In her late 30s, Bevy Smith decided to leave a fabulous career as an advertising executive at Rolling Stone to pursue her dreams of being a television host.
Every time we hear the name Christopher Columbus, we can’t help but wonder: “What will be stolen next.”
Brett Kavanaugh is well on his way to joining the highest court of the land. While we know Kavanaugh is accused of sexual assault, how about his relationship with race?
The midterm elections are coming in November, and this vote comes at a critical point in our nation’s history. After all, we as Americans have the power to decide who will lead our country out of the despair of this Trumpian regime (barring no interference from Russia—let’s be real). Regardless, we must do our part…
Spades or dominoes? Drums or flats? Jheri curl or S-Curl?
Jussie Smollett ended his day at 1 a.m. on Saturday morning, got on a plane and flew from Chicago (where his hit series Empire is filmed) to New York City. Hours later, the actor had an afternoon call time at the Tribeca TV Festival. Smollett made it on time; he was neatly put together and his smile was beaming. While…
John Legend is not here for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Amara La Negra is a proud Afro-Latina who “embraces her truth.” For La Negra this means that rocking her hair in its natural form—an afro. But the pop star’s striking hairstyle hasn’t always been so well received.
Tennis is a white man’s sport.
New York Fashion Week is well under way, and models with various textures of hair sashayed down the runway to represent. Why have a show dedicated to showcasing coils, curls and kinks, you say? Because natural hair matters.
Let’s be clear, the black vote is crucial in each and every election. And as history has shown, when it comes time to vote, black women get the job done.
From Michael Jackson’s Jheri curl from the Thriller era to Colin Kaepernick’s iconic ’fro, one thing’s for sure: Black folks know hair, and our hair often makes a statement.
Nia Long deserves her coin.
AfroPunk 2018 came and went, and The Root was in the house to make sure that black trivia was popping. In the midst of the wave of beautifully melanated millennials (well, mostly), we had to figure out who was really about that “afro” life.
We live in a country where a black child was placed in handcuffs for bouncing a basketball. In a gym.
Why does Donald Trump keep coming for black folks?
From the moment a white person is born they are afforded certain privileges. While the extent and nature of those privileges vary, one thing’s consistent: If you’re white, society says, “You’re out here winning.”
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.