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...
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down to talk with Erica Lorraine Williams about her new book, "Sex Tourism in Bahia: Ambiguous Entanglements". Williams is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Spelman College.
Assata Shakur on Why She Joined the Black Panther Party
Shakur conducted research about a variety of social-justice organizations and explains why she ultimately decided to join the Black Panther Party. In her mind, reform was no longer an option. The U.S. government needed to be revamped from the inside out in order for African Americans to be treated equally.
On May 20th, Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal will discover the results from his genetic ancestry testing. Charmaine Royal explains genetic ancestry testing and talks about genetic testing's implications on race. Royal is the director of Genomics, Race, Identity, Difference (GRID) at Duke University.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal's ancestral DNA is revealed by Rick Kittles. Kittles is the leader of African Ancestry and the Director of the Center for Population Genetics at the University of Arizona.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down with Dr. Rev. Eboni Marshall Turman to talk about her strategies to provide guidance during the Black Lives Matter movement. Dr. Rev. Marshall Turman teaches Black Church Studies at the Duke University Divinity School.
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.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down with Yaba Blay to talk about her new book (1) Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race. Yaba Blay is an assistant professor and co-director of the Africana Studies program at Drexel University.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down in the studio with Rapsody to talk about her music, influences, and the gender dynamics in hip hop. Rapsody released her new single, 'Hard to Choose' this week, Rapsody's forthcoming album 'Beauty and The Beast" will be released on October 7th, 2014.
Assata Shakur on Her Escape from Prison and Exile in Cuba
Shakur, who escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility for Women in New Jersey in 1979, speaks about why she chose to go to Cuba to continue to bring about political and social change for oppressed people.