Although his “fast and furious” social media posts of the last few weeks have caused many to question Tyrese Gibson’s mental health, a judge ruled in his favor on Friday, allowing him to see his 10-year-old daughter.
If you expected Serena Williams’ wedding reception to be a buttoned-up affair filled with stodgy old millionaires waltzing to a full symphony orchestra playing baroque music, you were wrong.
On Friday morning, gymnast Aly Raisman shared a message about victim-blaming, on the heels of her coming forward and stating that she was sexually abused by a former USA Gymnastics team doctor.
Dee Rees is out here making movies that stick to your ribs. From Pariah to Bessie to her latest, Mudbound, which was released on Netflix Friday. It’s because of these amazing films that Rees was recognized on The Root 100 as an honoree, holding down the 42nd spot.
To hear the authorities tell it, UCLA basketball players LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley all decided that stealing from a store while their team was in China was the best idea ever, and they were subsequently caught, arrested and faced 10 years in a Chinese prison. But then the impossible happened! Your…
I walked into Roman J. Israel, Esq. with an open mind. I knew that director Dan Gilroy’s previous film Nightcrawler was dark and gritty. I also knew that Denzel Washington, before his most recent appearance in Fences, had taken a leap into the world of dark and gritty with his award-winning performance in Training Day…
When there’s historical blackness in film, it’s usually displayed through slavery or Jim Crow. There’s never really any in between. But there is a very palpable significance in remembering, reliving and recognizing black history and respecting how far we’ve come (even though 2017 mirrors the past more times than…
Tennis star Serena Williams and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian are now married after a star-studded wedding in New Orleans on Thursday night.
More black-nerd news: Common recently announced that he will create an original multimedia comic series called Caster.
Like Jamaica so many years ago, Nigeria will be represented at the Winter Olympics in bobsledding—but this time it’s the women’s team who qualified for the bobsled event at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
It has been a banner year for those who love comics and negritude, and now there’s even more to celebrate!
So, Nicki Minaj has upped the ante on black female sexuality by shooting a pretty explicit Paper Magazine cover with herself in a menage a trois.
“I was being Taylor Swift and you just Kanye’d me,” Angela Rye said, scolding her The Root 100 gala co-host, Extra’s A.J. Calloway. Only someone as strong-willed as Rye could use “Kanye” as a verb. But what else do you do when you’re having your shining moment and A.J. Calloway comes up, attempting to take that shine?
What happens when you attempt to be edgy and provocative for Thanksgiving? You end up creating the most trash-ass recipes that one could think of, and a website like Delish will label it the next greatest thing. But they lied.
I’ll take “What We Already Know” for $1,000, Alex (as in Trebek, as in Jeopardy). It’s no secret that Hollywood carries a (tiki) torch for racism and that when movies feature a predominantly black cast, they’re considered “black movies,” and budgets and expectations are lower. Superstar actress Gabrielle Union stopped…
As black women, we occasionally have to deal with white people asking to touch our hair. Whether they’re fascinated by the curls, locs or intricate styles, there’s always a time in a black woman’s life when she feels like she’s on display at a hair petting zoo. You may have felt the urge to smack someone’s hand when…
Nigerian author Chinua Achebe is considered one of the world’s greatest storytellers. Achebe’s first book, Things Fall Apart, was released in 1958 and is considered to be one of Africa’s finest pieces of literature. And on Thursday, what would have been his 87th birthday, Google Doodle honored him.
Drake isn’t going to stand around and watch women get groped during his concerts. At Tuesday night’s concert in Australia, the rapper threatened to fuck someone up after he apparently caught that someone groping a woman.
People magazine really outdid itself this year when it named Blake Shelton as its “sexiest” man of the year. By “outdid itself,” I mean—this is Trump’s America—People didn’t even try.
Terry Crews spoke in detail about the sexual assault he says he endured at the hands of Hollywood agent Adam Venit in an interview with Good Morning America’s Michael Strahan on Wednesday.