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
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.
Michelle Obama Surprises People Recording Goodbye Messages to Her
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon wrote: We asked regular Americans to record a video message saying goodbye to First Lady Michelle Obama - what they didn't know was that FLOTUS was right behind the curtain, waiting to surprise them.
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.
First Lady Michelle Obama Gets Emotional Saying Goodbye
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon wrote: The First Lady shares how emotional it has been to say goodbye after eight years as FLOTUS and why one of her daughters missed her dad's last presidential speech.
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.
Stevie Wonder Sings "Isn't She Lovely"/"My Cherie Amour" to Michelle Obama
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon wrote: Music guest Stevie Wonder performs a special medley of "Isn't She Lovely" and "My Cherie Amour" for First Lady Michelle Obama and the Tonight Show audience.
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...
Husband and Wife Team, Taffi and JG Ayodele, created Africa's 1st Brand of Foldable Flats. We spoke to the founders of Thandos for Color Creatives, our video series highlighting the wave of black innovators in several creative industries.
First Lady Michelle Obama Sends a Heartfelt Thanks to Her Mom-in-Chief
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon wrote: Michelle Obama takes a moment to give a special thank you to her mother for helping the POTUS and FLOTUS with their children during both terms and revisits her favorite White House memories.
In our new video series, The Root Interviews, we examine social and political issues that affect black people in America. In this episode, The Root sat down with former police commander and author of "Once A Cop", Corey Pegues.
He shares his analysis on current police shootings, the black lives matter movement and solutions to help improve police and community relations.