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The Hate U Give Aims to Create Empathy While Offering a Portrait of Why Black Lives Matter The Hate U Give Aims to Create Empathy While Offering a Portrait of Why Black Lives Matter

The Hate U Give is a New York Times best-selling young adult novel by Angie Thomas that chronicles the life of Starr Carter, a 16-year-old who is from a poor, black neighborhood, but attends a fancy private school in the ‘burbs. One sad, fateful night, Starr’s best friend Khalil is shot and killed by a police officer.…

Amandla Stenberg Makes It Official: She Is a Black Gay Woman Amandla Stenberg Makes It Official: She Is a Black Gay Woman

We long for the day when no one feels compelled to “come out”—or for straight folks to feel equally compelled. Ideally, sexuality should just be considered another natural and accepted part of identity—but then again, so should blackness.

We Ready! The 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards Teased a Big Night With an Over-the-Top Red Carpet We Ready! The 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards Teased a Big Night With an Over-the-Top Red Carpet

The MTV Movie & TV Awards air Monday night, but Saturday’s pretaping gave us a lot to look forward to by way of the red carpet. The annual ceremony, now in its 27th year, is where the most current phenoms in film and television collide—and the red carpet is a reliable range of good, bad and WTF fashion (because ...…

Curl Hunting: Nai’vasha Johnson Is Young Hollywood’s Go-to Hairdresser  Curl Hunting: Nai’vasha Johnson Is Young Hollywood’s Go-to Hairdresser 

OK—did you die over Yara Shahidi’s hairstyle when she walked down the red carpet at this year’s SAG Awards? I died. Did you die over her “Weekend In Wakanda”-perfect bejeweled ’fro-cornrow extravaganza on Essence’s latest cover? I died. Hairstylist Nai’vasha Johnson is the one slaying the trendsetting actress’s…

Knowing Your Place: Why Amandla Stenberg Bowed Out of Auditioning for Black Panther Knowing Your Place: Why Amandla Stenberg Bowed Out of Auditioning for Black Panther

In the weeks since Black Panther premiered, much has been made of the revelatory experience of seeing such a melanin-rich cast on-screen. Specifically, while the fictional world of Wakanda gave us a glimpse at what black civilization might have been like without European colonization, it also represented a world in…

Join Us Sunday on Facebook Live With Anika Noni Rose and Amandla Stenberg to Discuss Everything, Everything Join Us Sunday on Facebook Live With Anika Noni Rose and Amandla Stenberg to Discuss Everything, Everything

This Sunday on Facebook, The Root will host a live panel with Anika Noni Rose and Amandla Stenberg to discuss their upcoming movie, Everything, Everything.

Watch: Angie Thomas on Writing Her Best-Selling Young-Adult Novel Inspired by Oscar Grant

Angie Thomas’ debut novel, The Hate U Give, is a must-read for our young people. It tells the story of 16-year-old Starr, who lives in a poor neighborhood but goes to a prep school in a wealthy suburb. She witnesses her best friend, Khalil, murdered by police. It cleverly tells the common, opposing narratives that…

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