Aiming for Diversity: Meet the Organization Giving Black and Brown Communities a Shot at Archery

The Black and Latino Archery Association (BLAA) is one of the few archery organizations geared toward promoting the sport to black and Latinx neighborhoods, where there is usually a lack of exposure to the sport. It also provides a place where people of color who already practice archery can do so on a competitive…

Snowfall Star Remembers John Singleton and Nipsey Hussle Ahead of Season 3 Premiere

Season 3 of Snowfall premieres tonight, Wednesday, July 10 and The Root spoke with the lead actor Damson Idris, aka “Franklin Saint.” He reflects on his close friendship with John Singleton, the show’s co-creator, director and executive producer, who passed away this April. Idris also critiques the double standards of…

‘I Love You Black Man. I Love You Black Woman’: Meet the Real-Life Best Friends of Netflix’s See You Yesterday

Netflix’s See You Yesterday isn’t your average sci-fi flick. Black nerds fighting police brutality, creating time travel and exposing viewers to Caribbean-American culture combine to show another side of the science-fiction genre. Directed by Stefon Bristol and produced by Spike Lee, See You Yesterday is led by a duo…

Pam Grier, the Queen of Classic Black Cinema, Walks Us Through Her Most Memorable Roles

March is Women’s History Month and Lord knows, Pam Grier has made history. She is known for dominating the black cinema scene in the ’70s with cult classics like Foxy Brown, Coffy and Sheba Baby. And she continued to make her mark throughout the years with Jackie Brown, The L Word and now, with her latest film, Poms.

Angela Bassett Finishes Another Huge Year as the First Female Robot in Transformers Franchise Flick, Bumblebee

The queen that is Angela Bassett has had yet another huge year in film and television. The 60-year-old veteran actor (yes, that’s right. SIXTY.) was busy with major hits in 2018, including Black Panther, Mission Impossible: Fallout and 9-1-1. Now she’s finishing strong with her role as the first female robot in the…

Still One of The Cool Kids: David Alan Grier Talks Latest and Most Memorable Roles Through the Years

David Alan Grier is currently starring in Fox’s The Cool Kids, where he is joined by co-stars Vicki Lawrence (Mama’s Family, The Carol Burnett Show) and Leslie Jordan (American Horror Story, Will and Grace). The show is about a group of friends living in a retirement community who have no problem breaking every rule…

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