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The Root DC Live: November, 2011

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

Lunchline: Another potential Metro fare hike

The transit agency is looking at a potential projected $124 million shortfall, so making money is most definitely a priority.

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

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 11/30/2011

African American museum accepts KKK robes, raises money

The National Museum of African American History and Culture, slated to open in 2015, are collecting exhibit items and raising $250 million in private funds.

By Chris L. Jenkins  |  10:20 AM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 11/29/2011

Patrice O’Neal dies at 41

Stand-up comedian Patrice O’Neal, 41, died Monday night.

By Fahima Haque  |  01:33 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 11/29/2011

Dominique Dawes speaks on behalf of Diabetes Awareness Month

Former gymnast Dominique Dawes spoke at Howard University on behalf of Diabetes Awareness Month.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  12:33 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Hamil R. Harris

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 11/29/2011

Lunchline: The Caps hit the ice

The Capitals take the ice for the first time tonight with Dale Hunter at the helm.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:04 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

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

‘The Mountaintop’ reviewed

REVIEW | The ‘The Mountaintop’ is a play about an imagined interaction with Martin Luther King Jr., played by Samuel L. Jackson and a maid, played by Angela Bassett.

By Clarence Fluker  |  11:09 AM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 11/29/2011

Did you spend too much on Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

Our style maven asks what you bought and did you overspend?

By Monica Barnett  |  10:19 AM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Monica Barnett

Posted at 06:47 PM ET, 11/28/2011

Atlanta woman claims 13-year affair with Herman Cain

Herman Cain is again defending himself against charges of sexual misconduct, this time for carrying on a 13-year relationship with an Atlanta businesswoman.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  06:47 PM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 11/28/2011

Lunchline: An unpretty Redskins win

The Redskins survived a error-filled game against the Seahawks on the road and pulled out a victory.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:52 AM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 11/28/2011

Black photographers tell their stories

Black photographers share their images from across the globe in the ‘A Sense of Place’ gallery.

By Macy L. Freeman  |  11:19 AM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 11/28/2011

FAMU band director threatens legal action over hazing

We need to remind young people there is nothing laudable about giving or taking a beating.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  09:55 AM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Robert Pierre

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 11/28/2011

Child sexual abuse: Four steps America must take

America needs to raise awareness and urge responsible action in the wake of the Penn State and Syracuse child sex abuse scandals.

By Michele Booth Cole  |  09:45 AM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 11/26/2011

FAMU band director threatens legal action over hazing

It is all of our jobs to remind our young people—those who abuse and those who allow it—that there is nothing at all laudable about giving or taking a beating.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  01:56 PM ET, 11/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 11/25/2011

Lunchline: Read this while you shop

Did you make it through the checkout line without being pepper sprayed? Count yourself lucky.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:39 PM ET, 11/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 11/23/2011

Dining at District Chophouse & Brewery

REVIEW | A group of friends meet for monthly dinners in D.C. Recently, they visited District Chophouse & Brewery.

By Debra Hurdle  |  01:31 PM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 11/23/2011

Supercommittee failed: legalize drugs and save billions

The supercommittee failed, but one D.C. lawyer suggests legalizing drugs as a way to save billions.

By Joy Freeman-Coulbary  |  12:43 PM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 11/23/2011

Volunteering in the D.C. area

Check out our list of ways to help, including volunteering for Reading Partners, an early intervention literacy program.

By Jillian S. Sowah  |  12:36 PM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

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

Experiencing the Allagash River

ESSAY | Craig R. Gralley recounts his 84-year-old father’s resilience on a camping trip.

By Craig R. Gralley  |  11:28 AM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 11/23/2011

Black Friday survival guide

The Frugalista’s tips for sidestepping the Black Friday mayhem.

By Natalie P. McNeal  |  10:46 AM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 11/23/2011

Thanksgiving: gluttony, hypocrisy and the original F-Word

We imagine the warm and fuzzies of the Thanksgiving and the glorious drive to grandma’s. But Nicole Moliere says we often aren’t thankful at all, just greedy hypocrites.

By Nicole Moliere  |  10:43 AM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fitness Challenge

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 11/23/2011

Thanksgiving shoutouts: What are you thankful for?

