Morehouse College’s board of trustees voted unanimously to appoint Harold Martin Jr. as its new interim president, the school announced in a Thursday press conference.
I’m a grown-ass, 40-year-old dad, so there are certain things I cannot do. I will never again eat at Chuck E. Cheese unless I want to end up on an episode of To Catch a Predator, but I’m also not old enough to eat at the Golden Corral. I can’t spend $200 on Jordans or wear oxymoronic skinny jeans that sag, but I have…
Have you ever played the game “stupid or liar”? It was created by podcaster Adam Corolla. The premise is that whenever someone says something that is blatantly false, you must figure out if he or she is either incredibly stupid or a bald-faced liar.
May I present to you the latest nominee for The Root’s annual Wypipo Awards, in the category of Becky of the Year: Emilia Clarke.
A black Mississippi man who argues that the state’s flag is a symbol of white supremacy is taking his fight to the Supreme Court of the United States, setting the stage for the possibility that SCOTUS could ban all official use of Confederate imagery.
Pop quiz: Which group is protected by Facebook’s secret censorship algorithm?
Trinity College placed a college professor on leave after his social media posts caused an uproar that shut down the bucolic Hartford, Conn., campus last week.
It turns out that this whole “fake news” thing may all come from the walls of Donald Trump’s golf clubs.
Editor’s note: A quote by Murray Cox has been added to provide full context.
According to multiple sources, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and her newborn twins (for now we’re calling them “Bad” and “Boujee”) have checked out of the hospital and settled into their luxurious-mansion rental in Malibu, Calif.
This weekend Eric Trump, the jawline-less son of our tweeter in chief, debuted a new haircut. The Twitterverse immediately recognized the style from Richard Spencer and historic photos of Adolf Hitler, the German chancellor known for his Third Reich sleepaway camps (or—as White House spokesman Sean Spicer rebranded…
Marilyn Mosby is under fire. On May 17, a coalition of law-enforcement officers, attorneys and community officials formed a super PAC dedicated to ousting Mosby from her position as Baltimore City state’s attorney, according to the Baltimore Sun.
Even though Beyoncé Knowles-Carter might be recovering from giving birth to twins, everyone knows that Queen Bey never really rests. The megastar recently announced the four winners of this year’s Formation scholarships, each of whom will receive $25,000 to cover tuition to pursue their educational and artistic…
Controversy erupted at Sunday night’s BET Awards when—in absolutely shocking news—no one was shot, punched or arrested. While this may seem like a result of the maturity of today’s black celebrities, many attribute this year’s lack of backstage donnybrooks to the presence of The Root’s Danielle Belton and Yesha…
Updated Friday, June 23, 2017, 10:57 a.m. EDT: After deliberating for four hours, a South Bend, Ind., jury found Michael Young guilty of murder on Thursday, ending his three-day trial for shooting 27-year-old Markest Flowers in downtown South Bend.
Seattle police released the 911 call, additional surveillance video and details of the Charleena Lyles shooting on Thursday, less than a week after officers opened fire on the pregnant mother with her children present in her Seattle apartment.
A 17-year-old created a buzz when he showed up on a recruiting trip to one of college football’s most vaunted programs wearing one of the blackest shirts of all time.
Philando Castile was not murdered, because white police officers don’t murder black men. If that statement upsets you, allow me to cheer you up with a joke: What’s rarer than getting struck by lightning, being killed by a terrorist or winning the lottery?
In a twisted narrative that includes butt-hurt wypipo, conservative trolls, a black college professor, a racist congressman and an online essay, a Connecticut college shut its campus down for what it called “threats received” after a professor at the college shared an article suggesting that first responders should…
A viral video of a woman at a Canadian clinic demanding to see a white doctor has the internet buzzing about her demands. While many are shocked by the woman’s insistence that she will allow only a white doctor to treat her son, there is one group of people who are not shocked by the video, or by the woman’s brazen…