The Root’s Summer Reading List: 10 Great Books

By Hope Wabuke Looking for a book to read this summer? Here are 10 releases by African-American…

We Should Think About How to End the Scourge of War and Killing

By Michael T. McPhearson Memorial and Veterans Days come with mixed feelings for veterans like me, especially…

Toni Braxton’s Bankruptcy Causes Record Label to Lose $16 Million

By Deron Dalton *Toni Braxton owed Atlantic Records $16 million, but her former record label won’t be…

Paula Jai Parker Stars in TV One’s Summer Thriller ‘The Summoning’ (Watch)

By Deron Dalton *Paula Jai Parker is kicking off TV One’s summer lineup with the original movie…

Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler Are Allegedly Feuding (Watch)

By Deron Dalton *There’s allegedly tension between Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler, a rising star for the…

Finally! Nina Simone Bio Pic ‘Nina’ Set for Release this Year

By EurPublisher *Ever since the Nina Simone biopic, “Nina,” was completed in 2013, folks have been waiting…

Kanye to Bounce from Jay Z’s Tidal for Apple Music? Looks Like it

By EurPublisher *According to Hits Daily Double, Kanye West and Jay Z are no longer on the…

Azealia Banks Blasts BET Awards and Nicki Minaj on Twitter

By Deron Dalton *Azealia Banks is up to her usual on Twitter. This time, she came for…

Byron Allen on Obama: ‘White president in black face’

By Blue Telusma President Obama has a lot of high profile fans, but it appears television mogul…

We Remember: Detroit Trumpet Legend Marcus Belgrave Dead at 78

By EurPublisher (*Via Detroit Free Press) – Trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, the reigning patriarch of Detroit’s jazz scene,…

Byron Allen Calls Obama a ‘White President in Black Face’

By EurPublisher *We all know comedian/entrepreneur/entertainment mogul Byron Allen is not shy about telling the world of…

Beware: Your New Social Media ‘Friend’ May Be a Federal Agent

By Brainuser1 *Do you really want to accept that friend request on social media? I mean, who…

Vivica A. Fox Advises Kenya Moore to Stop the ‘Stunts’

By Qwest7 *No surprise here. Vivica A. Fox continues to throw shade at Kenya Moore. But she…

Cleveland Verdict: Where the Threat of Blackness Prevails

By Charles F. Coleman Jr. 137 rounds. 49 shots from one gun. 2 unarmed black victims dead….

Detroit Area Woman (Jeraleen Talley) Celebrates 116th Birthday

By EurPublisher On Saturday, Jeralean Talley of Inkster, Michigan turned 116 and she has no clue as…

Juicy J hospitalized in San Francisco, misses show

By Carrie Healey Juicy J was rushed to a San Francisco hospital late Saturday night, causing him…

‘You Don’t Belong Here': Racists Warn Black Family in Long Island, N.Y.

By Lynette Holloway Suffolk County police are investigating a possible hate crime aimed at an African-American family…

DC authorities: Ex-con had help in wealthy family’s slaying

By Jessica Gresko, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — An ex-convict likely had help from others holding a…

Florida Teen Loses Battle to Cancer Weeks After Going to Prom With NFL Player Sen’Derrick Marks

By Lynette Holloway A Jacksonville, Florida teen who went on a dream date to her high school…

Cleveland Shooting Victim’s Sister: Police ‘Drummed Up’ Story and Judge Bought it (WATCH)

By EurPublisher *In the wake of the acquittal Cleveland, Ohio police officer Michael Brelo, the sister of…

Michael B . Jordan’s Open Letter to Internet Trolls Over His ‘Fantastic Four’ Casting

By EurPublisher *Ever since Michael B. Jordan was announced as a super hero member of the newest…

Marvin Gaye’s ex-wife explains: We “had to” sue over ‘Blurred Lines’

By Blue Telusma Now that the lawsuit over Blurred Lines has been put to rest, according to…

Protests, Arrests in Cleveland After Judge Acquits Cop in Deaths of Unarmed Couple Shot at 137 Times

By Lynette Holloway Protests erupted in Cleveland Saturday after a judge found a white officer not guilty…

New York school combats racism by segregating students

By theGrio A private school in New York City, Fieldston Lower School, is taking a controversial approach…

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