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The Root DC Live: October, 2011

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 10/03/2011

Female black pilot releases seven step book

The nation’s first female black combat pilot explains why she chose to embark on such a unique career choice.

By Erin Williams  |  11:56 AM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 09/30/2011

‘30 Americans’ tackles racial identity

30 Americans questions blackness and nationality in its exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

By Clarence Fluker  |  05:13 PM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 09/30/2011

30 Americans participate in one extraordinary exhibit

30 Americans, the new exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery of Art that opens October 1st is a breathtaking collection of work.

By Clarence Fluker  |  04:37 PM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Clarence Fluker

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 09/30/2011

Redskins fan of the week

Meet Richard Hawkins, our pick for football “Fan of the Week.”

By Troy Queen  |  03:43 PM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 09/30/2011

A reader’s response: Defending the WVU Mountaineers

WVU made a tremendous effort in enforce and publicize fan civility.

By Larry Justice  |  02:07 PM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 09/30/2011

A look at Basketball Wives L.A.

M.T. Wiseman breaks down another episode of television’s most uninspired cast of characters, Basketball Wives: LA.

By M.T. Wiseman  |  01:24 PM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 09/30/2011

Day 24: Ignoring cravings

Nicole Moliere embarks on an interactive weight loss challenge with her friends and updates us daily on her progress.

By Nicole Moliere  |  01:01 PM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fitness Challenge

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 09/30/2011

Michael Jackson laid bare at Murray trial

The sordid details of Michael Jackson’s life are laid bare as his former doctor, Conrad Murray, attempts to avoid prison in his involuntary manslaughter trial.

By Joy Freeman-Coulbary  |  12:40 PM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 09/30/2011

Lunchline: Twitter is in touch with your feelings

Depending on what you're doing, if you tweet about it, the company can determine whether or not you're happy or sad.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:39 AM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 09/30/2011

Christians and Troy Davis

In light of Troy Davis, Christians need to do more for innocent death row inmates and be the change they seek.

By Erin Harper  |  10:57 AM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 09/29/2011

‘New Negroes’ and brunch

Panama D. Jackson, of Very Smart Brothas, hips us to why new negros love brunch.

By Panama D. Jackson  |  05:13 PM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Panama Jackson

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 09/29/2011

National leaders to speak at Troy Davis funeral

National leaders and activists will assemble in Savannah, Ga., on Saturday to bury Troy Davis. NAACP president Benjamin Jealous is expected to speak at the funeral.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  04:43 PM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Robert Pierre

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 09/29/2011

Grilling up some sliders

RECIPE | Ground turkey adds a lighter twist to the classic hamburger.

By Troy Queen  |  12:54 PM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 09/29/2011

Lunchline: A magical night on the diamond

Last night reaffirmed why baseball was the first love of my life. "Wild Card Wednesday" was one of the most special nights of hardball I've ever seen.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:48 PM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 09/29/2011

Day 23: The food diary is your friend

Nicole Moliere embarks on an interactive weight loss challenge with her friends and updates us daily on her progress.

By Nicole Moliere  |  11:49 AM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fitness Challenge

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 09/28/2011

College football: a contact sport for fans?

Trash talk at football games is fine, but toeing the line with violence goes too far.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  10:04 AM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 09/27/2011

Move over Lauriol Plaza

Erica Hankerson heads to Zabb and is greeted with a warm dining room complete with a full-service bar.

By Erica Hankerson  |  04:18 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Erica Hankerson

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 09/27/2011

Rebel flag wars continue

A white woman has been flying the rebel flag in her yard in a historically black SC neighborhood for a year. And now there is a fence building war going on.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  12:26 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Robert Pierre

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 09/27/2011

Day 22: Kicking the M&M habit

Nicole Moliere embarks on an interactive weight loss challenge with her friends and updates us daily on her progress.

By Nicole Moliere  |  12:07 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fitness Challenge

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 09/27/2011

Lunchline: Is the monument crumbling?