David Bowers offers up a list of the many local people and things to be thankful for as we near the end of 2011.

By David Bowers  |  10:20 AM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 11/22/2011

Mary J. Blige releases new album: My Life II

Mary J. Blige’s new album, My Life II..The Journey Continues, is finger-popping, but lacks the grit and the vulnerability of her first album.

By Abdul Ali  |  04:04 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 11/22/2011

Howard’s Afro Blue eliminated from NBC’s ‘The Sing Off’

Afro Blue eliminated from NBC’s ‘The Sing Off.’

By Macy L. Freeman  |  03:39 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 11/22/2011

Things to do Nov. 23 - Nov. 30

Don’t miss R&B singer Robin Thicke performing at the 9:30 club on Nov. 30th.

By Jillian S. Sowah  |  03:34 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 11/22/2011

Uniontown owner’s arrest hits home

ESSAY | Blogger Panama Jackson ruminates on the symbolism of Uniontown owner’s arrest.

By Panama Jackson  |  01:49 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Panama Jackson

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 11/22/2011

Barbados bound

Seasoned traveler Robin Bennefield heads to Barbados for its ‘Food & Wine and Rum’ festival.

By Robin Bennefield  |  01:18 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Robin Bennefield

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/22/2011

Lunchline: UMD sports cut

Because of miscalculations, UMD’s athletic department will cut 8 of their 27 varsity programs to save money.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 11/22/2011

Christmas is more than presents

The best presents don’t come wrapped, they are gifts of compassion during difficult times and the gifts of laughter shared when times are good.

By Sonsyrea Tate Montgomery  |  11:16 AM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 11/22/2011

Was J. Edgar Hoover black?

‘J. Edgar,’ the new movie about J. Edgar Hoover, argues that the FBI chief was gay, but was he also black?

By Barbara A. Reynolds  |  10:27 AM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 11/22/2011

B. Smith wants you to spice up your Thanksgiving table

The restaurateur and fine living expert, B. Smith offers us a few tips on ways to give your turkey a flavor boost and your side dishes an extra savory kick.

By Erin Williams  |  09:57 AM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 11/21/2011

National Adoption Month: A reminder of what might have been

November is National Adoption Month and it has Leah Latimer thinking about the sixteen-year-old girl out there who would have been her adopted daughter.

By Leah Y. Latimer  |  01:36 PM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 11/21/2011

Lunchline: Get ready for Black Friday

The busiest shopping day of the year has now been moved up with some retailers beginning Black Friday on Thanksgiving.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:01 PM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 11/21/2011

Levita’s garlicky kale

Levita Diane Mondie whips up vegan-friendly garlicky kale for a perfect Thanksgiving side dish.

By Levita Diane Mondie  |  11:14 AM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 11/21/2011

Michelle Obama booed at NASCAR race

Michelle Obama and Jill Biden were booed at a NASCAR race in Miami.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  10:19 AM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Robert Pierre

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 11/21/2011

D.C. Democrats are brainwashing black people

Crystal Wright, editor of conservativeblackchick.com, says the Republican party in D.C.needs more diverse voices.

By Crystal Wright  |  09:40 AM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 11/18/2011

D.C. students explore Brazil

Amber Walton, a senior at Bell Multicultural high school who lives in Anacostia, talked to TheRootDC about her observations on her trip to Brazil.

By Chris L. Jenkins  |  01:49 PM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 11/18/2011

Heavy D funeral streaming live

Late rapper Heavy D’s funeral is set for Friday and is being broadcast live from Grace Baptist church in his hometown, Mount Vernon, NY.

By Fahima Haque  |  12:03 PM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 11/18/2011

Lunchline: Metro employees are overworked

The number of hours worked in Metro’s safety-critical jobs is severely high and could affect the fatigue level of those on the job.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:34 AM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 11/18/2011

Susan Taylor among honorees for minority entrepeneur award

Susan Taylor, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Essence magazine, received the Dr. Dorothy Height lifetime achievement award.

By Macy L. Freeman  |  11:15 AM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 11/17/2011

Tyler Perry defends Kim Kardashian as role model

Tyler Perry has been under fire from fans for casting Kim Kardashian in his upcoming movie, The Marriage Counselor.

