Husband and Wife Team, Taffi and JG Ayodele, created Africa's 1st Brand of Foldable Flats. We spoke to the founders of Thandos for Color Creatives, our video series highlighting the wave of black innovators in several creative industries.
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 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.
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...
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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In Focus: Steven Caple Jr., Director of 'The Land'
The Root's original series, 'In Focus' puts the spotlight on black filmmakers. This first episode features Steven Caple Jr, the writer and director of 'The Land'. He shares how he got interested in film, his breakthrough and creating his first feature.
There's a refugee crisis in Italy and there's hardly anyone talking about it. Over 150,000 Africans migrated across the Mediterranean for safety and thousands have died on their way. This is their story.
Very Smart Brothas' Damon Young Explains Darth Becky, Being the Blackest Thing on the Internet & More
Damon Young is the Editor-in-Chief of Very Smart Brothas, a very popular commentary site that provides comedy,thought and raw truths. We had Damon come in and explain Darth Becky, his hatred of the Kappas and why the VSB site is the blackest thing that ever happened to the internet.
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.
What Nigerians Think About Boko Haram, America Wanting to Help
It's been seven months since Boko Haram abducted over 200 schoolgirls from their boarding school in Chibok, Nigeria, and the subsequent #BringBackOurGirls social media campaign was born.
In the Root TV segment above, The Root's Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele speaks with Chika Oduah—an independent journalist working in Nigeria—about what this entire experience has been like for Nigerians, especially their being at the forefront of the philanthropic cause that was “en vogue” for the better part...
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...