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.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal speaks to Professor Ruth Nicole Brown about her new book, "Hear Our Truths: The Creative Potential of Black Girlhood". Professor Brown is an assistant professor of Gender and Women's Studies, African Studies, and the Ethnography of the University Initiative at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down with Ashley Farmer to discuss the Black Power movement of the 1960’s influence on the Black Lives Matter movement of today. Farmer is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of History at Duke University.
Navigating #BlackLivesMatter From the Black Middle Class
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down with Candice Jenkins to talk about her new work on the Black Middle Class. Jenkins is an Associate Professor of English and African-American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
This episode's discussion is focused on the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton. Does she have your vote for the presidency?
Many people consider honest opinions to be verboten because of how controversial they can be. But don't tell these guys that. Cigar Convos is a dialogue between guests of color -- whether entertainment, politics, sports or relationships. Set in "Habana Ninos", a black owned cigar bar in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.
While The Root may not agree with the entire perspe...
Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz brought their son to the 10th annual Keep A Child Alive Black Ball in New York City. Alicia wore a fitted red gown and Swizz opted for a black suit, but it was little Egypt who stole the show in a red letterman's jacket and matching red Converse kicks.
Assata Shakur Describes the New Jersey Turnpike Shooting
Shakur describes the series of events that took place on May 2, 1973, on the New Jersey Turnpike led to her being accused of killing New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster, and gravely injuring Trooper James Harper. Shakur was shot twice during the incident, and maintains that she was treated inhumanely during her time in the hospital where she remained in custody.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down with spoken word poet, Dasan Ahanu. Ahanu is also an Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Saint Augustine’s University and a 2015 –2016 Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellow at Harvard University’s Hip-Hop Archives at the W.E.B Du Bois institute.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down with the Dean of Trinity College of Arts & Sciences at Duke University Valerie Ashby to talk about her career path through chemistry to become a senior level academic administrator.
Texas teacher arrested after being caught on film repeatedly hitting a student
A Texas teacher has been arrested after footage emerged of her repeatedly hitting a student.
Mary A. Hastings was filmed swiping papers off a high school student's desk before slapping them five times, police say.
The 63-year-old, who appeared agitated in the video, is heard to say '...because you're stopping him from graduating you idiot a**'