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The Root DC Live: October, 2011

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 10/31/2011

‘Cover two’ turkey chili

Gameday Gourmet | The Redskins two game skid inspired this week’s recipe for some old fashioned chili.

By Troy Queen  |  04:13 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Seeing weight loss results

Fitness Challenge | Nicole Moliere keeps up with her food diary and shares her lifestyle changes.

By Nicole Moliere  |  03:17 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fitness Challenge

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Lunchline: Congress squashes Sulaimon Brown’s allegation

Congress disproved Sulaimon Brown's allegation that he was promised a job in the Gray administration in exchange for sullying then-Mayor Fenty’s name.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:44 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 10/31/2011

Halloween, not my family tradition

A Haitian mother forbade her children to participate in Halloween, considering it dangerous. Now, one of those children considers what to do with her own son.

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  11:17 AM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 10/28/2011

Goapele: Soulful as always

R&B artist Goapele released her fourth album on Monday and performed at the Birchmere on Thursday. She talks to The Root DC about her life and her music.

By Macy L. Freeman  |  03:26 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 10/28/2011

Halloween and ‘disposable blackness’

What are people thinking when they throw on chains and slather their body and face with shoe polish to become Lil’ Wayne for the day? Is it good fun, racism or ignorance?

By Anthonia Oluwatomi Akitunde  |  03:15 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 10/28/2011

Howard students support Occupy DC

Howard students and alumni plan Friday march to support the growing Occupy Wall Street and Occupy DC movements.

By Macy L. Freeman  |  12:46 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 10/28/2011

Johnny Wright reads to schoolchildren in Anacostia

Celebrity hairstylist Johnny Wright joined a group of American University students and read to schoolchildren in Anacostia.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  12:23 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Hamil R. Harris

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 10/28/2011

Lunchline: What’s stopping the Purple Line?

Keeping the popular bike and walking path that runs from Georgetown to Silver Spring and building the Purple Line would require a lot of money.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:07 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 10/27/2011

Q&A with Chris Haley on the Utopia Film Festival

Filmmaker Chris Haley, who heads Greenbelt’s Utopia Film Festival spoke about the films, the festival and Greenbelt’s as a historical ‘utopia community.’

By Timothy Wilson  |  03:57 PM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 10/27/2011

Our house in Takoma Park

ESSAY | Stephanie Scott pays homage to her childhood home in Takoma Park, that will turn 100 years old in November.

By Stephanie Scott  |  03:16 PM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 10/27/2011

Honoring my mother’s memory

ESSAY | January W. Payne’s mother, who died in 2010, loved animal prints. Now the author collects them to honor her mother.

By January W. Payne  |  03:15 PM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 10/27/2011

Merry Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas

The billion-dollar marketing blitz wrests customers wallets and wrings them dry while wishing customers a Happy-Halloween-Thanksgiving-and-Christmas.

By Sonsyrea Tate Montgomery  |  01:52 PM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 10/27/2011

Merry Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas

The billion-dollar marketing blitz wrests customers wallets and wrings them dry while wishing customers a Happy-Halloween-Thanksgiving-and-Christmas.

By Sonsyrea Tate Montgomery  |  01:26 PM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 10/27/2011

Lunchline: D.C. is so hip

According to new Census figures, in the past three years, 7,000 people ages 25 to 34 have come to the D.C. area looking for jobs and "hipness."

By Clinton Yates  |  12:01 PM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 10/27/2011

Redskins fans: What do you think?

Should African Americans be outraged about the team name, given that some Native Americans consider it a slur? What is your family’s relationship to the team and why? Is there a generational split in your family?

By Chris L. Jenkins  |  11:29 AM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 10/27/2011

Black Redskins fans loyal, despite loathsome start

Despite their lousy start, black fans are more loyal to the Redskins than their white counterparts.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  10:25 AM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 10/26/2011

The treehouse my grandfather built

ESSAY | D.C. native Donna Lewis Johnson reminisces her summer trips to North Carolina enjoying her childhood treehouse.

By Donna Lewis Johnson  |  04:17 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 10/26/2011

Remembering dad

Essay | Katherine Dudley Hoehn lost her father in 2002, but always remembers the generosity and love he had for his family.

By Katherine Dudley Hoehn  |  04:17 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 10/26/2011

Understanding your sphere of perfection

Motivational speaker Matthew Horne embraces the idea that everyone has something they uniquely excel at, called the sphere of perfection.

