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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Seeing Myself: Learning to Celebrate Blackness With Photography:

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Niecy Nash says that her marriage “has absolutely nothing to do with gender and it has everything to do with her soul.”

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Exclusive: Regina King Explains Why She Chose Kingsley Ben-Adir to Portray Malcolm X for One Night in Miami:

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Simone Oliver Named New Editor-in-Chief of Refinery29:

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Medical Algorithms Have a Race Problem:

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73. Trymaine Lee@trymainelee () A New Jersey native, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist takes us Into America each week to better understand the mechanisms of systemic inequality and our collective potential to effect positive change: #TheRoot100 

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

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

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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 

An investigation reveals that hundreds of police officers around the country belong to racist Facebook groups.

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

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

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

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