A Cleveland police detective, who works in a predominantly black neighborhood, was found to have used the n-word to refer to Ohio State football players, according to an internal police investigation.
It came as a bit of a shock to some on Monday when writer, cultural critic and most recently VP of Men’s and Lifestyle programming at NewsOne, Jamilah Lemieux, announced that she would be joining the New York gubernatorial campaign of progressive candidate Cynthia Nixon.
In one of hip-hop’s many tragedies (and there have been plenty), rapper DMX, arguably one of the best who ever did it, has deteriorated personally and professionally after some well-known bouts with drugs.
Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio) took to social media Friday to get in on the “#InMyFeelingsChallenge,” which as those who read The Root know, has been quite the time suck for us all.
Yes, this is yet another story of a sorry white person calling the police on a black person for something trivial —his moniker? “Coupon Carl”—but it’s also a cautionary tale of the blowback of such actions; or, as my mama says, “When you point a finger, there are three pointing back at you.”
A South Side Chicago neighborhood was the site of violent clashes between police and residents of a community where an officer fatally shot an African-American man on Saturday evening.
Alas, our greatest of all time is only human, and as such, lost in the ladies’ singles Wimbledon final in straight sets.
I guess Uber’s “chief people officer” was not here for all of the people.
A former police chief in a Southern Florida suburb has been indicted for pressuring his officers to pin crimes on any African American with “somewhat of a record” to keep the crime stats in his jurisdiction perfect.
Embattled pizza chain founder John “Papa John” Schnatter says that he used the word “nigger” on a company conference call because he was working with an agency that was “promoting that vocabulary.”
The Trump administration has threatened so-called third world nations into backing off an international resolution supporting breastfeeding—universally touted by experts as the best nutritional option for infants—standing with formula companies who are losing market share in the U.S.
Some people just need their ass whupped to be fined for wasting precious taxpayer money on mundane foolishness.
There’s government pork and then there’s just swine.
This is America. For scores of black women here—there is always gendered and/or racial violence lurking around the corner. Fortunately, some black women, like former Teen Vogue editor and current media maven Elaine Welteroth, have a huge platform and friends in high places.
Rachel Dolezal, the white woman who cosplayed as a black woman until she was busted, has been formally indicted for welfare fraud and had to report to the Spokane County jail on Monday for processing.
The headline above is why it is imperative that we support and affirm Black Lives Matter. It’s why Colin Kaepernick kneels. It is why African Americans have a “complicated” relationship with law enforcement.
One Boy Scouts of America leader might have let this whole “master” thing go to his Alabamian head. (Fun fact: Did you know that free black people were banned from the state of Alabama after 1834?)
If there’s one thing the Trump presidency has shown us (besides the fact that white male mediocrity continues to win), it’s that what was once cloaked in darkness will come to light.
Given the (second) nadir that this country now finds itself in, it might be time to make some drastic changes to the current state of things—especially in the leadership of the sluggish and Trump-enabling U.S. Congress.
There’s a Christmas song, “We Three Kings,” that just popped into my head when I saw the glorious visage that is 21-year-old Saquon Barkley’s physique in the 2018 Body issue for ESPN.