Thursday marks the 35th anniversary of the release of what is probably Michael Jackson’s most popular album, Thriller. This album changed the game in a lot of ways, but most especially where it comes to the music-video genre. In short, it was a work of genius.
Jenny Lumet, the award-winning screenwriter behind Rachel Getting Married and The Mummy, is the latest woman to come forward with the resounding call of #MeToo, sharing what she says was her horrific encounter with music mogul Russell Simmons, who she says sexually assaulted her when she was in her early 20s.
I was fortunate enough to be one of a small group of journalists who were invited to an intimate dinner with movie director Allen Hughes (Menace II Society, Dead Presidents) and music mogul Jimmy Iovine to discuss the documentary on which they collaborated, The Defiant Ones.
Jay-Z, who, along with his fabulous wife, Beyoncé, usually tends to hold things very close to the chest, recently opened up about his infidelity, his relationship with Kanye West and the thoughts that went into the making of his deeply personal album, 4:44.
Once upon a time during an appearance on New York’s Power 105.1 five years ago, DMX delivered a lively hip-hop rendition of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”—much to the delight of everyone on the internet. It was the most glorious 1 minute, 9 seconds of holiday hip-hop that you have ever seen in your life.
By now you’ve heard that Matt Lauer was summarily drop-kicked from the Today show Wednesday morning after NBC executives learned of his “inappropriate sexual behavior.” As it turns out, completely coincidentally, multiple outlets had been working on stories about Lauer’s long-term harassment of women at NBC.
What could be more offensive than a group of women with ridiculously big tits and reality-defying waists parading around in their underwear?
His wife wasn’t pregnant. Jada and Will Smith never sent him money. He’s not broke. Russell Simmons did not fly him to a yoga retreat. The psychiatric drugs made him lie.
You’re going to cry real tears after you watch the trailer for Avengers: Infinity War. Seriously, although the movie opens in late spring, after Black Panther, we’re given even more Wakanda in Infinity War as Marvel heroes join forces to defeat the tyrant known as Thanos.
We all know the Rev. Al Sharpton as one of the leaders of the civil rights movement. In fact, in October 2017, The Root invited the Rev to our office to interview him about his 50 years of service in civil rights, and he told us about the time he was stabbed while marching. To say this man is ride-or-die for the cause…
The Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas judge presiding over the case of rapper Meek Mill was ordered by the Pennsylvania Superior Court on Tuesday to make a decision on the rapper’s application for bail “without further delay.”
If you thought, with the passing of Halloween, that we were safely out of blackface season, you thought wrong.
If you’re like me, you can’t stand how the mainstream news has devolved into a series of 45-second “hot takes.” “Unfair and mentally imbalanced” Fox News might as well rename itself the Orange News Network because it is basically a 24-hour cycle of spray-tanned white people high on hair gel fellating Donald Trump.
David Otunga will be the primary custodial parent of his son, David Jr., after he and his ex, Jennifer Hudson, came to a temporary custody agreement.
Of the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S., approximately 575,000 (5 percent) are black—yet they make up about 10 percent of immigrants in deportation proceedings. Black undocumented immigrants also are less likely to receive valuable resources and help when it comes to programs like the…
How? Just how???!!!
Like many, we here at The Root have been having somewhat heated (I don’t know who was typing in all caps) discussion about Meghan Markle, the 36-year-old actress currently betrothed to Prince Harry, fifth in line to the British throne.
Because no one cares about black people, not even when they say they have been sexually assaulted, WME exec Adam Venit was allowed to return to work Monday at the Beverly Hills entertainment agency after serving a one-month suspension related to allegations of sexual assault lodged against him by actor Terry Crews.
The CoverGirl ad campaign for the special-edition Melting Pout Metallic lipstick went live Monday, and with Issa Rae as the featured star of both the ad and the campaign, it’s the 73-second episode of Insecure we didn’t know we needed.
“Princess Meghan”—it’s got a nice ring to it! Let me start first by saying yasss for anyone who can find love in a hopeless place ... aka the world, which is literally self-destructing. There was a bombing in Egypt and a volcano erupting in Bali, Indonesia; Donald Trump doesn’t believe news is real; Taylor Swift’s new…