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The Root DC Live: December, 2011

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 12/30/2011

Lunchline: 2011 comes to a close

Marking the best and worst of the past year in pop culture, technology and sports.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:32 PM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 12/30/2011

2012 resolution: No murders in D.C., the former murder capital

David Bowers formed the now-defunct NO MURDERS DC in 2000. Now he wants to revive the effort to end homicides.

By David Bowers  |  12:47 PM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 12/29/2011

The Muslims are coming!

The comedy tour featuring four Muslim comics is literally taking over the nation, one joke at a time.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:03 PM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 12/29/2011

Ron Paul ad defends against racist comments

Revolution PAC released a campaign ad defending Ron Paul against racist charges from past newsletters.

By Fahima Haque  |  11:12 AM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 12/29/2011

Black boys: We see them differently

Many are loathe to admit that even at an early age, race matters in who gets suspended or expelled from school.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  10:59 AM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 12/29/2011

Ron Paul, beyond the racist newsletters

Ron Paul’s decades old allegations of homophobia and racism associated with a newsletter could affect his campaign.

By Joy Freeman-Coulbary  |  10:22 AM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 12/29/2011

Kid Cudi writes letter for fan who died

Rapper Kid Cudi wrote a letter to a fan, Ben Breedlove, who died on Christmas day.

By Fahima Haque  |  10:13 AM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 12/28/2011

Newt Gingrich, not Va. rules, failed

OPINION | Newt Gingrich should accept that he failed to get his name on the Va. GOP presidential ballot.

By Crystal Wright  |  02:22 PM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 12/28/2011

FAMU may lose accreditation

If the Florida A&M trustees heed Gov. Rick Scott’s suggestion to suspend their president, the university may lose accreditation.

By Fahima Haque  |  01:56 PM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 12/28/2011

Andray Blatche is officially a clown

After Andray Blatche’s bizarre on-mic third person reference, he played a lousy game and lashed out at the media and fans.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:00 PM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 12/28/2011

Occupy Wall Street, MLK Memorial and the top stories of 2011

COLUMN | Robert Pierre weighs in on the top stories of 2011 from Occupy Wall Street, the MLK Memorial to notable deaths like Smokin’ Joe Frazier and Gil-Scott Heron.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  12:02 PM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Robert Pierre

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 12/28/2011

Dining at Lost Society

Bon Apetit | A group of friends started meeting for monthly dinners in D.C. Recently, they visited Lost Society. Here’s their review.

By Fatema Kohistani  |  11:06 AM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 12/28/2011

Review: ‘Pariah’ explores sexuality, growing up

REVIEW | A look at ‘Pariah,’ the Spike Lee produced film about a seventeen-year-old African American dealing with her sexuality.

By Fahima Haque  |  08:30 AM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 12/27/2011

Things to do Dec. 28 - Jan. 4

Don’t miss ‘Lights On the Bay,’ a two-mile drive-through holiday light show with more than 70 displays.

By Jillian Sowah  |  03:25 PM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 12/27/2011

Heavy D died of blood clot

Coroner says that Heavy D died of a pulmonary embolism, a blood clot in the leg.

By Chris L. Jenkins  |  03:19 PM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chris Jenkins

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 12/27/2011

Union Temple celebrates Kwanzaa

The 45-year-old celebration is alive and well at Union Temple in Southeast Washington.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  01:05 PM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Faith, Hamil R. Harris

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 12/27/2011

‘Swag’ is the word of the year

Slate’s Ron Rosenblum breaks down this year’s catchphrases, but any list that doesn't include the word "swag" misses the mark.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:28 PM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 12/22/2011

Big Tigger ousted from WPGC

Morning hype-man Big Tigger, the morning drive host on WPGC has parted ways with the radio station.

By Chris L. Jenkins  |  02:45 PM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 12/22/2011

Obama goes Christmas shopping

President Obama made a trip to Best Buy in Potomac Yards buying gifts for his wife and daughters.

By Clinton Yates  |  02:37 PM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 12/22/2011

30 Americans, exploring black identity

Weighing in with visitors at the ‘30 Americans’ exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

By Fahima Haque  |  10:44 AM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 12/22/2011

‘Christmas, the height of hypocrisy’

COLUMN | The Rev. Clyde Ellis of Mount Olive Baptist in Va. is wary of Christmastime only generosity.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  10:23 AM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Robert Pierre

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 12/21/2011

D.C. council cleans up act

D.C. Council approved measures for the first time allowing members to impeach one of their own.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:08 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 12/20/2011

Things to do Dec. 21 - Dec. 28

Do your last minute holiday shopping at the Flower Avenue holiday market selling antiques, art, furniture, jewelry and vintage toys.

By Jillian S. Sowah  |  03:06 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 12/20/2011

Valerie Simpson mourns Nick Ashford

Valerie Simpson performs her first concert since her husband, Nick Ashford, died in August.

By Fahima Haque  |  11:12 AM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 12/20/2011

Newt Gingrich seeks to silence ‘activist judges’

GOP presidential contender Newt Gingrich’s call to have “activist judges” arrested is reminiscent of Shakespeare’s King Henry VI.

