It’s been 4 1/2 since I started at The Root and ventured into a full-time writing career. I came to the site when we were barely getting 6 million page views a month, and this past May, while covering for my two writers (Breanna and Anne), I garnered over 8 million page views on my own, pushing the site to have it’s…
On Wednesday morning, Kanye West was in his hometown of Chicago, Ill., and made a radio appearance on 107.5 WGCI Chicago where he spoke about recent incidents, including his MAGA hat, Donald Trump and getting his mental health in order. And yes, as the title states, he did shed a few tears.
In 2007, Barack Obama was a young and spry freshman senator from Chicago who made South Los Angeles, Calif., his first stop during his presidential election. In 2008, he became the first black president and successfully won a second term four years later. In honor of the former president, the L.A. City Council voted…
As people around the world celebrate Michael Jackson’s 60th birthday, Janet Jackson paid homage to the King of Pop aka her big brother Michael Jackson, by releasing a teaser video for her “Remember the Time” inspired video.
If you have 12 minutes to spare today, Lauryn Hill has written a 3,000 word soliloquy addressing allegations that fellow musician Robert Glasper made about her in an interview earlier this month. Some of the allegations made by Glasper include plagiarism, and claims that she treated her band like crap during her 2008…
When speaking to actor Myles Truitt, you forget he’s only 16. Even when he says he’s been acting since he was a “kid,” you immediately think, “Well, aren’t you technically still a kid?” But his maturity and grace goes years beyond his actual age.
Fans of the “Purple One” and streaming music sites can now rejoice because 23 previously unavailable Prince albums between 1995-2010 are now on all the major streaming services, according to Rolling Stone. Over 300 songs are now available on sites like Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal and Amazon Music.
In a page out of Donald Trump’s playbook, Rep. Bettie Cook Scott (D-Detroit) went full racist when she allegedly referred to her opponent, Rep. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), as a “ching-chang” and “the ching-chong”
Whether you like Omarosa Manigault Newman or not, she seems to be the only one who has successfully ruffled the White House’s dirty feathers. And in a recent New York Times report, the news outlet alleges that Omarosa could have as many as 200 tapes in her possession and it has the White House administration shook.
Janet Jackson has finally released her newest music video, that was filmed in Brooklyn, NY earlier this summer. “Made For Now” features Daddy Yankee, and was produced by Harmony Samuels and directed by Dave Meyers. The song is her first musical release since her Unbreakable album in 2015.
Just weeks after exiting ABC, black-ish creator Kenya Barris has signed an overall series deal with Netflix. Barris’ deal goes into effect Aug. 16 and will have Barris producing projects for Netflix through his production company, Khalabo Ink Society.
Kids can be cruel and bullying isn’t something that’s going to disappear overnight, but one New Jersey high school principal is trying to make life easier for his students who’ve been bullied for wearing dirty clothes to school. Principal Akbar Cook of Newark’s West Side High School took it upon himself to have a…
Director Steve McQueen’s upcoming film Widows is one of the most anticipated films this fall, and in a newly released trailer, you get to see why.
Amala Zandile Dlamini is a 22-year-old Los Angeles based rapper, who goes by the name of “Doja Cat.” On Tuesday, she released a video called “Mooo!” that’s gone viral.
Taraji P. Henson wants to remove the stigma surrounding mental health issues in the African-American community and has created an organization to honor her late father who suffered from mental health issues. On September 22, the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation, named after her father, officially launches.
A pastor in Gadsden, Ala., is fed up with racists after his truck was vandalized with bigoted graffiti, and says the next time it happens, he’s going to “stand his ground.”
Earlier this year, Antwan Mims made it to the FBI’s Most Wanted list after being accused of a double murder in Benton Harbor, Mich., but that didn’t stop him from joining in on the viral “In My Feelings” challenge as he was transported off a fugitive flight, according to Click on Detroit.
As Michael Jackson’s 60th birthday approaches, mediocre British singer Sam Smith had the audacity to come for the King of Pop. While vacationing with fellow singer Adam Lambert, a video was posted of Smith saying that he doesn’t like Michael Jackson.
The fantabulous Angela Bassett is back and reprising her role as Erica Sloan Mission Impossible: Fallout. To say that Bassett is an indomitable actress would be an understatement, and at 60-years-old, she can give women half her age a run for their money.
It’s been almost seven years since Thomas Q. Jones stepped away from the gridiron and retired from football as one of the 25 leading rushers in NFL history and a member of the 10,000 yards club. Jones, a native of Big Stone Gap, Va., and University of Virginia grad is now taking on another endeavor that doesn’t cause…