The Root

The Root


The Root is a digital magazine that provides thought-provoking commentary and news from a variety of black perspectives.

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#SAYWHATNOW Allegedly Dressed as Black Mafia Family Kingpin Big Meech, Republican South Carolina Fireman Admits to Blackface at Start of Election Campaign for Sheriff:

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Is 14-year-old Zahara Jolie-Pitt destined to be a jewelry designer?

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Marie Yovanovitch, the ex US ambassador to Ukraine, tells congressional investigators Donald Trump dumped her based on falsehoods promoted by some “questionable” characters:

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Pose’s Indya Moore and Angelica Ross come out swinging after insensitive transgender pronoun “joke” by CNN’s Chris Cuomo:

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Riots Break Out In Haiti Following Mysterious Murder of Journalist Amid Anti-Government Protests:

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Atatiana Koquice Jefferson, 28,was shot through a window in her home and killed by a Fort Worth police officer.

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New G.O.A.T.: Simone Biles Makes History Winning 25th World Championship Medal:

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Called [the N-Word], ‘Woke’ White Man Ejected From Trump Rally for Wearing Colin Kaepernick Jersey:

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This kid roasting his teacher for lying about Christopher Columbus is the greatest thing you'll read today:

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"Should I pretend that didn't kneel?" claps back at people who tell her to leave politics out of sports.

Today marks the 10 year anniversary of Bernie Mac's passing. Let's reflect on the life of a legend:

White dude who claimed a Black guy stabbed him because of his haircut admits that he lied and stabbed himself

Black teenager found not guilty of crime, still sentenced to 7 years in prison

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Three years ago a life was ended too soon, when a Cleveland officer shot & killed #TamirRice .

Police charged an Arizona man with first-degree murder after he allegedly killed a black teenager because the teen's music was "a threat to his community" and made him feel "unsafe."

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A black male prostitute was found dead inside a wealthy Democratic donor's home and the family is searching for answers

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