Shaun Ossei-Owusu at the Huffington Post parses Bill Cosby's tough love toward the black community and finds areas of his argument that need improvement. Ossei-Owusu urges Cosby and others to distinguish between structural racism (prison industrial complex, underfunded public school schools, etc.) and the "cultural explanations" of inequality. Read full article...
Imara Jones wants black and Latino people to pay close attention to reports about the government's surveillance activities as of late. Writing at Colorlines, Jones describes a program called Prism that targets social media, which is used disproportionately by people of color. Read full article...
Some ninjas just love having three square meals a day and being told when to pee because they stay getting in trouble with the law. Here are 10 celebrities known for their legal trouble.
Read the full quote here and check out more of The Root's coverage of Hank Aaron here. Henry Louis Gates Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and the director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Research at Harvard University. He is also the editor-in-chief of The Root. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook. Read full article...
(The Root) -- The folks at Facebook must be feeling some pressure from Twitter's latest hole-in-one. Rumors are swirling that on June 20, Facebook will announce that users of Instagram (which Facebook owns) will be able to share video with the app. Show More Summary
The women on Bridezillas take the idea of the disgruntled bride-to-be to a whole new level…
(The Root) -- Social media continue to have an impact on the way we do things. They're even changing the way we speak. The Oxford English Dictionary has expanded the definition of the word "tweet" to include the action of posting an update on Twitter. Show More Summary
"The People's Station" is owned By Sumner Redstone "The Voice Of The (Black) Community" is owned by Sumner Redstone The "V-103 Car And Bike Show" is owned by Sumner Redstone VH1 - The Cable Channel that shows "Love & Hip Hop In Atlanta"...Show More Summary
Chad knows he wanted to bust that white judge upside her head. Chad Johnson Released From Jail Chad is a sorry azz ninja. He may be getting released now, but five months later he'll be back behind bars for either
Leave Trayvon alone! Fox News Host Says Trayvon Martin May Have Been Violent People just keep showing their racism with this Trayvon Martin case. It’s the O.J. Simpson trial all over again. According to Raw Story Fox News host Gregg
Guess These Cakes This round rump was spotted strolling the red carpet at a popular event in Sin City last night. The donk belongs to a singer and actress best known for her bangin’ bawwwdy and messy love life with
For the ladies… True Blood’s hunky werewolf, Joe Manganiello, covers the July/August issue of Men’s Health, available for download, June 17th. Manganiello opens up about his real-life superhero moment, getting that famous werewolf body and how losing everything made
RedBullMusic An intimate sit down and lecture with ?uestlove: drummer, DJ, music journalist and record producer at the Red Bull Music Academy space in New York.
Where is Scrappy? Oh yeah that’s right! In rehab… Shay Johnson was on Atlanta’s 94.5 morning show Monday and brought special guest Jody Breeze (rapper). Word is that Jody never did an interview, he was just Shay’s date for
Huffington Post - In Trayvon Martin's Case, History's Ghosts LingerBlax News: - In The Case Of The Black Man Found In The Trunk Of A Car In Northwest Atlanta - He Is Just A "Ninja Who Got Himself Kilt" 19 Year Old Dontavious McClain - The Ninja Who Got Himself Kilt And Stuffed Into The Trunk Of A Car That Was Later Found In Northwest Atlanta. Show More Summary
This kid just can’t get right… Chief Keef Arrested Shortly After Leaving Court For Speeding Charge Via Chicago-Tribune Rapper Keith Cozart, better known as Chief Keef, was arrested blocks from the Skokie Courthouse only minutes after he pleaded guilty to
Houston Dancer Suffers Miscarriage While Performing On Stage An allegedly popular “dirty-dancer” from Houston twerked it a little too hard while on stage during a recent “performance” as she was rushed to the hospital after bleeding out on stage from
Read more of The Root's Frederick Douglass coverage here. Henry Louis Gates Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and the director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Research at Harvard University. Show More Summary
Got milk? Venezuela is considering going to great lengths to get new moms to breast feed. Via NYDailyNews reports: Venezuela’s Congress will discuss legislation next week that would prohibit bottle feeding of infants to try to encourage breast