By Matthew C. Horne  |  03:48 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 10/26/2011

Basketball Wives L.A. reviewed

On this episode of Basketball Wives: L.A., Matt hosts a golf tournament, Laura is on the outs and Jackie is well, Jackie.

By M.T. Wiseman  |  02:13 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 10/26/2011

Black Hollywood caps off Howard homecoming week

On Howard homecoming’s final party night, hundreds attended the Black Hollywood themed party at Bobby Van’s Steakhouse.

By Anqoinette Crosby  |  01:17 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 10/26/2011

Lunchline: Commuting woes for Tysons residents

For some who live in Tysons and work downtown, a four hour daily commute is no joke.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:02 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 10/26/2011

Are frequent flyer credit cards worth it?

The Frugalista takes on credit cards associated with frequent flyer programs. Are they worth it or a waste of time?

By Natalie McNeal  |  10:29 AM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 10/25/2011

Give me Moor

Theater fans in Washington who have been craving Moor finally have it with two interpretations of the William Shakespeare tragedy of race, love and betrayal, Othello.

By Clarence Fluker  |  04:20 PM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Clarence Fluker

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 10/25/2011

Estate planning in black families

Estate planning can be a blindspot for many black families, but that’s no excuse not to learn and plan for the future instead.

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  03:04 PM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 10/25/2011

Lunchline: Hands free texting?

Thirty-four states have laws against texting while driving, but it's unclear whether or not hands-free technology also violate regulations.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:16 PM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 10/25/2011

Finding fatherhood

Everyday People | DC native James McClain, is trying to shed his old labels: unskilled laborer, deadbeat dad and ex-con.

By Chris L. Jenkins  |  10:52 AM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chris Jenkins

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 10/24/2011

Embracing the halfway mark

Fitness Challenge | Nicole Moliere checks in halfway through her three month weight loss goals and shares her lifestyle changes.

By Nicole Moliere  |  03:27 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fitness Challenge

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 10/24/2011

Lunchline: The spotlight is on Lululemon this week

Jury selection begins in the trial of Brittany Norwood, the 29-year-old accused of killing her co-worker Jayna Murray at Lululemon Athletica in Bethesda.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:20 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 10/24/2011

Lalah Hathaway, first daughter of soul

A Q&A with Grammy-nominated singer Lalah Hathaway, often called the First Daughter of Soul and daughter of the late R&B legend Donny Hathaway.

By DeNeen Brown  |  11:23 AM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 10/24/2011

Mecca Meatballs on a Stick

Buffalo meatballs in honor of Howard’s homecoming.

By Troy Queen  |  10:02 AM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 10/24/2011

Things to do Oct. 24 - Oct. 30

Don’t miss Sunday’s pumpkin carving contest at the Red Derby, with prizes awarded for the most creative jack-o’-lantern.

By Jillian Sowah  |  09:29 AM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 10/21/2011

Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King’s other half

ESSAY | The glaring omission at the King memorial is no mention of Coretta Scott King.

By Rev. Barbara A. Reynolds  |  03:29 PM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 10/21/2011

Power to the pageant

Nirvana Daeonauth, a mechanical engineer and contestant in Miss DC 2012 wants to encourage young women to achieve greatness.

By Joy Freeman-Coulbary  |  01:48 PM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 10/21/2011

Lives lost 10 years ago from anthrax attacks

A sunrise candlelight vigil was held at the Brentwood postal facility to commemorate those who died from exposure to anthrax a decade ago.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  12:09 PM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Hamil R. Harris

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 10/21/2011

Lunchline: Squatting with Occupy DC

After three weeks of squatting, Occupy DC protestors have turned McPherson Square into a mini-city.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:44 AM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 10/20/2011

What does homecoming mean to you?

The ritual of homecoming is ingrained in colleges and universities across the country. Why do you attend homecoming? What makes it special to you?

By Ryan Kellett  |  05:23 PM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 10/20/2011

Embracing the ‘friend zone’

Relationship expert Jason Ottley encourages friends not to get so caught up in the ‘friend zone’ and to keep communication lines open.

By Jason Ottley  |  03:03 PM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 10/20/2011

Basketball Wives L.A. reviewed

In this episode of Basketball Wives: L.A., Jackie confronts Laura, Draya and Malaysia become businesswomen and Gloria doesn’t get married…again.

By M.T. Wiseman  |  01:51 PM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 10/20/2011

Lunchline: Another Apple tablet?

