There’s something so refreshing about entertainment that tackles larger issues within the black community. Getting to see black people live out their full lives, all while staring down racism, microaggressions, police brutality, modern-day segregation, biracial identity, sexual identity, abortion and more, is…
On a very rare Easter Sunday-April Fools’ Day hybrid, John Legend (Jesus), Brandon Dixon (Judas), Sara Bareilles (Mary Magdalene), Alice Cooper (King Herod) and a full cast of superstar talent joined forces for Jesus Christ Superstar Live!
You don’t have to wonder where Nikki Giovanni is on a Saturday night. The iconic poet, who just released her latest collection of poems last week, is a devout Saturday Night Live fan and is especially impressed by Alec Baldwin and his Donald Trump impersonations.
Mary Jane Paul has always been a mess, but her many, many faults are what made Being Mary Jane such an interesting watch. As Kelley Carter wrote in the 2015 BuzzFeed piece “BET’s ‘Being Mary Jane’ Has Started a TV Revolution,” the show was a “revolutionary series about a perfectly imperfect single black woman.”
You can apologize now. Many of you thought I was reaching a bit when we first started this series, but as each episode has progressed, it’s become clearer that Game of Thrones really is basically an entertaining, fantastical primer on dealing with white America. After episode 4, there should be no doubt.
In the late 1970s, James Baldwin began working on an idea for a book that would tell the story of America through the lives of three of his murdered friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.
Nostalgia is a funny thing in the movies. When it's done right, movies whisk us back to some bygone romanticized era where we could all laugh, party and relive simpler times—think Hot Tub Time Machine’s depiction of the ’80s. When movie nostalgia goes wrong, it’s a trip back to someone else’s fantasy past, when white…
President Barack Obama has ordered a full investigation into the 2016 election process and alleged hacking by the Russians, Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Adviser Lisa Monaco said Friday, according to CNN.
In theory, Mariah Carey, reality star, sounds nothing short of must-see television.
Eight weeks ago, The Root published an article I wrote, titled, “Is Insecure Preying on Black Women’s Insecurities?” It was a simple question, based on an honest concern I’d had while previewing the show prior to its debut on HBO: As viewers—and, at times, voyeurs—of Insecure, what was our intended takeaway? Was there…
In 1997, when my college roommate and I left the premiere of Love Jones, we headed to the nearest drugstore to find a lipstick to match Nina Mosley’s. My best friend got Nina’s haircut. I teased her mercilessly, but I was secretly envious. I bought the soundtrack, the VHS and, later, the DVD.
Two weeks before the murder, the Keating Five on How to Get Away With Murder show us that some things can never be undone. Here are five clues that you’ve reached the point of no return:
Hit them and they’ll hit you back, literally and figuratively. Through pimp slaps, suspensions and black eyes, this was the week of stellar clapbacks, with nearly everyone slinging shade.
Editor's note: This review contains spoilers.
The Keating Five are back with the top mean girl herself, professor Annalise Keating (played by Viola Davis) in the ABC hit How to Get Away With Murder.