Editor’s note: Until recently, mental health and illness were taboo subjects in the black community. But thanks to the efforts of those brave enough to speak on it, that’s changing. In that vein, The Root team is taking this week during Mental Health Awareness Month to write about how mental health has touched our…
There are a lot of issues on which you can challenge Cynthia Nixon, but chiding her for saying that weed legalization should be considered a form of reparations for black folks shouldn’t even register. Not only that, but she clarified her words last week. Yet a group of black pastors felt the need to call out Nixon…
I caught up with Tarana Burke at the New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault annual awards on Monday in New York City, where she picked up yet another award for her years of activism, most notably #MeToo.
One of the biggest criticisms against Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in 2016 was that he didn’t talk enough about race and racism. While he was ever cognizant and well-read on the intricacies of economic inequality, Sanders’ racial analysis, in comparison, was severely lacking for the most part.
L. Joy Williams will join Cynthia Nixon’s New York gubernatorial campaign as a senior adviser, making decisions on everything from voter outreach, policy, fundraising and communications.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) not only rocked the house here at the National Action Network Convention on Friday morning but also may have been the crowd favorite among politicians who’d stopped by over the past three days.
New York City’s first lady, Chirlane McCray, told the audience here at the National Action Network Convention on Wednesday that “we all deal with mental illness, but we don’t talk about it.” People nodded their heads, saying, “That’s right”and “Mmm-hmm,” as she talked about shattering the stigma of discussing mental…
Eric Holder didn’t announce his candidacy for president in 2020 this morning, and he didn’t need to. His words at the National Action Network Convention in New York City pretty much suggest that he likely will.
Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) is a living legend of the civil rights movement and we get to take selfies with him. We can touch him. Wrap our arms around his shoulders. Most importantly, we get to listen to his speeches and live-tweet them.
Stevante Clark clung to the Rev. Al Sharpton’s neck as Sharpton delivered the eulogy at the funeral of Stevante’s brother, Stephon, who was gunned down by Sacramento, Calif., police officers on March 18. At one point during the service, Stevante took the mic from California NAACP President Alice Huffman and asked the…
Johnny Manziel would prefer that you not compare his attempts to return to the game of football with those of Colin Kaepernick.
Hip-hop artist and Bernie Sanders supporter Killer Mike appeared in an NRATV video Saturday to speak out in support of gun ownership and expressing some very curious arguments to boot.
A New York City police officer shot a shoplifting suspect at a Whole Foods store in Harlem just around 8:30 p.m., the New York Daily News reports.
The National Association of Black Journalists wrote a letter Saturday in support of Washington Post journalist Robin Givhan after she wrote a piece on former first lady Michelle Obama’s talk at a BET event that many of the guests assumed was off-the-record.
A New York City police sergeant blamed her hair weave for a failed drug test that took place in January of 2017, the New York Daily News reports.
Lawrence McKinney, 61, was given $1 million in compensation Wednesday after DNA evidence cleared him of a wrongful 1978 conviction for rape and burglary. He spent nearly 32 years in prison before being freed in 2009, according to HuffPost.
During an Axios event Friday that focused on the national gun debate, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student David Hogg was asked by Axios co-founder Mike Allen what the media’s biggest mistake was during the shooting at his school in Parkland, Fla. He responded that media outlets failed to highlight the voices…
Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that he has a disc with evidence proving his client’s claim that she had an affair with Donald Trump before he was president.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore County, pulled off the biggest upset in NCAA basketball tournament history when it defeated top-seeded Virginia 74-54 Friday night. But as the New York Times points out, the school is known for producing the most black students who go on to complete combined M.D.-Ph.D. programs.
Stormy Daniels’ lawyer told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Friday that some of the allegations the porn star is making against President Donald Trump took place during his time at the White House.