As we’ve covered here at The Root before (just yesterday, in fact), it’s that time of year when a certain class of white people, bereft of any common sense, sensitivity, or any sense of the world outside their enchanted snow globe of Caucasity, decide to dabble in blackface under the guise of putting on a Halloween…
The College of the Ozarks, a school you’ve probably never heard of until right this moment, has done the institutional version of setting its Nike gear on fire by terminating its contract with the company, citing Nike’s controversial Colin Kaepernick ad.
The ashes of the Ferguson, Mo., uprising have given way to the ouster of a longstanding St. Louis County prosecuting attorney who not only led the investigation into the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson, but took a moment to chastise the public who demanded that…
Ervin Coleman, who lost nine members of his family in a July 19 duck boat accident in Branson, Mo., sued the companies that run the vessels Sunday, saying that they knew for years that the boats were unsafe but continued to run them, a move his attorney calls “outrageous.”
Tragedy struck Table Rock Lake near Branson, Missouri on Thursday night when a tourist duck boat capsized, claiming the life of 17 people. There were 31 people on-board, ranging in ages from 1-76. One family, The Colemans lost nine family members.
An 8-year-old Missouri boy saved himself and his siblings as he watched his mother get shot to death. Porsha Owens, a mother of three, was killed Monday morning as she was leading her kids to her car to take them to day care.
David Robinson has already spent almost 20 years of his life in prison for a murder he did not commit.
With prom coming up, high school seniors Eric Rogers II and Dirone Taylor needed something to wear. So the pair hit up a Nordstrom Rack in Brentwood, Mo., along with their friend, college freshman Mekhi Lee, to lock down an outfit and accessories for the big night. But while they searched for clothes, they noticed…
In the years following the death of her son Michael Brown at the hands of Ferguson, Mo., police, Lezley McSpadden has completed her high school diploma, written a book, campaigned for social justice and joined Hillary Clinton on her 2016 bid for the presidency.
Sometimes it just doesn’t matter how much good you want to do for the world; people are going to hate and fear you anyway. This doesn’t just apply to the X-Men, dentists and high school grammar teachers; it also applies to politicians. While much of the public likes to criticize “Washington” and “the government” for…
Kansas City, Mo., police are investigating after shooting threats were made against Northeast High School students—specifically, its black students.
Missourians across the state are pushing to change laws that bar felons from working certain jobs, and lawmakers are listening.
Nobody has your back like Mama does. And it took one particularly insistent mother—and the surveillance video she pushed police to review—to stop her sons from being jailed on false robbery charges after they were set up by a white man whom cops chose to believe over them.
The University of South Carolina Gamecocks and University of Missouri Tigers don’t like each other, and that’s a good thing, especially when it comes to sports. Natural rivalries are what makes sports entertaining, but on Sunday that intensity turned ugly as several reports claim that South Carolina fans spit at and…
Police charged a former city spokesman with possession of methamphetamine on Tuesday after a traffic stop.
So a city official walks into work one day and allegedly pumps a shotgun toward his “liberal” co-worker. When the cops come a-calling (because, you know, what the entire fuck), he claims he was just “teasing” the female clerk.
A St. Charles, Mo., father is looking for other options after he says that his son and other classmates were called racial slurs by a school employee during fourth-grade recess at their elementary school.
There are 400 pages of documents that have been identified by the U.S. Department of Justice as being related to an investigation conducted by its Office of Community Oriented Policing Services after the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown by then-Ferguson, Mo., Police Officer Darren Wilson, and a great majority of the…
A Missouri woman is sharing her outrage and pain after, she says, someone threw a piece of fried chicken through her car window while she was sitting in traffic minding her own business.
A Lake Ozark, Mo., bar owner is under scrutiny after a passerby called out his makeshift doormat as racist.