"We are always unsafe living in our skin in this country. It's a permanent condition. Our people are stopped, we are frisked, we are criminalized, we are targeted, we are invaded, we are jailed and we are killed.
New York Times Writer Explores Masculinity in Memoir
In his biweekly column, New York Times writer Charles M. Blow seeks clarity out of complicated news events. The same search for transparency is seen in his new memoir, "Fire Shut Up in My Bones," which chronicles a childhood punctuated by sexual abuse and lifetime spent navigating masculinity and sexuality.
Rev. Dr. Terence Leathers Speaks on Religion, LGBT Issues
Rev. Dr. Terence Leathers, a straight-identified pastor at Mt. Vernon Christian Church in Clayton, North Carolina, insists that there is a place for everybody at God's table - gay, lesbian, straight, bisexual, transgender. The Many Voices Video Campaign Illuminates the powerful presence of Black Gay and Transgender Christians within The Church.
U.S. President Barack Obama, keen to reset relations with Afghanistan that soured under longtime president Hamid Karzai, has invited the leaders of Afghanistan's new unity government to visit the White House early next year. The new Afghan leadership comes at a crucial time as American combat troops draw down after 13 years and a remaining U.S.
Check out what happened when a guy tried to troll the President of the United States to his face yesterday.President Obama was in Chicago to early vote and as he filled out his ballot a man named Mike Cooper walked past and jokingly warned the commander-in-chief not to "mess" with his girlfriend, who was at the booth next to Mr. Obama.
Dwyane Wade Plays One-On-One with 90-Year-Old Superfan
Leave it to Dwyane Wade to make everyone get emotional watching him play ball. Earlier this month, 90-year-old Miami Heat superfan Illuminada Magtoto -- also known as "Grandma Nelly" -- challenged DWade to a game of one-on-one in an adorable YouTube video.
'Dear White People' Racism Insurance: Coverage for White Privilege
Do you ever feel like you say the wrong thing around your black friend or co-worker? Have you ever found yourself tip-toeing the line between trying to be "honest" and just plain being racist? Then Racism Insurance is for you!
I Speak for the People by Donte Clark & Deandre Evans - Spoken Word
Poets from Richmond, California's Raw Talent/Making Waves use their unique talents to find a new way to see, think, and speak about diabetes while also improving and informing their community. Poets, Donte Clark & Deandre Evans.
Video Surfaces Of Willis Reed Fighting Entire Lakers Team
Willis Reed fought almost the entire Lakers team. Existing footage of the fight was rarely shown to the public, until now. Michael Rapaport's 30 for 30 doc When the Garden Was Eden (based on Harvey Araton's book of the same name, which focuses on the 1970s Knicks) debuted on ESPN tonight, and it showed the fight many have been waiting to see for decades.
Race Forward advances racial justice through research, media and practice. Founded in 1981, Race Forward brings systematic analysis and an innovative approach to complex race issues to help people take effective action toward racial equity. Race Forward publishes the daily news site Colorlines and presents Facing Race, the country's largest multiracial conference on racial justice.
Fifty years ago Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize. CBS News' Dean Reynolds finds his legacy is strong in Chicago, where a history teacher has been inviting marchers from the past to talk to students of the present.
A Civil War-era photograph of slaves owned by General Robert E. Lee is now being preserved and will soon be put on public display at Lee's Arlington House. It was recently discovered, thanks to the keen eye of a local volunteer.
What Are My Rights Anyway? LGBT Benefits: A Breakdown
Host Harriett Cole speaks with expert Jim Mahaney, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Prudential, and Darnell L. Moore, writer, activist and Co-Founder of YOU Belong, during this segment of The Root Live.
When The Tables Are Turned: Female Breadwinners/Male Homemakers. How Is That Working For You?
Host Harriett Cole speaks with expert Lynnette Khalfani, Personal Finance Expert, Co-founder of AskTheMoneyCoach.com, and guest Christopher Persley, Stay At Home Dad Blogger, during this segment of The Root Live.
How to Make Retirement Work for You–Even When It Comes with the Sudden Loss of a Job
Host Harriett Cole speaks with expert Dionne Polite, Associate State Director of Multicultural Initiatives AARP New York, and guest William Hamer, Chairperson of Harlem Advocates for Seniors (H.A.S.), during this segment of The Root Live.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down with Rev. Dr. Calvin Butts to talk about his influences and the future of Black ministry. Rev. Dr. Butts is the pastor of the Abyssinian Baptist Church and the president of the State University of New York at Old Westbury.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down with Zandria F. Robinson to talk about the concept of "country cosmopolitism" and her new book, "This Ain't Chicago: Race, Class, and Regional Identity in the Post-Soul South". Robinson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Memphis.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal is joined in the studio by Daryl Atkinson to talk about mass incarceration's impact on America. Atkinson is a senior staff attorney at the Southern Coalition for Social Justice.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal is joined by Karla FC Holloway to talk about her new book, 'Legal Fictions: Constituting Race, Composing Literature' and President Obama. Professor Holloway is the James B. Duke Professor of English at Duke University. She also holds appointments in the Law School, Women's Studies and African & African American Studies.
Ask A Slave is a comedy web series directed by Jordan Black based on the actress' time working as a living history character at the popular historic site, George Washington's Mount Vernon. All questions and interactions are based on true events. Real Questions. Real Comedy.