Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is often remembered for his nonviolent fight for civil rights and his moving calls for justice. And as a reverend, the Atlanta native also called on congregations nationwide to take on the same fights when he echoed his views from church pulpits.
What makes an icon? Is it longevity? Passion? An impressive and unmatched body of work? If so, Ruth E. Carter exemplifies all of its characteristics and then some.
When remembering Martin Luther King Jr., society often removes some of his most radical politics from discussion.
Martin Luther King Jr. is perhaps one of the most famous civil rights leaders in the United States. His name is synonymous with words like “nonviolence,” and “racial justice.” It’s easy to see Dr. King as a symbol for peace.
Move over #blackgirlmagic.
It’s that time where people reminisce about the good, the bad and the ugly of their year. Fortunately, I had an amazing year—much of which had to do with becoming a video producer at The Root. (Ask any of my family or friends, I haven’t stopped doing the Milly Rock since.)
And despite being an overall good year, it has…
Over the weekend, North Philadelphia residents protested at a local bodega that was selling realistic toy guns to children in their neighborhood—and won.
Pose actress and activist Angelica Ross definitely understands the importance of community during the holiday season.
When she received an invite to attend the third annual Transgiving Holiday Festival hosted by The G.H.O.S.T. Project, she told The Root, “It’s so important to have events like Transgiving where we get…
The magical world of Harry Potter just got a little blacker.
All’s fair in love and guessing games.
Andrew Gillum may not be Florida’s first black governor, but he still had an encouraging message of perseverance and endurance for his supporters during his concession speech to Republican opponent Ron DeSantis.
Ahead of Tuesday’s midterm election in Georgia, an armed militia has threatened violence if Stacey Abrams wins the governor’s race. In a since edited Facebook post, the far-right group III% Security Force Intel referred to the Democratic candidate as a “flag burning, gun grabbing, socialist bitch.” The group mentioned…
Insecure’s Kendrick Sampson doesn’t shy away from discussing politics or its impact on people’s daily lives. In fact, the actor and activist has been pretty outspoken about social issues such as police brutality and institutional racism.
Phalange Brutus never thought that joining a Facebook group could change his life. When the 36-year-old joined Outdoor Afro-Miami in January, he didn’t expect to see a post about climate change that would pique his interest.
There’s one nickname Valencia Gunder says she’s never used for her hometown of Miami—the Magic City. Though she’s lived there her whole life, the 33-year-old resident of Liberty City, a predominantly black and working-class neighborhood in northwest Miami, told The Root, “Maybe where I grew up at, it was never magic…
Paulette Richards has lived in Liberty City for almost 40 years. In that time, the 57-year-old community organizer has seen some things in the close-knit and vibrant historically black community, located in northwest Miami-Dade County.