Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story, which was based on reporting from The Guardian, stated that Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) blamed low African-American voter turnout for Donald Trump’s presidency. This post has been updated to note that Booker was referring to low overall voter turnout in the 2009…
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) not only rocked the house here at the National Action Network Convention on Friday morning but also may have been the crowd favorite among politicians who’d stopped by over the past three days.
New York City’s first lady, Chirlane McCray, told the audience here at the National Action Network Convention on Wednesday that “we all deal with mental illness, but we don’t talk about it.” People nodded their heads, saying, “That’s right”and “Mmm-hmm,” as she talked about shattering the stigma of discussing mental…
Eric Holder didn’t announce his candidacy for president in 2020 this morning, and he didn’t need to. His words at the National Action Network Convention in New York City pretty much suggest that he likely will.
Stevante Clark clung to the Rev. Al Sharpton’s neck as Sharpton delivered the eulogy at the funeral of Stevante’s brother, Stephon, who was gunned down by Sacramento, Calif., police officers on March 18. At one point during the service, Stevante took the mic from California NAACP President Alice Huffman and asked the…
Sequita Thompson choked on her tears and wailed in sorrow while telling the gathered crowd about the events that occurred the night two Sacramento, Calif., police officers fired 20 shots into her grandson’s body, ending his life.
Updated Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, at 2:40 p.m. EST: Following reports that a Bronx, N.Y., middle school principal confiscated a poster of Lena Horne from a student, Jenny Lumet, granddaughter of the legendary actress, issued a statement to The Root on behalf of the Horne family:
The Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker, a fierce civil rights advocate and strategist over many generations, died Tuesday at his home in Chester, Va. He was 88 years old.
Cobb County, Ga., Police Lt. Greg Abbott may have retired in order to avoid any accountability for his inexcusable actions after being caught on camera saying, all casual-like, “Remember, we only kill black people.” However, the National Action Network is not quite through with him.
Omarosa Manigault-Newman is one brave woman. She has to be to step into the makeshift house of justice and represent Team Trump.
The Rev. Al Sharpton’s annual power play, the National Action Network Convention in New York City, is back, and, as promised, the slate of high-powered speakers have brought the pain to “Trump’s front door.”
Six days before Donald Trump’s inauguration, a coalition of civil rights groups led by the National Action Network will march to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C., to remind Trump and Congress that the fight for civil rights continues.
It’s become one of the most anticipated civil rights awards programs of the year.
The Rev. Al Sharpton is slated to discuss "conservative right-wing attempts" to discredit Nate Parker and his upcoming film, The Birth of a Nation, during National Action Network's action rally and radio broadcast Saturday.