For Women's History Month, The Root is celebrating women from a wide range of professional industries in our video series Women at Work. Here, we feature Ebonie Smith, an award-winning producer, audio engineer and founder of Gender Amplified.
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...
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.
Win Win: Former NFL Player Mike T. Brown Innovates with Charity-Based Fantasy League
Win Win is not your typical fantasy League. Created by former NFL linebacker, Mike T. Brown (also known as Mike Tauiliili), Win Win is designed to be a way to connect fantasy leagues to charities as opposed to the usual gambling wins. Eighty-seven percent of the entry fee goes directly to the player’s charity and, instead of cash, contestants win “epic experiences that money can’t buy.”
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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.