By Fahima Haque  |  02:24 PM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 11/17/2011

‘Beer can chicken man’

GAMEDAY GOURMET | In a time of Redskins turmoil, this beer’s for the fans by way of this week’s recipe, ‘beer can chicken man.’

By Troy Queen  |  01:26 PM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 11/17/2011

UMD football wanes

Since the University of Maryland’s football team is now pretty awful, they aren't bringing in any cash.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:09 PM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 11/17/2011

Basketball Wives L.A. recap

Folks, in the words of Barry Manilow, looks like we made it! It’s the last episode of Basketball Wives: L.A.

By M.T. Wiseman  |  12:47 PM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 11/17/2011

Report finds overwhelming unemployment among formerly incarcerated

A report paints a bleak picture on formerly incarcerated Washingtonians about their job prospects.

By Chris L. Jenkins  |  12:19 PM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chris Jenkins

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 11/17/2011

Multiracial: Are you black, white or what?

Bethonie Butler sounds off on what it’s like being a multiracial American, specifically half black, a quarter Mexican and a quarter white.

By Bethonie Butler  |  11:57 AM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 11/17/2011

Help! Holiday survival advice worth taking

The Root | Ask relationship expert Demetria Lucas: Five ways to reduce stress when you bring a mate home for the holidays.

By Demetria L. Lucas  |  11:28 AM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 11/17/2011

Tyler Perry under fire for Kim Kardashian casting

Tyler Perry has been under fire from fans for casting Kim Kardashian in his upcoming movie, The Marriage Counselor. Perry says she is a ‘role model.’

By Robert E. Pierre  |  09:11 AM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 11/16/2011

Lunchline: Is pizza a vegetable?

Congress added a provision in the spending bill that would allow schools to count pizza as a vegetable.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:55 PM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 11/16/2011

Movie review: ‘Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey’

‘Being Elmo’ is the story of Kevin Clash, Baltimore native and master puppeteer, the unexpected force behind Elmo.

By Fahima Haque  |  12:07 PM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 11/16/2011

Penn State and troubled priests: When adults fail a child in need

A child is wondering if an adult can protect them from their abuser from striking again.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  10:23 AM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Robert Pierre

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 11/15/2011

Lunchline: Rock Creek Park spells fall

Being that Rock Creek Park is one of the most iconic parts of the city, I'm no longer going to be selfish and try to hide it from others.

By Clinton Yates  |  02:20 PM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 11/15/2011

Volunteering in the D.C. area

Check out our list of ways to help, including donating to ‘Louie's Holiday Hope’ project, which provides gifts and food baskets for local families in need.

By Jillian S. Sowah  |  12:06 PM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 11/15/2011

Penn State, sexual abuse and survivors

Nicole Moliere urges Penn State to refrain from using the word ‘healing.’ Survivors are damaged but often refused to be crushed under the weight of fear and shame.

By Nicole Moliere  |  11:08 AM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fitness Challenge

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 11/15/2011

Helping children in the wake of Penn State abuse

Reader J. Harris, in the wake of the Penn State scandals, says that we all have to be mindful of helping children in need.

By J. Harris  |  10:46 AM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 11/14/2011

Lunchline: Can Gloria Cain help?

Presidential candidate Herman Cain’s wife speaks for the first time since he was accused by several women of sexual harassment.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:15 PM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 11/14/2011

Things to do Nov. 16 - Nov. 21

Don’t miss Ravi Coltrane, the son of legendary John Coltrane, performing at Blues Alley this weekend.

By Jillian S. Sowah  |  10:46 AM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 11/14/2011

Afro Blue advances on NBC’s The Sing Off

Afro Blue, from Howard University, is among the top five on NBC’s The Sing Off.

By Macy L. Freeman  |  10:31 AM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 11/14/2011

Joe Frazier: Boxing’s Everyman to Ali’s swagger

As friends and family gather for Joe Frazier’s funeral on Monday, a writer reminisces on his legacy in and out of the ring. He was boxing’s Everyman to Ali’s swagger.

By Gwen Thompkins  |  10:12 AM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 11/13/2011

Uniontown owner’s arrest: A step backward for historic Anacostia?

