The Elusive “Mrs. R.”: Catching Up With the Mother of the First Lady, Marian...

It was a rare, almost intimate scene, between Michelle Obama and her mother, played out before the world. When a group of Chinese girls invited the...

LISTEN: Gospel Star Tasha Cobbs Talks to Yolanda Adams About How Losing her Father...

Earlier this year, Tasha Cobbs won three Stellar Awards and a Grammy in the same week her father passed away. She talked to ”The Yolanda Adams Morning Show” live at the Inspiration...

All White Jury Awards 22-Year-Old Jordan Miles $119,000 In Damages for White Officers Who...

Three white officers accused in a federal civil rights lawsuit of beating a black art student falsely arrested him but didn’t use excessive force,...

Facebook ‘Friend’ Robs Woman’s Home While She’s Away on Vacation

There’s a big difference between friends on social media and those in real life. One California woman learned this lesson the hard way. Stacey Grant posted...

Beulah Baptist Church in Tampa, FL Hosts Pastor’s Unity for Youth Dinner to Tackle...

More than 100 people from across the color spectrum packed Beulah Baptist Church in Tampa for the Pastor's Unity for Youth Dinner Monday night. The...

Roman Catholic Archbishop of Atlanta Wilton Gregory Apologizes for Building $2.2 Million Mansion

The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Atlanta apologized Monday for building a $2.2 million mansion for himself, a decision criticized by local Catholics who cited...

Police Confirm that Body Found in a Washington Park Is that of Missing 8-Year-Old...

Police officially confirmed Tuesday that a body found in a park during the search for an 8-year-old missing girl is that of her suspected abductor. The Metropolitan...

10-Year-Old Taniyah Thomas Shot Dead in Attempted Pennsylvania Home Invasion

A fourth-grader from Washington County, Pa., was killed early Monday morning from a shot fired inside the apartment where she lived, WPXI reports. Investigators believe that little...

Painting Commemorates a Key Moment in the Life of Minister and Activist Lemuel Haynes

This image is part of a weekly series that The Root is presenting in conjunction with the Image of the Black in Western Art Archive at Harvard University’s...

Rev. Otis Moss III Reviews the ‘Noah’ Movie

Biblical themes have been used throughout history to share the universal struggle of humanity; temptation, rebellion, coming of age, the degradation of the moral...

Fate of Scandal-Plagued DC Mayor Vincent Gray Lies in the Hands of Voters

District of Columbia residents voted on Tuesday in a crowded Democratic mayoral primary, with the scandal-tarnished incumbent, Vincent Gray, facing a stiff challenge from...

KKK Fliers Found Left at Homes of Black Residents in Deland, FL

Several African-American residents in DeLand said they woke up Sunday to find racially insensitive fliers at their homes. The fliers promote the Ku Klux Klan with the...

Ken Blackwell on the Dangers of the ‘Unmarriage’ Movement

Recently, I was a panelist on MSNBC. The topic was same-sex marriage. A fellow panelist called for a Marriage Spring. We know what that...

White House Petition Calls U.S. Army Policy Targeting Black Hair with New Grooming Standards...

A new U.S. Army grooming policy is drumming up cries of racial bias, with some saying it discriminates against black women who have natural hair, Al-Jazeera...

A “National Crisis”: New Report Finds that Black Children Rank at the Bottom of...

In every region of America, white and Asian children are far better positioned for success than black, Latino and Native American children, according to...

Black Women in the Military say New Regulations on Hairstyles are Racially Biased

Thousands of soldiers and others have signed a White House petition calling for the president to order the Army to reconsider just-released appearance and...

City of Refuge Church in Gardena, CA and Black Churches Across the Nation Are...

The final weekend before enrollment closes for Obamacare health plans saw a flurry of efforts to encourage the uninsured to sign up for coverage...

Church Leaders in Louisiana to Rally for Lowering Incarceration Penalties

Faith leaders from across Louisiana will converge on the state Capitol in Baton Rouge on Tuesday (March 31) to advocate for changes to the state's incarceration...

Predominantly White Congregation and Historically African-American Fraternity In Virginia Unite In ‘Brotherhood of Men’

Smiles, greetings and handshakes were exchanged Sunday morning as a predominantly white congregation and a historically African-American fraternity mingled, embodying the service’s message that...

New Jersey Sculptor Richard Blake Has Been Chosen to Capture Dr. Martin Luther King...

For the second time in 16 years, Lancaster County sculptor Richard Blake has been chosen to capture  the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in...