Kenan Thompson Has Three Words About Voting This Election: ‘Figure It Out’

We here at The Root always come with receipts, as hard as they may be to bear. Last week, writer Michael Harriot ...

 

Tina Turner: My Husband Saved My Life

In her upcoming autobiography, Tina Turner revealed that her husband...

 

 

A Hero Lives in Chitown: Chance The Rapper Pledges $1 Million to City Mental Health Services'

In the words of that sage of Hollywood, Robert Downey Jr., a hero is not a noun it’s a verb...

 

 

Barack and Michelle Obama Celebrate 26th Wedding Anniversary

Do you know what today is? It’s their anniversary! Today’s the day ...

 

 

Jemele Hill Says Race Was Definitely a Factor in Being Labeled 'Too Political' for ESPN

For years, whenever complaints about ESPN being “too political” came up, anchors Jemele Hill and Michael Smith were pointed to as the primary culprits. Their...

 

 

 

Forever and Ever You'll Stay in These Charts: Aretha Franklin Greatest Hits Album Reaches Billboard Top 10 Following Her Death'

The Queen of Soul, true to form, is posthumously ruling the charts this week.Billboard reports that following Franklin’s...

 

Lauryn Hill’s Miseducation is more than a crossover—it’s a beacon!

A baby and a breakup. The catalysts for one of the most celebrated albums of 1998 are of some ...

 

 

Denzel Washington on Sustaining a 35-Year Marriage: 'I Do What I'm Told and Keep My Mouth Shut!'

Uncle Denzel has been married to his wife Pauletta for 35 years. Hot damn, they barely do it like that anymore, so how do he and Pauletta do it?...

 

 

A Joyful Noise! Letitia Wright Covers W Magazine

Letitia Wright may have stolen our hearts as the brilliant and wisecracking princess and little sister Shuri in Black Panther...

 

 

Cop Kept His Job After Calling Teenage Black Girl a 'Wild Animal That Needs To Be Put Down'

New documents reveal that a Kentucky police officer who repeatedly made racist remarks on social media only received a slap on the...

 

Millions of Black Voters Are Being Purged From Voter Rolls, Often Illegally: Report

As the end of Barack Obama’s presidency grew closer, election officials began preparing for the next election. Instead of strengthening the security of voting machines...

 

 

Black Man Fired From Home Depot for Standing Up to Racist Customer Offuered His Job Back, But He's No Longer Interested

By now we should all know the story of Maurice Rucker, the 60-year-old ...

 

 

Bus Driver Tells Passengers They Must Be US Citizens in Order to Board

As attention turns toward the government-created humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, immigration officials are slowly...

 

 

Nina Simone’s Childhood Home Named ‘National Treasure,’ Is to Be Restored for Future Use.

The childhood home where famed singer and civil rights icon Nina Simone was born has suffered through failed restoration attempts over the...

 

 

Conservative Sinclair News Host Resigns After Threatening to Sexually Assault Parkland, Fla., Student

A Sinclair Broadcast Group host showed his whole ass—and was forced to resign—after writing a tweet in which he threatened...

 

 

Equal Pay Day: Will Women Ever Catch Up?

Well, that only took about 100 days. That’s right, kids: It’s Equal Pay Day 2018, otherwise known as the day women’s collective earnings catch up with men’s earnings from the previous year...