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.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal is joined by Karla FC Holloway to talk about her new book, 'Legal Fictions: Constituting Race, Composing Literature' and President Obama. Professor Holloway is the James B. Duke Professor of English at Duke University. She also holds appointments in the Law School, Women's Studies and African & African American Studies.
Patti Labelle and Pie Guy James Sang at Her House for Thanksgiving
It looks like James Wright and singing icon Patti Labelle is all good (damage control) after there were some who doubted Patti was appreciative enough after James viral video caused a dramatic rise in sales of her Patti Pie. Well the singer put that nasty rumor to rest when she invited Wright to her house for Thanksgiving and the two even did a duet together for all the attended guests.
In 2014, Lesely McSpadden faced tragedy on a world stage, with the death of her then 18-year-old son, Michael Brown. And nearly two years after the passing of her beloved “Mike Mike,” Lesley McSpadden – as she often referred to him – carries on her son’s legacy, in Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil.
Black-Owned Marijuana Dispensary Opens in Las Vegas
Larry Smith and his partner Shawn Holman are breaking into the marijuana business. They are the stars of a new web series called "Selling Marijuana Legally" which looks at the opportunity for an African American owned pot dispensary. The series goes through the business process, shows community events and charities, culminating with a grand opening festival.
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.
College Senior Uses Songwriting to Help Overcome Genetic Disease
Twenty-two-year-old West Chester University senior Tarik Williams is more than a big man on campus. He’s “King of the Rams.” But his rise to the top had its own unique set of challenges.
When he was diagnosed with a genetic disease that robbed him of his central vision in 2009, he vowed he wouldn’t let it rob him of his future. So, he created a vision for his life.
Misty Copeland has gone from living in a motel to dancing on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House. With radical focus and an unshakable will, Misty Copeland has achieved her goals and bedazzled the world, at the same time. Watch along as Misty shares her Food for Thought.
Food for Thought presented by McDonald's is a four-part video series, celebrating the ingenuity and accomplishments of celebrities and influencers of the African Diaspora.
Federally it is illegal to sell and use marijuana, but the medical use of marijuana
is misunderstood. We spoke with Dr. Chanda Macias of the National Holistic Healing Center dispensary to explain marijuana's health benefits.