On the same day the National Football League decided to obfuscate the real reason its players were kneeling during the national anthem, Milwaukee police released body-camera footage that showed exactly why players have been kneeling during the national anthem. Police continue to abuse their power and use excessive…
In the dating world, we all start out with some idea of what we want and are looking for in a prospective partner or love interest. As we meet people who we think have potential, we tally up and score them based on our set of criteria.
A federal judge in New York City ruled Wednesday that the ability to view and engage with Donald Trump on his personal Twitter account is part of our constitutional First Amendment rights, and his blocking people simply because he doesn’t like their criticisms of him is a violation of those rights.
As a woman of a certain size, I have a clever name for almost every single part of my body. I’m sure we all do.
This is the story of a man who went on a racist, xenophobic rant and threatened to call Immigration and Customs Enforcement on some of his fellow customers as well as workers at a Fresh Kitchen restaurant in New York City’s Manhattan because they were speaking Spanish in his country.
Jemele Hill, senior correspondent and columnist for ESPN’s The Undefeated, has been selected as the 2018 Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists.
As much as nonmonogamy and open relationships are moving into the mainstream, it has become painfully obvious that a vast majority of the people who claim to want to participate in the lifestyle don’t have a clear understanding of how it really works.
Here at The Root, we talk a lot about things like white privilege, whitesplaining, white fragility, etc. Some of the folks who read our site find it hard to understand these concepts, so it’s always helpful when we have an example that displays exactly what we mean. Today is one of those days.
Hey, y’all. It’s me, Monique Judge, reporting to you live as The Root’s Cardi B bureau chief. By now you know that if my queen even breathes a little heavily, I will be right here on The Grapevine to tell y’all all about it, so here we go, babies.
I first became familiar with actor Michael B. Jordan while he was a cast member on HBO’s The Wire. Wallace. The young kid we loved and rooted for because we just knew he did not belong in the low-rises, selling drugs with the likes of Bodie and Poot while taking care of an abandoned apartment’s worth of young…
Would you watch a television show that featured Michael Avenatti—the attorney who is suing Donald Trump on behalf of adult-film actress Stormy Daniels—going up against former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci?
When Georgia gubernatorial candidate Michael Williams announced plans for his ridiculously bigoted and attention-seeking “Deportation Bus” tour on Tuesday, most sane people who aren’t xenophobic racists thought, “He can’t be serious.”
Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was the guest speaker at Virginia Military Institute’s commencement Wednesday, and he took time during his speech to fire shots at his former boss as he spoke of the nation’s “growing crisis in ethics and integrity” and our leaders who “conceal the truth.”
On May 10, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the agency’s new rules repealing net neutrality would go into effect June 11. On Wednesday the U.S. Senate voted to approve a resolution that would stop that from happening.
Add this to the list of things that only a privileged white man in the United States of America could get away with: A gubernatorial candidate in Georgia is trying to out-Trump Donald Trump himself by running his campaign on a platform that promises to round up “illegals,” put them on a so-called deportation bus and…
Police in Richmond, Va., shot and killed an unarmed black motorist Monday along Interstate 95 during the evening commute.
How officers with the Chicago Police Department interact with black and brown people as well as those with disabilities, young people, women and LGBTQI individuals is the focus of a proposed consent decree that would overhaul the accountability and disciplinary systems as well as create new performance metrics for the…
It has been nearly two months since 22-year-old Stephon Clark was shot to death in his grandparents’ backyard by Sacramento, Calif., police officers on March 18, and Sacramento District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert has yet to make a decision as to whether or not she will press charges against the two officers who…
Filmmaker Spike Lee’s latest offering, BlacKkKlansman, is set to be released on Aug. 10, the one-year anniversary of the deadly Charlottesville, Va., white nationalist rally. At its world premiere in Cannes, the film received 10 minutes of applause and standing ovation.
Dear Racist White People: