamiyah Robinson didn’t have to leave the campus of the oldest HBCU in Florida, Edwards Waters College, to vote for the first time.
A white woman answered the age-old question “Can I kick it?” with a definitieve “no” when she called her cousins (aka the police) on a father who was cheering on his son during a soccer game. The white woman, who appeared out of nowhere riding a golf cart has been dubbed Golf Cart Gail.
As children returned to school this fall, new teachers and classmates weren’t the only things that greeted some students. More than one story surfaced of children being turned away, or sent home from school, because of culturally-specific hairstyles like braids or dreadlocks. One such child was six-year-old Clinton…
Trump is talking so you know what that means? Another drug lord is being created only to be foiled by the White House.
Tallahassee police have an arrest warrant out for a white man who was caught on camera brandishing his gun during an exchange with four Florida A&M students as he was preventing them from entering an elevator.
A white man caught on video harassing Florida A&M University students, at one point taking out his firearm, has been fired from his job as a hotel manager.
Admittedly, I do not know much about Andrew Gillum. I know he won the Democratic nomination in Florida’s primary race for governor, beating heavy favorite Gwen Graham. I know he’s the mayor of Tallahassee. I know he graduated from Florida A&M—which is why every FAMU grad I’m Facebook friends with had 22,000 word-long…
Like most of us, Michael McGlockton became familiar with Florida’s “stand your ground” law in 2012 when 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed outside his father’s home by an armed “neighborhood watchman.”
A candidate vying for a seat in Florida’s House of Representatives has been accused of faking the Bachelor’s degree she claims she earned from Miami University. Although The Root cannot confirm the candidate’s forgery, the accusations come from a somewhat credible source:
Well, it looks like America is continuing its long-held tradition of being on the wrong side of black protest as South Florida police officers have been encouraged not to buy tickets to Miami Dolphins games after two players kneeled during the national anthem.
The Republican Party, aka the party of old white men, has a new black firecracker with an interesting platform: Vote for me because people don’t want to vote for old white men!
Either President Trump is preparing us for the dystopian future after our world war with longtime enemy Canada, or he’s never purchased groceries in his life, or he’s just a lying-ass liar who will say anything to drive home his point to his mindless followers.
A South Florida mom is expressing gratitude after she safely delivered her baby boy despite going into early labor after she was allegedly kicked in the stomach by an off-duty North Miami Beach officer.
Florida’s Stand Your Ground law faced heavy scrutiny back in 2012 when George Zimmerman, a white-passing neighborhood watchman saw Trayvon Martin walking down the street minding his own business. Zimmerman deemed Trayvon scary and a “punk” and followed him. Their confrontation left Trayvon dead and his killer a free…