You made a cup of earl un-greyed. Spill it.
A war. A hero. A conflict. A journey.
I don’t know why I laughed so hard at this comment, but I did.
This May was a pretty major month; we witnessed a royal wedding, saw several red-carpet takeovers at Cannes, got real about mental health for Mental Health Awareness Month and even managed to end the month with some rap beef. But in the world of fashion, May marks the debut of the cruise collections—an occasion that…
Editor’s note: In recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Samoan writer Rudy Mageo shares his story.
When Roseanne Barr was called out and subsequently fired for the racist tweet she made about Valerie Jarrett on Tuesday, two things happened at the same time.
Good news for those of us still in search of our perfect foundation match: The 40-shade phenomenon started by Fenty continues with a new makeup collection by Dior. On Friday, in tandem with its Cruise runway show in Chantilly, France, the luxury brand Dior launched Dior Backstage, a professional-grade makeup…
Looking at the mug shots, factoring the racist assholery, I’m thinking lacrosse team.
Why are we still talking about who can and cannot say the n-word? White people, please hear me out. There will never be any occasion when you will need to use the n-word, ever. Even if Kendrick Lamar invites you onstage and the only word in the song is “nigga,” don’t say it. Censor yourself the same way I do with…
I was not ready.
Editor’s note: Welcome to The Root’s Sunday series highlighting the best in black fiction writers: It’s Lit! Each week we’ll feature a new story across all genres—from Afrofuturism to those stories that will bring a tear to your eye.
In a statement, Beck called the incident “not only disrespectful” to the office of police chief
In a statement, Beck called the incident “not only disrespectful” to the office of police chief, “but more importantly to a process of community engagement that has been recognized across the nation. This only created chaos and fear for any Angelinos who wanted to voice their opinion about policing in our city”.
Jake Flores is a part-time stand-up comic, podcast host, and self-described “pizza delivery guy” who, in a strange twist of fate, recently found himself debating immigration policy with four Homeland Security agents in his home. The agents paid him an early morning visit last Sunday because of some jokes he tweeted…
Maybe I am crazy but I feel that lately, motherhood is view more as a punishment than a celebration.
Editor’s note: This year, to celebrate Mother’s Day, The Glow Up interviewed four generations of mothers within a single Harlem family that recently welcomed its fifth generation. We’ve asked these mothers, ages 19 to 83, the same 12 questions about motherhood, daughterhood and matriarchy. These are their stories.
Monday night’s 2018 Met Gala in New York City was an incredible opportunity for deeply spiritual fashion moments. The theme? “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” But while the theme was ripe with possibility, some of our faves fell—dare we say it?—a bit short on delivery.
Could Americans stop celebrating Cinco De Mayo. We Mexicans don’t even make a big deal out of it. I am also tired of white America picking and choosing the parts of Mexico they like while hating the people. We go together, the culture and the people.
When you play one of Janelle Monáe’s albums, you aren’t just taking a winding tour through the musical influences that have shaped the artist’s intoxicating, soul-piercing voice. You’re tapping into a part of an expansive Afrofuturist saga about identity, revolution, time travel, and (of course) androids.
I am free.