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.
Police Union Insults BLM, Posts Photo of Dogs "Black Labs Matter"
The San Francisco Police Officer's Association is under fire after publishing a photo of two dogs in its newspaper criticizing the Black Lives Matter phrase and movement reported SFGate. The photo shows a black Labrador Retriever with a sign around its neck reading "Black Labs Matter" and a yellow Labrador Retriever with a sign reading "All Labs Matter," a reference to "All Lives Matter," a counter response to "Black Lives Matter." (Complex News)
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal is joined by Liana and Jabari Asim to talk about protest and the criticism of pop culture figures. Liana Asim is a playwright and a librettist. Jabari Asim is an author, poet, and playwright.
"News One Now" host Roland S. Martin sits down with Wendy to talk about her remarks about Historically Black Colleges and the NAACP. Then, Roland weighs in on race in America, police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement. Plus, Roland weighs in on how to talk to our kids about these issues. (Wendy Williams)
The Root Interviews Peniel Joseph, author of Stokely: A Life
Tufts Professor and Root Contributor Peniel Joseph has written a new biography of black power activist Stokely Carmichael. He is interviewed by The Root writer Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele. Stokely: A Life will be available for sale on March 4th.
Black-ish Woes: Is My Success Making My Child Less Driven?
At the heart of the ABC series Blackish lay one question: How do you go about instilling certain traits and values in your children about hard work and success if your kids are having a much more privileged upbringing than you had growing up? It's a question that is furrowing the collective eyebrows of middle-class and upper middle-class black parents who fear that their own successes will cause their children to not develop certain qualities that would help them get to the top.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down with Lerone A. Martin to discuss his top five foundational black preachers. Martin is an Assistant Professor of Religion and Politics at the John C. Danforth Center of Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal talks with Tanisha C. Ford about the inspriation for her new book,"Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul” (University of North Carolina Press, 2015). Ford is an Assistant Professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down with Professor E. Patrick Johnson to talk about his play, Sweet Tea. Professor Johnson is the Carlos Montezuma Professor of Performance Studies and African American Studies at Northwestern University. Sweet Tea will be touring this spring at Williams College, Morehouse College, Spelman College, and Brown University.