Imagine forgetting that you’d purchased a scratch off ticket and only noticing it as you were sitting on a toilet. You then proceed to scratch the ticket and your life literally changes before your eyes after you win $5 million. And now you’re fighting to remain anonymous because, damn, you know people are going to…
When is your “wash day”? Saturday mornings? Sunday afternoons after church? However a black woman wears her hair, the wash-day ritual is one she undoubtedly knows well, with techniques sometimes preserved since childhood, or honed to perfection after starting her natural-hair journey.
Janice limply heaves the thick unabridged dictionary into the metal trash can at the corner of Vandam and crosses the street. Leaving the Shine office with the large Webster’s in her arms is a pathetic act of payback, she knows. But Janice brought the book with her when she started and she would be damned if she’d let…
Eight years after learning that her daughter had tested positive for dangerous levels of lead—the result of living for years in lead-tainted public housing—Tiesha Jones has finally received some measure of justice.
If you’re like me, you can’t stand how the mainstream news has devolved into a series of 45-second “hot takes.” “Unfair and mentally imbalanced” Fox News might as well rename itself the Orange News Network because it is basically a 24-hour cycle of spray-tanned white people high on hair gel fellating Donald Trump.
A Bronx, N.Y., teen who allegedly stabbed two fellow classmates with a switchblade, one fatally, was indicted on manslaughter charges Tuesday by a grand jury.
The Kidd Creole, one of the founding members of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five (and not to be confused with singer Kid Creole), has been charged with stabbing a homeless man to death.
The Tribeca Film Festival, the badass downtown sister to golden girl Sundance, is back on these screens April 19-28. Like the New York neighborhood it’s named for, every year TFF becomes richer; fortunately, as with Hollywood (though not the nabe so much), black images, people and stories abound. There is much at the…
Editor’s note: For Women’s History Month, The Root is celebrating women from a wide range of professional industries in our video series Women at Work.
Robert Bishun, 36, was found strangled in the back of his BMW in the Fieldston section of the Bronx, N.Y., Tuesday after being abducted from his auto body shop, the New York Daily News reports.
I was in New York City for two days last week. I was also there for a couple days in February, 36 hours or so in 2013, and for three days in 2012.