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Like most of us, Michael McGlockton became familiar with Florida's "stand your ground" law in 2012 when 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed outside... [Read More]
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We've said it before, but it's worth repeating – black people can't rid white Americans of its cancerous racism—that's going to be an inside job,... [Read More]
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Harris is referring to 25-year-old Daniel Hambrick, who was fatally shot in the back after running from another 25-year-old, Officer Andrew Delke, of the Metropolitan... [Read More]
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As the one-year anniversary of the Charlottesville, Va., Unite the Right rally approaches, many still cannot wrap their minds around the hundreds if not thousands... [Read More]
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An unnamed Detroit police officer captured on video viciously pummeling a naked black woman in a hospital waiting area has been suspended without pay. [Read More]
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Barry Jenkins, director of Moonlight, which snagged this year's Best Picture Oscar, is back with If Beale Street Could Talk, based on James Baldwin's 1974... [Read More]
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Alex Trebek, host of our dearly beloved nightly nerd fest, Jeopardy, has suggested a righteous black woman to replace him when his contract expires in... [Read More]
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What in the entire good God tarnation entire fifth ring of hell was somebody thinking when they put a child in blackface on a recent... [Read More]
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In a big, fat eff you to Jefferson Beauregard "I hate weed (and immigrants)" Sessions, the head of the District Attorney's Office in Manhattan announced... [Read More]
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The man who served time in the shooting death of Yetunde Price, the eldest sister of Venus and Serena Williams, has been released after serving... [Read More]
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Ervin Coleman, who lost nine members of his family in a July 19 duck boat accident in Branson, Mo., sued the companies that run the... [Read More]
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A University of Kentucky premed student who was spending the summer in Jordan drowned in the Mediterranean Sea this weekend, just days before she was... [Read More]
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Seemingly out of nowhere last Friday, the city of New York, via its law department, released a trove of documents on the notorious "Central Park... [Read More]
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Rapper Offset of rap trio Migos (and recent proud papa of Kulture Kiari with wife Cardi B) was reportedly arrested for gun possession on Friday... [Read More]
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In one of hip-hop's many tragedies (and there have been plenty), rapper DMX, arguably one of the best who ever did it, has deteriorated personally... [Read More]
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Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio) took to social media Friday to get in on the "#InMyFeelingsChallenge," which as those who read The Root know, has been... [Read More]
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Yes, this is yet another story of a sorry white person calling the police on a black person for something trivial —his moniker? "Coupon Carl"—but... [Read More]
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A South Side Chicago neighborhood was the site of violent clashes between police and residents of a community where an officer fatally shot an African-American... [Read More]
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Alas, our greatest of all time is only human, and as such, lost in the ladies' singles Wimbledon final in straight sets. [Read More]
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I guess Uber's "chief people officer" was not here for all of the people. [Read More]
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