By Joy Freeman-Coulbary  |  11:08 AM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 12/20/2011

Guilt free Christmas shopping

How to shop at Christmastime without breaking the bank and going overboard.

By Sonsyrea Tate Montgomery  |  10:06 AM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 12/19/2011

A look at the Chevy Volt

REVIEW | The 2011 Chevy Volt is an eco-friendly earthquake in a first class package.

By Mike Tucker Jr.  |  05:07 PM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 12/19/2011

The Seat Pleasant 59: Talking with the town’s mayor

Mayor Eugene Grant said Abe Pollin’s vision to educate a group of school children was not in vain.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  04:03 PM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Hamil R. Harris

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 12/19/2011

Redskins come back with a win

Sure the Giants dropped an easy TD catch that may have changed the game early, but for once the Skins looked like professionals.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:00 PM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 12/19/2011

Kobe Bryant outed by basketball wives

Vanessa Bryant got the heads up to leave Kobe Bryant from her basketball wives cohorts.

By Fahima Haque  |  12:50 PM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 12/19/2011

Common’s new album disappoints Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou publicly denounced Common’s usage of the “N-word” on his new album.

By Fahima Haque  |  11:09 AM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 12/19/2011

FAMU president keeps job during hazing probe

Florida A&M rejected a call by Florida Gov. Rick Scott to suspend President James Ammons.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  10:38 AM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 09:37 PM ET, 12/18/2011

Occupy D.C. protesters go to Baltimore church

Leaders of the Occupy D.C. movement left their tents and traveled to Baltimore to the Empowerment Temple Church.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  09:37 PM ET, 12/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Hamil R. Harris

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 12/16/2011

Florida A&M band member’s death ruled a homicide

The death of Florida A&M University drum major, Robert Champion was ruled a homicide on Friday.

By Fahima Haque  |  05:52 PM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 12/16/2011

‘Waka-Mole’ tailgating recipe

Gameday Gourmet | In honor of the Skins pulled out a win against the New York Giants, here’s this week’s recipe: ‘Waka-Mole.’

By Troy Queen  |  04:42 PM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 12/16/2011

Last minute gifts for cool dads

Car expert Mike Tucker Jr. shares his list for the best gifts for cool dads.

By Mike Tucker Jr.  |  03:05 PM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 12/16/2011

Photo ID procedures: not racist

OPINION | GOP consultant Raynard Jackson questions whether requiring government issued photo IDs to vote is racist.

By Raynard Jackson  |  01:53 PM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 12/16/2011

Christopher Hitchens dead at 62

Lunchline | The incredible essayist, wordsmith and profound thinker Christoper Hitchens, dies at 62.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:22 PM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 12/16/2011

‘All-American Muslim’ fans should shopcott Lowe’s

OPINION | Activist Anya Cordell explains why TLC’s ‘All-American Muslim’ supporters should actually continue to shop at Lowe’s.

By Anya Cordell  |  11:47 AM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 12/16/2011

‘BET Honors’: Spike Lee, Maya Angelou, Stevie Wonder among honorees

The 2012 ‘BET Honors’ awards show honors African-Americans in the arts, education and music.

By Fahima Haque  |  10:57 AM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 12/16/2011

Is the Fuqua School’s racist past still present?

America is forever looking for the one thing that finally lets us get past our racist legacy.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  10:28 AM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Robert Pierre

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 12/15/2011

Newt Gingrich, head Republican candidate

OPINION | Conservative Black Chick editor Crystal Wright explains why Newt Gingrich rose as the leader of the GOP pack.

By Crystal Wright  |  08:00 AM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 12/15/2011

Top 10 most ridiculous holiday movies

Ever scratch your head after watching a holiday movie? Here’s a top ten of the most over the top holiday flicks.

By Abdul Ali  |  06:00 AM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 12/14/2011

Who is Alexandria’s town crier?

Ben Fiore-Walker talks about his attraction to the Colonial period and his job as Alexandria’s town crier.

By Erin Williams  |  03:21 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 12/14/2011

Black pastors link Occupy Wall Street to MLK

African American ministers contend that if he were alive, Martin Luther King would have been part of Occupy Wall Street.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  01:08 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

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

Metro marginally safer

Major crime is down on Metro for the third quarter of this year, but overall since 2007 major crime has increased quite a bit.

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

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 12/14/2011

‘If I were a poor black kid’ gets it wrong

The ‘If I were a poor black kid’ piece published by Gene Marks in Forbes magazine is all kinds of offensive.

By Fahima Haque  |  11:27 AM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

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

Beyoncé vs. Rihanna: Who’s the champ?

In a battle of pop divas, who’s the reigning queen, Beyoncé or Rihanna?

By Lauren McEwen  |  10:09 AM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 12/14/2011

D.C. guard: No breastfeeding in public

A D.C. attorney and mom shares her frustrations of being barred from breastfeeding in public.

By Simone Manigo-Truell dos Santos  |  10:08 AM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 12/13/2011

Things to do Dec. 14 - Dec. 21

Don’t miss the Kicks for Kids annual shoe drive, Sunday, December 18th at 2pm at Shoe City in the Mall at Prince George’s.

