Google Gives $1,000,000 Grant to Push the Representation of Black Male Youths in Tech.

Google is doling out a cool $1 million grant to an Oakland, Calif.-based organization that is dedicated to increasing representation of black male youths in tech...

 

 

3 Athletes Who Risked It All Before Colin Kaepernick.

When now-former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee to bring attention to injustice, he may have lost his career simply by speaking out...

 

 

The Unsinkable Nikki Giovanni Reflects on a Life of Tears and Laughter in New Collection.

You don’t have to wonder where Nikki Giovanni is on a Saturday night. The iconic poet, who just released her latest collection of poems last week, is a devout Saturday Night Live fan and is especially impressed by Alec Baldwin and his Donald Trump impersonations...

 

 

Little Black Girl Screaming ‘Stranger Danger’ Was With Her Father; She’s Safe.

Updated Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, 10:55 p.m. EDT: The little girl who was seen being dragged out of a Burlington Coat Factory store in Michigan was actually with her father, and was acting out because she didn’t get her way inside the store, authorities say...

 

 

Why Some Black and Brown People Can’t Trust Bernie Sanders, in 1 Quote.

There are reasons that progressive black and brown folk have had their struggles with supporting Bernie Sanders—though no one does a better job of illustrating why than the Vermont senator and former presidential candidate himself...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I Watched CNN Debate Night: The Fight Over Obamacare. I Would Like Most of Those Minutes Back.

In theory,’ a cable news network holding debates between members of different parties arguing over the merits of their respective policies seems like a novel idea...

 

 

 

1 Year After #BankBlack, America’s Biggest Black-Owned Bank Still Doing the Work

Hip-hop has become a cultural powerhouse that fuels everything from fashion to corporate profits....

 

 

 

Jordan Peele is No. 1 on The Root 100, Our Annual List of the Most Influential African Americans

When we launched The Root 100 in 2009, it was the perfect time to celebrate black excellence. The arrival of the country’s first black president...

 

 

 

This Was Never About the Anthem

When Sharp Cheddar Stalin called the mothers of NFL players “bitches” in Huntsville, Ala., his hillbilly conservative base cheered him on because he vilified the men for disrespecting “our flag.”...

 

 

Best Part of Congressional Black Caucus Week? Exclusive Footage of Marvel’s Black Panther

These are some of the things the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference is known for: policy talk for the black community, mixed in with big parties, behind-the-scenes shenanigans and profilin’ outfits....