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Jemele Hill and ESPN Get It Over With: Report Jemele Hill and ESPN Get It Over With: Report

Jemele Hill, a black woman who remained so while on television, had a rough go of it at ESPN in the fallout of calling Donald Trump, a sho nuff white supremacist, just that. She’s reportedly set to completely sever ties with the company at the beginning of September.

Come Through, Comic-Con! How Celebs Turned Up for the World's Best Known Comic Convention Come Through, Comic-Con! How Celebs Turned Up for the World's Best Known Comic Convention

In case you didn’t get the memo, Comic-Con isn’t just for cosplay—or even just for comics. Celebs and fans of all types of pop-cultural phenomenons descended on the convention’s West Coast event in San Diego, Ca. from July 19-22 to attend panels, rubs elbows with their faves, and, or course, dress up to celebrate all…

Joe Jackson, Controversial Patriarch of a Musical Dynasty, Has Died at 89 Joe Jackson, Controversial Patriarch of a Musical Dynasty, Has Died at 89

Joseph Walter Jackson, who aspired to be a musician himself, instead became the mastermind behind the most successful musical family in pop history, attracting much controversy along the way. He died Wednesday morning in Los Angeles, according to TMZ. He was 89.

GQ Asks: How Do You Solve a Problem Like Yeezy? GQ Asks: How Do You Solve a Problem Like Yeezy?

“I’m not wearing the sneakers, I’m not wearing the clothes, I’m not listening to the music. I’m definitely taking a step back—indefinitely,” said DJ and former Yeezy enthusiast Jerome Baker III to GQ, when asked how Kanye West’s recent antics affected his feelings about the Yeezy merchandise he owns.

All Black People Are Victims of Police Brutality  All Black People Are Victims of Police Brutality 

Editor’s note: This week, The Root will examine the many facets of law enforcement and its effects on the black community with our weeklong series Unprotected, Underserved: The Policing of Black America.

Unprotected, Underserved: The (False) Criminalization of Black America Unprotected, Underserved: The (False) Criminalization of Black America

Editor’s note: This week, The Root will examine the many facets of law enforcement and its effects on the black community with our weeklong series Unprotected, Underserved: The Policing of Black America.

Sophia Chang Ain’t Nothing to Fuck Wit’ Sophia Chang Ain’t Nothing to Fuck Wit’

In The Art of Exchange, The Root explores the intersections where different identities and communities of color meet. Each story covers a different place or personality that expands or challenges our idea of what cultural exchange, allyship and cross-cultural support look like. 

The Oppression of White America The Oppression of White America

White people are oppressed.

#MusicSermon Feeds Your Soul With Music History and Sound Every Week #MusicSermon Feeds Your Soul With Music History and Sound Every Week

Music is indelibly tied to memory. You remember what song you heard right before you got your first kiss or when you experienced your first heartbreak or when you blew out the candles at your sweet 16? The song you had your first dance to at your wedding reception is just as important as the song they sang when y’all…

I Reconnected to My Father, Only to Disconnect From Him Again I Reconnected to My Father, Only to Disconnect From Him Again

My father has never really been a major part of my life. Not having a father around was pretty much a normal thing throughout my childhood. My birth mother passed away from breast cancer when I was 3 years old, which left my brother and sister and me to be raised by family. My aunt became my mother as she stepped up…

Whiteness Is a Superpower Whiteness Is a Superpower

All superheroes are white. Superman is white. Spider-Man is white. Batman is white. Wonder Woman is white.

‘It Gets Better’: The Lie We Tell LGBTQ
Youths ‘It Gets Better’: The Lie We Tell LGBTQ Youths

Editor’s note: For Pride Month, The Root and Jezebel are teaming up once again for JezeRoot, with content by writers of color around everyday life for LGBTQ individuals.

School Board Member Blames Her Racist Facebook Posts on Michelle Obama, NFL Protesters School Board Member Blames Her Racist Facebook Posts on Michelle Obama, NFL Protesters

After being called out for a collection of racist social media posts echoing the sentiments of noted Twitter political pundit Roseanne Barr, a board member of Alabama’s second-largest school district passionately explained herself by citing Michelle Obama’s unpatriotic hate for America and kneeling NFL players’…

Black Women Will Save Us, but Who Will Save Black Women? Black Women Will Save Us, but Who Will Save Black Women?

During the Alabama special election between Roy Moore, a man with a history of predatory behavior toward teen girls, and now-Sen. Doug Jones, we heard again what has become a mantra for progressives: “Black women will save us.”

Slaves, Dinosaurs and White Jesus, Oh My! How Taxpayers Fund Crazy Christian Conservative Education Slaves, Dinosaurs and White Jesus, Oh My! How Taxpayers Fund Crazy Christian Conservative Education

Slaves who accepted Jesus into their hearts were better off than the ones who held on to African religions. Black people were pretty happy under Jim Crow until Northerners messed everything up. Noah brought dinosaurs onto his ark and Africans had dinosaur puppies, but the Nazis don’t want you to know that.

There Goes the Neighborhood: How Food Helps Drive Gentrification There Goes the Neighborhood: How Food Helps Drive Gentrification

Lezli Levene Harvell has enjoyed food all of her life. The festivals, invitations to private food events and the scene, in general, fascinated her. However, she also noticed a dearth of black people being celebrated in the culinary world and wanted to do something about it. A pediatric dentist by training, Levene…

Energetic and Nostalgic Performances by Bell Biv DeVoe, Tony! Toni! Toné and More Helped the Apollo Spring Gala Raise Over $2 Million Energetic and Nostalgic Performances by Bell Biv DeVoe, Tony! Toni! Toné and More Helped the Apollo Spring Gala Raise Over $2 Million

This week the legendary Apollo Theater celebrated the 13 years of its star-studded annual Spring Gala. Every year the iconic Harlem landmark gathers every ounce of black excellence it can find to raise funds for its year-round artistic- and community-programming initiatives.

10 Euphemisms for ‘Racist’ That Won’t Hurt White People’s Feelings 10 Euphemisms for ‘Racist’ That Won’t Hurt White People’s Feelings

Have you ever referred to someone or something as racist? I have.

‘Evilest White Woman on Earth’: The Criminal Injustice of Terra Morehead ‘Evilest White Woman on Earth’: The Criminal Injustice of Terra Morehead

Warning: This story is not about America’s criminal-justice system.

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