The National Park Service released harrowing security footage showing the inside of the monument during the quake, and frankly, it's frightening.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:47 AM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 09/26/2011

A heated rivalry

Before Tuesday’s NFC East trash talk chat, we take a look at this heated rivalry.

By Chris L. Jenkins and Roger Newkirk  |  05:17 PM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 09/26/2011

The importance of talking openly

Relationship expert Jason Ottley encourages men in relationships to talk openly, and to not put off the conversation until later.

By Jason Ottley  |  04:47 PM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 09/26/2011

Unapologetic about pork

FOOD | To all the bacon haters out there, this post ain’t for you.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  12:36 PM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Robert Pierre

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 09/26/2011

Lunchline: Vets making housecalls

Instead of going the modern-day Old Yeller route, pet owners are having home euthanasia rituals.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:34 AM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 09/26/2011

Days 18-21: Stepping it up

Nicole Moliere embarks on an interactive weight loss challenge with her friends and updates us daily on her progress.

By Nicole Moliere  |  11:13 AM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fitness Challenge

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 09/26/2011

This week’s events Sept. 26 - Oct. 2

Don’t miss the hip hop master class At Joy of Motion Dance Center, Atlas on Sunday.

By Jillian Sowah  |  10:28 AM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 09/26/2011

Remembering Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai was the founder of the Green Belt Movement and the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  10:21 AM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 09/23/2011

Harrassed, accused of being gay

After her son’s suicide, Sirdeaner Walker created the Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover Foundation to help put an end to bullying.

By Macy L. Freeman  |  05:31 PM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 09/23/2011

Vesta Williams found dead

The Root: vocalist Vesta Williams was found dead in a Los Angeles hotel room.

By The Root  |  02:05 PM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 09/23/2011

Tweeting for Troy Davis

A D.C. lawyer says the Supreme Court could learn something from Kim Kardashian in the Troy Davis case.

By Joy Freeman-Coulbary  |  01:44 PM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 09/23/2011

“Put your foot in it” wings

RECIPE | An overnight marinade make these chicken wings a hit for any football fan.

By Troy Queen  |  01:06 PM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 09/23/2011

Lunchline: Embassies get a new look

People are converting old ambassadorial complexes and chanceries into condos.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:45 AM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 09/23/2011

Redskins fan of the week

Meet Marcis Turner, our pick for football “Fan of the Week.”

By Troy Queen  |  11:28 AM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 09/22/2011

Embracing what life has to offer

Sonsyrea Tate Montgomery contemplates taking advantage of life’s little surprises.

By Sonsyrea Tate Montgomery  |  05:47 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 09/22/2011

Tired of ‘It’s the Republican’s fault’

Black Caucus attendees share their take on a new poll showing blacks wavering in support for the president.

By Chris L. Jenkins  |  05:24 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 09/22/2011

A moment of nostalgia

Car blogger Mike Tucker Jr. drives the Audi A5 Cabriolet over to The Charred Rib, his favorite rib spot.

By Mike Tucker Jr.  |  05:13 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Mike Tucker

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 09/22/2011

CBC 2011: A new, young staff plans big changes

A new, young staff hopes to give the CBC a relevant edge.

By The Root  |  03:52 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 09/22/2011

Day 15-17: Checking in with friends

Nicole Moliere embarks on an interactive weight loss challenge with her friends and updates us daily on her progress.

By Nicole Moliere  |  02:57 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 09/22/2011

Lunchline: So much for transparency

Mayor Vincent Gray was questioned Wednesday for his decision to encrypt police radios and stifle the fire department's popular Twitter feed.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:51 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 09/22/2011

Catching up with The O’Jays during CBC Week

R&B legends were honored by the Congressional Black Caucus Spouses at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

By Erin Williams  |  11:09 AM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 09/22/2011

NAACP Chairman: Tea Party ‘took our playbook’

What can we learn from the Tea Party who has mobilized some folks who felt like the political establishment was ignoring them?

