Watch: Part 2 of The Root Doling Out Awards to the Folks 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 2 of this 2-part video series, they break down the hottest stories in 2015.
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.
Breakfast Club Host Charlamagne Talks Racism, Felonies and His First Vote
The Root Associate Editor Danielle Belton interviews radio host Charlamagne 'Tha God' about his being named to The 2015 Root 100 and the responsibility he feels for a national platform. He's also asked if he's ever been the victim of racism, and gives a surprising and revealing response.
It’s been 50 years since voting-rights protesters on a bloody bridge in Alabama declared that black lives matter. As the unceasing struggle for justice continues, we take a look at The Selma-to-Montgomery March by numbers.
Chris Wilson is a force for economic opportunity in Baltimore despite being sentenced to life in prison. As a 17-year-old, Chris Wilson was sentenced to life for murder. Today, he’s a full-time scholarship student (with plans to attend Harvard), director of workforce development and owner of two social enterprises that employ marginalized local residents. He runs a community business school for local “below market” entrepreneurs and a “low tech” incubator for brick-and-mortar businesses that...
Watch The Root Staff Discuss the Midterm Elections with Georgia Rep. Stacey Abrams
The Root is doing an occasional series of interviews with up-and-coming politicians. Georgia Rep. Stacey Abrams, an honoree in The Root 100 for 2014, is a leader in the voter-registration movement in her state. She speaks with The Root’s Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele about the importance of voting in the upcoming midterm elections.
Senior Editor Genetta Adams, Associate Editor Danielle Belton, Senior Writer Kirsten West Savali and Social Media Editor Kimberly Wilson discuss the charges brought by Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby against the six police officers involved in Freddie Gray's death.
The Root Staff Discusses Raven-Symoné's Contradictory Comments on 'What is American'
In Raven-Symoné's attempt to argue that 'American' is a broad category that includes people from all ethnicities, she spoke as if all Americans are mixed-race or perhaps not clear about their ancestry.