After someone called the police, seven cop cars rolled up on a group of black filmmakers, including the granddaughter of Bob Marley, Donisha Prendergast.
Misty Copeland is making boss moves.
For Gloria Carter, a closeted gay black woman with four kids, life was not horrible. But it was “different.”
There’s been a lot of talk about slavery lately, and sadly, some of it is wildly misinformed. For the record, enslaved black folks didn’t choose to be shackled, torn from their families, then bought and sold in the U.S., only to be tortured by slave owners.
Nick Cannon may like to make people laugh, but standing up for what you believe in isn’t always funny.
This week, another white guy with guns went on a rampage and senselessly killed innocent victims.
Former NFL player Desmond Marrow appears to be the latest victim of another brutal police arrest.
Homecoming is traditionally a time for alums to return to their alma mater, kick it with old friends and pay respect to the institutions that (presumably) meant so much to them as graduates.
Patti LaBelle fondly remembers the time she found out that Prince could talk.
This week, news broke that the district attorney of Philadelphia wants to grant Meek Mill, née Robert Rihmeek Williams, a new trial, but Judge Genece E. Brinkley put his status on ice until the next hearing in June.
It takes more than a dream to get to the NBA. Former University of Connecticut small forward Terry Larrier learned that lesson early in life.
“Some kids come to college with a career goal. Some want to be a doctor or a lawyer. I want to be a professional basketball player,” Larrier told The Root. “So that’s what I…
Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman is an other.
When Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968, on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel, the news shocked the world.
There’s something about Mrs. Wayne from A Different World.
Literary giant Walter Mosley needs no inspiration to write.
America incarcerates more juveniles than any country in the world.
Dayanna Volitich is a 25-year-old Florida public schoolteacher with a white nationalist podcast. Volitich’s racist cover was blown thanks to our friends at HuffPost. Sorry, not sorry.
Last month, America saw one of the deadliest school shootings in modern American history. The Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., left 17 dead and 15 injured—yet officials are still looking for answers to stop mass shootings. Musician-turned-activist John Legend says that gun…
Oscar-winning actress and comedian Mo’Nique has been on an ongoing quest to get her coins right, and we’re here for it.
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.