Saturday, July 11, 2020

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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

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...

New Study Confirms What We Already Knew: Being Black in Corporate America Is Not for the Weak

It’s not exactly a secret that corporate America has a diversity and inclusion problem, and a new report uncovers just how ugly life is for many black professionals in the workplace. According to <a class="sc-145m8ut-0 gxupKx js_link sc-1out364-0 fwjlmD" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/09/us/black-in-corporate-america-report.html" data-ga=" people who are just...

BREAKING: Kamala Harris Drops Out of Presidential Race Amid Rumors of a Directionless Campaign That Was Hemorrhaging Cash

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), the spitfire with the HBCU bonafides, has dropped out of the 2020 presidential race amid rumors that her campaign lacked direction, had no cash and “no real plan to win,” according to one campaign staffer who resigned and burned the...

11-Year-Old Ballerina Charlotte Nebres Makes History as First Black Lead in NYC Ballet’s The Nutcracker

She’s just eleven years old and just made history. Charlotte Nebres is starring as Marie, the young heroine of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, which opened Friday at New York City Ballet. She’s the first black ballerina to be cast in the lead role for the...

The Cast and Crew of ‘Queen and Slim’ on Black Love Being ‘An Act of Resistance, Protest and Resilience’

Beyond the political allegory of two black people going on the run after killing a cop, Queen & Slim is a love story. Queen (Jodie Turner-Smith) and Slim (Daniel Kaluuya) have bounties on their heads for the crime they’ve committed and throughout all of...