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Quincy Jones’ Daughters Told Him to STFU Quincy Jones’ Daughters Told Him to STFU

We’ve all heard the saying “Loose lips sink ships,” and apparently Quincy Jones’ daughters had enough of him running his lips and airing people’s business in order to promote himself.

Watch: Here’s an Exclusive Clip From Atlanta’s ‘Robbin’ Season’ Watch: Here’s an Exclusive Clip From Atlanta’s ‘Robbin’ Season’

Atlanta is back Thursday, March 1, on FX. We were all reeling from excitement and wanted more when the new trailer for the show dropped recently; luckily, The Root has an exclusive clip in celebration of the highly awaited second season!

Universal Music’s VP of Urban Catalog Andre Torres Talks New Editorial Platform, Urban Legends Universal Music’s VP of Urban Catalog Andre Torres Talks New Editorial Platform, Urban Legends

Andre Torres is a vinyl and hip-hop head, who’s also a veteran of music journalism. With over two decades in the trenches, Torres, who founded Wax Poetics magazine and was also executive editor at the lyrics site Genius, is now vice president of the urban catalog at Universal Music Enterprises. And in his new role,…

Watch: Exclusive Clip of Regina King in Netflix’s 7 Seconds Watch: Exclusive Clip of Regina King in Netflix’s 7 Seconds

Netflix’s upcoming crime anthology series, Seven Seconds, stars Regina King and Russell Hornsby as parents of a black teenager who was killed by a white police officer in a hit-and-run, and his fellow corrupt officers’ attempt to cover up the killing. The series, which was executive-produced by The Killing’s Veena…

What It Feels Like to Receive a Call From Your Child After Cops Draw Their Guns on Him What It Feels Like to Receive a Call From Your Child After Cops Draw Their Guns on Him

I’ve had the same headache since 2 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 4. My son has had the same nightmares every night since then as well. Most people will say, “Be lucky he wasn’t shot or killed,” but when you send your child to college, the last thing you expect to happen is for him to call you at 1:30 a.m. on a Sunday saying that…

How to Get Away With Harassment on Twitter How to Get Away With Harassment on Twitter

I’ve utilized social media for over 25 years, way before it was referred to as “social media.” From AOL chatrooms to IRC (internet relay chat), I’ve seen the internet evolve over a quarter of a century. But much hasn’t changed in terms of its being a fount of knowledge, as well as a cesspool of harassment and…

How Detroit Photographer Tafari Stevenson-Howard’s Couch Became a Work of Art How Detroit Photographer Tafari Stevenson-Howard’s Couch Became a Work of Art

I’m not one to brag, but my friends are all types of amazing. From leaving their mark in the entertainment world, to being able to handcraft jewelry and accessories, and even going from an NFL career to acting, their talents are immeasurable.

Watch: Kendrick Lamar and SZA’s ‘All the Stars’ Black Panther Video Is Absolutely Stunning

It’s a Black Panther Tuesday around these parts. And just as the reviews are dropping for the movie, so has the first video from the movie’s soundtrack. Kendrick Lamar and SZA’s “All the Stars” video is not only visually stunning—it includes actual black panthers!

Black Panther’s Tomatometer Soars at 100 Percent Black Panther’s Tomatometer Soars at 100 Percent

Black Panther is on its way to becoming one of the biggest blockbusters ever, and the reviews that hit the internet on Tuesday have pretty much solidified that. At 9 a.m., the Black Panther review embargo was lifted, and as of this afternoon the movie currently has a 100 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Quincy Jones Is Probably Shooting Dust but Doesn’t Want to Date ‘Old,’ ‘Fat’ Women Quincy Jones Is Probably Shooting Dust but Doesn’t Want to Date ‘Old,’ ‘Fat’ Women

It must be nice to be geriatric and rich. In the case of Quincy Jones, the 84-year-old proudly brags about the bevy of young women across the country who get to massage his shrinkled-up balls.

From the Roots to Chris Rock: How Tina Farris Launched a Successful Tour-Management Company—and Now Wants to Empower Women From the Roots to Chris Rock: How Tina Farris Launched a Successful Tour-Management Company—and Now Wants to Empower Women

It was a cold morning in Washington, D.C. Before Tina Farris landed at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, she texted me that she had left her scarf in Los Angeles, which she wouldn’t need after leaving D.C., so I offered to bring her mine, as we planned for me to shadow her for the day. Farris, who was…

Salt Bae Is Bringing His Meat and Sprinkling to NYC Salt Bae Is Bringing His Meat and Sprinkling to NYC

Turkish chef Nusret Gökçe is bringing his salt-sprinkling game to New York City on Thursday when he opens Nusr-Et Steakhouse. Gökçe became a viral sensation because of his love of meat and wrist action when it comes to completing the final touches by sprinkling salt.

Mother Gets Shamed After Posting Video of Her Toddler Sons Kissing Mother Gets Shamed After Posting Video of Her Toddler Sons Kissing

Ashlee Muhammad is the mother of identical twin boys, Jet Pharaoh and Nova Maximus, and she routinely shares videos and photos of them on her Instagram account. But earlier this week, she faced backlash after posting a video of her sons hugging and kissing each other, because people are idiots.

Actress Says She Didn’t Want Seal’s ‘Kiss From a Rose,’ Accuses Singer of Sexual Assault Actress Says She Didn’t Want Seal’s ‘Kiss From a Rose,’ Accuses Singer of Sexual Assault

On the heels of criticizing Oprah Winfrey’s friendship with Harvey Weinstein, “Kiss From a Rose” singer Seal is now being investigated for sexual battery. Seal’s neighbor actress Tracey Birdsall says that in 2016 he forcibly kissed and groped her.

Black Excellence Celebrated at 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards  Black Excellence Celebrated at 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards 

Every year, black excellence is celebrated at the NAACP Image Awards, and during Monday night’s airing of the 49th annual event, held at the Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, Calif., Ava DuVernay took home the Entertainer of the Year Award.

Watch: MLK Now 2018 Live from Harlem’s Riverside Church  Watch: MLK Now 2018 Live from Harlem’s Riverside Church 

Hundreds of people have gathered at Harlem’s famed Riverside Church to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. at this year’s MLK Now 2018. MLK Now is organized by Blackout for Human Rights, and this year The Root has the honor of being the official media partner of the event.

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