Comedian Chris Rock as featured in The Black List. As a new chapter begins in this country, The Black List offers a dynamic and never-before-heard perspective from achievers of color. This series of inspired-and inspiring-observations on African-American life in the 21st century forms a roll call of some of the most compelling politicians, writers, thinkers and performers ever to tackle their fields of endeavor.
Children's Hospital Patients, Staff Have 'Happy' Dance Party
We are celebrating Child Life Month. The Child Life Department at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital is staffed by certified and compassionate child life specialists whose goals are to promote optimum development, maintain normal living patterns and minimize psychological trauma for children during their stay at the hospital.
A Counter-Narrative on Black Male Students: At Central High School's Black History Month Celebration, the Central and Centennial High School African-American Clubs released a joint video countering the negative images of young African-American males in the media. The students affirmed the following in a video highlighting the successes of young black males within the District.
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?