The Hate U Give Aims to Create Empathy While Offering a Portrait of Why Black Lives Matter

The Hate U Give is a New York Times best-selling young adult novel by Angie Thomas that chronicles the life of Starr Carter, a 16-year-old who is from a poor, black neighborhood, but attends a fancy private school in the ‘burbs. One sad, fateful night, Starr’s best friend Khalil is shot and killed by a police officer.…

In 2015, Charlamagne Tha God Admitted to Giving a Woman Spanish Fly and Having Sex While She 'Wasn't Coherent' [Updated]

Update: July 13, 2018, 4:26 p.m. EDT: Charlamagne’s spokeswoman reached out again to clarify that the incident described in the 2015 podcast happened 20 years ago. “He told the story then, but this should reflect that this happened in the late ’90s, 20 years ago,” she said in an email to The Root.

According to Forbes' Calculations, I'm the Next Self-Made Billionaire,' Not Kylie Jenner

Although many people found it curious when Forbes magazine referred to Kylie Jenner as the woman on-deck to become the youngest ever “self-made billionaire,” I found the claim to be 100 percent believable. Because, after reviewing every possible method of Forbe’s valuation, I determined that I, too, am worth $899…

Petition to Fire Charlamagne Tha God From 'The Breakfast Club' Launched After Rape Allegation Resurfaces

A petition demanding radio host Charlamagne Tha God be fired from the radio talk show, “The Breakfast Club,” has garnered nearly 6,000 signatures. The petition urges iHeartMedia, which runs the popular radio program, to remove Charlamagne over a rape allegation from 17 years ago that’s recently resurfaced.