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Nate Parker’s Ex-Classmates Speak Out in His Defense

Four Penn State alumni, who were classmates of actor and director Nate Parker, have penned a…

Brandajah Smith

The Short and Tragic Life of Brandajah Smith

  On June 23 in New Orleans, Brandajah Smith — a dark-chocolate confection of a…

The Legend of Harriet Tubman

In 1849, a young woman hurried along a path cutting through a marsh in Poplar…

Training Black Women to Have it All

According to the Executive Leadership Council, an organization focused on increasing the number of African…

#INTHEBLACK Campaign Seeks to Reach Black Consumers

BET Networks has partnered with media and advertising companies such as HuffPost Black Voices, TV…

The Root Releases Top 20 Black LGBT Movers and Shakers

June is National Black LGBT month, and The Root celebrates Black and gay notables who…

“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”:Why Has Black Media Ignored the Sexuality of FAMU Hazing Victim Robert Champion?

Pop quiz: Who was James Craig Anderson? If the name sounds vaguely familiar, let’s refresh…