Although I have spent 99.9 percent of my years as a black male, during the course of my lifetime, I can remember a few rare occurrences when I had brief out-of-body experiences.
Rep. Maxine Waters of California, aka Auntie Maxine, knows what we know: Donald Trump never wanted to be president, and more important, he’s horrible at it.
It’s becoming increasingly difficult to find a person with a spine in Congress. Sadly, one of the few true beacons of hope to push back against the oppressive regime that is the Trump administration is a 79-year-old trailblazer and pioneer, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), affectionately known as “Auntie Maxine.”
At a Moon Township, Pa., rally Saturday, Donald Trump dropped any sense of decorum and presidential behavior in an extended rant against anything black, brown or logical, fulfilling predictions that he plans to go full “MAGA” to distract from the increasing coverage of the Mueller investigation, his legislative…
This International Women’s Day, the ultimate present arrived in my mailbox, gifted by my favorite person: me! It was a brand-spanking-new, hardcover edition of my new favorite coffee-table book, Black Girls Rock! Owning Our Magic. Rocking Our Truth.
It’s that time of year again. What time of year, you ask? The time of year when President Racist von WallBuilder reads his prepared speech from a teleprompter, and a roomful of fat, rich white guys and affluent white women applaud as if the world were crafted from his tiny hands. This is also the time when people of…
Well, even if Tuesday’s State of the Union by President Donald Trump makes you roll your eyes into the very back of your head, there will be a reprieve, children.
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…
2017 has been, how do I put this succinctly, a fucking shit year.
Well-known white supremacist troll Chuck C. Johnson somehow found himself on a plane with Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and snapped her pic in some kind of weird, stalkery behavior.
A San Pedro, Calif., man who clearly must have lost his damn mind is accused of threatening to kill Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) in a hateful, racist voicemail, all because the little snowflake was so upset about Auntie Maxine’s criticisms of the dotard in chief.
U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) was honored with The Root 100 Gladiator Award for Public Service on Nov. 9 at The Root 100 gala.
Your Auntie Maxine Waters showed up and showed out Monday night at the Glamour Women of the Year ceremony in New York City. As the California congresswoman was wrapping up her remarks and receiving a standing ovation from the crowd, she began shouting, “Impeach 45!” and encouraged the gathered crowd to join her.
The stories of black women are often met with closed ears. And if the ears happen to be open, oftentimes we’re regarded as liars. From Rep. Frederica Wilson to Lupita Nyong’o and every black woman in between, our lived experiences are challenged in a way that says there’s no way anything we say could or should be…
Three weeks. That is how long I’ve been sick with an unknown virus (the thing doctors tell you when they don’t know what it is but know it won’t kill you). It’s not the flu. It’s not a cold. But it is one thing—a jerk. Just the biggest jerk of a disease ruining my social life by forcing me to be actually antisocial,…
Make no mistake: Many black lawmakers are not here for President Donald Trump. And they weren’t shy about sharing their disdain for 45 at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 47th Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C.
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) pulled no punches during her sitdown interview with The Root at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 47th Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C., when she called out President Donald Trump for being a white supremacist as well as blasting his campaign’s alleged ties to…
More than $70 trillion in federal dollars are managed by registered asset-management firms in the United States, but less than 1 percent of those dollars are handled by minority- or women-owed (MWO) firms, according to a new report released Wednesday by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
God bless Auntie Maxine Waters, who is truly doing the Lord’s work. On Friday, Waters waded down into the murky mess to take a jab at Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who might be the worst person in America not named Trump.
Arguably, the only thing better than Rep. Maxine Waters’ skewering of White House weasel and Treasury Department Secretary Steve Mnuchin was the song it inspired—a gospel spin on Waters’ infamous remarks, performed by Broadway actor Mykal Kilgore, that immediately went viral.