What a time to be alive. Jordan Peele, who’s now a little less than two weeks away from hopefully clutching his first Oscar, was recently asked by W Magazine to direct a fashion shoot.
Climate change is real, the political discourse is trash, and people in the U.S. and U.K. just want some damn fried chicken to soothe their souls. Which is why we at The Root have not one, but two #TodayInChicken stories to share with you.
Another leaked sex tape of Blac Chyna has her lawyers and her ex-boyfriend Mechie, who appears in the tape, looking to prosecute the person who shared it.
Some people are questioning why highly anticipated screenings of Black Panther were canceled in Towson, Md., the film’s opening night.
Thomaz Vieira Gomes has been described as one of the “most notorious criminals” in Rio de Janeiro by the International Business Times, but his latest move has some calling him a modern-day Robin Hood.
Missourians across the state are pushing to change laws that bar felons from working certain jobs, and lawmakers are listening.
The Washington state Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would ban the death penalty, leading the state one step closer to ending the practice for good.
Within hours of another deadly mass shooting at another school in the United States—the only country where this happens regularly—conservative bile spewer Laura Ingraham appeared on Fox News not just to defend, but to praise the AR-15 rifle that helped a young gunman kill 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High…
Newark, N.J., native and finest supervillain to ever grace a film screen (don’t @ me on this) Michael B. Jordan attended a special Black Panther screening for young adults on Tuesday. According to RLS media, the event was planned by Jordan himself and drew hundreds of kids from My Brother’s Keeper, the Boys and Girls…
Updated Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, at 2:40 p.m. EST: Following reports that a Bronx, N.Y., middle school principal confiscated a poster of Lena Horne from a student, Jenny Lumet, granddaughter of the legendary actress, issued a statement to The Root on behalf of the Horne family:
A Honduran immigrant and father of three is facing deportation after calling the police for help.
The fight to free Meek Mill may have reached a turning point.
On a rainy Friday afternoon in January, rivulets of black comic fans trickled through the halls of Harlem’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. The occasion was the annual Black Comic Book Festival—an event that draws thousands of comic enthusiasts, creators, publishers and collectors. Black Panther…
A little more than two weeks away from Atlanta’s highly anticipated second season, a new trailer for the FX dramedy is sure to whet the appetites of fans starving for “Robbin’ Season.”
The Facebook post seemed innocuous enough. The parent-teacher association for Public School 118, The Maurice Sendak Community School, in Brooklyn, N.Y., had settled on a theme for its fundraiser: “Speakeasy.” The announcement, posted in January, came with an image broadcasting the date of the event and some 1920s…
What hasn’t Beyoncé provided the soundtrack to? You’ve listened to her at weddings, at the Super Bowl, while applying your contour, while breaking up, while working it out and maybe even while nailing your infectious, world-class floor routine.
A black New York City Police Department commander is receiving sharp criticism from other law enforcement officers after her police precinct’s account tweeted out the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter on Friday.
The New York City Department of Education is investigating a white middle school principal in the city’s Bronx borough for racially hostile actions against staff and students of color. The most incendiary charge: that Principal Patricia Catania barred Black History Month lessons from being taught to the students of…