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.
Upstate New York Man Celebrates 108th Birthday with Wife of 82 Years
With a combined age of 212 and 82 years of marriage, an upstate New York couple could be one of the region’s oldest couples, according to the Journal News. The couple, Duranord and Jeanne Veillard, were married in November of 1932 – the same month former New York governor Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected the United State’s 32nd president.
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 is a recap of the manCODE event which included panelists - award-winning journalist Keith Reed; Co-founder, Spendify, Eldredge Washington; The Root’s political editor, Jason Johnson; tech innovator Iziah Reid; and entrepreneur B.J. Kerr.