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Watch: Inside the Mind of a Random Fly Director

Terence Nance is the lead visionary behind HBO’s Random Acts of Flyness and was recently named as the director for Space Jam 2. His first film, 2012's An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, won rave reviews at Sundance and put Nance on the map in the indie film world. The film even impressed Jay-Z, who became an…

Watch: Teenager Turns Bullying Into Booming Brow Beauty Business

At only 17 years old, Tania Speaks turned her pain into a huge profit after classmates bullied her for her bushy eyebrows. She is now the founder of the successful beauty product, Brow Boost—as well as the recent men’s grooming line, Beard Boost.

Watch: Joe Morton Takes Us Through His Iconic Film and TV Appearances

Joe Morton is widely known for his Emmy-winning role as Elijah Pope on ABC’s Scandal, but don’t get it twisted, Morton has been Forrest Gump’ing through a lot of iconic shows and films including What’s Happening, Sanford & Son, Terminator 2 and even M.A.S.H. “Papa Pope” walks us through some of his roles over the…

What Is This Feeling? What Is This Feeling?

On Friday afternoon, after a day of deliberation, a Cook County jury found Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in 2014. The high-profile shooting commanded national attention after video footage of the shooting—which the city delayed…

Lil' Rel Knew His Bestie Tiffany Haddish Would Have a Successful Career

Comedians Lil’ Rel Howery and Tiffany Haddish are besties. While both of their stars are shining brighter with each new role and opportunity, things were always this golden for the both of them.

Tiffany Haddish and Kevin Hart Play 'Black Ass Game'

Spades or dominoes? Drums or flats? Jheri curl or S-Curl?

Breaking: Bill Cosby Sentenced to 3 to 10 Years, Judge Rules Disgraced Comedian Is 'Sexually Violent Predator' Breaking: Bill Cosby Sentenced to 3 to 10 Years, Judge Rules Disgraced Comedian Is 'Sexually Violent Predator'

Bill Cosby, in the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era, was sentenced to three to 10 years for one count of sexual assault on Tuesday. Cosby will serve his sentence in a state prison.

Think Pink: Our Faves Were Coming Up Roses at the 2018 Emmys ... and in Nike ... and Whiteface? Think Pink: Our Faves Were Coming Up Roses at the 2018 Emmys ... and in Nike ... and Whiteface?

If there was a signature color at the 2018 Emmys, it was pink. Yara Shahidi (in Gucci), nominee Tracee Ellis Ross (in Valentino Haute Couture), and award winner Thandie Newton (in Brandon Maxwell) all showed up in rosy hues, as did several other celebs, who wore shades ranging from blush to bold pink.

Terence Nance and Damon Young on Random Acts of Flyness, Intentional Acts of Blackness, and the Beauty of Lotion

Four things you don’t really need to know before watching this (but I’m going to tell you anyway)

As Hurricane Florence Approaches, Trump Trapped in Tornado of Lies As Hurricane Florence Approaches, Trump Trapped in Tornado of Lies

At The Root, we don’t employ a psychologist or a psychiatrist (although Michael Harriot serves as the senior wypipoloigist on staff), so we are unable to assess the president’s mental health. Therefore no one on The Root staff can currently say whether or not the president suffers from some narcissist personality…

Smart, Funny and Black: Amanda Seales Has Created the Blackest Game Show Ever

Amanda Seales is a lot of things: comedian, intellect, actress, opinionated Instagram commentator, among many other labels. But did you know she’s also the host of one of the best game shows the world has ever seen?

Air MAGA: Trump's Base Is So Pissed at Nike's Kaepernick Ad, They're Burning Their 'White Supremacy 7s' Air MAGA: Trump's Base Is So Pissed at Nike's Kaepernick Ad, They're Burning Their 'White Supremacy 7s'

First, there were the tiki torch marches by white nationalists in Charlottesville, Va.; then there was the Roy Moore, Sean Hannity-inspired coffee smashing protest, and now there is the “cut the Nike symbol off socks you already own” protest of 2018.

Ex-Cop Convicted in Murder of 15-Year-Old Jordan Edwards Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison  Ex-Cop Convicted in Murder of 15-Year-Old Jordan Edwards Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison 

A Texas jury has decided that former Balch Springs, Texas officer Roy Oliver will spend the next 15 years of his life in prison for the murder of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards.

In an Upset, Andrew Gillum Wins Democratic Nomination for Florida Governor's Race In an Upset, Andrew Gillum Wins Democratic Nomination for Florida Governor's Race

In a surprising win, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum earned the Democratic nomination in Florida’s primary race for governor Tuesday night, putting him in a position to become the state’s first black governor if he wins in November, the Washington Post reports.

Spike Lee Compares David Duke’s Favorite President’s Administration to the KKK

BlacKkKlansman director Spike Lee sees a lot of similarities between the Ku Klux Klan and today’s administration, specifically around fear-mongering and coded rhetoric (see: the origins of Trump’s popular slogan- “America first.”)

Watch: Stars on the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards’ Red Carpet Put Some R-E-S-P-E-C-T on Aretha’s Name

MTV, I’mma let you finish—but Aretha Franklin was one of the greatest singers of all time, so I would expect the Video Music Awards to go above and beyond to pay her proper respect.

What is a Fuckboy and How Does One Avoid Them?

One of Amanda Seales’ best and most reliable qualities is her ability to tell it like it is. The actress (Insecure), comedian and creator of the Smart, Funny and Black traveling game show has this delightful talent of jumping on a topic, giving her opinion and then shaping thought-provoking conversations about said…

This Is How Black Joy and Resistance Triumphed Over White Supremacy at D.C.'s Unite The Right Rally

White supremacists behind the original Unite the Right rally that terrorized Charlottesville, Va., in 2017 with violent protests, decided to have another riveting event. This time, in our nation’s capital. But the group was dwarfed by counter-protestors. This is their story.

Soledad O'Brien Wants Journalists to Stop Playing Games and Call a Racist a Racist

There’s a lot of people out here, namely, journalists who refuse to call out Donald Trump as a racist. One seasoned newsperson, Soledad O’Brien, ain’t having it!

Barack Obama Is Out Here Looking Like Our Favorite Uncle Jamming Out at the OTRII Concert in Washington, D.C. Barack Obama Is Out Here Looking Like Our Favorite Uncle Jamming Out at the OTRII Concert in Washington, D.C.

So on Saturday night, Twitter lit up with videos of our favorite uncle, forever President Barack Obama, jamming it out during the D.C. leg of Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s On the Run II Tour.

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