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You've Never Heard Adele Sing 'Hello' Like This

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 11.25.2015 | Entertainment

On "The Tonight Show" Tuesday, Adele, Jimmy Fallon and The Roots took us to church school with this rendition of "Hello." Using only classroom instrum...

Fusion Partnering With The Root To Create TV Programming

The Huffington Post | Judah Robinson | Posted 10.21.2015 | Media

The television news network Fusion announced Wednesday that it will partner with The Root, the popular black news and commentary site, to produce tele...

Shonda Rhimes Tops The Root 100 List Of Top Influencers

The Root | Lilly Workneh | Posted 09.09.2015 | Black Voices

To be black and excellent. But excellent not just in the way they conduct their business. To be black and excellent in their lives, in their careers...

The Biggest Hispanic Media Company In The U.S. Just Bought The Leading Black News Site

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 05.22.2015 | Latino Voices

The Root has a new home to grow in. Hispanic media juggernaut Univision Communications Inc. bought the site from Graham Holdings Co. for an undisc...

Ferguson Response Network: Protesters Launch Nationwide Engagement Campaign

Janessa E. Robinson | Posted 01.17.2015 | Black Voices
Janessa E. Robinson

With the Darren Wilson indictment announcement looming in the case of slain black teen Mike Brown, the entire country sits on the edge of its seat. While the City of Ferguson and its new police coalition prepare for possible violence if no indictment is issued, Ferguson protesters prepare for just the opposite: peaceful protests.

Beverly Bond Responds To #WhiteGirlsRock

The Huffington Post | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 12.11.2013 | Black Voices

In an exclusive on, Beverly Bond offers her perspective on the #whitegirlsrock hashtag that launched on twitter with accusations of revers...

The Most Underreported News Story of 2012 Is...

Bill Moyers | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

It's easy enough to compile a "best" and "worst" list, but what about bringing attention to important issues that went largely unreported in 2012? Some of the answers will still surprise you.

AIDS Ministries: Using A New Model Via Black Pastors | Kelli Goff | Posted 02.11.2013 | Black Voices

From Martin Luther King Jr. and the fight for civil rights in the 1960s to Rev. Al Sharpton and the fight against racial profiling and police brutalit...

Is This The Coachella 2012 Lineup?

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 12.19.2011 | Los Angeles

Its that time of year again... when holiday cheer and leaked Coachella line-ups fill our Facebook news feed. The latest "2012 Lineup" from StarzUnc...

Touré and Henry Louis Gates Discuss 'Post-Blackness' | Posted 11.30.2011 | Black Voices

The Root's editor-in-chief, Henry Louis Gates Jr., sat down with Touré to talk about racial authenticity, being black during Obama's presidency and w...

Black Journalists Returning To Black Press In Greater Numbers | Posted 07.26.2011 | Media

Mainstream journalism or a desire to delve more deeply into African-American issues. Whatever the reasons, with increasing frequency, African-American...

Paper Rejects Negative Review Of New Malcolm X Bio

The Washington Post | David Montgomery, Thursday, April 14, 8:19 PM | Posted 06.15.2011 | Books

A blistering review of historian Manning Marable’s best-selling new biography of Malcolm X was rejected this week by ­, a daily online m...

The Black Magi And Other Black Figures In European Christmas Art | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Over the centuries, European artists depicted a variety of religious figures as black, most notably one of the Three Kings, or Magi, bearing gifts for...

The Root Names Its Root 100 | By Lauren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

For the second year in a row, we have put together a list of 100 people who we believe represent the ideals of The Root. These individuals are impact...

6 Million African Americans And The U.S. Immigration Story

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Between 1915 and 1970, 6 million African Americans left the only homes they'd known in the American South in search of better lives and opportunities ...

Um, What? WATCH Glenn Beck Call Brian Urlacher A 'Neo-Nazi'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Glenn Beck isn't afraid to rag on the biggest names in politics and media. Apparently, he's not afraid of one of the biggest names in sports, either -...

Tanya Morgan: Sons Of the Native Tongue

Timothy Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Timothy Cooper

The hip-hop trio Tanya Morgan, which consist of Brooklyn emcee/producer Von Pea and Cincinnati emcees Donwill and Ilyas, have set out to craft a signature sound of music that stands apart from industry standards.

Black-Centric Website Edited By Gates Hit With Racist Comments

New York Times | Richard Perez-Pena | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

t was probably inevitable that in the furor over the arrest of the Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., some people would resort publicly to the u...

Race in America: Comments on the Arrest of Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Martha St Jean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martha St Jean

One commentator said, " I am tired of the race card being played every time a black person is arrested/questioned or anything else that happens with the police."

Starting Simple and Changing the World

Autumn Saxton-Ross | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Autumn Saxton-Ross

With the parallels between MLK day and inauguration I thought, "with all these folks coming into the city to kick it, why not put these people to work and show them parts of DC that are often overlooked or forgotten?"

Washington Post Launches Black Slate

New York Times | Richard Perez Pena | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In attempt to broaden its online audience, The Washington Post Company on Monday is to introduce an online magazine primarily for a black audience, wi...