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Exclusive: Rep. Ayanna Pressley Reveals Beautiful Bald Head and Discusses Alopecia for the First Time

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Ayanna Pressley loves playing with her hair. Before she became a Massachusetts Congresswoman (and a high-profile member of “The Squad”), Pressley would experiment with different hairstyles and textures, getting a weave and even cutting her own hair. Lately, she’s been experimenting with lace-front wigs. “One...

Report Reveals New Details About Talk Show Host Tavis Smiley’s Sexual Misconduct Allegations at PBS

An independent investigator hired by PBS to evaluate claims of sexual misconduct against Tavis Smiley has concluded that the former late-night talk show host was involved in sexual relationships with his employees and guests for decades. During that span, Smiley was also found to...

Tyler Perry Teases New Netfix Thriller, A Fall from Grace

https://www.instagram.com/p/B6s7yXanpMI/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Before ending a historic year — opening the first black-owned film and television production studio, Tyler Perry is going out with a bang a teaser for his upcoming Netflix thriller, A Fall from Grace. The Madea-made mogul wrote, produced and directed the film, which marks...

Gerrymandering Is At The Heart Of The 2020 State Elections

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Over the last decade you may have heard the term gerrymandering thrown around. It refers to the process where legislators draw up heavily partisan districts for their states that often result in them getting a majority of the vote. According to NBC News the...

In Memoriam: The Root Honors Those We Lost in 2019

By Ericka Blount Danois, The Root The year 2019 took us on a rollercoaster ride of emotions: It began with the swearing-in of the most diverse Congress in U.S. history and culminated with the impeachment of the president. In between, we witnessed rap going country...

Democratic Candidate Mike Bloomberg Exploited Prison Labor To Make Campaign Calls

Billionaire, former New York City mayor and stop and frisk advocate Mike Bloomberg is currently making a long shot bid at buying the presidency. Apparently, he was exploiting prison labor to do so which is just so on...

Kwanzaa 101 for the Uninitiated, Self-Conscious, or Confused

by Moji Alawode-El, The Root Y’all, Kwanzaa is LIT. Seriously. What other uniquely African-American holiday invites you to spend seven days talking about the realest stuff? People get so caught up in how it’s a made-up holiday, but come on—a holiday is a group...

Army and Navy Launch Investigation Into Possible White Supremacist Sign Flashed by Cadets

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This weekend at the annual Army-Navy game, a group of cadets came under fire for throwing up a possible white supremacist sign on live TV. If you weren’t aware, the “OK sign” has been co-opted by the coalition of the unseasoned because if there...

Because Dreams Really Do Come True, BET Announces Miniseries Based on Andre Harrell’s Legendary Uptown Records

On Jan. 24, 2017, our lives were forever changed with the auspicious debut of BET’s The New Edition Story. Looking to perhaps recapture that magic—or at least those ratings—BET announced that it will be blessing us all with Uptown, which will revisit...

The African American Film Critics Association Selects Jordan Peele’s Us as 2019 Film of the Year

The blackest group of critics are back with their picks for the best of the best during the 2019 movie season! That’s right, you don’t have to worry about our black excellence not being recognized (you know, since other folks have apparently lost their...