Jordan Casteel wants to change the staleness of the high art world and how it views black men. The Denver artist has been painting portraits of people in her community before she was an art student at Yale and it evolved as she made a home in Harlem, N.Y.
Today is national black poetry day and I am, among many things, a black poet. I could link to Maya Angelou’s “Phenomenal Woman” or some other literary poets, but there are these things called books that you should totally check out.
Dear Beyoncé and Jay-Z,
For the first time ever, The Root teamed up with Very Smart Brothas and The Glow Up for a panel event all about black folks and the great outdoors. We tapped OWN publicist James Ward III and marketing and advertising professional Crystal Marie McDaniels, as well as our own Maiysha Kai, Damon Young and Panama Jackson…
For Women’s History Month, Jezebel and The Root are partnering for JezeRoot, a series that focuses on women of color, domestic workers and sex workers.
Hey, young world (who lives in the greater Los Angeles area or has lots of money and time to fly out to L.A.)! Do you enjoy the great outdoors? Do you hike, bike or like to go outside? Do you like free events? If the answer to any of those questions is yes and you’re going to be in L.A. on March 29, then you should…
Editor’s note: Thank you to everyone who participated; we got enough volunteers. Also, apologies to our non-18-to-35 readers! The firm conducting the survey was specifically interested in that age group, but that doesn’t mean if you’re over 35 we don’t love you. We love you! We read all your comments, and we all…
We shouldn’t need a Women’s History Month.
All right, listen up, gamers. Gerald Lawson is the pioneer of games you almost never hear about.
Evan Narcisse is the writer of the hit comic series Rise of the Black Panther. It tells the early story of Black Panther, aka T’Challa, becoming King of Wakanda.
In a panel discussion moderated by Ava DuVernay at the Makers Conference on Monday, women in Hollywood discussed the #MeToo movement and Time’s Up initiative.
The Cleveland Cavaliers-vs.-Golden State Warriors basketball game on Martin Luther King Jr. Day was aight (spoiler alert: Warriors won ... again), but the real show was 5-year-old Tavaris Jones’ dancing during halftime. The young Detroit native kept the crowd entertained when LeBron James wasn’t busy crying scoring.
In November, President Donald Trump’s administration released declassified FBI documents on President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. But the release also included a batch of Martin Luther King Jr. documents filled with allegations of “abnormal” sexual behavior and of being a “slow thinker” and a “Marxist” (pdf).
It’s never all work and no play here at The Root, y’all. Though we work hard, we always make time for fun—including making fun of one another—because we’re one big ol’ happy, dysfunctional family. And because our family is spread out across the country, most of these hijinks take place on our messaging system, Slack.
Beauty is more than what you look like. It’s more than when you’re dressed nice or you bothered to dust on a little foundation. It’s more than when your shoes are both comfy and cute (or wildly impractical but still to die for). It’s more than when your nails are freshly polished, your melanin is popping and your…
Hey, young world! Welcome to our new digs. You already knew that we were moving to a deluxe apartment in the sky. We got the keys a little bit earlier than anticipated, so here we are.
(Photo courtesy of Jonathan Newton/Washington Post; Flyer courtesy of Panama Jackson/VSB)
This is Unpopular Opinions, a weekly romp through the Gizmodo Media Group staff’s personal Slack conversations that boldly reveal scandalous opinions that many would deem unpopular. So, basically it’s a conversation that proclaims, We schaid what we schaid.
This is Unpopular Opinions, a weekly romp through our staff’s personal Slack conversations that boldly reveal scandalous opinions that many would deem unpopular. So, basically, it’s a conversation that proclaims: We schaid what we schaid.