By Robert E. Pierre  |  11:08 AM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Robert Pierre

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 09/21/2011

Reviewed: Basketball Wives

M.T. Wiseman breaks down another episode of television’s most uninspired cast of characters, Basketball Wives: LA.

By M.T. Wiseman  |  05:34 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 09/21/2011

CBC commemorates Civil War soldiers

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation honored veterans at the African American Civil War Memorial and Museum on Tuesday.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  04:57 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 09/21/2011

The makings of a great party

CBC veterans school us on the elements needed for a great caucus party.

By Chris L. Jenkins  |  04:18 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 09/21/2011

‘Banana man’ gets suspended

Bryan Thompson, a high school student with autism was suspended from school because he ran along the sidelines in a banana costume at his school’s football game.

By Chris L. Jenkins  |  03:56 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 09/21/2011

Obama silent on Troy Davis

There have bipartisan appeals for justice for Troy Davis, but President Obama remains silent--to the dismay of one D.C. attorney.

By Joy Freeman-Coulbary  |  12:38 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 09/21/2011

Lunchline: D.C. Council is a mess

Elected officials are cussing each other out, and one council veteran claimed that he's never seen worse in his time as a D.C. politician.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:13 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 09/20/2011

Director Robert Townsend promotes ‘In the Hive’

Movie director Robert Townsend and actress Vivica A. Fox promote their recent movie, “In the Hive.”

By Hamil R. Harris  |  06:00 PM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Hamil R. Harris

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 09/20/2011

Black Caucus events

The 41st annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s legislative conference weekend will address the economy, community outreach and civil rights.

By Macy L. Freeman  |  05:41 PM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 09/20/2011

Lunchline: A big day for the military

Today, the Pentagon plans to officially repeal the policy known as “don't ask, don't tell.”

By Clinton Yates  |  12:34 PM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 09/20/2011

Dominique Frazier: In her own words

Dominique Frazier, fatally stabbed last week in her dormroom, posted four of her poems on Youtube. Here’s one of them.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  11:59 AM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Robert Pierre

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 09/20/2011

No money, mo’ problems

When the post-grad dream of moving to a big city also means spending big money.

By Austin Weatherington  |  11:08 AM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 09/20/2011

Ministering to more than the soul

First Baptist hopes to “give exposure to as many people as possible and to a variety of things that God is doing,” said Pastor John K. Jenkins.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  10:31 AM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Hamil R. Harris, Faith

Posted at 06:48 PM ET, 09/19/2011

Hail Mary: Miracle touchdown

Flowers beats Bladensburg High on a last minute Hail Mary pass.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  06:48 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Hamil R. Harris

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 09/19/2011

No apology needed

America wants humble blackness, but what else is a man who has been headbutted three times supposed to do?

By Stephen A. Crockett Jr.  |  06:31 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 09/19/2011

Twitter Chatter: who’s tougher than Ray J?

Is he a lover or a fighter? Ray J confronts rapper Fabolous about jokes he cracked on the singer.

By Akeya Dickson  |  06:20 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 09/19/2011

A look at Lavagna

We take a look at the newly opened Italian restaurant on Capitol Hill.

By Erica Hankerson  |  05:30 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Erica Hankerson, The Root DC Live

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 09/19/2011

Going for broke

When the post-grad dream of moving to a big city also means spending big money.

By Austin Weatherington  |  04:37 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 09/19/2011

Contradictions, Saks and Vegan soul

Guest blogger Fia Curley rethinks her views on veganism.

By Fia Curley  |  03:58 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Levita Mondie-Sapp

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 09/19/2011

Boycotting ‘Basketball Wives’

Erin Harper’s open letter to Shaunie O’Neal was a serious plea to reconsider the direction of Basketball Wives, particularly the frequent occurrences of physical and relational aggression.

