While the emergence of the #MeToo movement has lead to a rash of indictments and criminal complaints, its founder Tarana Burke is concerned that women of color have become an afterthought.
Every Root 100 gala is special, but this year was particularly momentous. Along with celebrating our 100 honorees, The Root also celebrated its 10th anniversary. Watch a recap of the beautiful night above.
We celebrate black excellence every day here at The Root, but there’s one event where we celebrate the most influential black Americans of the year: our annual Root 100 gala.
On Wednesday, Oct. 10, some of the most visible female activists of our generation joined forces to give their thanks, support and love to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford after her Sept. 27 testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, compelling testimony that was nonetheless unable to thwart the confirmation of…
Hell hath no fury like Rose McGowan when she’s not the center of attention.
If you’re active on social media, you may have been greeted with a very important anniversary this morning: the one-year anniversary of the #MeToo movement. Yay!
Check out The Root 100, our annual celebration of black excellence.
“Tonight’s honorees represent our radiance and our royalty … Thank you all for showing the world how bright we shine and how hard we rock,” said Black Girls Rock! founder Beverly Bond, speaking to the audience at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center during the Black Girls Rock! Awards, which aired on BET on Sunday…
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.
The ceremony won’t be televised until Sept. 9, but on Sunday night at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, N.J., black girl magic was on full display as an array of our established and future icons hit the red carpet for Black Girls Rock! 2018.
Correction: August 21 at 2:04 p.m. EDT: An earlier version of this article mistakenly identified Rose McGowan as Rose Byrne.
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 …
#MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke never ceases to amaze, and last week, she amazed the advertising crowd gathered for the 2018 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, appearing alongside fellow feminist icon Gloria Steinem for global marketing organization Interpublic Group’s (IPG) eighth annual Women’s…
I caught up with Tarana Burke at the New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault annual awards on Monday in New York City, where she picked up yet another award for her years of activism, most notably #MeToo.
If the future is female, what of the present? Former editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue and now Black-ish writer and Ms. Foundation Gloria Awards honoree, Elaine Welteroth says, “As millennial women, we exist in this interesting intersection between the past and the future and we bridge generations. On one side, you have…
Here’s a conversation we don’t want to miss: Black-ish actress and all-around brilliant bae Tracee Ellis Ross will interview our forever first lady, Michelle Obama, this Saturday, May 5, at the United State of Women Summit at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles—and we officially know how we’re spending this weekend.
Saturday was a day of reckoning at the Tribeca Film Festival as voices from the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements brought their message of survival, empowerment and advocacy from Hollywood to New York City. Oscar-winning actresses Julianne Moore and Lupita Nyong’o, Tony Award winner Cynthia Erivo, actresses Jurnee…
We will never not stan for Tarana Burke because of the way she so unapologetically and steadfastly stands for us. Watching her profile rise in recent months is like watching the sun rise on a precious and fertile piece of earth that has been ignored far too long.
Tarana Burke, who founded the #MeToo movement in 2006, came to New York City this week to let us know how we can be of value to the movement and how to protect everyone from “the disease of sexual violence.”
It seems like only yesterday we were talking about the incredible Tarana Burke. Oh, wait; it was just yesterday: