Let’s be clear, the black vote is crucial in each and every election. And as history has shown, when it comes time to vote, black women get the job done.
There’s a reason Tarana Burke is so often featured on our #WomanCrushWednesday: the activist and #MeToo movement founder consistently does the work of advocacy and uplift for black women and girls, a fact she made sure to remind attendees of the “I’m Woke, Now What?” panel at the 2018 Essence Festival, as reported by …
Sequins and tuxes and smokey eyes made of burnt facts, oh my! On Saturday night, three members of your fearless crew at The Root ventured to Washington, D.C., to attend the “Nerd Prom,” also known as the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
Symone Sanders loves a good rant—which is great, because we love a good rant from Symone Sanders. The political strategist, former press secretary for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and current CNN commentator has become well-known for her show-stealing, straight-shooting, mince-no-words…
Social media has come a long way since Black Planet backgrounds and MySpace top eights, and BET’s first-ever Social Awards ’18, held this weekend in Atlanta, were further evidence of that.
Your president, Donald Trump, allegedly made a few unsavory (read: racist) comments regarding Haiti, African countries and pretty much any immigrant of color, calling their home countries “shithole countries.”
As media partners for the Blackout for Human Rights-produced MLK Now event at New York City’s Riverside Church on Monday, The Root found a lot to be inspired by this Martin Luther King Day. But at The Glow Up, we were pleasantly surprised to also find #BlackGirlMagic in full effect.
Imagine a comic book convention where, instead of a panel of Avengers, you have a bunch of hosts from SiriusXM radio and MSNBC, but fans are screaming all the same. Imagine a comic convention where, instead of a room full of people screaming, “I loved you on Firefly,” they’re screaming, “Michael Steele, you’re my…
Symone Sanders is a force to be reckoned with, which is why she was named to The Root 100, our annual list of the most influential African Americans ages 25-45.
OK, so I'll admit that maybe "on fleek" is over, but it just felt right describing a celebration of melanin in the room at The Root 100 Gala Monday night. So let me have this, OK?