Star-studded NYC premiere of the Jesse Owens biopic "Race" starring Stephan James and Jason Sudeikis. The Root caught up with the stars, the director, and Olympians Dan O'Brien and Sanya Richards-Ross.
On May 20th, Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal will discover the results from his genetic ancestry testing. Charmaine Royal explains genetic ancestry testing and talks about genetic testing's implications on race. Royal is the director of Genomics, Race, Identity, Difference (GRID) at Duke University.
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.
Hit television series, Power, returns in July. The Root is celebrating with #PowerThursdays vis-à-vis, exclusive interviews with the show's stars. Here's our exclusive interview with 50 Cent and Courtney A. Kemp
Jimmy Kimmel Live wrote: From time to time we highlight some of the nasty things people post about famous people by asking those famous people to read them aloud. This is #MeanTweets Music Edition #3 featuring Meghan Trainor, Ricky Martin, James Taylor, Little Big Town, Common, Ed Sheeran, Kelly Clarkson, Charlie Wilson, Blake Shelton, Wiz Khalifa, Josh Groban, Demi Lovato, The Killers, Drake, One Direction, Lionel Richie, Rita Ora and Mumford & Sons.
Hit television series, Power, returns in July! The Root is celebrating with #PowerThursdays vis-à-vis, exclusive interviews with the show's stars. Here's our exclusive interview with Omari Hardwick and Lela Loren.
In this special episode of Left of Black, Tsitsi Ella Jaji interviews Ed Pavlić on his lastest work, “Who Can Afford to Improvise?: James Baldwin and Black Music, the Lyric and the Listeners” (Fordham University Press, 2015). Pavlić is a poet, author, and a Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Georgia.
Baby Steph Curry and Baby LeBron Work Out Together
Much has been made about Steph Curry and LeBron James going at it on the court. LeBron talked some serious trash during Game 6, but according to ESPN, they've actually become very close. (Jimmy Kimmel Live)
Kid President Introduces the White House Student Film Festival
For the past few months, K-12 students have been putting the finishing touches on short films about this year's theme: The Impact of Giving Back. We received more than 1,500 submissions from around the world and, on Friday, March 20 we premiered 15 Official Selections at the 2015 White House Film Festival.