Lyrique, a second grader at a school in Mount Dora, Florida, thinks she's playing a word game, when she soon realizes she's spelling out the phrase "Lyrique's Dad is Home." She then turns around to see dad, Air Force Sergeant Wil Alteus, ready to surprise her after returning home early from his deployment.
A promo video for Mississippi Delta church mothers who share stories about falling in love, grieving losses, fighting for education, voting acts and civil rights. They are everyday grandmothers with extraordinary stories. They are our American stories and deserved to be told.
The 'George Bush Doesn't Care About Black People' Comment
Mike Myers is proud to have been standing next to Kanye West when the rapper made his infamous "George Bush doesn't care about black people" comment. The comedian opened up about the incident during a 2005 telethon to support victims of Hurricane Katrina, in which West went off script to lambast the commander-in-chief.
Neil deGrasse Tyson on Creationism, Celebrity & Kids
"Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey" host Neil deGrasse Tyson, always provocative, sat with National Geographic News and talked about kids, the role of scientists, and the debate about teaching creationism in schools.
Strike Up a Jazz Conversation to Enthrall More Listeners
Jason Moran, one of today's best-known younger jazz musicians, is a true believer that his art form can transport and transform an audience. Newly named the artistic director for jazz at the Kennedy Center in Washington, the musician now has a public platform to share his passion.
Step Afrika! holds week-long step camps for young people around the world. Led by the award-winning and multi-talented artists of Step Afrika!, the camp combines core Step Afrika! values of teamwork, commitment, discipline and academic achievement with excellent performance and artistic training. Each camp culminates with a “unity step” performance for family, friends and the public, and is held at Anacostia High School in Washington, D.C. The Washington Performing Arts sponsored the camp for...
Misty Copeland made headlines around the world as one of the first African-American soloists for the American Ballet Theatre. Her remarkable rise to greatness shows how faith in your body can take you places you never imagined.
After spending two years researching the history of what he calls white supremacy in the United States, The Atlantic's National Correspondent Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote a ground-breaking article, The Case for Reparations. In this clip, he tells The Root Managing Editor Lyne Pitts how he sees the United States today.