The Democratic Party has experienced an 11 percent drop in support from black women, while “the percentage of black women who said neither party represents them jumped from 13 percent in 2016 to 21 percent in 2017,” according to the 2017 Power of the Sister Vote poll, conducted by the Black Women’s Roundtable, an…
In a press conference during which Donald Trump shed any pretense of being anything other than a white supremacist demagogue deploying his power in the service of fascism, hate-mongering and violence wrought from the desperate need whiteness has to preserve itself, he said this:
Gerry Monroe, community activist and executive director of United Urban Alumni Association, caused a stir at Thursday night’s Houston Independent School District meeting when he accused the board members of being money-hungry and uninterested in the welfare of HISD schoolchildren.
Rashaun A. Barnes, 39, was standing on the sidewalk in front of a corner store in Grand Prairie, Texas, on the afternoon of July 31, when he was allegedly assaulted and left permanently disfigured by a police officer.
For working-class and poor black and brown communities in the United States of America, the concept of safety—particularly when it is dependent on hypermilitarized police forces—is a flimsy, dangerous illusion.
“Unjust and Unconstitutional: 60,000 Jim Crow Marijuana Arrests in Mayor de Blasio’s New York,” a revealing report commissioned by the Drug Policy Alliance in partnership with the Marijuana Arrest Research Project, finds that not only is Jim Crow alive and well in New York City, but city Mayor Bill de Blasio is…
Before Malcolm Shabazz, 28, the grandson of El-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz (Malcolm X), was assassinated in 2013 in Mexico City, he, like his entire family—and like too many black people in the United States of America—had been hunted and harassed by law-enforcement officials.
James Lee Saltmarshall, 22, the Detroit father accused in April of murdering and raping his 8-month-old daughter, Janiyah Saltmarshall, and held on $2 million bond, has been cleared on all charges after the Wayne County, Mich., Prosecutor’s Office determined that the charges were “erroneous,” MLive.com reports.
Updated Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 1:35 p.m. EDT: Commerce Independent School District trustee Michael Beane resigned Tuesday morning, CBS DFW reports. Carmen Ponder’s attorney, Lee Merritt, told The Root: “Neither Beane nor Crews accept responsibility for their actions, nor the pain they caused Ms. Ponder, but they have…
The Rev. Carlton Lee, 34, National Action Network’s Ferguson, Mo., chapter president, died Tuesday morning after suffering a heart attack, sources close to the family confirmed to The Root Tuesday afternoon after NAN’s founder and president, the Rev. Al Sharpton, shared the sad news on Twitter.
On June 12, 1963, white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith assassinated Mississippi civil rights leader Medgar Evers in the driveway of his Jackson, Miss., home.
Chokwe Antar Lumumba, 34—son of the late Jackson, Miss., Mayor Chokwe Lumumba and community activist Nubia Lumumba—is the new mayor-elect of Jackson, Miss., beating Republican challenger Jason Wells in a landslide victory.
Terrorist group Boko Haram attacked villages near Chibok, Nigeria, last week, leaving at least 21 people dead.
The hunger strike at Folsom State Prison continues to go strong, with supporters planning a rally to take place this Sunday, June 4, in front of the notorious prison, located 20 miles outside of Sacramento, Calif.
Lezley McSpadden, 37, mother of Michael Brown Jr. and the Ferguson movement, graduated from high school on May 26, 21 years after she left school during her junior year to care for her son.