It’s been a minute—a president ago—since Atlanta’s first season entranced us. The show quickly became a career launching pad for its core cast: Far-out buddy Lakeith Stanfield traveled to the sunken place; sometimes-girlfriend Zazie Beetz is in surefire blockbuster Deadpool 2; upstart rapper Brian Tyree Henry got some…
A little more than two weeks away from Atlanta’s highly anticipated second season, a new trailer for the FX dramedy is sure to whet the appetites of fans starving for “Robbin’ Season.”
Save for Oprah’s show-stealing speech, the Golden Globes were, for the most part, awash in white people in black dresses.
The time is 1980. The place is the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn in New York City. The man is 18-year-old Colin Warner. It’s a familiar scenario. An unarmed black man is walking through his own neighborhood, minding his business, when, within the blink of an eye, his whole life changes. Police officers pull up,…
Black and Proud is a video series on The Root that focuses on the pride that our favorite black celebrities, tastemakers and thought leaders feel about being black. Many of them talk about our resilience and strength throughout history, and some talk about our undeniable talents, while…
First I saw Issa Rae’s Instagram post. She wrote, “Two things I NEVER thought I’d be able to say: 1) I’m playing Rachel in ‘Friends.’ 2) I’m in a Jay-Z video with some of the funniest/dopest black people ever.” Just look at this glorious post:
Director and writer Shaka King is busy in the TV-and-film industry at the moment, but that wasn’t always the case.
If Armond White’s grandmother made a movie, he’d probably give it a negative review if everyone else liked it. It’s fine to have a different opinion about a movie, but it seems as though White has made a career out of being a contrarian. And as the young people would say, he’s the definition of a hater.
Lakeith Stanfield isn’t going to stand around and let someone talk shit about black women to him. Over the weekend, the Atlanta actor spoke about an encounter he had with a black male driver on one of the projects he’s working on.