In 2017, when Briarwood Presbyterian Church asked the overwhelmingly Republican legislature of Alabama to grant it the authority to form its own police force, politicians let the bill die amid public outcry over the separation of church and state, the congregation’s history of racism and its public homophobia.
On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties held a hearing about H.R. 40, a proposal from Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) that would authorize a national apology and study reparations for slavery and racial discrimination against black people in…
Then Peter came to Jesus and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?”
On Saturday, CNN published a lengthy piece of award-winning journalism on white people with black-sounding names. The insanely absurd story featured a collection of Caucasians (which is more than a “pinch of wypipo” but less than a “mob of lynchers”) ruminating about how uncomfortable it is living with a negro…
Buried in a recent news report about America’s secret program of placing “digital implants” in the Russian power grid is an interesting and troublesome revelation. Namely, that senior US intelligence officials are so concerned about the president of the United States being an unrestrained ignoramus or a Russian spy,…
When a South Carolina store owner called security and threatened to notify police on a group of black men for talking too loud, putting their negro hands on his merchandise and—most egregiously—paying him no attention, the young men learned a valuable lesson about racial profiling and being black in America. However,…
Comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish canceled a scheduled stand-up show in Atlanta in opposition to Georgia’s new “fetal heartbeat bill” that virtually outlaws all abortion in the state.
The Los Angeles Lakers were either fleeced out of a roster of young ballers or gained a superstar in a blockbuster trade that landed Anthony Davis’ eyebrows in the City of Angels, much to the delight of Black Twitter and the dismay of Laker Haters.
California authorities have acknowledged that the 23-year-old father shot and killed by Los Angeles County deputies was unarmed, causing an outcry among friends and family about the lack of answers and attention.
A lawsuit filed by a South Carolina man claims he endured years of racial harassment and intimidation that included urine, the n-word and the recently-resurgent Caucasian hobby of hanging nooses. Even worse, the employee alleges that supervisors at the company were aware of the situation and did nothing to stop it.
Investigative journalists have discovered hundreds of law enforcement officers around the country who are active in members-only Facebook groups that are based on racism, hate and ... well, it would be nice to add a third thing here, but that’s about it.
People are worried about me.
Forbes released its list of the five wealthiest hip-hop stars topped by Jay-Z, who Forbes recently declared the first billionaire rapper if you don’t count Donald Trump, whose multiple rap beefs, criminal history and love for the “stop snitching” movement technically qualifies him as a gangster rapper. Plus, we can’t…
An extensive report by a former police apologist officer has surprisingly absolved California police officers of any wrongdoing in a police shooting, concluding that it was reasonable for multiple officers to open fire on a man who fell asleep in his car.
Since the first human decided that it was a little chilly outside and put together a dope three-piece wooly mammoth fur outfit, black people have been at the forefront of fashion. Looking cool is a part of our expression and creativity so it is only natural that we have created our own culture of dress.
Last week, as Donald Trump curtsied before the Queen; as Congressional Democrats continued to cower from their constitutional obligations; while we took our horses down to Old Town Road, mounted Megan Thee Stallion’s bandwagon and watched what happens When They See Us, the Federal Bureau of Investigation admitted that…
Contrary to what most people think, almost every black person I know honestly believes in the noble ideals of America.
As soon as the U.S. Sentencing Commission released its new report on the effects of criminal justice legislation promoted by Jared Kushner, introduced by Republicans and signed by Donald Trump, the GOP immediately began taking credit.
Editor’s Note: Senior Writer Michael Harriot is on vacation, so this week’s Clapback Mailbag was prepared in advance. If anyone on The Root’s staff has pissed white people off in the last few days, we promise to respond to their concerns in a timely manner.