Documentary, 13th is set to hit Netflix on Oct. 7 and ahead of its release, we sat down with the incomparable Ava DuVernay to discuss white fear, working with Angela Davis and the importance of balancing black trauma with black joy.
Chanowk Yisrael is an urban farmer. His extensive home garden in Sacramento’s inner city not only provides food for his extended family, but provides an example of how urban farming can help bring positive change to the community.
April is National Minority Health Month, and The Root is exploring some alternatives to traditional medical treatments -- here's our profile on meditation. Give it a try: quiet mind and a still body. After all, thinking is thinking, and meditating is meditating.
Currently 25 states and Washington, D.C. have made medical marijuana legal and four states as well as Washington, D.C. have passed laws legalizing recreational marijuana. In November, more states will consider making recreational marijuana legit.
When a victim reports a rape and undergoes a forensic exam, the rape kit is handed over to law enforcement. Law enforcement then sends the kit off for DNA testing. The results of that analysis can help catch a rapist. At least, that is what is supposed to happen.For an estimated 400,000 victims, their case was forgotten about. Their rape kit was left on a shelf or in a storage or in a warehouse. And their rapists were allowed to walk free.
Star-studded NYC premiere of the Jesse Owens biopic "Race" starring Stephan James and Jason Sudeikis. The Root caught up with the stars, the director, and Olympians Dan O'Brien and Sanya Richards-Ross.