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It’s been 4 1/2 since I started at The Root and ventured into a full-time writing career. I came to the site when we were barely getting 6 million page views a month, and this past May, while covering for my two writers (Breanna and Anne), I garnered over 8 million page views on my own, pushing the site to have it’s…

Kanye West Talks Trump, Cries and Promises Changes Kanye West Talks Trump, Cries and Promises Changes

On Wednesday morning, Kanye West was in his hometown of Chicago, Ill., and made a radio appearance on 107.5 WGCI Chicago where he spoke about recent incidents, including his MAGA hat, Donald Trump and getting his mental health in order. And yes, as the title states, he did shed a few tears.

South Los Angeles Street Gets Renamed After Barack Obama South Los Angeles Street Gets Renamed After Barack Obama

In 2007, Barack Obama was a young and spry freshman senator from Chicago who made South Los Angeles, Calif., his first stop during his presidential election. In 2008, he became the first black president and successfully won a second term four years later. In honor of the former president, the L.A. City Council voted…

Janet Jackson Celebrates Michael Jackson's 60th Birthday With 'Remember The Time' Inspired Video Janet Jackson Celebrates Michael Jackson's 60th Birthday With 'Remember The Time' Inspired Video

As people around the world celebrate Michael Jackson’s 60th birthday, Janet Jackson paid homage to the King of Pop aka her big brother Michael Jackson, by releasing a teaser video for her “Remember the Time” inspired video.

Lauryn Hill Addresses 'Common Misconceptions' and Plagiarism Allegations in 3,000 Word Medium Post Lauryn Hill Addresses 'Common Misconceptions' and Plagiarism Allegations in 3,000 Word Medium Post

If you have 12 minutes to spare today, Lauryn Hill has written a 3,000 word soliloquy addressing allegations that fellow musician Robert Glasper made about her in an interview earlier this month. Some of the allegations made by Glasper include plagiarism, and claims that she treated her band like crap during her 2008…

From the New Edition Story to KIN: How Myles Truitt Is Leaving His Mark in Hollywood From the New Edition Story to KIN: How Myles Truitt Is Leaving His Mark in Hollywood

When speaking to actor Myles Truitt, you forget he’s only 16. Even when he says he’s been acting since he was a “kid,” you immediately think, “Well, aren’t you technically still a kid?” But his maturity and grace goes years beyond his actual age.

23 Prince Albums Hit All Major Streaming Services 23 Prince Albums Hit All Major Streaming Services

Fans of the “Purple One” and streaming music sites can now rejoice because 23 previously unavailable Prince albums between 1995-2010 are now on all the major streaming services, according to Rolling Stone. Over 300 songs are now available on sites like Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal and Amazon Music.

Detroit Rep. Bettie Cook Scott Apologizes After Referring to Asian Opponent as 'Ching-Chong' Detroit Rep. Bettie Cook Scott Apologizes After Referring to Asian Opponent as 'Ching-Chong'

In a page out of Donald Trump’s playbook, Rep. Bettie Cook Scott (D-Detroit) went full racist when she allegedly referred to her opponent, Rep. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), as a “ching-chang” and “the ching-chong”

Release the Tapes, Omarosa! Release the Tapes, Omarosa!

Whether you like Omarosa Manigault Newman or not, she seems to be the only one who has successfully ruffled the White House’s dirty feathers. And in a recent New York Times report, the news outlet alleges that Omarosa could have as many as 200 tapes in her possession and it has the White House administration shook.

Janet Jackson and Daddy Yankee Team Up For New Video 'Made For Now'

Janet Jackson has finally released her newest music video, that was filmed in Brooklyn, NY earlier this summer. “Made For Now” features Daddy Yankee, and was produced by Harmony Samuels and directed by Dave Meyers. The song is her first musical release since her Unbreakable album in 2015.

Kenya Barris Signs Overall Series Deal With Netflix Kenya Barris Signs Overall Series Deal With Netflix

Just weeks after exiting ABC, black-ish creator Kenya Barris has signed an overall series deal with Netflix. Barris’ deal goes into effect Aug. 16 and will have Barris producing projects for Netflix through his production company, Khalabo Ink Society.

To Combat Bullying, Newark, NJ, High School Principal Installs Laundry Room To Combat Bullying, Newark, NJ, High School Principal Installs Laundry Room

Kids can be cruel and bullying isn’t something that’s going to disappear overnight, but one New Jersey high school principal is trying to make life easier for his students who’ve been bullied for wearing dirty clothes to school. Principal Akbar Cook of Newark’s West Side High School took it upon himself to have a…

Viola Davis and Her Band of Widows Shine in New Trailer

Director Steve McQueen’s upcoming film Widows is one of the most anticipated films this fall, and in a newly released trailer, you get to see why.

Doja Cat's 'Bitch, I'm A Cow' Is The Song You Never Knew You Needed

Amala Zandile Dlamini is a 22-year-old Los Angeles based rapper, who goes by the name of “Doja Cat.” On Tuesday, she released a video called “Mooo!” that’s gone viral.

Taraji P. Henson Creates Mental Health Foundation to Honor Late Father Taraji P. Henson Creates Mental Health Foundation to Honor Late Father

Taraji P. Henson wants to remove the stigma surrounding mental health issues in the African-American community and has created an organization to honor her late father who suffered from mental health issues. On September 22, the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation, named after her father, officially launches.

Alabama Pastor Says He's Going to Stand His Ground If Truck Is Vandalized With Racist Graffiti Again Alabama Pastor Says He's Going to Stand His Ground If Truck Is Vandalized With Racist Graffiti Again

A pastor in Gadsden, Ala., is fed up with racists after his truck was vandalized with bigoted graffiti, and says the next time it happens, he’s going to “stand his ground.”

Captured FBI Fugitive Does 'In My Feelings' Challenge on Tarmac

Earlier this year, Antwan Mims made it to the FBI’s Most Wanted list after being accused of a double murder in Benton Harbor, Mich., but that didn’t stop him from joining in on the viral “In My Feelings” challenge as he was transported off a fugitive flight, according to Click on Detroit.

Stephanie Mills Snatches Sam Smith by His Widow's Peak For Talking Crap About Michael Jackson Stephanie Mills Snatches Sam Smith by His Widow's Peak For Talking Crap About Michael Jackson

As Michael Jackson’s 60th birthday approaches, mediocre British singer Sam Smith had the audacity to come for the King of Pop. While vacationing with fellow singer Adam Lambert, a video was posted of Smith saying that he doesn’t like Michael Jackson.

Angela Bassett Dishes on Her Career, Staying Fit and Mission Impossible: Fallout 

The fantabulous Angela Bassett is back and reprising her role as Erica Sloan Mission Impossible: Fallout. To say that Bassett is an indomitable actress would be an understatement, and at 60-years-old, she can give women half her age a run for their money.

From the Gridiron to the Screen: How Thomas Q. Jones Plans to Take on Hollywood From the Gridiron to the Screen: How Thomas Q. Jones Plans to Take on Hollywood

It’s been almost seven years since Thomas Q. Jones stepped away from the gridiron and retired from football as one of the 25 leading rushers in NFL history and a member of the 10,000 yards club. Jones, a native of Big Stone Gap, Va., and University of Virginia grad is now taking on another endeavor that doesn’t cause…

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