The Glow Up and VSB Present Urban by Nature, Where Unapologetically Black Meets Mother Nature 

2017 was a year of growth for The Root. With the help of our dedicated readers, we reached new milestones and added new members to our team. Our new verticals, The Glow Up and Very Smart Brothas, have quickly become fan favorites, and our events were bigger and better than ever. In 2018 we’re pushing our limits even…

Mike Pence Would Not Be Worse Than Trump Because No One, God Included, Gives a Shit About Mike Pence

It’s been a relatively slow week for rapey vat of curdled Cheez Whiz Donald Trump and his cadre of paint thinner-dipped sociopathic marionettes. Perhaps it’s because he’s currently on his 27th vacation of the last three months, and there’s no dry snitches left to fire for outing cocksucking contortionists to the New

Of All the Reasons to Boycott the Trash-Ass NFL, Colin Kaepernick Not Getting Signed Is Waaay Down the List

In the time since I began writing this, Jay Cutler could’ve broken his right ring finger after punching a bag of Hot Cheetos for just being moderately warm instead of “Flamin’,” and the Dolphins, in need of another quarterback, could reach out to Colin Kaepernick. But for now he remains unsigned, and the only logical…

I’m a Grown-Ass Man and I’m Scared to Death of NYC Subways, and I Don’t Give a Shit How You Feel About That

It wasn’t until my fifth or sixth time in New York City as an adult that I realized why it always felt 10 degrees hotter than the actual temperature in the summer and 10 degrees colder than the actual temperature in the winter. (A New York City 80 degrees feels like 90, and 20 degrees feels like FUCK THIS FUCKING…