Fresh off her midterm election victory and the purchase of her first couch, representative-elect of New York’s 14th Congressional District, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, took a moment from representing the best of our political process to cut some faux-populist fat cats down to size.
Since taking office, President Donald Trump has proven he does three things well:
Fun fact: The woman in the picture on the above left is not the controversial Omarosa Manigault Newman, but revered actress Angela Bassett. But you wouldn’t know that from several outlets that misidentified the Oscar-nominated actress after the Emmy Awards on Monday night.
Although I have always believed there is no such thing as kinda pregnant, an intermediate Spades player or someone who a little bit racist, there are indeed levels of racism. If there was a scale on which you could measure bigotry, the racism threat meter’s colors would range from some-of-my-best-friends-are white to …
A candidate vying for a seat in Florida’s House of Representatives has been accused of faking the Bachelor’s degree she claims she earned from Miami University. Although The Root cannot confirm the candidate’s forgery, the accusations come from a somewhat credible source:
It’s Thursday, so you know what that means? The old man in the White House is at it again. Fresh off a KFC bender, the president started in on his latest rash against American media, claiming that the summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin was a success and that the real enemy is the American media.
Mike Leach is the head coach of the Washington State football team. He also proved himself to be a fucking idiot after he tweeted out an obviously fake, conspiracy theorist video of former President Barack Obama under the guise of civil conversation:
With a full heart and clear eyes, President Donald Trump tweeted, earnestly, that he’s getting tired of the “vicious” treatment first lady Melania Trump has received behind her weeklong absence from the public eye.
President Donald Trump is a lot of things—a man who paints his skin with the finest orange Krylons; a fine connoisseur of America’s best xenophobia, misogyny and racism—but he is not a smart man.
Faced with declining polls and widespread losses in the 2018 midterm congressional elections, multiple media outlets report that the Republican National Committee, along with the Donald Trump campaign team, is working on a plan to offer reparations to the African-American descendants of slaves.
Renewed Focus Includes Leaders Associated with Nation of Islam Head
A few months ago, The Root began a series of stories under the name “I Tried It,” chronicling the experiences of writers who were willing to step outside their comfort zones to try things they normally wouldn’t consider.
What the hell is wrong with people? Like, seriously, what on earth would possess someone to make fake claims about being assaulted at screenings at a movie theater?
I can’t believe that as a government shutdown looms, and the immigration deal that would save hundreds of thousands of people from deportation hangs in the balance of a dumbass border wall that only racists want, the president of Backwash, Miss., is busy announcing the winners for his “Fake News Awards.”
President Yahoo von Hotmail has ruined his relationship with mainstream media and, most especially, his lover CNN. On Tuesday, the news station announced that it wouldn’t be attending the annual White House Christmas party because President LooseLips von TweetBeef won’t stop talking bad about the press.
As special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and the Kremlin intensifies upon the one-year mark of Trump’s election victory, Americans are still reeling over the methods Moscow used to exploit their racial discord.
The stories of black women are often met with closed ears. And if the ears happen to be open, oftentimes we’re regarded as liars. From Rep. Frederica Wilson to Lupita Nyong’o and every black woman in between, our lived experiences are challenged in a way that says there’s no way anything we say could or should be…
Joy-Ann Reid is quickly becoming the face of sanity and standards in a news industry fast devolving into chaos as a presidential administration and its minions consistently push fake news and conspiracy theories.
I’m sure that many of you have heard the news by now that one of the most respected sites in journalism has uncovered evidence of my involvement with the Ku Klux Klan. I will not impugn the journalistic integrity of the reporter who unearthed the documents; in fact, I don’t even deny the charges.
Two South Carolina representatives hope to put the whole Confederate-monument controversy to rest—by memorializing the enslaved black people forced to fight for the Confederacy.