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Last year when promoting his Academy Award-winning film, Moonlight, director Barry Jenkins found himself at the Governor Awards for the Academy. It was kind of... [Read More]
It's no secret that Jesus Christ, known in Christian circles as the Son of God, is often depicted as a white man. But, how did... [Read More]
John Legend is not here for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. [Read More]
Amara La Negra is a proud Afro-Latina who "embraces her truth." For La Negra this means that rocking her hair in its natural form—an afro.... [Read More]
Tennis is a white man's sport. [Read More]
New York Fashion Week is well under way, and models with various textures of hair sashayed down the runway to represent. Why have a show... [Read More]
Let's be clear, the black vote is crucial in each and every election. And as history has shown, when it comes time to vote, black... [Read More]
From Michael Jackson's Jheri curl from the Thriller era to Colin Kaepernick's iconic 'fro, one thing's for sure: Black folks know hair, and our hair... [Read More]
Nia Long deserves her coin. [Read More]
AfroPunk 2018 came and went, and The Root was in the house to make sure that black trivia was popping. In the midst of the... [Read More]
We live in a country where a black child was placed in handcuffs for bouncing a basketball. In a gym. [Read More]
Why does Donald Trump keep coming for black folks? [Read More]
From the moment a white person is born they are afforded certain privileges. While the extent and nature of those privileges vary, one thing's consistent:... [Read More]
What does it take to become the next president of Nigeria? After announcing his candidacy for the president of Nigeria in June, 35-year-old Chike Ukaegbu... [Read More]
Debra Hare-Bey is a proud and self-proclaimed "braider"—by trade and tradition. [Read More]
On Thursday evening, The Root, Very Smart Brothas and The Glow Up joined forces for a panel in Washington, D.C. The evening's theme? Boss moves. After... [Read More]
The World Cup final is Sunday, and we're still rooting for everybody black. Well, one of my colleagues was rooting for Germany. But, that's neither... [Read More]
Love her or hate her, one thing's for sure: Mona Scott-Young is a boss. [Read More]
Therese Patricia Okoumou, an immigrant activist from the Republic of Congo, climbed the Statue of Liberty to protest the separation of migrant children from their... [Read More]
One thing that hasn't changed: The Star-Spangled Banner is still racist. [Read More]