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Shonda Rhimes to Give Commencement Address at her Alma Mater, Dartmouth College

If she had been asked to speak at Commencement a few years ago, Shonda Rhimes ’91 said, she would have declined, not believing she...

Jon Bon Jovi Helps Open Low-Income Housing in Philadelphia

Jon Bon Jovi's hit tune "Who Says You Can't Go Home?" took on new meaning Tuesday as the rock star cut the ribbon on...

The Role of the Black Mask in Greek Theater

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...

Dr. Boyce Watkins says VH1 Is Destroying Black America

Due to their interesting choices in programming, VH1 might be better referred to as “The Evil Empire.”  Their endless stream of reality TV shows...

Clarence Thomas Is Catching the Heat After Supreme Court Ruling on Affirmative Action

As Twitchy reported, the Supreme Court voted 6 to 2 today (Justice Kagan did not participate) to uphold Michigan’s right to prohibit affirmative action...

New Film, ‘The Million Man March – The Untold Story’

Vanguard Television and the Washington, D.C. Ministry of Arts and Culture are proud to debut an exciting new film, “The Million Man March –...

Rev. James Meeks Talks about Why He Is Choosing to Support a Republican for...

Many may assume the black man, especially from Chicago, is an automatic supporter of the Democratic Party. Reverend James Meeks has even spoken alongside Rev. Jesse Jackson and...

WATCH: At Funeral for 19-Year-Old Teen Who Was Shot and Killed, Philadelphia Church Service...

  Police say one person was arrested in connection to a shooting at a teenager's funeral in Trenton. "We've arrested one individual and we've recovered five...

Racist Easter Eggs Scare Virginia Neighborhood

Easter Sunday egg hunts in one Virginia neighborhood were suddenly interrupted when a family discovered racist notes inside eggs in their yard. Families in the...

With $1.2 Million Grant, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu Launches Racial Reconciliation Dialogue

The city of New Orleans is adopting a Mississippi-based racial reconciliation program in the hopes of improving community relations. Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Tuesday announced...

Ron Carter Retiring as Director of Northern Illinois University Jazz Ensemble; Credits his Faith...

Ron Carter seems to have been destined for jazz greatness. Given the same name as legendary jazz bassist Ron Carter; his first teaching job was...

Baltimore Teen, Michael Mayfield, Who was Mistakeningly Shot and Killed, Remembered as a Leader...

Michael Mayfield had only played the baritone horn for about a year as a member of the Edmondson-Westside High School marching band. But he...

30-Year-Old California Woman Charged with Murdering 16-Year-Old Boy with Whom She Had a Baby

A 30-year-old California woman has been charged in the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy who was the father of her child, a prosecutor...

Atlanta Mall Shooting Victim Remembered as Loving, Family Woman, Avid Shopper

Violet Lambert loved to shop. She had her favorite stores. She was the ultimate bargain hunter. She always kept others in mind when she spotted...

Police Are Looking for a Woman Who Robbed a PNC Bank in Virginia

Police are searching for a woman who robbed a bank at Loehmann's Plaza in Falls Church Tuesday morning. Police said the incident happened around 10:58...

Federal Indictment Charges 9 People with Abduction of North Carolina Prosecutor’s Father

An Atlanta kidnapping crew scheming to nab a North Carolina prosecutor went to the wrong address and, instead, grabbed the attorney’s father, authorities said. In a federal...

One of Chattanooga’s Oldest and Most Active Ministers and Pastor of Cosmopolitan Community Church,...

Reverend John Loyd Edwards, Jr. died peacefully on Thursday morning at his home. Pastor at Cosmopolitan Community Church, he was one of Chattanooga’s oldest and active ministers...

What It Takes to Move Black Youth Forward

"But the plain fact is there are some Americans who, in the aggregate, are consistently doing worse in our society—groups that have had the...

HBCU Fisk University is Back in the Black; Applications Double in Single Year

Interest in attending Nashville’s Fisk University is the highest it’s been in a dozen years. This year, roughly 5,500 students applied, compared to not...

Marc Lamont Hill on the Significance of Resurrection Sunday to African Americans and Freedom...

When I was growing up, Easter was a big deal. Even if you didn’t believe in Jesus, the holiday still brought plenty of good news....