It may feel like it was three years ago that H&M got hemmed up for posting a racist photo of a young black child in a “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle” sweatshirt, but in fact, it was just in January of this year—far too soon for the retail giant to get caught up in another anti-black mess.
A ritzy Miami hotel has agreed to settle a discrimination suit with 17 Haitian dishwashers who say they were mistreated and eventually fired because of their background.
Florida police officers were forced to give back nearly $20,000 after seizing a cache of guns, money and drugs from an exotic dancer and her husband.
A Miami judge is trying to blame his New York upbringing on the fact that he used a racial slur to describe a black defendant.
Miami Police Officer Mario Figueroa has been charged with assault, a second-degree misdemeanor, after he was caught on camera aiming a kick at the head of an arrestee.
A Miami police officer has been suspended with pay after a Miami resident filmed him kicking a man who was already in handcuffs in the head. The incident, video of which was posted on Facebook, took place at the Culmer Place Apartments in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood. The officer, identified as Mario Figueroa, is a…
Members of the African Diaspora converged into downtown Miami on April 13 and 14 to celebrate Afro-Latino excellence. The first annual Afro-Latino Heritage Excellence Summit highlighted the accomplishments of black Latinos in media, activism, education and the arts.
Updated, June 18, 2018 8:30 a.m.: The Root was a media sponsor of this event.
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Anybody who came of age in the ’90s is familiar with 2 Live Crew and Uncle Luke. They brought us classics like “Me So Horny” and “Pop That Coochie.” Luke was the king of party jams, and he brought us many perennial classics. I was at a ’90s party in Atlanta a few weekends back that I had no business being at. I,…
Yesterday I saw Drake’s video for “God’s Plan,” the song he dropped a few weeks back that is currently sitting atop Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for the fourth straight week. When I checked it out yesterday, it was sitting at roughly 25 million views on YouTube, and as of today, it’s nearing 30 million. I think it’s…
What a difference an Uber ride makes. Comedian Hannibal Buress’ arrest in Miami this past weekend may have stemmed from a request for the ride-sharing service.
Hannibal Buress, who made his celeb bones by bringing Bill Cosby’s predatory behavior to light, was locked up in Miami for disorderly intoxication Saturday.
There are two things that incense me about this story. The first: that the city of Miami screwed up and now wants the media not to do its job. The second? That at least one of the alleged perpetrators of a horribly racist act looks black AF, and willingly participated in this anti-black fuckery. He probably…
A Miami high school’s dance team is under fire for their sexy costumes and dance moves that went viral after a video appeared on social media.
For years, gentrification has been changing and reshaping black communities across the country. But in Miami, gentrification includes another factor: climate change.
Climate change affects the world in more ways than one. For residents of Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood, rising sea levels could bring on a new kind of gentrification. As developers begin to invest in properties on higher ground to avoid flooding, historically black neighborhoods could suffer the consequences of…
There’s one nickname Valencia Gunder says she’s never used for her hometown of Miami—the Magic City. Though she’s lived there her whole life, the 33-year-old resident of Liberty City, a predominantly black and working-class neighborhood in northwest Miami, told The Root, “Maybe where I grew up at, it was never magic…
Paulette Richards has lived in Liberty City for almost 40 years. In that time, the 57-year-old community organizer has seen some things in the close-knit and vibrant historically black community, located in northwest Miami-Dade County.
An off-duty New York City police officer was reportedly captured on video encouraging a toddler to use the n-word.