An Exclusive Interview With the President of the NRA (National Rock Association)

On Thursday, the President Trump—who often boasts about scoring a “perfect 100” on the S.A.T. (please don’t tell him)—announced bold new changes to U.S. immigration policy. Buried in his nonsensical rant about the invasion of the citizenship snatchers was an apparent policy change that showed the commander-in-chief…

The Constitution Is for White People: Why White Bullets Are Worth More Than Black Lives

While it is true that the U.S. Constitution does not mention race, in 1857, United States Supreme Court Justice Roger Taney wrote the above statement for the court’s majority opinion in Dred Scott v. Sandford, the case of a black man who sued for his freedom based on the fact that he was enslaved in a state that…

Trump Just Thanked Kanye for Doubling His Poll Numbers; Here’s Why This Has Become Dangerous

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…

Why Can’t Getting a Gun Be Like Getting a Driver’s License? A Conversation With NRA TV’s Colion Noir

In the 24 hours it takes for this column to be written, edited, copy edited and uploaded to The Root and to end up on your phone, about 318 people across the United States will have been shot (in fact, the shooting at YouTube headquarters happened between writing my first and second drafts of this column). That’s just…

America’s Oldest Gun-Maker Goes Bankrupt Because No One Needs Guns Now That Obama’s Gone

After more than two centuries of providing America with classics like the AR-15-style assault weapon used to mow down 20 first-graders at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn.; the pump-action shotgun used to kill 12 people in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater; and the .223 semi-automatic rifle used to kill 14 people…

Congratulations, Georgia Has Practically Elected the 1st Black Woman as Governor in America!

I never thought it would happen, but Georgia has virtually become the first state to elect a black woman as governor. It was one thing for Barack Obama to get elected president. He ran for office while America was in ruins after George W. Bush’s ragged economy and costly financial wars. Sarah Palin’s candidacy for GOP…

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