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.
For fashion week, The Root Live brings together some of the hottest names in fashion for a lively discussion about the business of design and what really goes on behind the scenes. Designers Byron Lars and Kimberly Goldson are featured, along with writer Teri Agins and Prudential's ShirleyAnn Robertson
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.
WeTV's 'Money.Power.Respect.' puts the spotlight on black female entertainment attorneys, their day to day interactions with their peers and the music industry. Co-stars, Ed Woods and Wendy Credle, share their opinion on what sets this show apart from other reality TV shows and why it's important to watch.
In Focus: Steven Caple Jr., Director of 'The Land'
The Root's original series, 'In Focus' puts the spotlight on black filmmakers. This first episode features Steven Caple Jr, the writer and director of 'The Land'. He shares how he got interested in film, his breakthrough and creating his first feature.
Very Smart Brothas' Damon Young Explains Darth Becky, Being the Blackest Thing on the Internet & More
Damon Young is the Editor-in-Chief of Very Smart Brothas, a very popular commentary site that provides comedy,thought and raw truths. We had Damon come in and explain Darth Becky, his hatred of the Kappas and why the VSB site is the blackest thing that ever happened to the internet.
Part 1 of The Root Shelling Out Awards to the Folk Who Made Social Media a Fun Mess in 2015
The Root Staff Writer and Editor Yesha Callahan and The Root Staff Writer Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele write for the Grapevine, our blog that covers trending stories in social media and entertainment. In part 1 of this 2-part video series, they break down the hottest stories in 2015.
Editor’s note: In Focus is a video series showcasing the new wave of black filmmakers.
Justin Tipping is the writer and director of Kicks, a story set in Oakland about a 15 year old whose dream is to own a pair of fresh Air Jordans. Soon after he gets his hands on them, they’re stolen by a local hood, causing him and his two friends to go on a dangerous mission to retrieve them.
My Black History: Underground's Aisha Hinds Learns The Power of Art Through Nelson Mandela
Editor’s note: During Black History Month, the focus is usually on historical figures who loomed larger than life, paving the way for the progress we experience today. But black history isn’t just about telling stories of our past. History is being made every day and has been made throughout our lives; it’s not just in books. It walks among us. So this 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...