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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.

Danielle Brooks Shines Bright as Her Character Faces Darkness in Season 6 of Orange is the New Black

Orange is the New Black took Netflix by storm. The chronicle of a white woman’s prison sentence gave us glimpses into the world of women in prison, particularly women of color. From petty thieves to murderers, shows like OITNB remind us of the humanity in everyone.

Judge of Characters: Stand Your Ground Only Works for White People

Florida’s Stand Your Ground law faced heavy scrutiny back in 2012 when George Zimmerman, a white-passing neighborhood watchman saw Trayvon Martin walking down the street minding his own business. Zimmerman deemed Trayvon scary and a “punk” and followed him. Their confrontation left Trayvon dead and his killer a free…

The Pop Up: pineappleCITI Just Might Be Your New Favorite Rapper

Some say hip-hop is an overstuffed musical genre. That’s both a gift and a curse because it means there’s a variety of ways to express yourself as a hip-hop artist. And that’s what rapper pineappleCITI loves about music—self expression.

Michael Arceneaux's Debut Book, I Can't Date Jesus is For Those Who Unapologetically Bop...With Chicken Wings

“I just want to be in Miss Tina’s book club,” Michael Arceneaux says in a matter-of-fact way as he’s chatting about life, love and all things Beyoncé when he bopped his way to The Root’s office for an interview.

Judge of Characters: Does Justice Have a Shelf Life?

Here’s the thing about justice: it’s rare that people of color ever get to see it in action because it usually doesn’t work in our favor. What’s even more frustrating and disheartening is when said justice comes over 60 years later and everyone involved, but one person, is dead.

Judge of Characters: Meet the Racist Caucasian Crusaders

With the latest, disgusting trend of white people unnecessarily calling the cops on people of color, it’s obvious that wypipo have found a whole new way to white. (That’s with the hard “wh.”)

The Pop Up: Deva Mahal's Vintage Soul Sound Will Grab Your Attention and Your Eardrums

Growing up, Deva Mahal’s parents made sure that their house was filled with music. “There were no places that were off limits and there were no genres where we were not allowed to go,” she says. So it’s no wonder that now, as an artist, Deva’s music is a reflection of her parents’ early influence.

The National Anthem Is Racist, and We Made a Video in Case You Forgot

One thing that hasn’t changed: The Star-Spangled Banner is still racist.

The First Purge Is Triggering AF, But Y’lan Noel as a New Black Action Star Makes It Worth the Watch

Thank God for black heroes on the big screen! If Black Panther proved anything, it was that we’ve been starving for black action heroes. The Marvel blockbuster hit gave us black hero after black hero and I’m still reeling in the warmth of pride in my chest over Wakanda.

Can We Live While Black?

It’s no secret that there’s a fear of a black planet. This fear is so pervasive, so insidious, that black people are being reprimanded for merely living.

A Look at the Superfly Soundtrack, Then and Now

Superfly, the remake of the classic flick Super Fly, hits theaters today. The film’s soundtrack is executive-produced by Future.

Malcolm Jenkins’ ‘You Aren’t Listening’ Silent Interview Is the Blackest Thing That Ever Happened This Week Malcolm Jenkins’ ‘You Aren’t Listening’ Silent Interview Is the Blackest Thing That Ever Happened This Week

I remember when I first learned that the deployment of young people during the protests, marches, boycotts and sit-ins to defeat Jim Crow was strategic.

Zazie Beetz Is the Only Thing That Matters in Deadpool 2

“I know white superheroes aren’t your thing,” The Root’s resident Suge Knight, also known as our deputy managing editor, Yesha Callahan, said to me as she tasked me with writing about Deadpool 2. No, white superheroes aren’t my thing, but Ryan Reynolds is my thing, and even more so, Zazie Beetz as freakin’ Domino!

Judge of Characters: Hello, 911? It’s Me, White America

What in the world happened this week? It seemed like racism was determined to show its casual and ugly face all over America with the terrible trend of #LivingWhileBlack. All of a sudden, black people are having the cops show up after someone white calls the cops because they’re afraid. These black folks have been…

Watch: Kerry James Marshall Just Sold the Most Expensive Painting by a Living African-American Artist [Updated]

Updated: Friday, May 18, 2018, 11:14 a.m. EDT: Plot twist—turns out, none other than Sean “Diddy” Combs was the mystery buyer of the Kerry James Marshall painting. The mogul made his bid through another buyer via phone. Marshall’s dealer told the New York Times that Combs was introduced to the artist’s work by fellow…

Judge of Characters: Kanye West Doesn’t Care About Racism

This has been a very hard week to swallow, namely because of rapper and former black man Kanye West. Kim Kardashian’s doting husband has been known for his sporadic rants, but this time (like many times before) he took to Twitter to share whatever thoughts were running through his brain.

Watch: The Downfall of Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby was found guilty Thursday of all three charges in the sole criminal trial brought against him concerning former athlete Andrea Constand. The jury’s decision came after dozens of allegations of sexual misconduct and years of public debate over Cosby’s conduct.

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