All right, listen up, gamers. Gerald Lawson is the pioneer of games you almost never hear about.
Jordan Peele’s Get Out took home major awards at this year’s African-American Film Critics Association Awards, winning best director, best picture, best actor (a nod to Daniel Kaluuya, who played the main character, Chris) and best screenplay.
Matthew Charles was released in 2016 after being incarcerated for more than 20 years. But now the Justice Department wants to send him back to prison.
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen may have thought she was ready ... but she wasn’t. She appeared in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee and claimed she did not know that Norway was predominantly white, and tried to save President Donald Trump’s statement about wanting more immigrants from there. She…
The Cleveland Cavaliers-vs.-Golden State Warriors basketball game on Martin Luther King Jr. Day was aight (spoiler alert: Warriors won ... again), but the real show was 5-year-old Tavaris Jones’ dancing during halftime. The young Detroit native kept the crowd entertained when LeBron James wasn’t busy
In November, President Donald Trump’s administration released declassified FBI documents on President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. But the release also included a batch of Martin Luther King Jr. documents filled with allegations of “abnormal” sexual behavior and of being a “slow thinker” and a “Marxist” (pdf).
On Monday, at the First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem, supporters, activists and celebrities gathered to mourn the passing of 27-year-old mother and activist Erica Garner.
The Root 100 honoree Michael Bennett is not only an NFL star as a Seattle Seahawks defensive end but also an activist, author and philanthropist. Here’s why sports does not define him and why he refuses to stay in his lane. Watch the video above.
The Root 100 honoree Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter of the Roots shares why he believes art should represent the times we live in.
On Sunday The Root 100 gala aired on Fusion TV. Hosted by The Root 100 honoree Angela Rye and A.J. Calloway, the gala—which took place Nov. 9 in New York City—featured other honorees such as Franchesca Ramsey, Yamiche Alcindor and S. Lee Merritt, along with special guests Common, Rapsody and many others.
The Root 100 honoree Chokwe Antar Lumumba, the youngest mayor in Jackson, Miss., history, talks about how he plans to bring about change in the above video.
When now-former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee to bring attention to injustice, he may have lost his career simply by speaking out.
When terrorists killed 300 people and injured hundreds more in Somalia during a horrific single attack, the world was silent. No talk-show posturing. No wall-to-wall coverage even though it was one of the most devastating terrorist attacks anywhere in the world for many years. Why this double standard?
Filmmaker Yance Ford’s film Strong Island is a must-watch on Netflix. The documentary tells the story of the Ford family and how their lives were forever altered by the shooting death of Yance’s older brother, William, in 1992. He was killed by a white man in the Long Island, N.Y., hamlet of Central Islip, where…
Kimberly Hébert Gregory is having a strong 2017, appearing in five different shows on five major networks. Even though she’s having a breakout year, she’s been acting in TV and film for more than a decade and in plays for even longer.
Whether you like LaVar Ball or hate him, at the end of the day, the proof is in the pudding: His son Lonzo Ball can play. It’s refreshing to see a black man speak so fearlessly and confidently about his son’s abilities, but now it’s time to let his son shine. We predict that Lonzo will definitely be a force in his…
In 2007, Brandice Daniel founded Harlem’s Fashion Row to challenge the lack of diversity in the fashion industry. The annual event serves as a major platform for black designers to get their work in front of key players in the business. Along with the runway show, there’s also the Style Awards. This year’s honorees…
Editor’s note: Warning: The video contains graphic content.