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#NetNeutrality: Black Women Saved Alabama on Tuesday; Now Let’s Save the Internet #NetNeutrality: Black Women Saved Alabama on Tuesday; Now Let’s Save the Internet

Unless you have been hiding under a rock for the past year, you have heard net neutrality mentioned in the news over and over again, especially in the last month. Because unless we do something to stop it, Federal Communications Committee Chairman Ajit Pai is determined to push a vote Thursday that will completely…

Y’all Don’t Deserve Black Women Y’all Don’t Deserve Black Women

One thing is certain. Y’all don’t deserve black women. On Tuesday the Alabama Senate race took place. Roy Moore, a repugnant alleged serial child molester who believes that women should not have the right to vote, civil rights should be scrapped and slavery was lit, lost by a hair. Doug Jones, Moore’s opponent, was…

Black Women in Alabama Saved Themselves Last Night

If you’ve kept up with how black women roll in American politics, what happened in Alabama last night should hardly surprise you. Per usual, black women showed up and showed out at the ballot box, helping Doug Jones win Jeff Sessions’ vacated Senate seat in what was supposed to be a safe victory for Republican…

#DanielShaver: It Is Not Black People’s Job to Create a White Lives Matter Movement #DanielShaver: It Is Not Black People’s Job to Create a White Lives Matter Movement

Daniel Shaver, 26, is dead. Mesa, Ariz., Police Officer Philip “Mitch” Brailsford, 27, a cowboy armed with an AR-15—with the words “You’re fucked” etched on the dust cover—executed him in a hotel hallway as he sobbed and begged for his life. The video of the 2016 shooting was not released until after Brailsford was…

You’re Welcome, White People: Alabama’s Black Voters Just Saved America You’re Welcome, White People: Alabama’s Black Voters Just Saved America

Don’t be fooled—the Democratic Party didn’t do this. The national media didn’t do this. Doug Jones didn’t even do this.

Could an Ethics Investigation of 2 FBI Agents Derail Mueller’s Russia Probe? Could an Ethics Investigation of 2 FBI Agents Derail Mueller’s Russia Probe?

Just when special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe appeared to be picking up steam, a report on the anti-Donald Trump text messages between two senior FBI officials affiliated with both Mueller’s investigation and the probe into Hillary Clinton’s emails has led to the launch of a Justice Department ethics…

Alabama Election: 1 Black Voter’s Experience at the Polls Alabama Election: 1 Black Voter’s Experience at the Polls

Tuesday’s special election in Alabama is monumental for the people who live in the state as well as for the rest of us across the United States. Of the two men vying to take the seat vacated by Jeff Sessions in February when he resigned to accept his new job as U.S. attorney general, one is a well-respected former…

The No-Holds-Barred Alabama Senate Race Live Blog and Prayer Circle The No-Holds-Barred Alabama Senate Race Live Blog and Prayer Circle

Birmingham, Ala., Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, 4:50 p.m. CST: A few minutes ago, I cast my ballot for Doug Jones to fill the Senate seat left empty when Jefferson Beauregard Sessions joined the Trump administration to become America’s chief of police beatings and marijuana arrests law enforcement officer.

You Are What You Eat: Donald Trump’s Trash Diet, Explained You Are What You Eat: Donald Trump’s Trash Diet, Explained

Because people are stupid. Also, you pronounced “soda” wrong.

Roy Moore vs. Doug Jones Has Nothing to Do With Little Girls; It’s About White Supremacy Roy Moore vs. Doug Jones Has Nothing to Do With Little Girls; It’s About White Supremacy

When die-hard Republicans engage in the often fruitless exercise of soliciting black and other minority voters to buck the stranglehold of the Democratic voting bloc and join the constantly shrinking tent of the Grand Old Party, they always resort to the same tactics. They declare themselves “the party of Lincoln” and…

Rep. Steve King Might Be a Racist, and This Tweet Proves It Rep. Steve King Might Be a Racist, and This Tweet Proves It

On Thursday I wrote about Roy Moore waxing nostalgic about the days of slavery. And every day, The Root covers something crazy that the current sitting president has said. This current regime is not attempting to hide its racist overtones, and this latest incident is no exception: A Republican congressman from Iowa…

Baltimore’s Latest Plan to Clamp Down on Crime: Tricking and Trapping Youths Baltimore’s Latest Plan to Clamp Down on Crime: Tricking and Trapping Youths

With the number of lethal and nonlethal shootings, robberies and assaults on the rise in Baltimore, police and government officials are clamoring for ways to make sense of what is happening. But even with public finger-pointing and posturing, there still isn’t a consensus about who should be blamed for the current…

Roy Moore Thinks America Was Better When Slavery Was in Place Roy Moore Thinks America Was Better When Slavery Was in Place

Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore has been accused of a lot of things. He’s referred to Asian Americans and Native Americans as “yellows” and “reds” like they’re fucking M&M’s. Multiple allegations have come forth suggesting that he has a predilection for underage girls. The man is seriously problematic,…

Rep. John Lewis Is Boycotting Trump’s Visit to the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Opening Rep. John Lewis Is Boycotting Trump’s Visit to the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Opening

Reps. John Lewis (D-Ga.) and Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) announced Thursday that they will be skipping Saturday’s opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson because Donald Trump will be in attendance—something they consider to be “an insult” to the black heroes commemorated there.

A Racist Flyer Might Cost Doug Jones the Election Because the Entire Democratic Party Is Trash A Racist Flyer Might Cost Doug Jones the Election Because the Entire Democratic Party Is Trash

The above photo is not a stock photo or an image created by The Root’s art department. It is an actual flyer circulating around from the Doug Jones for Senate Committee in his run against Elmer Fudd wannabe and schoolgirl aficionado Roy Moore for Alabama’s U.S. Senate seat, and it has upset black voters across Alabama.

#Chance2018: Can We Just Impeach Donald Trump and Make Chance the Rapper President Already? #Chance2018: Can We Just Impeach Donald Trump and Make Chance the Rapper President Already?

Google has teamed up with Chance the Rapper for a million-dollar campaign to bring computer science education to Chicago schools.

That Was Close! 3 Things to Know About Atlanta’s Wild Mayoral Race That Was Close! 3 Things to Know About Atlanta’s Wild Mayoral Race

The next four years of leadership for Atlanta, one of the fastest-growing, wealthiest and culturally important cities in America, will likely stay in the hands of an African American, thanks to a nail-biting election Tuesday night. The race between Councilwomen Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood was tighter than a…

‘Moral Revival of America’: Modern-Day Poor People’s Campaign Launched ‘Moral Revival of America’: Modern-Day Poor People’s Campaign Launched

When tens of thousands of people converge on statehouses across the nation and the U.S. Capitol in May 2018, it will be to further the work of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s Poor People’s Campaign that Marian Wright Edelman, Bayard Rustin, Martin Luther King Jr. and so many other freedom fighters…

Who Will Survive in America? Who Will Survive in America?

On Kanye West’s 2010 album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, there is an often overlooked track entitled “Who Will Survive America?” The song features Gil Scott-Heron taking a dystopian look at how the world is coming to the realization that America is a bastard “hosed down daily with a gagging perfume.”

With Trump’s Endorsement, the Republican
National Committee Is Sending Funds to an Accused Pedophile With Trump’s Endorsement, the Republican National Committee Is Sending Funds to an Accused Pedophile

Now that the president has come out and given his full endorsement to accused pedophile, and Alabama GOP Senate candidate, Roy Moore, the Republican National Committee is sending funds to help Moore’s campaign efforts in a closely contested race that will be decided next week.

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