By Erin Harper  |  02:26 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 09/19/2011

Lunchline: Journalists love Twitter

Something about the raw feed of opinions and information appeals to me, but the fascination with the medium can become obsessive.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:56 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 09/19/2011

Days 12, 13 and 14: Making the weekend count

Nicole Moliere embarks on an interactive weight loss challenge with her friends and updates us daily on her progress.

By Nicole Moliere  |  12:45 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fitness Challenge

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 09/19/2011

A primer for those who haven’t been watching

From the sick minds that brought you Basketball Wives: Original Recipe, let me introduce the Extra Crispy version, Basketball Wives: L.A. Let us pray.

By M.T. Wiseman  |  11:11 AM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 09/19/2011

Understanding black Paris

TRAVEL | Exploring the black Paris that allowed African-American writers, artists and performers to seek refuge from American racism.

By Robin Bennefield  |  10:42 AM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 09/19/2011

Understanding black Paris

Robin’s sighsteeing takes her to black Paris, where she learns more about famous black American expats.

By Robin Bennefield  |  10:11 AM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Robin Bennefield

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 09/19/2011

This week’s events: Sept. 19 - Sept. 25

Don’t miss the Senegalese singer and guitarist Baaba Maal perform on Sunday.

By Jillian Sowah  |  09:24 AM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 09/16/2011

Lunchline: Stricter regulations for Va. abortion clinics

The state’s board of health approved stricter regulations for abortion clinics, which could force more than 20 clinics to close.

By Clinton Yates  |  02:28 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 09/16/2011

Down by the river

I returned to my favorite local beach last weekend to make sure it was still intact after an earthquake, historic hurricane and a week of flooding rains hit.

By Sonsyrea Tate Montgomery  |  02:26 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 09/16/2011

Day 11: Keeping up the pace

Nicole Moliere embarks on an interactive weight loss challenge with her friends and updates us daily on her progress.

By Nicole Moliere  |  12:55 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 09/16/2011

Redskins fan of the week

We spotlight the “Fan of the Week” during football season.

By Troy Queen  |  12:47 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 09/15/2011

Recipe: Individual grilled pizzas

RECIPE | When there’s no time before kickoff, grilled pizzas are an easy go-to.

By Troy Queen  |  06:24 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 09/15/2011

Paris: Jetlag tested, mother approved

Robin and her family spend their first day in Paris visiting Sacré-Coeur, the Eiffel Tower and eating crepes.

By Robin Bennefield  |  03:41 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Robin Bennefield

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 09/15/2011

Civil Rights leaders respond to Jackie Kennedy

Civil Rights leaders and others respond to Jackie Kennedy’s observations that Martin Luther King Jr. was “phony” and “terrible.”

By Hamil R. Harris  |  02:21 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 09/15/2011

Day 10: Getting serious about fitness gear

Nicole Moliere embarks on an interactive weight loss challenge with her friends and updates us daily on her progress.

By Nicole Moliere  |  12:42 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fitness Challenge

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 09/15/2011

Lunchline: D.C. schools to tests students on sex-education

D.C. schools to use standardized testing to measure what students know about human sexuality, contraception and drug use.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:59 AM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 09/14/2011

Hillwood: A home for everyone

The Hillwood Estate hosts the upcoming 10th Annual Gay Day.

By Clarence Fluker  |  06:40 PM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Clarence Fluker

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 09/14/2011

Central Nigeria Unmasked

The National Museum of African Art hosted the unveiling of the exhibit “Central Nigeria Unmasked: Arts of the Benue River Valley” on Tuesday.

By Chris L. Jenkins  |  05:21 PM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 09/14/2011

Black Actors on TV: Fall 2011 Lineup

The Root: It’s slim pickings, but there are black actors and programs to look out for.

By The Root  |  03:15 PM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 09/14/2011

Lunchline: Poverty is a loaded word

Aside from the literal definition of what the government says you have to make to be considered poor, there is also a concept.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:13 PM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 09/14/2011

Day 9: The steps to weight loss

Nicole Moliere embarks on an interactive weight loss challenge with her friends and updates us daily on her progress.