I've got an idea: How about an iPad Mini? Rumors are flying about the next product Apple plans to release for those who just can't wait for the iPhone 5.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:53 PM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 10/20/2011

Hanging with The Temptations at the 50-year mark

Lifelong Temptations super fan, Brian Summers, co-wrote the liner notes for the group’s 50th anniversary commemorative set, which will be released this month.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  11:36 AM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Robert Pierre

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 10/20/2011

Al Sharpton: Occupy Wall Street has ‘changed the conversation’

Civil rights activist and MSNBC talk show host Al Sharpton says that Occupy Wall Street is already successful, no matter what else they accomplish.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  10:44 AM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Robert Pierre

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 10/19/2011

Finding peace at the MLK memorial

Sonsyrea Tate Montgomery finds inspiration in her new friends at the MLK memorial.

By Sonsyrea Tate Montgomery  |  04:03 PM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 10/19/2011

Trash Talk Guys discuss Rex Grossman and John Beck

TheRootDC’s TrashTalk gang weighs in on Wednesday’s news out of Redskins’ camp: Rex Grossman is out; John Beck is in.

By Chris L. Jenkins and Roger Newkirk  |  02:07 PM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 10/19/2011

Don’t be afraid to correct our youth

Old School Lessons | Leah Latimer takes us back to a time when it was okay for adults to correct and encourage children they don’t know.

By Leah Y. Latimer  |  01:10 PM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Leah Latimer

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 10/19/2011

We want your Howard homecoming photos

It’s Howard homecoming week and we want your photos from all of the events: the gospel concert, the parade, the game and, of course, the parties.

By Fahima Haque  |  12:10 PM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/19/2011

Lunchline: John Beck replaces Rex Grossman

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan officially made the switch away from Rex Grossman today, opening the door for him to be fired if this experiment fails on a major level.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 10/18/2011

Black men more likely to develop colon cancer

Herman Cain’s battle with colon cancer is a sharp reminder that black men have the highest rate of colorectal cancer of any U.S. group.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  03:10 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live, Robert Pierre

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 10/18/2011

Slave descendants attend historical escape production

The Pearl Coalition and the Asbury United Methodist Church presented the play, “Washington’s Greatest Slave Escape.”

By Macy L. Freeman  |  02:41 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 10/18/2011

Everything you need to know about credit unions

The Frugalista sits down with credit union expert Ondine Irving and asks everything we need to know about credit unions.

By Natalie P. McNeal  |  01:07 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 10/18/2011

Lunchline: Wal-Mart is coming to Rockville Pike

Developers are looking to create a an 80,000-square-foot Wal-Mart store in Rockville Pike, hopefully set to open in 2013.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:17 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 10/18/2011

Certain cancers associated with obesity

Nicole Moliere refocuses her weight loss goals and lifestyle changes after learning more about how obesity is often linked with cancer.

By Nicole Moliere  |  11:38 AM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fitness Challenge

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 10/17/2011

Volunteering in the D.C. area

Want to help the community, but don’t know where to begin? Check out our list of volunteer opportunities in the D.C. area.

By Jillian Sowah  |  04:46 PM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 10/17/2011

Remembering Amanda Knox’s lie

The Root | After she was arrested, Amanda Knox blamed her roommate’s death on an innocent black man.

By The Root  |  03:26 PM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 10/17/2011

Tips for surviving Howard’s homecoming

A roundup of the best tips for surviving Howard University’s homecoming parties.

By L. Killings  |  01:19 PM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 10/17/2011

Never too old for Howard homecoming

Howard grad Erica Hankerson recommends a few choice spots for the 30 something crowd coming to D.C. for Bison homecoming.

By Erica Hankerson  |  01:19 PM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 10/17/2011

Redskins fan of the week

Meet Larry Juhans, our pick for football “Fan of the Week.”

By Troy Queen  |  12:27 PM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 10/17/2011

Lunchline: Redskins caught in controversy

After Sunday’s loss to the Eagles, will John Beck permanently replace Rex Grossman?

By Clinton Yates  |  11:33 AM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 10/17/2011

Cornel West arrested, charges dropped

Cornel West and 18 others were arrested on Sunday while protesting at the Supreme Court rallying alongside Occupy DC.

By Joy Freeman-Coulbary  |  10:51 AM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 10/17/2011

Things to do Oct. 17- Oct. 23

Don’t miss your chance to make scarecrows and paint pumpkins at ‘Oktoberfest’ at the Bowie Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday.

By Jillian Sowah  |  10:32 AM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 10/16/2011

Martin Luther King Jr. made our nation uncomfortable

Martin Luther King Jr. wasn’t the warm and fuzzy person being exalted today. He used words like terror and revolt to demand equality.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  09:54 AM ET, 10/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 10/14/2011

The Cadillac takes the SUV by storm

Mike Tucker and his kids swoon on a ride in the 2011 Cadillac’s Escalade Platinum.

By Mike Tucker  |  02:33 PM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Mike Tucker

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 10/14/2011

A look at District Commons

District Commons opened in late September and does not disappoint with its atmosphere, food and drink specials.

By Erica Hankerson  |  01:07 PM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Erica Hankerson

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 10/14/2011

Lunchline: Big day for Mike Shanahan

The Redskins take on a reeling Eagles team that needs a win badly. If the Skins win Sunday’s game, they’ll become a real contender.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:41 PM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 10/14/2011

‘Brew Crew’ sausage sandwiches

GAMEDAY GOURMET | Sausage and peppers are a tailgating staple and this recipe is a nod to the Milwaukee Brewers.

By Troy Queen  |  12:09 PM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 10/14/2011

Diverse choir to celebrate MLK at dedication

Choir members rehearse hymns at Michigan Park Christian Church for Martin Luther King Jr.’s dedication on Sunday.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  11:45 AM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Hamil R. Harris, Faith

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 10/14/2011

Howard’s ‘Prestige’ homecoming begins

Talib Kweli, Nephew Tommy and gospel singer Shirley Caesar are among the headliners for October’s homecoming festivities at Howard.

By Macy L. Freeman  |  11:30 AM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 10/14/2011

Keeping communities safe and strong

“Unity in the Community…Beyond Borders” rallied residents in Prince George’s County and D.C. to eliminate violence and bring peace to these neighborhoods.

By David Bowers  |  11:18 AM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 07:38 PM ET, 10/13/2011

Judge in Jericho City of Praise case: decision soon but not today

One year after the death of Apostle Betty Peebles, the leaders of the Jericho City of Praise remain in a legal tug-of- war over who will control millions of dollars in assets.

By Hamil R. Harris and Avis Thomas-Lester  |  07:38 PM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 10/13/2011

Boris Kodjoe, Grand Marshal for Howard homecoming

Ladies of D.C. rejoice: Boris Kodjoe will serve as Grand Marshal for Howard University’s homecoming, which kicks off Friday.

By Chris L. Jenkins  |  05:27 PM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chris Jenkins

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 10/13/2011

Seoul meets soul

Not invited to the state dinner? No worries, find other ways to still to get a taste of South Korean culture in D.C.

By Clarence Fluker  |  03:27 PM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Clarence Fluker

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 10/13/2011

Lunchline: Metro is hoping to simplify

The transit agency's board meets to consider a change in the system’s fare structure.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:18 PM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 10/13/2011

Tips for starting your own business

The Frugalista shares her essential money-saving tips if you want to start your own business or just get a freelance side hustle going.

By Natalie P. McNeal  |  11:26 AM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 10/13/2011

Herman Cain, the next black president?

Barack Obama made history when he was elected as the nation’s first black president a few years ago. Could Herman Cain be the second?

By Robert E. Pierre  |  10:27 AM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Robert Pierre

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 10/12/2011

Understanding the friend zone

Relationship expert Jason Ottley shares his experiences on what to do with male/female platonic friendships.

By Jason Ottley  |  05:09 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 10/12/2011

The upside of getting fired

Sonsyrea Tate Montgomery writes about how she turned being fired into a gold gate.

By Sonsyrea Tate Montgomery  |  04:29 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 10/12/2011

The upside of getting fired

Sonsyrea Tate Montgomery writes about how she turned being fired into a gold gate.

By Sonsyrea Tate Montgomery  |  04:20 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 10/12/2011

Lunchline: Get your tags in order, D.C.

D.C. police can arrest you if your vehicle tags have been expired for more than 30 days. AAA says it might be the only place in the nation that does this.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:15 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 10/12/2011

Putting an end to overeating

Fitness Challenge | Nicole Moliere recalls powerful childhood food memories and pledges to change her emotional eating.

By Nicole Moliere  |  11:55 AM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fitness Challenge

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 10/12/2011

Reviewed: Basketball Wives L.A.

On this episode of Basketball Wives, L.A.: Imani is still searching for Mr. Right, Gloria gets bitten by the acting bug and Jackie is as crazy as ever.

By M.T. Wiseman  |  11:12 AM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 10/12/2011

Stedman Graham talks Oprah, ‘Occupy Wall Street’ at business summit

Oprah’s Stedman Graham preached self help for young people charting their own business path.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  10:40 AM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Hamil R. Harris

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 10/11/2011

Lunchline: Pizzaman Herman Cain is popular in VA

The don of Godfather’s Pizza has moved past Mitt Romney in a Quinnipiac University poll as the top GOP presidential candidate in the commonwealth.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:03 PM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 10/11/2011

Better understanding the ‘Side Chick’

When hearing ‘Side Chick,’ we think of an immoral woman who monopolizes the attention of an involved man, but there’s more to this story.

By Myra T. Mathis  |  12:22 PM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

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

Gospel singer Marvin Sapp returns to stage

After losing wife to cancer, award-winning gospel artist Marvin Sapp returns to stage. He talks about how his faith was challenged but now it’s stronger than ever.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  11:09 AM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Hamil R. Harris, Faith

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 10/11/2011

Do whites and blacks view spanking differently?

Using a high profile Internet video of Devery BrooX as her guide, blogger Nikki Peele wonders whether there are cultural differences between how blacks and whites view spanking and corporal punishment.

By Nikki Peele  |  11:07 AM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 10/10/2011

Joe Mamo’s questionable $788 million

The Root | D.C. gas station mogul’s success is in question, raising issues of money, power and race.

By The Root  |  03:06 PM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 10/10/2011

Kicking the emotional eating habit

Fitness challenge | Nicole Moliere admits to a not-so healthy weekend and shares her lifestyle changes.

By Nicole Moliere  |  01:16 PM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fitness Challenge

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 10/10/2011

Lunchline: Netflix to remain unchanged

After being widely panned for separating its online streaming service and DVD business,CEO Reed Hastings says Netflix is abandoning the plan.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:50 AM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 10/10/2011

Comedians on Columbus Day

Sharing a little comic relief for those signed on for Columbus Day, courtesy of a Chris Rock joke from Saturday Night Live years ago.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  11:31 AM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Robert Pierre

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 10/10/2011

Old School Lessons: Did you marry the wrong person?

Welcome to “Old School Lessons.” It’s a place where Leah Y. Latimer will share what our grandmothers, uncles, aunts and assorted cousins had to say way back when, stuff that still makes a lot of sense.

By Leah Y. Latimer  |  10:37 AM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Leah Latimer

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 10/10/2011

How to handle back to school night

On Families | Columnist Leah Y. Latimer provides a primer on the best way to get the most out of back to school night.

By Leah Y. Latimer  |  10:34 AM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Leah Latimer

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 10/10/2011

This week’s events Oct. 10 - Oct. 16

Don’t miss the exhibit ‘30 Americans,’ where African American artists explore racial, sexual and historical identity at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

By Jillian Sowah  |  10:10 AM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 08:57 PM ET, 10/07/2011

Members of the Kenyan diaspora aim for change

Hundreds of members of the Kenyan diaspora gather in Washington this weekend to hear a plea from their government to buy government bonds and invest in their home country’s infrastructure.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  08:57 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Robert Pierre

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 10/07/2011

He’s just not that into you

Relationship expert Jason Ottley draws from George Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo’s book, “He’s Just Not That Into You” and advises women when it’s time to move on.

By Jason Ottley  |  05:35 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 10/07/2011

At the revival: People’s Congregational

It was revival time at Peoples Congregational United Church of Christ and the guest speaker was the Rev. Otis Moss III, pastor of President Obama’s former church in Chicago.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  05:05 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Faith

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 10/07/2011

Redskins fan of the week

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

By Troy Queen  |  03:07 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 10/07/2011

Sweet potato fumble wedges

RECIPE | These sweet potato wedges are the perfect side dish to add to any tailgaters arsenal of game day snacks.

By Troy Queen  |  02:29 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 10/06/2011

James Tolbert, 36

Give the people in these neighborhoods a chance.

By Chris L. Jenkins  |  05:42 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 10/06/2011

Tyrone Jackson, 53

I’m 53 years old and I don’t have a pension.

By Chris L. Jenkins  |  05:41 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 10/06/2011

Anthony Wayne Bennaugh, 51

Let me on the job. I’ve done the work.

By Chris L. Jenkins  |  05:41 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 10/06/2011

Hortensia Teamer, 48

I keep going for my family, my children.

By Chris L. Jenkins  |  05:40 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 10/06/2011

Has unemployment affected you?

Have you felt the brunt of our staggering economy? If so, share your stories of unemployment with us.

By Fahima Haque  |  04:46 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 10/06/2011

Occupy DC: Is Obama listening?

Protestors are demanding accountability from Wall Street and imploring our legislators to salvage the American dream.

By Joy Freeman-Coulbary  |  02:15 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 10/06/2011

What my grandmother taught me

CONNECTIONS | She had 13 living children and dozens of grandchildren, but I felt like she listened to me as though I was the only one.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  01:31 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 10/06/2011

Reaching the one month mark

Fitness challenge | Nicole Moliere recaps her first month and shares her lifestyle changes.

By Nicole Moliere  |  01:28 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fitness Challenge

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 10/06/2011

Lunchline: iSad

A lot of people are comparing Steve Jobs to Thomas Edison; I'd say that Da Vinci is more apt.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:14 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 10/05/2011

Why Apple released an iPhone 4S

If you follow how Apple’s product release cycle for iphones work you wouldn’t have been surprised to hear about an 4S phone instead of a complete hardware redesign with a 5.

By Pharoh Martin  |  04:54 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 10/05/2011

Civil Rights leader Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth dead at 89

Civil Rights icon, Fred Shuttlesworth dies at 89 in a Birmingham hospital.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  01:10 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 10/05/2011

Lunchline: A brew revivial in D.C.

When two guys first launched DC Brau, a local brewery in Northeast, I was excited — it tastes pretty dang good, too.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:52 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 10/05/2011

The Root’s Top 100

Young black achievers and influencers like NJ mayor Corey Booker, rapper Drake and Angela Rye, D.C. lawyer and executive director for the CBC made the cut.

By The Root  |  12:01 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 10/05/2011

A look at Basketball Wives: L.A.

On this episode of Basketball Wives: L.A., Imani is still looking for a man, Gloria pretends to not need a man and Jackie and Laura become the swapmeat version of Cagney and Lacey.

By M.T. Wiseman  |  11:10 AM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 10/04/2011

Fear of the ‘pretty face’

Matthew C. Horne challenges you not to be afraid of the “pretty face.” It’s his metaphor for what you believe is beyond your grasp and what can limit your potential.

By Matthew C. Horne  |  03:48 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 10/04/2011

What killed Michael Jackson?

Michael Jackson’s death has drawn attention from around the globe. Jurors must now decide whether Conrad Murray was criminally negligent in Jackson’s death.

By Joy Freeman-Coulbary  |  02:22 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 10/04/2011

Lunchline: D.C. council’s latest hypocrisy

The D.C. Council is considering 'Profanity Free Day’ to teach kids a lesson, but what about the members who regularly curse each other out?

By Clinton Yates  |  11:52 AM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 10/04/2011

Chris Christie in the era of weight loss

Nicole Moliere of our three month fitness challenge realizes Christie may benefit from making his own weight loss goals.

By Nicole Moliere  |  11:18 AM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fitness Challenge

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 10/03/2011

Hate speech against Muslims incites violence

The anti-Muslim cloud permeates our atmosphere and we need to be reminded that hate is not the solution.

By Anya Cordell  |  05:04 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 10/03/2011

Amanda Knox not guilty

Four years later, 24-year-old Amanda Knox is not guilty for the murder of her roommate, Meredith Kercher. Fahima Haque tells us why we cared.

By Fahima Haque  |  05:01 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 10/03/2011

Afro Blue competes in NBC’s ‘The Sing Off’

Howard’s Afro Blue earns a spot on NBC’s “The Sing Off” for a chance to win $200,000 and a recording contract.

By Macy L. Freeman  |  12:33 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 10/03/2011

Lunchline: D.C. not quite manly

Combos conducted a study looking for the manliest city in the United States and D.C. ranked 42nd.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:20 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 10/03/2011

Catering to new and expecting mommies

“Mommy Mid-day” helps new and expectant mothers sift through all the information available to find the best solutions for them.

By Erin A. Martin  |  11:28 AM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 10/03/2011

This week’s events Oct. 3 - Oct. 9

Don’t miss Robert Randolph and The Family Band with Tauk performing Sunday at the 9:30 club.

By Jillian S. Sowah  |  10:18 AM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 10/02/2011

The power and pain of the N-word

Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s hunting camp was called Niggerhead. Robert Pierre discusses his own experience with the vile term.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  11:51 AM ET, 10/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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