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By: Salamishah Tillet

By Salamishah Tillet

In Mad Men, AMC’s seminal series on the 1960s advertising scene, all the women are white, all the blacks are men and, well, the rest of us non-male…

By: Lenny McAllister

By Lenny McAllister

Some of the glimpses of President Barack Obama in this Sunday’s New York Times Magazine article reveal a myriad of emotions and regret for acts of both…

By: Jake Lamar

By Jake Lamar

The French like their African art to be traditional. Nobody uses that outmoded word “primitive” anymore. The term of choice these days is arts premiers: the first arts….

By: Valerie Gladstone

By Valerie Gladstone

MADRID — Buika wends her way toward a dimly lit corner of the funky bar in the Hotel de las Letras off the boisterous Gran Via, her pretty face lighting…

By: The Root Staff

After two years in which President Obama seemed to keep black voters at arm’s length, the White House is finally making an unabashed appeal to racial solidarity; it could work,…

By: Lawrence C. Ross Jr.


By Deron Snyder

Morehouse College is among our most venerable HBCUs, alma mater to prominent African Americans such as Martin Luther King Jr., Spike Lee, Howard Thurman and Lerone Bennett Jr….


By Jon Jeter

First, the day: It was a brilliant autumn morning 15 years ago Oct. 16 when nearly a million black men assembled peacefully and purposefully on the National Mall in Washington…


By Helena Andrews

In two weeks I’ll be 30. The big three-oh. The end of my 20s. The dirtiest of birthdays. But I can’t for the life figure out why this is such a big deal.

Back in December,…


The president just wrapped up a live town hall conversation with young voters that covered a wide range of topics, including education, bullying, homosexuality and the incarceration of black…