By Nicole Moliere  |  12:26 PM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fitness Challenge

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 09/14/2011

Frugalista: Coupons on a date?

THE FRUGALISTA | Natalie P. McNeal asks whether its okay to use coupons on a date. A reader responds with a definite yes, and offers his rules.

By Natalie P. McNeal  |  10:36 AM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 09/13/2011

Lunchline: Sulaimon Brown’s delusions of grandeur

The one-time D.C. mayoral candidate, who said Mayor Gray’s aides tried to buy him off, is once again in trouble with the law.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:07 PM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 09/13/2011

Day 8: Staying motivated

Nicole Moliere embarks on an interactive weight loss challenge with her friends and updates us daily on her progress.

By Nicole Moliere  |  12:11 PM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fitness Challenge

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 09/13/2011

Tupac Shakur’s death: 15 years later

Tupac’s weighty rap legacy still resonates with fans 15 years after his death.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  11:16 AM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 09/13/2011

Packing for Paris

Robin and her family are headed to Paris, France and get ready for a week of sightseeing.

By Robin Bennefield  |  10:48 AM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Robin Bennefield

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 09/12/2011

Real pillow talk?

When men and women talk sex: are they ever honest?

By Jason Ottley  |  05:35 PM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 09/12/2011

Day 5: Saying no to sugary mixed drinks

Nicole Moliere rounds out week one of her interactive weight loss challenge with her friends and updates us on her progress.

By Nicole Moliere  |  01:13 PM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live, Fitness Challenge

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 09/12/2011

Vanessa Williams honored by National Council of Negro Women

Hollywood actress and singer Vanessa Williams and her mother are honored by the National Council of Negro Women.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  11:57 AM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live, Lifestyle

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 09/12/2011

Psalm 46:1 “God is our refuge and strength”

“God is our refuge and our Strength,” was the message that Pastor Derrick Harkins delivered on Sunday, Sept. 11 at the 19th Street Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  11:32 AM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live, Faith

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 09/12/2011

This week’s events: Sept. 12 - Sept. 18

Don’t miss the musical “Fela!” chronicling the life of Ni­ger­ian musician Fela Kuti, which opened Tuesday and continues through October.

By Jillian Sowah  |  11:01 AM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 09/09/2011

A bachelor party for foodies

An alternative bachelor party: cooking, eating and bonding before the wedding day.

By Levita D. Mondie  |  06:07 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live, Levita D. Mondie

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 09/09/2011

Kevin Hart’s serious about his comedy

The comedian talks about being in D.C. for the earthquake, the business of his comedy and reaching African audiences.

By Akeya Dickson  |  05:49 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 09/09/2011

Check out The WalkOns radio show

By Chris L. Jenkins  |  02:59 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 09/09/2011

Day 4: Resisting those gameday snacks

Nicole Moliere embarks on an interactive weight loss challenge with her friends and updates us daily on her progress.

By Nicole Moliere  |  12:43 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fitness Challenge, The Root DC Live

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 09/08/2011

Not your average gameday snack

Snacks are a football fan’s best friend, so here’s an out of the box recipe for the next time the game is on.

By Troy Queen  |  05:42 PM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 09/08/2011

A welcome addition to Columbia Heights

Erica Hankerson takes a look at Acre 121’s happy hour specials.

By Erica Hankerson  |  05:02 PM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Erica Hankerson

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 09/08/2011

Teenage fights get taped, go viral

Cellphones and the Internet are conspiring to produce mayhem, turning the age old school yard fight into a web sensation.

By Stephen A. Crockett Jr.  |  02:39 PM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 09/08/2011

Day 3: Understanding portion control

Nicole Moliere embarks on an interactive weight loss challenge with her friends and updates us daily on her progress.

By Nicole Moliere  |  11:43 AM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live, Fitness Challenge

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 09/07/2011

A fun fling of a ride

Car aficionado Mike Tucker testdrives the 2011 Mazda MX5 Miata and explores downtown for the perfect bite to eat.

