The Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., was one of the deadliest school shootings in modern American history. Seventeen people were killed and 15 injured.
It’s official: Black Panther is a blockbuster hit, and our feelings will never be done with this film. This movie has emotionally affected us all. While there are many melanated people who are swathed in pride because of Black Panther’s representation and all-out beauty, there are just as many (if not more)…
Dr. Charles Drew was both a revolutionary in the medical field and a pioneer for black rights. And we’re honoring him this February for Black History Month.
In 1940, Drew became the first African American to receive a doctorate in medical science from Columbia University in New York City. He then went on to…
Shirley Chisholm is a history-making black woman.
Chisholm first made history in 1968 when she became the first black woman to be elected to the U.S. Congress, representing the 12th Congressional District of Brooklyn in New York City. Chisholm was also a founding member of both the Congressional Black Caucus and the…
We all know it’s a white man’s world, but through our magic, women of color manage to make this world ours. From Black Panther being an ode to black women, to women of color taking over the 2018 Winter Games, it’s hard to deny the power of women right now.
When it comes to playing a villain, some of us have got it—and, well, some of us don’t. Actor Marvin “Krondon” Jones III? Yep, he’s got it.
It’s no secret that Viola Davis came from meager beginnings. It’s also an understatement to call the brilliant actress’s upbringing meager. Davis has said it before and says it again, “I always say that I was a rung lower than poor; I was ‘po.’”
We’re constantly celebrating black love on The Root. And we just so happened to be lucky enough to sit down separately with #BlackLoveGoals couple Denzel and Pauletta Washington as each of them promoted their latest work.
Isabella Soto has big dreams of becoming a principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre.
All right, listen up, gamers. Gerald Lawson is the pioneer of games you almost never hear about.
Where is Wakanda? Who is T’Challa? Can a woman be Black Panther? I have so many questions about this comic book-turned-feature film, so I consulted with play cousins to The Root who are both staff writers for i09: Charles Pulliam-Moore and Evan Narcisse (who happens to be one of the brilliant writers of the Rise of…
Jordan Peele’s Get Out took home major awards at this year’s African-American Film Critics Association Awards, winning best director, best picture, best actor (a nod to Daniel Kaluuya, who played the main character, Chris) and best screenplay.
This week, white people took their boldness to another level and delivered us a white version of what was said to be the true Queen Nefertiti. Expedition Unknown’s Josh Gates showed up to the Today show to share a bust he worked on with Egyptologist Aidan Dodson. And that’s exactly where things got awkward, you see,…
New data shows that less than 11 percent of Flint, Mich., children are proficient in reading. According to the Michigan Department of Education, reading rates have significantly dropped since the start of the Flint water crisis in 2014, from 41.6 percent to 10.7 percent.
The word “Hotep” has gained a lot of traction online in recent years. By definition, Hotep means peace—like a greeting. To have Damon Young of Very Smart Brothas tell it, Hotep is the Egyptian version of “What’s good?”
The Super Bowl may have been noticeably devoid of on-field protests, but the multiple “head injuries” within the game itself were a not-so-subtle reminder of the controversies that led to the low ratings of the 2017 NFL season.
For someone who likes to call out “fake news,” 45 is the king of misinformation. In the past few weeks, Donald Trump has repeatedly tried to take credit for the steadily declining black unemployment rate. But is it true? Watch above.