This video extra from the Independent Lens documentary The New Black gives us an intimate look at how singer Tonéx, a.k.a. B.Slade, shifted gears in his life as a successful gospel artist when he revealed he was gay.
One of Pinterest's Top Employees on Being Black in Silicon Valley
As a young African-American man, Justin Edmund, 24, feels isolated, one of the few people who looks like him in the company where he works and in the Mission District neighborhood of San Francisco where he lives.
Nas' Enslaved Roots: 'A Receipt for a Human Being' on Finding Your Roots
Nas encounters his 3rd Great-Grandmother's Bill of Sale, a devastatingly telling document, and imagines what his enslaved ancestors' daily lives might have been like, from hardships and pain to marriage and celebration.
Imani's Comforting Chicken Pot Pie - Flex and Shanice
Imani is growing up fast, in fact, she's already showing off her advanced cooking skills in the kitchen! Check it out as she demonstrates how to make a delicious chicken pot pie that everyone will enjoy, and find the recipe below.
After spending two years researching the history of what he calls white supremacy in the United States, The Atlantic's National Correspondent Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote a ground-breaking article, The Case for Reparations. In this clip, he tells The Root Managing Editor Lyne Pitts how he sees the United States today.
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?
For every American musician who makes it big, there are many, many more who eke out a living to be able to afford new guitar strings. The Music Maker Foundation, based in North Carolina, helps struggling blues artists meet their basic needs, record their music and book tours.
We searched NYC for a variety of subway musicians to unite for a live experiment. We stationed them at 9 different subway stops with wifi and had them simultaneously connect to composer Ljova. He led them in a performance of "Signal Strength," an original piece he wrote for them.
"We are always unsafe living in our skin in this country. It's a permanent condition. Our people are stopped, we are frisked, we are criminalized, we are targeted, we are invaded, we are jailed and we are killed.
New York Times Writer Explores Masculinity in Memoir
In his biweekly column, New York Times writer Charles M. Blow seeks clarity out of complicated news events. The same search for transparency is seen in his new memoir, "Fire Shut Up in My Bones," which chronicles a childhood punctuated by sexual abuse and lifetime spent navigating masculinity and sexuality.