That summer of Kanye is supposed to officially start May 25, which is tomorrow, Friday. Pusha T, aka King Push, formerly of the Clipse and currently GOOD Music’s version of Dylan X5, is slated to drop his seven-track album produced entirely by Kanye West, Daytona, Friday (or maybe at midnight Thursday). And I won’t be…
My money is on Vice President Mike Pence as being the member of Donald Trump’s Cabinet who keeps sliding the president an unlocked iPad when no one is looking so that he can send out his conspiratorial tweets to take the spotlight off the very real Russia investigation.
To many, Kanye West is merely an egomaniacal rapper. To others, he’s a powerful black force with T’Challa-like abilities to rally those who worship at the altar of Yeezus. I believe the former, but it sounds like President Donald Trump believes the latter, since he just thanked “Make America great again” Ye for…
Over the weekend, Kanye “‘MAGA’ Hat” West dropped a song called “Ye vs. the People” (starring T.I. as “the People”). I’ve listened to it several times at this point. I believe the old black griots in the community would refer to what’s happening here as “This n-word has lost his damn mind.” Here are some thoughts.
Updated Thursday, April 26, 2018, 3:25 p.m. EDT: John Neidich, the owner of the Happiest Hour, issued this statement to The Root:
Cops have arrested a black man accused of beating up and then shoving a Hispanic man onto subway tracks at the Union Square station in New York City’s Manhattan.
The inconceivably long train wreck that is Kanye West’s Twitter account just hit a new level of messiness Thursday afternoon, when Yeezy shared a screenshot of an exchange between himself and longtime friend and collaborator John Legend.
If you looked at the numbers Wednesday, it appeared that millions of Kanye West’s Twitter followers felt that they had been putting up with Kanye’s shit just way too long—hitting that unfollow button after the rapper and producer declared his “love” for Donald Trump.
Last year Panama Jackson, a man who, in the 14 years that we’ve known each other, has become one of my best friends, published a piece about his mother’s support of Donald Trump, and revealed how that ruined his relationship with her.
New York City police are searching for a black man accused of attacking a Hispanic man inside a Manhattan subway station.
Fox News got its Holy Week knickers in a twist this weekend after a Georgia sixth-grader recorded her teacher saying that Donald Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America great again,” was never meant to include racial minorities.
I assumed that Justin Timberlake’s new single would end up being some ol’ bullshit. The second half of his last album, The 20/20 Experience, certainly was, and based on the trailer for his forthcoming album, Man of the Woods, I had no reason to assume that the legendary Ms. Britney Spears’ ex-boyfriend was going to…
Joy Villa, a singer and potential congressional candidate, is accusing President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager of sexual assault after she says that he hit her twice on the buttocks during a November gathering in Washington, D.C.
In his continued attempt to leave some kind of legacy before he’s dragged out of the Oval Office because of the Constitution, President Donald Trump has actually slapped his offensive “Make America great again” slogan on his presidential coins this year.
According to Joyner Lucas, there are two sides to every story.
In his breakout song, “I’m Not Racist,” the rapper attempts to start a discussion on how we approach racial differences, assisted by actors who portray the white and black characters who each own half of this two-verse track.
But the black character in his…
Some Fordham University students are not happy after being kicked out of one of their New York campus coffee shops because their pro-Donald Trump “Make America Great Again” hats violated the establishment’s “safe space” policy.
In the past few days, two top Republican officials have insinuated that America might not get a sequel to this dumpster fire of a presidency that some news organizations refer to as “the Trump administration.”
Perry Traditional Academy is a predominantly black high school, located on Pittsburgh’s North Side and a five- to seven-minute drive away from my house. My brother-in-law graduated from there last year. (He was also a first-team All-City basketball player. He can’t beat me yet, but he is pretty good.)
Anyone who lives in Washington, D.C., or has ever been to D.C. knows that one of the best things about the city is that we keep our monuments close. In fact, everyone who lives here already knows not to go anywhere near that traffic during the summer months because tourists are going to tour.
There are certain weeks in history when you just don’t want to test black folks’ patience. These weeks include but are not limited to: