This Black History Month The Root is asking writers and other notables about the personal and pivotal events from their own lifetimes in a series we call 'My Black History'. Lorraine Toussaint is an award winning actress and producer. Recently, she’s received acclaimed reviews for her roles in Orange Is The New Black, Selma and currently stars in the fox series Rosewood.
The Root’s Young, Fabulous and Female Event in Atlanta!
The Root hosted two of our favorite events the same night in Atlanta, Young, Fabulous & Female & manCODE. Both events discussed the theme of 'Shifting your focus'.
Here's a video recap of The YFF panel which included Saptosa Foster, managing partner of the 135th Street Agency; filmmaker-screenwriter-producer Rasheena Nash; Denise Hendricks, producer at HLN; Roxanne Smithers
Lawyer and co founder of Smithers Thornton & Ume-Nwagbo, LLC & Lydia Francis-Jenkins
Sr. Manager of Procurement at The H...
Win Win: Former NFL Player Mike T. Brown Innovates with Charity-Based Fantasy League
Win Win is not your typical fantasy League. Created by former NFL linebacker, Mike T. Brown (also known as Mike Tauiliili), Win Win is designed to be a way to connect fantasy leagues to charities as opposed to the usual gambling wins. Eighty-seven percent of the entry fee goes directly to the player’s charity and, instead of cash, contestants win “epic experiences that money can’t buy.”
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"News One Now" host Roland S. Martin sits down with Wendy to talk about her remarks about Historically Black Colleges and the NAACP. Then, Roland weighs in on race in America, police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement. Plus, Roland weighs in on how to talk to our kids about these issues. (Wendy Williams)
Police Union Insults BLM, Posts Photo of Dogs "Black Labs Matter"
The San Francisco Police Officer's Association is under fire after publishing a photo of two dogs in its newspaper criticizing the Black Lives Matter phrase and movement reported SFGate. The photo shows a black Labrador Retriever with a sign around its neck reading "Black Labs Matter" and a yellow Labrador Retriever with a sign reading "All Labs Matter," a reference to "All Lives Matter," a counter response to "Black Lives Matter." (Complex News)
Root TV: I'm Black, Undocumented & Torn About Obama's New Immigration Plans
In the Root TV segment above, Jonathan Jayes-Green spoke with The Root’s Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele about how Obama’s recent executive actions on immigration will affect his life, and why it is imperative that we connect the dots between the distrust that both black citizens and undocumented immigrants have for law-enforcement.
Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele is a staff writer at The Root and the founder and executive producer of Lectures to Beats, a Web series that features video interviews w...
Editor’s note: In Focus is a video series showcasing the new wave of black filmmakers.
Justin Tipping is the writer and director of Kicks, a story set in Oakland about a 15 year old whose dream is to own a pair of fresh Air Jordans. Soon after he gets his hands on them, they’re stolen by a local hood, causing him and his two friends to go on a dangerous mission to retrieve them.
The Root hosted two of our favorite events the same night in Atlanta ..Young, Fabulous & Female & manCODE. Both events discussed the theme of 'Shifting your focus'.
Here is a recap of the manCODE event which included panelists - award-winning journalist Keith Reed; Co-founder, Spendify, Eldredge Washington; The Root’s political editor, Jason Johnson; tech innovator Iziah Reid; and entrepreneur B.J. Kerr.
Hilary Clinton Allegedly Facing Lawsuit for Benghazi Deaths
The parents of two of the U.S. citizens who were killed in the Benghazi attack in 2012 are suing Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who was Secretary of State at the time of the fatal attack in Libya. (Complex News)
My Black History: Underground's Aisha Hinds Learns The Power of Art Through Nelson Mandela
Editor’s note: During Black History Month, the focus is usually on historical figures who loomed larger than life, paving the way for the progress we experience today. But black history isn’t just about telling stories of our past. History is being made every day and has been made throughout our lives; it’s not just in books. It walks among us. So this month The Root is asking writers and other notables about the personal and pivotal events from their own lifetimes in a series we call My...