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.
This black history month The Root is asking notables about the personal and pivotal events from their own lifetimes in a series we call My Black History. Professor Michael Eric Dyson is an ordained minister, a University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University and author of nineteen books, including four New York Times bestsellers. His latest book is Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America.
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Peabody Spotlight: Black Power and Creative Expression
This installment is called Black Power and Creative Expression, which showcases both local and national programming provided African-Americans vehicles to express themselves through art and performance.
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.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down with Yaba Blay to talk about her new book (1) Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race. Yaba Blay is an assistant professor and co-director of the Africana Studies program at Drexel University.
How a Bout of Depression Led to Dwayne Johnson's Career-Defining Moment | Master Class | OWN
After playing football for four years at the University of Miami, Dwayne Johnson was passed over by the NFL. While he played for the Canadian Football League for a short time, he was ultimately cut from his team, the Calgary Stampeders, and sent packing.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down with Bettina Love to discuss Love’s new project, “Get Free: Hip Hop Civics Education”. Love is an Associate Professor of Education Theory and Practice at the University of Georgia and a 2016 Nasir Jones Fellow at the W.E.B. Du Bois Research Center at Harvard University.
"News One Now" host Roland S. Martin sits down with Wendy to talk about her remarks about Historically Black Colleges and the NAACP. Then, Roland weighs in on race in America, police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement. Plus, Roland weighs in on how to talk to our kids about these issues. (Wendy Williams)
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...
Separate, But Equal: Rare Images from Segregated South
Despite the hardships imposed by segregation in the Deep South, the vibrant African American heritage displayed in this film reveals a little known black middle class community in Mississippi. Photographer H.C. Anderson captured it all as his neighbors lived their lives separately but -- in many ways -- equally.