The Root

Pittsburgh Doesn't Deserve Mike Tomlin

So this premise is already operating at a deficit: If born, I guess, you deserve the ability to continue living, and whatever’s necessary to achieve that goal—food, water, safety, shelter, etc—exists under ...

Added December 09, 2019

Beauty Insiders Can Save Up to $25 When They Spend $75 At Sephora

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Added December 09, 2019

My Best Friend and I Went to the Taping of Lil Rel’s HBO Special and Had The Time of Our Lives. It Was Also the Last Time I Saw Her

I don’t remember the very last words she said to me, but I remember the overall sentiment: “That was fun as hell.”Read more...

Added December 09, 2019

Beyoncé Drops New Elle Covers and an Ivy Park Tease—and Now We Want Adidas-Striped Nails, Too

Just when you thought you’d get a chance to catch your breath in the new year, Beyoncé is here to remind us all that her Adidas-clad foot will remain on our necks, as a new decade dawns and a new Ivy Park ...

Added December 09, 2019

PSA: Forget Gift-Giving Season, It Is Stocking Up On Flannel PJs For Yourself Season

Thanks to things like rolling Black Friday–Cyber Monday–December–last-minute holiday shopping sales, late November and December is an onslaught of reasons to drop money on family friends and yourself ...

Added December 09, 2019

3 Fired, 34 Suspended After Picture of Corrections Employees Making Nazi Salute Surfaces

With blackface photos no longer en vogue, it appears that wayward white folks have moved on to the next best thing in order to jeopardize their livelihoods: Nazi salutes. Read more...

Added December 09, 2019

Trump Tweeted Over 100 Times Sunday Because He Didn’t Have Cheerleading Practice

With the holidays on the horizon and school winding down to a snail’s pace, the president of the United States sits alone in his sleeping coffin wearing cozy PJs and messaging with Rep. Lindsey Graham ...

Added December 09, 2019

Shawty Got Gifts: A Product Review of Ray J's Raycon E55 True Wireless Earbuds

I promise you that I don’t engage in pure unfettered foolishness just because I’m comfortable in life. And yet, here we are doing a product review of Raycon’s E55 True Wireless Earbuds; Raycon is, of course ...

Added December 09, 2019

Anker's Impressive Noise Canceling Headphones Are Down to a Low $40

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Added December 09, 2019

Hate-crime Trial Begins in Killing of Black Student Student on University of Maryland Campus

Jury selection will begin today in the trial of Sean Urbanski, the Maryland man accused of fatally stabbing Bowie State University student Richard Collins III at a bus stop on the University of Maryland ...

Added December 09, 2019

Fake Christmas Trees Are the Bhad Bhabie of Christmas Trees

I was at my grandmother’s house when I first saw the TurboGrafx-16 of Christmas trees. My mother had explained that my grandparents were older and they didn’t have the time nor the energy to fuss over ...

Added December 09, 2019

Not Like This: We Love Lizzo’s Boldness—but Girl, Please Don’t Put Your Bare Backside on a Stadium Seat!

Oh, Lizzo...how we love thee. We felt good as hell when you got your first feature in Playboy; we bounced along when you dropped the “Tempo” with Missy Elliott this summer, and we praised your first cosmetics ...

Added December 09, 2019

Monday's Best Deals: TRX Suspension Bundle, L.L. Bean, APC Gold Box, and More

A J. Crew factory sale, Kyoku knife discount, Dash air fryers, and an Anker Gold Box lead of Monday’s best deals from around the web.Read more...

Added December 09, 2019

Golden Globes 2020: Eddie Murphy, Cynthia Erivo, Beyoncé, Billy Porter Score Noms. Plus, When They (Don't) See Us, We Got a Problem

Before the sun rose on the morning of December 9, 2019, Hollywood was abuzz with the official start of 2020's awards season! Susan Kelechi Watson, Tim Allen and Dakota Fanning gathered at the Beverly Hilton ...

Added December 09, 2019

Black Girl Magic Wins Again! South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzi Is Miss Universe 2019

“Tonight a door was opened and I could not be more grateful to have been the one to have walked through it,” Miss Universe 2019, Zozibini Tunzi, told the media after her triumphant win on Sunday night ...

Added December 09, 2019

Family Demands Justice in Officer-Involved Shooting in Kansas City, Mo.

An investigation is underway as another black man has lost his life as the result of an officer-related shooting.Read more...

Added December 09, 2019

Report: Rapper Juice Wrld Dies at 21 After Seizure at Chicago Airport

Earlier today, rapper Juice Wrld died at the age of 21 after suffering a seizure at a Chicago airport.Read more...

Added December 09, 2019

Gabrielle Union Launches New Fashion Collection for Plus Size Women

Gabrielle Union is not buying into the concept of “The Forgotten Woman.”

Added December 09, 2019

Solange Is Very First Recipient of Lena Horne Award, Donating $100,000 Prize to Houston Charity

Solange Knowles will have more than a seat at the table as recipient of the prestigious Lena Horne Prize for Artists Creating Social Impact.

Added December 08, 2019

Report: Rapper Juice Wrld Dies At 21 After Seizure at Chicago Airport

Earlier today, rapper Juice Wrld died at the age of 21after suffering a seizure at a Chicago airport.

Added December 08, 2019

Sunday's Best Deals: David Archy Thermals, Target Gift Cards, a Snow Thrower, and More

David Archy’s 30% off sale, 10% Off Target Gift Cards, and PC Deals Under $50 lead of Sunday’s best deals from around the web.

Added December 08, 2019

Exonerated Five’s Raymond Santana Jr. Is Engaged to Flavor of Love’s Deelishis

He liked it so he put a ring on it.

Added December 08, 2019

Get 30% Off Our Readers' Favorite David Archy Thermals

30% Off David Archy Thermals and Underwear | Amazon | Promo code DATHERMALS

Added December 08, 2019

The Obamas Buy Martha’s Vineyard Estate from Boston Celtics Owner for $11.75 Million

Life will be a beach for Black America’s Forever First Family.

Added December 08, 2019