Exclusive Clip: The Largest Armed Black Militia in the U.S. Uphold Their 2nd Amendment Rights in Season 2 Launch of Showtime's VICE
As Black folks, we are constantly given sobering reminders that we can’t actually depend on a national organization designed (in theory) to serve and protect us when that very organization is founded on white supremacy and is consistently terrorizing us to this very day. Nah, we just have to protect our damn selves.
It looks like things are continuing to go up for Cardi B these days.
Happy Black Herstory Month! (or Women’s History Month, as it’s also known.) We’re back with another edition of virtual events, this time spanning across various genres in arts, entrepreneurship and entertainment. I know we’re nothing but four days in, but this month feels like it’s gonna be a good one. How do I know?…
If you’ve been following The Root, you’re probably familiar with our popular Black Ass Game, which we’ve hosted here for forever and a day. Speaking of forever and a day, it’s been 33 years since the debut of Coming to America and now, in this year of our Lord, 2021...we’re getting an aptly titled sequel, Coming 2…
Yes, I’m about to make an “I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man” lyric reference in a lede about Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter yet again—and no, you cannot stop me. I mean, my editor can, but I digress. (Editor’s note: Go forth and prosper...like Jay-Z.)
Here's Why Your Favorite Coming to America Characters Are Not That 'Fun' for Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall to Play
When it comes to comedic royalty, Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall are the kings of the multi-performance. With an array of beloved Coming to America characters between them—including but not limited to Prince Akeem, Randy Watson, Semmi and Baba—you never know which of the many faces you’ll see these two actors don next.
What's New and Black on Netflix in March 2021? Well, You Can Get On Up and Pay Tribute to Chadwick Boseman
LMAO, you (racists who send us hateful emails for every little thing) thought we were going to stop talking about Black-ass content now that Black History Month is over?! Ha! Welcome to The Root!
The Bachelor Executive Producers Publicly Support Rachel Lindsay Against 'Severe' Racist Online Bullying
Rachel Lindsay, the first Black Bachelorette of the long-running ABC reality competition franchise of the same name deactivated her Instagram following racist online harassment following an interview with series host and producer Chris Harrison. The now-viral interview, which took place in mid-February, regarded…
Mike Tyson Speaks Out Against Hulu’s Upcoming Series Based on His Life, Calls It ‘Tone-Deaf, Cultural Misappropriation’
Just hours after Hulu announced the news of its limited series order about the life of Mike Tyson, the heavyweight boxing champion is speaking out against the streaming platform.
Soul, man it’s what drives music as a whole. As with all things, music adapts to what’s current, already going on. In recent years, the concept of the genre has transformed into whatever a specific artist identifies with, whether that’s the backing tracks, lyrics or melodies, soul has become a much more approachable…