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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No Charges for NYPD Officer Seen on Video Kneeling on Black Man's Neck, Despite Law Passed After George Floyd's Death

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Hubert Davis Was so Close to Having a Forgettable Press Conference

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Sick of Waiting for Jesus to Return? The Big3 Might Be the Next Best Thing

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Exclusive: Olympian Raven Saunders Comes Out of the Dark to Raise Awareness, Destimgatize Mental Health

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Columbus Police Can't Use Force on Peaceful Protesters, Judge Rules

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@TheWebbyAwards  count down is ON! In this episode of #Webby  nominated #UnpackThat  @nonlinearnotes  of @WIRED  breaks down how blackface has infiltrated cyberspace. We need your help! Polls close on May 6. Vote for The Root's "Unpack That" HERE 🗳️ :

We Found the Textbooks of Senators Who Oppose The 1619 Project and Suddenly Everything Makes Sense

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Open Up Shop: A Posthumous DMX Album With New Material Is Coming

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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.

Flint, Mich. has not had clean water for 1,571 days: #FlintWaterCrisis 

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

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

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

"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 

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

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