Uniontown restaurant is a reprieve from shops where customers are treated like potential criminals.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  01:00 PM ET, 11/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 11/13/2011

Joe Frazier: Boxing’s ‘Everyman’ to Ali’s swagger

As friends and family gather for Joe Frazier’s funeral on Monday, a writer reminisces on his legacy in and out of the ring. He was boxing’s Everyman to Ali’s swagger.

By Gwen Thompkins  |  12:22 PM ET, 11/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 11/11/2011

Links Inc. dedicates renovated new home

The Links Inc. celebrated renovated home at the ribbon cutting ceremony Friday morning in Northwest D.C.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  03:02 PM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Hamil R. Harris, Faith

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 11/11/2011

“Art Man” unveils new exhibit

D.C. artist B.K. Adams, presents more than 50 pieces of sculpture, painting, film, video and drawings in his new exhibit at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum.

By DeNeen Brown  |  02:15 PM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 11/11/2011

The Root: What CNN’s Black in America missed

The Root | CNN's Black in America 4 ignores the history of African Americans in technology on Silicon Valley. Here's what it missed.

By The Root  |  12:04 PM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 11/10/2011

On Veteran’s Day: My dad, the Marine

Patrice Gaines recalls a contentious relationship with her father, William Baxter Gaines Sr., one of the first black Marines who trained at Montford Point. But decades after he passed, she’s still discovering he was more complex than she thought.

By Patrice Gaines  |  04:20 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 11/10/2011

Basketball Wives: L.A. reviewed

On this episode of Basketball Wives: L.A., Jackie’s gossiping comes back to bite her. In Hawaii, it’s The Lord of the Flies and Jackie is Piggy.

By M.T. Wiseman  |  01:23 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 11/10/2011

Lunchline: Nice to know you, Rick Perry

Rick Perry, who has managed to remain relevant in the GOP presidential candidate race despite uneven debate performances flubbed on Wednesday’s debate.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:31 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 11/10/2011

Herman Cain scandal is not a high-tech lynching

GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain is not the victim of a ‘high-tech lynching,’ says a young conservative commentator.

By Crystal Wright  |  11:35 AM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

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

Designer Kevan Hall on weddings, Michelle Obama, and the women of Hollywood in his designs

Designer Kevan Hall, who will preview his bridal and ready to wear lines on Friday at The Washington Club, gives his take on D.C. style and what it was like to dress the likes of Michelle Obama and Ruby Dee.

By Erin Williams  |  11:02 AM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/10/2011

Penn State, our collective shame

Students rioting after Joe Paterno’s firing shows how our fandom often rises to fanatical levels. We should be ashamed of that.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Robert Pierre

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 11/09/2011

Better than candied yams

Levita Diane Mondie brings her vegan spin to the Thanksgiving side dish, candied yams.

By Levita Diane Mondie  |  01:20 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 11/09/2011

Lunchline: Paterno to retire at end of PSU season

Joe Paterno says he will step down at the end of this season. And the situation at Penn State has evolved from the horrific to bizarre, with students supporting the coach.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:50 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 11/09/2011

Loving hip hop, through a Christian lens

A minister examines her complicated relationship with hip hop given its blatant misogyny.

By Rahiel Tesfamariam  |  12:05 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 11/09/2011

Any Rooney, Heavy D and ‘Smokin’ Joe Frazier inspire healthier changes

Fitness Challenge | The loss of Andy Rooney, Heavy D and ‘Smokin’ Joe Frazier has gotten Nicole to think long and hard about the importance of being healthy.

By Nicole Moliere  |  11:41 AM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fitness Challenge

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

Making the most of consignment shops

The Frugalista sits down with marketing director from Second Time Around to earn more about consignment shops.

By Natalie P. McNeal  |  11:09 AM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 11/09/2011

Heavy D dead at 44

The Overweight Lover was most definitely in the house, and boy could he bang.

By Chris L. Jenkins  |  10:13 AM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chris Jenkins

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 11/08/2011

R.I.P , Heavy D

The Overweight Lover was most definitely in the house, and boy, could he bang.

By Chris L. Jenkins  |  06:30 PM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 11/08/2011

Real Housewives of Atlanta reviewed

MT Wiseman recaps episode one of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, but is worried there’s only a certain amount of hollering and ignorance she can let into her life.

By M.T. Wiseman  |  05:34 PM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 11/08/2011

Black Girls (and my grandmothers) Rock

The Black Girls Rock awards show reminded a Maryland writer of her three grandmas, one Christian, one Muslim and one who didn’t think much of religion.

By Sonsyrea Tate Montgomery  |  05:05 PM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 11/08/2011

Penn State: Don’t worry about your image

Erin Harper urges Penn State to stand tall and report cases of abuse in light of the scandal that has rocked Happy Valley.

By Erin Harper  |  03:19 PM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 11/08/2011

Blogosphere responds to Conrad Murray verdict

The blogosphere responds to the Conrad Murray verdict in the involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson.

By Robert E. Pierre and Hamil R. Harris  |  02:20 PM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 11/08/2011

Black Girls (and my grandmothers) Rock

The Black Girls Rock awards show reminded a Maryland writer of her three grandmas, one Christian, one Muslim and one who didn’t think much of religion.

By Sonsyrea Tate Montgomery  |  01:03 PM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 11/08/2011

Lunchline: ‘Smokin’ Joe Frazier dies at 67

‘Smokin’ Joe Frazier, the first man to ever beat Muhammad Ali in the "Fight of The Century," died Monday night after battling liver cancer.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:41 PM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 11/08/2011

Reimagining the black list

Clarence Fluker heads to the National Portrait Gallery to take a look at ‘The Black List’ project.

By Clarence Fluker  |  11:47 AM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

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

Jesse Jackson fires up Occupy DC protestors

After enjoying his 70th birthday tribute, Jesse Jackson encouraged the Occupy DC movement.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  11:22 AM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Hamil R. Harris

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 11/08/2011

D.C. Filmmaker preps for directorial debut

District native, Ryan Richmond’s film “Money Matters” made its D.C. debut Thursday at Landmark Theatres E Street Cinema.

By Timothy J. Wilson  |  10:55 AM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 11/07/2011

“By Any Means” wings

Gameday Gourmet | This week’s recipe is “By Any Means” wings, inspired by the Skins’ poor performance, who have gone from first to worst in the NFC East.

By Troy Queen  |  04:24 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 11/07/2011

Afro Blue among final five on NBC’s The Sing Off

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

By Macy L. Freeman  |  01:18 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 11/07/2011

Lunchline: Redskins still losing

The Redskins showed up on Sunday with another moribund effort. And head coach Mike Shanahan isn’t without blame.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:39 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 11/07/2011

Whitaker, McCain promote tolerance through storytelling

Forest Whitaker and Meghan McCain were among those who were at the Newseum to promote acceptance and greater tolerance through story telling.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  11:59 AM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 11/07/2011

Volunteering in the D.C. area

Check out our list of ways to help, including the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maryland, who need mentors, board members and event sponsors.

By Jillian S. Sowah  |  11:30 AM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 11/07/2011

Things to do Nov. 7 - Nov. 13

Don’t miss The Black List, where portraits of the nation’s 50 leading African Americans are on exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery.

By Jillian S. Sowah  |  10:28 AM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 11/06/2011

Islam, not a monolith

Exploring the different ways American Muslims examine their faith through a conversation with Amir Muhammad, founder of the Islamic Heritage Museum.

By Fahima Haque  |  11:19 AM ET, 11/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 11/04/2011

10 observations about Watch the Throne

Panama Jackson of Very Smart Brothas, offers his take on Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Watch the Throne concert,” which rocked DC’s Verizon Center November 3rd.

By Panama Jackson  |  02:20 PM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Panama Jackson

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 11/04/2011

Cain: driving black Democrats crazy

Black Democrats are beside themselves as Herman Cain rises in the polls, argues conservative commentator Crystal Wright.

By Crystal Wright  |  01:19 PM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 11/04/2011

Lunchline: Lunchline: NoMa-Gallaudet U metro stop?

The area north of Massachusetts Avenue in Northeast is known as 'NoMa' per developers' request and Metro has renamed the station accordingly.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:49 PM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 11/04/2011

Dining at Kellari Taverna

Bon Apetit | A group of friends starting meeting for monthly dinners in 2003. Recently, they visited Kellari Taverna in the District. Here’s their review.

By Donita Williams-Chikwendiu  |  12:15 PM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 11/04/2011

Basketball Wives L.A. reviewed

On this episode of Basketball Wives: LA, the women travel to Hawaii, Jackie eats a pig and one turtle may never be the same again.

By M.T. Wiseman  |  11:32 AM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 11/04/2011

Obama should embrace more populist views

The nation, through the Occupy movement, is embracing a more populist spirit. Perhaps President Obama and his advisers should do the same.

By Joy Freeman-Coulbary  |  11:15 AM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 11/04/2011

Black Girls Rock airs Sunday on BET

For the second year in a row, the Black Girls Rock annual awards ceremony will be televised on BET. It airs Sunday at 8 p.m.

By Fahima Haque  |  10:38 AM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 11/04/2011

LSU-Alabama success inspires weight loss

Finding inspiration for life in the success of LSU and Alabama who got there by meticulous planning, vision, grueling training and conditioning. The goal, to them, seems vital.

By Nicole Moliere  |  10:32 AM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fitness Challenge

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 11/03/2011

Lunchline: Hova and the Hoyas

Many wrote off a class about Jay-Z as a cheap stunt. But Georgetown is tackling a serious topic in it: race.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:08 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 11/02/2011

Transforming D.C. style

Even though the D.C. area is the home of the navy blue power suit, fashion expert Monica Barnett shares her tips for men and women on how to add some style.

By Monica Barnett  |  04:56 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 11/02/2011

Is D.C. cramping your style?

Even though D.C. is the home of the navy blue power suit, fashion expert Monica Barnett shares her tips for men and women on how to add some style.

By Monica Barnett  |  04:53 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Monica Barnett

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 11/02/2011

Christian ‘Misfit Tour’ visits Howard University

Christian “Misfit Tour” visits Howard University as part of the university’s 95th convocation.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  01:49 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Faith, Hamil R. Harris

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 11/02/2011

Lunchline: D.C. council ends salary caps

After Mayor Vincent Gray broke the salary cap for D.C. officials, his council buddies bailed him out via new legislation.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:07 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 11/02/2011

Beckwith speaks at Unity of Washington

Michael Bernard Beckwith is the founder and spiritual director of Agape International Spiritual Center. He spoke recently at Unity of Washington.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  10:12 AM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 11/01/2011

Going green with Lexus

Mike Tucker Jr. takes the environmentally friendly Lexus CT200h out for a spin.

By Mike Tucker Jr.  |  05:25 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Mike Tucker

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 11/01/2011

Wale rocks Central High School as his album is released

On the day his ‘Ambition’ album was released, D.C. rapper Wale performed a quick concert at Central High School in Capital Heights.

By Jillian S. Sowah  |  05:03 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 11/01/2011

How to save on lingerie

The Frugalista sits down with lingerie expert Treacle of ‘The Lingerie Addict’ and shares saavy tips on how to look good for less.

By Natalie P. McNeal  |  02:15 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 11/01/2011

The “Official” Amber Cole Video, #TeamAmberCole, and #TeamBoys, Too

Erin Harper writes that the Baltimore youths who posted an illicit video of 14- year-old Amber Cole should be taught why their behavior is wrong.

By Erin Harper  |  12:54 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 11/01/2011

Lunchline: The Wizards disappoint D.C. basketball fans

Hoops pervade this city more than any sport, but the Wizards have been garbage for years.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:15 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 11/01/2011

Ann Coulter: ‘Our blacks are so much better than their blacks’

In defense of Herman Cain, Ann Coulter takes on liberals who have it out for conservative blacks.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  10:40 AM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live, Robert Pierre

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Volunteering in the D.C. area

Check out our list of ways to help, including the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maryland, who need mentors, board members and event sponsors.

By Jillian Sowah  |  03:40 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Things to do Oct. 31 - Nov. 6

Don’t miss the “Step Up” Conference on Saturday where children ages 9-17 are invited to join a group to learn basic techniques and then perform what they learned.

By Jillian Sowah  |  12:15 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

 

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