What does it take to become the next president of Nigeria? Thirty-five-year-old Chike Ukaegbu wants to find out.
Debra Hare-Bey is a proud and self-proclaimed “braider”—by trade and tradition.
On Thursday evening, The Root, Very Smart Brothas and The Glow Up joined forces for a panel in Washington, D.C. The evening’s theme? Boss moves. After all, bossing ain’t easy.
On Tuesday, in a speech in Johannesburg, South Africa, former President Barack Obama said—in so many words—what we’ve all been thinking: Not today, Trump!
The World Cup final is Sunday, and we’re still rooting for everybody black. Well, one of my colleagues was rooting for Germany. But, that’s neither here nor there.
On a hot, muggy summer day earlier this month, there were two lines stretching from the doors of New York City’s Metropolitan Opera House to its iconic fountain. The Met wasn’t giving out free ice cream and Cardi B had canceled all of her performances until September, so what could have caused such a mammoth queue?
Therese Patricia Okoumou, an immigrant activist from the Republic of Congo, climbed the Statue of Liberty to protest the separation of migrant children from their families. But what’s that got to do with black folks?
Love her or hate her, one thing’s for sure: Mona Scott-Young is a boss.
One thing that hasn’t changed: The Star-Spangled Banner is still racist.
Growing up in the Caribbean, Monét X Change saw no LGBTQ representation. But then there was St. Lucia Carnival every summer.
It’s no secret that there’s a fear of a black planet. This fear is so pervasive, so insidious, that black people are being reprimanded for merely living.
After much speculation, Philly’s own Meek Mill debuted a new single, “Stay Woke,” at the 2018 BET Awards.
Meek was introduced by a group of Philly natives: Black Thought, Questlove and Lil Uzi Vert, along with the 76ers’ Markelle Fultz and comedian Kevin Hart. The group started by sharing damning statistics, which…
As you’ve heard by now, The Root is holding it down at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. We’re accompanied by birds, young folk and celebrities alike. Among the famous is one of our faves, Meek Mill, and he’s dropping hints about something big.
The Philadelphia native, who was released from prison on bail in April, is…
As long as there has been freedom for black people post-slavery, there has been a criminal-justice system that has been committed to caging them again. From the convict-lease system, even slave catchers before the emancipation, there’s always been a system designed to watch black bodies, to catch black bodies, to…
Some might call nine-time Grammy Award winner Wynton Marsalis a musical genius. But that’s not a label Marsalis is interested in wearing.
Editor’s note: For Pride Month, The Root and Jezebel are teaming up once again for JezeRoot, with content by writers of color around everyday life for LGBTQ individuals.