Hundreds of Oakland, Calif., residents were at Oakland’s Lake Merritt Park over the weekend to prove that one Barbecue Becky won’t stop their grilling show. The festival was a middle finger to the white woman who called police on a family using a charcoal grill at the park two weeks ago. The viral video of the…
I recently got back from attending a race and policy symposium sponsored by the Students of Color in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy. I had the distinct pleasure of being the keynote speaker for their conference, titled, “Reclaiming Our Time: The Importance…
Editor’s note: Drug policy is race policy. This Black History Month, The Root, in partnership with Drug Policy Alliance, takes a deep look at why the war on drugs cannot be divorced from generational poverty, the carceral state and white supremacy.
Editor’s note: There are spoilers here.
Elaine Brown, former leader of the Black Panther Party, was recently awarded more than $4 million by a Northern California jury, stemming from what was determined to be an assault by an Oakland, Calif., councilwoman in 2015.
According to philosopher king and wordsmith savant E-40 Fonzarelli of the Vallejo, Calif., Fonzarellis, “Jesus Christ had dreads. So shake ’em.” I ain’t got none, but I’m planning on growing some. Or at least I would if God didn’t feel differently about my hairline and would energize my follicles. It seems rather far…
Editor’s note: In Focus is a The Root TV series showcasing the new wave of black filmmakers.
Marquette King is a man of many talents. When he’s not kicking the shit out of a football, he’s making mediocre rap music sound better. Watch King kill this version of Post Malone’s “White Iverson”:
Updated Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, at 11:55 p.m. EDT: Searchers have now found 33 bodies in the rubble of the so-called Ghost Ship warehouse in Oakland, Calif., the New York Daily News reports. Some of the victims have been identified, including a 17-year-old, but many are burned beyond recognition, and authorities will…
Elexis Webster is a 17-year-old junior with a 4.1 GPA. She's been on the honor roll throughout high school and has plans to go to college.
Californians took to the streets early Wednesday morning after Donald Trump was projected to be the president-elect of the United States, ABC News reports.
The San Francisco 49ers had a bye week this weekend, and quarterback Colin Kaepernick used his free time to host an event in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday for hundreds of black and Latino kids from California’s Bay Area titled, #KnowYourRightsOakland.
Earlier this week, we heard about a Wichita, Kan., Black Lives Matter protest that turned into a community barbecue with a Q&A segment with local police.
The city of Oakland, Calif., has lost its third police chief in eight days, the clearest indication that the rot of impropriety in the department is large and widespread.
An Oakland, Calif., mother is demanding justice after her 16-year-old daughter was shot and killed in a Tuesday-evening shooting in the city’s downtown, KTVU reports.
As Californians prepare to vote in the presidential primary Tuesday, there’s one person we know for sure who won’t be participating. In fact, we will never know which candidate could have earned the vote of Jessica Williams Nelson, a 29-year-old woman from San Francisco.