By Mike Tucker  |  03:57 PM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 09/07/2011

Broadway bound

Longtime Washingtonian Reggie Ray to design costumes for the Alicia Keys backed production.

By Clarence Fluker  |  03:55 PM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live, Clarence Fluker

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 09/07/2011

Day 2: A healthy lifestyle overhaul

Nicole Moliere embarks on an interactive weight loss challenge with her friends and updates us daily on her progress.

By Nicole Moliere  |  11:31 AM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live, Fitness Challenge

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 09/07/2011

At war with ‘unmanageable’ hair

Tina Opie’s lifelong battle with her hair has involved sizzling hot combs, blow dryers and oils. She’s worn a “permanent,” an afro and dreadlocks. All in search of her most beautiful self.

By Tina Opie  |  10:41 AM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 09/06/2011

Tree stumps, duck fat and cover bands

Robin travels to Montreal, Canada and enjoys the food, the Montreal jazz festival and her swanky hotel.

By Robin Bennefield  |  06:03 PM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Robin Bennefield

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 09/06/2011

Hill Harper teaches readers how to “live wealthy”

After being diagnosed with thyroid cancer last year, Hill Harper is on a mission to help others redefine wealth and unearth their passion in his latest book.

By Erin Williams  |  04:47 PM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live, Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Views

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 09/06/2011

This week’s events

Before the rivals suit up for Saturday, take a look at this week’s events in anticipation of the game.

By Macy L. Freeman  |  12:19 PM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 09/06/2011

A healthy lifestyle overhaul

Nicole Moliere embarks on a major weight loss challenge with several of her friends. She will update us daily and tell us which of her friends are staying the course and those who are falling off. Feel free to join the conversation.

By Nicole Moliere  |  11:23 AM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 09/06/2011

Racial and economic profiling in the classroom; depression among African Americans; drug dealer turned skateboarder

Our roundup today focuses on depression among blacks; a skateboarder turned drug dealer; and continued racial and economic profiling in the classroom.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  10:52 AM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 09/04/2011

This week’s events - Sept. 4-Sept. 11

We picked this week’s best events, including tonight’s performance of “Trouble in Mind,” a play within a play that investigates prejudices and race at Arena Stage.

By Jillian Sowah  |  02:54 PM ET, 09/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 07:44 PM ET, 09/02/2011

Songs of summer

The fall is nearly upon us. The air is already cooler. College football has kicked off and the lazy days of summer are nearly in our wake. Here’s a list, in no particular order, of our picks. After reading our list, tell us your favorite summer songs.

By The Root DC  |  07:44 PM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 09/02/2011

What did DuBois really mean?

Washington Post editor Marcia Davis challenges writer Austin Weatherington on his understanding of “double consciousness.”

By Marcia Davis  |  06:24 PM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 09/02/2011

A look at what’s in the news

Read the latest on Michael Vick’s new contract, iconic artist Romare Bearden and more.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  11:09 AM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 09/01/2011

A look at what’s in the news

We look at stories that deal with the parts of us that we want to see and the parts we don’t. And inside a prison, we find people attempting to exercise their minds.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  04:09 PM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 08/31/2011

Earning my first set of wings

Robin

By Robin Bennefield  |  04:28 PM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Robin Bennefield

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 08/31/2011

‘Pull up your pants’

Young men seeking jobs are told by public officials to pull up their sagging pants.

By Clarence Williams  |  04:09 PM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 08/31/2011

Why do you serve?

Stacey Smith is a social worker at Bread For the City, a social service agency in Southeast Washington. For the native Washingtonian, the work is more of a calling than a 9 to 5 job and he relishes the responsibility through a humble approach to his life and the lives of others.

By Stacey Smith  |  03:31 PM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 08/31/2011

A look at what’s in the news

Read the latest on Michael Vick, the MLK Memorial, Haiti’s earthquake victims and a new list of the world’s most powerful black women. Surprise, Oprah made the cut.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  01:25 PM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

 

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