Several thousand people are expected to protest when the Minnesota Vikings play the Washington Redskins in an NFL game at the University of Minnesota on Sunday because they believe the "Redskins" name is racist.
One of Pinterest's Top Employees on Being Black in Silicon Valley
As a young African-American man, Justin Edmund, 24, feels isolated, one of the few people who looks like him in the company where he works and in the Mission District neighborhood of San Francisco where he lives.
Nas' Enslaved Roots: 'A Receipt for a Human Being' on Finding Your Roots
Nas encounters his 3rd Great-Grandmother's Bill of Sale, a devastatingly telling document, and imagines what his enslaved ancestors' daily lives might have been like, from hardships and pain to marriage and celebration.
Obama Sticks to Fundraising, Safe Territory Before Election
Lame-duck presidents don't usually fare well at midterm elections. President Obama has mostly stayed away from the campaign trail, but with less than a week until Election Day, he's joined the final push in states he's won twice.
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.
Bey Dresses Up As Janet Jackson, Blue Ivy As Michael Jackson
WochitEntertainment wrote: The queen of celebrity babies is fittingly dressed as the king of pop this Halloween. Blue Ivy Carter, daughter of Beyonce and Jay Z and noted V.I.B. (that's Very Important Baby), dressed as a tiny Michael Jackson. Her costume was complete with a red sequined military jacket, white glove, black fedora and dark sunglasses.
Nicki Minaj & Drake: He Thinks They Could Be Next Bey & Jay
He Thinks They Could be Next Beyonce & Jay Z Could Nicki Minaj and Drake replace Beyonce and Jay Z as the new hip hop and R&B power couple? As John Basedow (@JohnBasedow) reports, Drake thinks he and his 'Only' track mate can, according to HollywoodLife.com, plus the 'Believe Me' singer has a long rumored crush on this year's MTV EMA hostess.
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.
"Painted Down" is an upcoming feature documentary on the groundbreaking history of black stuntmen and women in Hollywood. The term "painted down" refers to the practice of putting white stuntmen in blackface to double for black actors and actresses.
Garrett Morris: From 'Saturday Night Live' to Septuagenarian
As one of the original cast members of "Saturday Night Live," Garrett Morris holds a rightful place in TV history. Rita Braver catches up with Morris for a look back at his remarkable life and career, including his role on "2 Broke Girls" and his new blues album.
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.