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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As the leader of the state that is currently the epicenter of the coronavirus crisis in the U.S., Andrew Cuomo exhibits the sort of leadership people seem to want: His instructions are clear & simple, he speaks loudly & clearly & usually w/ some competence

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Memphis NAACP Wants Expedited Inquiry Into Black Woman’s Arrest:

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Baltimore, the city that isn’t known for its spotless police record, just approved a plan to use camera-equipped spy planes provided by a private surveillance company and funded by a billionaire Texas couple:

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Let’s be clear about this: from the time that Donald Trump declared that he was running for president to the time that he stole the election, there has been one woman who has been on his neck before it was cool: Auntie Maxine Waters:

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Down for the Cause: Here Are Some Celebrities Who Have Donated to COVID-19 Relief Efforts:

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, “the country’s top medical expert on the coronavirus pandemic,” has been forced to beef up security after receiving threats to his personal safety:

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#HTGAWM and @violadavis  have given us some iconic moments over the years, from that groundbreaking wig scene (you know the one!) to all the snot-filled tears. We asked about her favorite Annalise Keating hair moment and her response was just as iconic:

Dear Snoop, Women have all manner of reasons for wearing wigs (and don’t need a reason, at all), but no matter what they rock, they're beautiful—and they don’t need anyone’s opinion or endorsement:

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A SC restaurant manager enslaved a disabled black man for 23 years, whipping him, burning him with hot grease and forcing him to work 100 hours a week without pay. He got 10 years in prison:

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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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"My twists have become such a synonymous & a conflated part of not only my personal identity & how I show up in the world, but my political brand. And that's why I think it's important that I'm transparent about this new normal & living with alopecia." — @AyannaPressley 

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

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

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

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

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