As coverage of the Michael Brown shooting continues to unfold, images from the events surrounding the incident bear a striking resemblance to those of the Civil Rights era. The Root put together a compilation of historic photos and photos from Ferguson, Missouri to show the parallels.
Cabbie Frederick Amoafo and the Daily News set out from Midtown Manhattan en route to New Orleans, where Amoafo was crowned International Taxi Driver of the Year by the International Association of Transportation Regulators. Amoafo hasn't had a single moving violation in his last 190,000 miles, and was featured on the cover of the News in September 2014.
Valerie Jarrett's Groundbreaking Family History on Finding Your Roots
Valerie Jarrett digs into the family history of her legendary Great-Grandfather, MIT's first African-American graduate and an accomplished architect, recruited to help build the prestigious Tuskegee Institute. How did a man born into slavery have the resources to send his son to a private college?
Little League Star Mo'ne Davis is Releasing a Memoir
After becoming a child star, landing on the cover of Sports Illustrated, inspiring girls across the country, throwing a killer first pitch before a World Series game and starring in a primetime ad on national TV, what's left for a teen to do?
For Mo'ne Davis, the girl who catapulted from anonymity to take the world by storm as a 13-year-old Little League star this summer, the answer is simple: Pen a memoir.
Michael Scott, the First Sergeant of a National Guard boot camp for troubled teens, is in charge of the 28 sergeants who've made it their life's mission to turn at-risk students' lives around. Michelle Miller tells us more about the sergeants who try to motivate the cadets at the academy, and what motivates the sergeants.
Singer Al Green on Faith, Music and Potential New Album
One of the great soul singers of his time, the Rev. Al Green's career has taken him from gospel to R&B and back, winning him the 11 Grammy Awards that decorate his church office in Memphis. He was one of the Kennedy Center Honorees this year, representing the best in American arts and culture.