Sheila Jackson Lee Leaves Judiciary Committee After Former Staffer Alleges She Was Fired for Reporting Sexual Assault

Longtime Democratic Representative Sheila Jackson Lee has announced plans to resign as chair of the Congressional Black Caucus’ nonprofit operation, after she was named in a lawsuit alleging she ...

 

 

Donald Trump Said He Was Going to Give His Little Speech Anyway. Shorter Nancy Pelosi: I Said What I Said

A woman put your “president” in his place today, and he is mad about it. Exactly one week ago, Speaker Nancy Pelosi simply asked the “president” to postpone the State of the Union address until the government...

 

 

New Growth: 18-Year-Old Beauty Entrepreneur Zandra Cunningham Lands Her Plant-Based Brand in Target

There’s a fresh face in the beauty business—and she just scored a big win! Black News reports that Zandra Cunningham, one of our ...

 

 

Black Grad Student Accused of Stealing His Own Car and Beaten by Police Gets $1.25 Million Settlement

The police tackled him for “stealing” a car that was his—now they may have to run him his money for the trouble to the tune of over a million dollars. In 2015, police pulled over then-doctoral candidate ...

 

Citing Costs, Police Departments Drop Use of Body Cameras

Over the past several years, police departments across the country have equipped themselves with body cameras in an attempt to increase accountability and mend relationships with communities ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crazy Teacher Arrested For Forcibly Cutting a Student’s Hair While Singing the National Anthem

This story is qwhite bizarre. A teacher in Visalia, Calif., was arrested Thursday on suspicion of felony child endangerment after she allegedly forcibly ...

 

 

A Seat at the Table: The CFDA Admits Venus Williams and Christopher Bevans

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) only admits new members once each year, but two of their newest members are black—and one is a very recognizable face...

 

 

Virginia College, Other For-Profit Institutions, Abruptly Close Campuses Across the Country

Thousands of students furthering their education at for-profit institutions discovered on Wednesday their college was ...

 

 

If This Is Not Murder, Then What Is? Cop Who Killed Unarmed Dennis Jeffrey Will Not Face Charges

Richard Nicoletti is not a murderer. Let’s be clear about that. Pennsylvania law describes first-degree murder as an “intentional killing” and second-degree murder as a criminal homicide...

 

Fox News' Tucker Carlson Turns On Trump: He's ‘Not Capable’ And Hasn’t Kept His Promises

President Trump must really be messing up when the frat-faced fuck boy Tucker Carlson, an employee of the president’s personal YouTube channel, Fox News, turns on him and actually begins sounding like he has an informed and unbiased opinion...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He Tried It: Rihanna Tells Trump to Stop Playing Her Music at His ‘Tragic Rallies,’ Endorses Andrew Gillum [Updated]

The utter and complete caucasity of the deplorable dictator we know as Donald Trump may have finally met its match. Clearly not content with the cease and desist issued by Pharrell Williams last...

 

 

A Prince Documentary Is in the Works at Netflix—with Ava DuVernay at the Helm’

“Black excellence” is a phrase oft-used at The Root, but we’re not sure it’s quite adequate to describe this news: In the midst of completing her highly anticipated drama for Netflix, The Central Park...

 

 

Al Roker Joins a Full-Color Cast in Megyn Kelly’s Today Slot

If you tuned into the third hour of the Today show on Monday morning (or tuned in for the first time, out of sheer curiosity), no...

 

 

TV Crew Filming Police Brutality Scene in Eric Garner’s Neighborhood Kicked Out by Angry Residents

Sometimes you have to admit when you’re wrong. For instance, I was always puzzled why people felt the need to defend monuments to the dead, such as Confederate monuments, as if history could be confined to a slab of stone or a sliver of...

 

Drake Breaks the Beatles Record For Most Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 Hits In the Same Year

In 1964, the Beatles set the record for having the most top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 in a single year. They held that record for a solid 54 years until rapper Drake broke it just in time for his 32nd...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kenan Thompson Has Three Words About Voting This Election: ‘Figure It Out’

We here at The Root always come with receipts, as hard as they may be to bear. Last week, writer Michael Harriot ...

 

 

Tina Turner: My Husband Saved My Life

In her upcoming autobiography, Tina Turner revealed that her husband...

 

 

 

A Hero Lives in Chitown: Chance The Rapper Pledges $1 Million to City Mental Health Services'

In the words of that sage of Hollywood, Robert Downey Jr., a hero is not a noun it’s a verb...

 

 

Barack and Michelle Obama Celebrate 26th Wedding Anniversary

Do you know what today is? It’s their anniversary! Today’s the day ...

 

 

 

Jemele Hill Says Race Was Definitely a Factor in Being Labeled 'Too Political' for ESPN

For years, whenever complaints about ESPN being “too political” came up, anchors Jemele Hill and Michael Smith were pointed to as the primary culprits. Their...

 

Forever and Ever You'll Stay in These Charts: Aretha Franklin Greatest Hits Album Reaches Billboard Top 10 Following Her Death'

The Queen of Soul, true to form, is posthumously ruling the charts this week.Billboard reports that following Franklin’s...

 

 

 

 

 

Lauryn Hill’s Miseducation is more than a crossover—it’s a beacon!

A baby and a breakup. The catalysts for one of the most celebrated albums of 1998 are of some ...

 

 

Denzel Washington on Sustaining a 35-Year Marriage: 'I Do What I'm Told and Keep My Mouth Shut!'

Uncle Denzel has been married to his wife Pauletta for 35 years. Hot damn, they barely do it like that anymore, so how do he and Pauletta do it?...

 

 

A Joyful Noise! Letitia Wright Covers W Magazine

Letitia Wright may have stolen our hearts as the brilliant and wisecracking princess and little sister Shuri in Black Panther...

 

 

Cop Kept His Job After Calling Teenage Black Girl a 'Wild Animal That Needs To Be Put Down'

New documents reveal that a Kentucky police officer who repeatedly made racist remarks on social media only received a slap on the...

 

Millions of Black Voters Are Being Purged From Voter Rolls, Often Illegally: Report

As the end of Barack Obama’s presidency grew closer, election officials began preparing for the next election. Instead of strengthening the security of voting machines...