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.
In honor of National Margarita Day, TheRoot.com caught up with Gabrielle Union to discuss some of her favorite "Margarita Moments." See what she also had to say about Donald Trump, Stacey Dash and #BlackLivesMatter!
Meet Larry Smith and his partner Shawn Holman are breaking into the marijuana business. They are the stars of a new web series called "Selling Marijuana Legally" which looks at the opportunity for an African American owned pot dispensary. The series goes through the business process, shows community events and charities, culminating with a grand opening festival.
College Senior Uses Songwriting to Help Overcome Genetic Disease
Twenty-two-year-old West Chester University senior Tarik Williams is more than a big man on campus. He’s “King of the Rams.” But his rise to the top had its own unique set of challenges.
When he was diagnosed with a genetic disease that robbed him of his central vision in 2009, he vowed he wouldn’t let it rob him of his future. So, he created a vision for his life.
In 2014, Lesely McSpadden faced tragedy on a world stage, with the death of her then 18-year-old son, Michael Brown. And nearly two years after the passing of her beloved “Mike Mike,” Lesley McSpadden – as she often referred to him – carries on her son’s legacy, in Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil.