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She’s Running! Kamala Harris announces run for the presidency on ‘Good Morning America’

Sitting calmly on the set of ABC’s Good Morning America with Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos, Senator Kamala Harris announced she is running for the Democratic nomination for president of the United States this Monday. There was an audible cheer from someone behind the cameras...

The 2019 List of Things Black People Are Too Ashamed to Talk About

You’ve seen them before. They are your friends, neighbors and coworkers. They lurk in the shadows bouncing back and forth on the balls of their feet like a skilled double-dutch dancer ready to hop between the twirling ropes and derail any conversation about race, police...

Money Bail Might Be the Most Racist, Immoral Part of America’s Criminal Injustice System 

by Michael Harriot When listing all of the problems in America’s justice system, the racial disparities are too numerous to count, the facts, alone are astounding. The rate of marijuana use is about the same for blacks and whites (Although more blacks say they have...

Rep. Marcia Fudge Calls Out Nancy Pelosi: There Is an ‘Undertone of Racism…in Our Caucus’

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge joined the ever-rising chorus of people calling for California Rep. Nancy Pelosi to step down as speaker of the House, saying it’s time for new leadership for the Democratic Party. In an interview with HuffPost, Fudge called...

Is the #MeToo Movement Ignoring Poor Black Women and Girls? Founder Tarana Burke Seems to Think So

Photo: Charles Sykes (ASSOCIATED PRESS) While the emergence of the #MeToo movement has lead to a rash of indictments and criminal complaints, its founder Tarana Burke is concerned that women of color have become an afterthought. According to USA Today, Burke had plenty to get off...

Viola Davis: ‘If I were not a celebrity, I’d be invisible’

Photo: Valerie Caviness/Michael Priest Photography “I always say that if I were not a celebrity, I’d be invisible” said Viola Davis as she sat across from NPR’s Audie Cornish. The Emmy, the Tony and the Academy Award-winning actress is a black woman from South Carolina. Her...

How Stan Lee, Creator of Black Panther, Taught a Generation of Black Nerds About Race, Art and Activism

Graphic: Sam Woolley (Getty Images) When I was a kid, I didn’t live close enough to a comic book shop to get there on my bike. My parents would have to take me to Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax, Va., and I’d get my comics...

The Obamas 1st Netflix Project Could Be a Series About How Inept the Trump Administration Truly Is

Photo: Mark Wilson (Getty Images)In the latest chess move by the Obamas, the former president and first lady—arguably the best to ever sit in the White House—have licensed a book about the Trump White House which could be crafted into a series that...

Pharrell Williams Sends Cease and Desist to Donald Trump for Playing ‘Happy’ at Rally Following Synagogue Massacre

Pharrell Williams has joined the ranks of Steven Tyler, Adele, Queen, Prince, and Earth, Wind & Fire—all of whom have asked Donald Trump to stop playing their music at his events. On Monday, an attorney representing Williams filed a cease-and-desist against the president, calling Trump...

In Florida, Andrew Gillum Is Winning by Being His Natural, Black Self

By Terrell Jermaine Starr, The Root JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum isn’t afraid to tell you he is a proud black man. The political implications of being “too black,” long a concern for black candidates running for statewide or higher office throughout U.S. history, don’t...