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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Be best: Michelle Obama throws some love to Greta Thunburg after Trump cyber-bullied the teen activist:

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Stephen A. Smith's ego and hairline suffers 2-inch setback after Jemele Hill snatches his wig on Twitter:

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Cam'ron doesn't believe dinosaurs existed, probably because the t-rex's arms are too small to rep Dipset

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Beyoncé’s Lemonade Named the Best Album of the Decade

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New York City Shells Out $625K to Woman Whose Baby Was Ripped from Her Arms During Welfare Office Confrontation

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Oh Heavens!!! Orlando Jones Says He Was Fired from 'American Gods' Because Mr. Nancy Character Wasn’t Right ‘For Black America’

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

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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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