If you expected Serena Williams’ wedding reception to be a buttoned-up affair filled with stodgy old millionaires waltzing to a full symphony orchestra playing Baroque music, you were wrong.
An Ohio Republican legislator who campaigned on “family values” and fought against LGBTQ rights has resigned after he was reportedly caught having sex.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston is under investigation by the NFL since allegations have surfaced that he groped an Uber driver in 2016.
Today’s Clapback Mailbag is dedicated to last week’s mailbag. I know this sounds like some Inception-level shit where we make references to a mailbag inside a mailbag about the mailbag, so I will include some new stuff, too.
A Los Angeles woman accused Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) of sexual misconduct while the two were on a USO tour to entertain American troops nearly 11 years ago. The woman, Leeann Tweeden, a Los Angeles radio news anchor and occasional Fox News contributor, says that she kept quiet about the incident for so long because…
The NAACP has issued a complaint against a Virginia sheriff’s deputy who works in the school system after she donned blackface and dressed up as Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) to accompany her boyfriend, who was dressed up as Donald Trump, to a Halloween party.
Alabama Republican Senate candidate and grown-ass man who still wears a cowboy outfi Roy Moore penned an open letter to the inflated-beach-ball-sized head that sits atop Sean Hannity’s neck Wednesday after the Fox News pundit and maker-up of things to scare white people gave Moore 24 hours to answer multiple…
I don’t know about you, but even in my most defiant, unapologetic blackness, there is still one group of people I dare not mess with: white people wearing masks. Specifically, clown masks.
In a surprise military takeover that is being described as not a coup, Zimbabwe’s president, Robert Mugabe, has been confined to his home since the country’s military declared that it had taken over the country to target the “criminals” inside the Mugabe regime.
Baby killing is bad. It is difficult for Americans to come to a consensus on almost anything. Some people think Kevin Hart is funny. There are people out there who believe Beyoncé is fair to middling in the looks department. The Root employs a full-blown Nazi. (She isn’t a white supremacist or anything, but she did…
Those people are at it again. You know who I’m talking about. The ecru-colored citizens who turn beet red at facts and statistics, who wondered why they weren’t included in the phrase #BlackLivesMatter and who called it a “terrorist organization.” The taupe Americans who cried butt-hurt boo-hoos when football players …
The writing staff of The Root is an eclectic mix of people of color from disparate backgrounds who hold myriad opinions so varied that discussion on any subject is liable to erupt into heated debate. We have spent hours arguing about whether okra is a vegetable or a delivery system for Satan’s backwashed phlegm. We…
On July 27, 2017, 26-year-old Gemmel Moore was found in the bathroom of a West Hollywood, Calif., apartment belonging to Ed Buck, 62. Moore was young, black and poor. Buck was white, wealthy and powerful.
If you saw the hashtag #FreeMeek while browsing Black Twitter and thought someone was giving away Meek Mill’s albums, you are incorrect. Residents of Philadelphia will take to the streets Monday afternoon to protest the imprisonment of the rapper and notorious collector of L’s after the hip-hop star was imprisoned on…
After winning millions in a lottery jackpot, a Florida man has decided to use his money to revive a district once known for thriving black businesses.
A Facebook video of a Virginia gun-shop owner refusing to sell to a black customer has gone viral after the owner of the business called police on a paying customer who tried to legally purchase a firearm.
This week, while scrolling through Twitter, I ran across a video of author, explainer of blackness, and one of my picks to send in our delegation when the aliens arrive and ask black America to “take us to your leader,” Ta-Nehisi Coates.
I want to dedicate this mailbag to my hangover. I think someone slipped a headache into my drink last night at The Root 100 gala. It’s either a hangover or I have sudden-onset brain cancer. That’s not a thing, is it?
The entirety of black geekdom simultaneously caught the Holy Ghost on Thursday when Marvel released posters for some of the individual characters in the movie that already has black people practicing their “I’m ’bout ta die” voice so they can call in on Feb. 16, 2018.