What was billed as an afternoon with two brand-new young, progressive mayors recently elected to serve two of the blackest cities in America quickly turned into a perfect example of how new ideas, radical thinking and a new guard of black leadership are changing the political landscape for African-American voters.
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Aside from Deputy Managing Editor Yesha Callahan, whose primary job is waking up at the crack of dawn to harass me about ledes and how long it takes me to write, most of the staff at The Root are usually busy doing multiple things at once, according to our readers. [Editor’s note: Some of us don’t have the luxury of…
In one of the weirdest White House scenes ever, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, former heavyweight champ Lennox Lewis and former imaginary heavyweight champion
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At 5 years old, I became a victim of excessive use of force when I was brutally attacked by Santa Claus.
The Harvard professor whose false and misleading research is routinely cited by white people now says that a sexual-misconduct investigation by Harvard University and the state of Massachusetts is based on false and misleading evidence.
Despite the fact that a viral video seems to show none of this, a 19-year-old was shocked by a Taser and taken to jail after Chesterfield County, Va., police officers say the teenager resisted arrest and assaulted an officer.
What’s up? It’s been a while.
I was not ready.
Three actresses are calling for the boycott of an Atlanta restaurant after they were arrested for entering the restaurant and taking too long in the restroom.
Customers at a Georgia seafood restaurant were shocked when the owner of the restaurant was caught on camera assaulting a female employee in front of other employees and patrons.
When Nicki Minaj took the stage to perform her hit song “Chun-Li” on the most recent episode of Saturday Night Live, “callout Twitter” rumbled with accusations of cultural appropriation and the fetishization of Asian culture.
If you have ever wondered what would happen if Tomi Lahren had a baby with Thanos, a Nevada man may have found the answer.
New York state troopers arrested two people after a woman and her son reported that a group yelled racial slurs and forced their car off the road before damaging the woman’s car with baseball bats and cookware.
Despite the seemingly overwhelming evidence that the 2017 mass murder on the Las Vegas Strip may have been motivated by extreme-right-wing ideology, law enforcement officials still say they have no idea what caused Stephen Paddock to commit one of the deadliest mass shootings of all time.
A black actor has sued an adult-film director for allowing a white actress to use the n-word during a film shoot.
As I was digging through this week’s selection of emails, tweets, direct messages and comments trying to figure out why everyone is so angry, Deputy Managing Editor Yesha Callahan contacted me to harass me about an intro.
A woman who confessed that she was trying to get sympathy from a guy she was interested in when she told investigators that two football players dragged her into a bathroom and raped her has changed her story again. She now claims that she never said she was sexually assaulted at all.
Authorities believe the reason they can’t find the remains of one of the victims of an Indiana woman serving time for two murders is that she may have served his remains to her neighbors at a neighborhood barbecue.
I remember exactly where I was when the news broke that Meghan Markle would become a member of the British royal family. It was like a dream. My head and heart were immediately consumed with so many competing thoughts and feelings, such as: