I never thought I’d say this, but I am tired of hearing about Russia.
It’s 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13, and I’m sitting in a white minivan at Kiev, Ukraine’s central train station waiting to visit Chernobyl, where the world’s most catastrophic nuclear incident took place in 1986. I’ve been visiting Kiev every three months since 2008, but I’ve never been to Chernobyl, just two hours…
Ian Conyers—the 29-year-old great-nephew of former Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.)—officially launched his campaign Friday for the U.S. House of Representatives to win his great-uncle’s 13th District seat, after the legendary politician was forced to resign amid sexual harassment allegations.
Stacey Abrams was 17 years old in 1991 when she was first told she couldn’t enter the governor’s mansion in the affluent Buckhead district of Atlanta. She and her parents stepped off the MARTA bus stop nearby and walked toward the guards booth, where they were met with the blunt response.
A 17-year-old “outspoken neo-Nazi” was charged with two counts of murder after allegedly shooting and killing his 16-year-old girlfriend’s parents Friday morning after her mom convinced her to stop dating him, according to the Washington Post.
A United States Postal Service employee appeared naked at a Dublin, Ohio, post office and allegedly killed one of his supervisors before killing another supervisor at her home Saturday, according to the Columbus, Ohio, Police Department.
A Colorado teenager has been charged with first-degree murder after allegedly stabbing his stepfather Friday night at their home in the city of Aurora and posting video of the dying man on Snapchat, according to the Denver Post.
The GOAT, aka Serena Williams, is set to play next Saturday at the Mubadala exhibition tennis event in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. It will be her first time playing tennis since giving birth and winning the Australian Open 11 months ago.
The Root spent an hour speaking to Cornel West on Dec. 8 on a wide range of issues, including former President Barack Obama, Sen. Bernie Sanders, neoliberalism, President Donald Trump and, of course, Ta-Nehisi Coates. Watch an edited version of our conversation above.
If you’ve kept up with how black women roll in American politics, what happened in Alabama last night should hardly surprise you. Per usual, black women showed up and showed out at the ballot box, helping Doug Jones win Jeff Sessions’ vacated Senate seat in what was supposed to be a safe victory for Republican…
Last week the New York Times reported that President Donald Trump plans to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, although Tillerson and Trump deny the reports. Pompeo would be a troubling choice as the nation’s top diplomat. His hawkish views on Islam are more likely to enable Trump’s…
The Root spent a day with 10-year-old Mari Copeny, also known as Little Miss Flint, to discuss her activism and why she’s not going to rest until her hometown of Flint, Mich., has clean drinking water.
Jayda Fransen, deputy leader of far-right political party Britain First, told me that Donald Trump gave her and her party a much-needed morality boost.
LaVar Ball doesn’t give a fuck. The sooner you understand that, the sooner you will grow accustomed to him not giving a fuck about what Donald Trump—or anyone else, for that matter—says about him.
President Ronald Reagan may go down as the greatest Russia hawk in U.S. history. His tough stance against the Soviet Union’s expansionism and his efforts to support anti-Soviet movements in former communist-bloc states helped lead to the USSR’s fall in 1991. His “Tear down this wall” speech at the Brandenburg Gate in…
Over the past few months, members from both chambers of Congress have expressed doubt over whether President Donald Trump should retain the presidential authority to unilaterally launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike.
Given the severe identity crisis engulfing the Democratic Party, it makes sense that a Joe Biden 2020 run seems plausible. The party’s stubborn refusal to let go of white, working-class voters who voted for Donald Trump strengthens Biden’s candidacy for some party elites who can’t see that its future rests in the…
President Donald Trump’s penchant for praising strongmen around the world can be alarming until you consider that he, too, wishes he could be one. Should Americans truly be perplexed by Trump’s praise of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, who has used his national police force to target drug dealers and users in a…
As special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and the Kremlin intensifies upon the one-year mark of Trump’s election victory, Americans are still reeling over the methods Moscow used to exploit their racial discord.
There are a lot of stereotypes about black folks who back Donald Trump, but Shalira Taylor doesn’t epitomize any of them when you speak to her. For one, she isn’t particularly bombastic in her support of Trump, who is widely seen by the black community as a racist.