Harlem EatUp Festival Celebrates Family Culinary Legacies, Uplifts the Community

I sat with Tonja and Tianna Ottley on Monday night at the opening dinner of this week’s Harlem EatUp, an annual event devoted to showcasing some of the neighborhood’s best chefs, as they both recalled how they influenced each other’s cooking. Tonja beamed with joy much of the night because her daughter is one of the…

Sex Workers in New York Want the Cops to Stop Preying on Them; Proposed Legislation Could Make That a Reality

ALBANY, N.Y.—TS Candii stepped outside of her apartment complex in the Bronx last summer and was immediately stopped by an officer from the NYPD. First, he accused her of being a sex worker, a profession she has participated in, but not on that day, Barbii told The Root. Then he asked her to become a confidential…

John Delaney Believes a Moderate Democrat Will Beat Trump, Says He's a 'Compassionate Capitalist'

Former congressman and presidential candidate John Delaney told The Root in an interview that he believes a moderate Democrat will defeat Donald Trump in 2020. Unlike many of the more progressive candidates in the field, Delaney is proposing more middle-of-the ground policies that address healthcare access, border…

Newest Presidential Candidate Seth Moulton Says White People Need to ‘Look Ourselves in the Mirror’ When Dealing With Racism

In an exclusive interview with The Root, U.S. Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) said that he supports a Marshall Plan for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and that white people need to “look themselves in the mirror” when confronting the impact that racism has on American society.

New York State Democratic Senators Launch Ad Campaign Encouraging Parents to Vaccinate Their Kids Amid Measles Outbreak

The anti-vaccination movement is having a devastating impact on New Yorkers, with 359 confirmed cases of measles since Friday, according to the New York Daily News. To deal with parents who refuse to vaccinate their children, New York State senators from the Democratic side of the aisle are launching a campaign they…

Stacey Abrams Says There Was ‘Incompetence’ in Media Coverage of Her Campaign, Will Announce Her Future Political Plans in the Coming Weeks

Former gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams sat down with The Root to reflect on her 2018 campaign for the governor’s mansion in Georgia and whether or not the country is ready for a black woman to be president. She also discussed the media’s treatment of her during her run for governor and some of the racist…

Cory Booker Addresses Whether Democratic Leadership Is Supporting Progressive Congresswomen Enough

In an excerpt from an interview with The Root, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) acknowledged that some of the new congresswomen of color have been facing discrimination when he was asked if the Democratic leadership needed to do a better job of supporting progressive women of color like Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.)

Cory Booker Shares Frustrations Over Presidential Candidates’ Focus on Race When Talking to Black Voters

In an interview with The Root, presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) told us that he’s been about that life and that few senators have devoted more time to finding solutions to criminal justice issues and other subjects affecting black people than he has. In a sit-down interview at his home in…

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