By Jillian S. Sowah  |  02:52 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 12/13/2011

Taking responsibility for Anacostia

Washington Gas will clean up the Anacostia riverbank after studies revealed it contaminated the land for more than100 years.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:02 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 12/13/2011

How to manage holiday grief

COLUMN | Grieving during the holidays is tough, but comfort and condolences aren’t far.

By Sonsyrea Tate Montgomery  |  12:07 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 12/13/2011

Occupy D.C. expands to black churches

The African American clergy and civil rights leaders join the Occupy movement, start sub-project ‘Occupy the Dream.’

By Fahima Haque  |  10:59 AM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 12/13/2011

Russell Simmons buys ads for ‘All-American Muslim’

After Lowe’s pulled ads from TLC’s ‘All-American Muslim,’ Russell Simmons steps in.

By Fahima Haque  |  09:47 AM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

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

Mountaintop’s MLK: too much fiction?

A drinking, smoking and cussing Martin Luther King Jr. is too much for some. But audiences have raved about the performance.

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

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 12/12/2011

Succession planning: churches learn from Apple

In the church world, succession planning is rarely discussed. As a result, churches are often thrown into chaos when a leader dies.

By Erika E. Cole  |  03:06 PM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live, Faith

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 12/12/2011

Oprah’s network may cater to African Americans

Oprah’s network, OWN, has been struggling with ratings and is considering catering to African American audiences.

By Fahima Haque  |  01:17 PM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 12/12/2011

Busboys & Poets, a D.C. landmark

The cafe/bookstore/performance space chain, Busboys & Poets, has become a local cultural hub.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:32 PM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 12/12/2011

Trash Talk: Redskins vs. the world?

If you’re a fan of the ‘Skins or their NFC East opponents, we have a place for you: TRASH TALK, where fans can holla at each other about their squads.

By Chris L. Jenkins and Roger E. Newkirk  |  09:53 AM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 12/09/2011

Gilbert still mad at Lebron James

Dan Gilbert can’t get over the fact that LeBron James left Cleveland for Miami. Now, he and other owners seem intent on making sure players understand their place.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  05:01 PM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 12/09/2011

Tray Chaney life after ‘The Wire’

Maryland native actor Tray Chaney talks to The Root DC about life after HBO’s ‘The Wire.’

By Erin Williams  |  04:06 PM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 12/09/2011

Mumia Abu Jamal’s lawyer: Case not unique

The Root | Mumia Abu Jamal’s lawyer Christina Swarns says this high-profile penalty case is not unique.

By The Root  |  03:37 PM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 12/09/2011

Virginia Tech still mourning

When a gunman opened fire on and killed a police officer on Thursday, thoughts immediately returned to April 2007.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:00 PM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 12/09/2011

Eddie Murphy rumored to play Marion Barry in possible HBO biopic

Reports say that Eddie Murphy will play former D.C. mayor Marion Barry in the HBO biopic, with Spike Lee mentioned as a possible director.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  11:58 AM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Hamil R. Harris

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

How to dress for the holidays

Style consultant Lauren Deloach offers her tips on how to avoid the wall of style-shame at your next holiday party.

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

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 12/09/2011

Shiloh sings Handel’s Messiah on Sunday

The Shiloh Baptist Church senior choir will sing Handel’s Messiah this weekend with the show choir and orchestra of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts.

By Thomas Bowen  |  11:06 AM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 12/08/2011

Ofield Dukes, PR legend dead at 79

D.C. public relations trailblazer Ofield Dukes, 79, died Wednesday in his hometown Detroit.

By Fahima Haque  |  01:50 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 12/08/2011

Redskins players violate NFL drug policy

Two Redskins players violated the NFL drug policy and were forced to apologize to the team for getting suspended for the rest of the year.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:42 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

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

D.C. money gap, not just about race

The D.C. money gap isn’t just about race, but a question of longtime residents being pushed out.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  12:11 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Robert Pierre

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 12/08/2011

FAMU Editor-in-Chief talks hazing

Editor-in-Chief of The Famuan newspaper at Florida A&M University, Clarece Polke addresses the hazing situation at the university.

By Clarece Polke  |  11:16 AM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 12/08/2011

Farewell black radio

Natalie Hopkinson tell us why she banned D.C.’s two FM hip-hop radio stations, WPGC 95.5 and WKYS 93.9 in her house.

By Natalie Hopkinson  |  10:56 AM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 12/07/2011

Mumia Abu-Jamal case: Prosecutor drops death penalty

Supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal rejoice that prosecutors have dropped the death penalty.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  04:55 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Robert Pierre

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 12/07/2011

Things to do Dec. 7 - Dec. 14

Dont miss the “Holiday Cirque de la Symphonie,” The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performs as aerialists soar overhead.

By Jillian S. Sowah  |  04:31 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 12/07/2011

Jaguar’s crowning achievement: 2012 XJL Supersport

The Jaguar 2012 XJL is an effortless combination of the body of a sedan and the soul of a sports car.

By Anqoinette Crosby  |  03:32 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 12/07/2011

Mumia Abu-Jamal case: Prosecutor drops death penalty

Supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal rejoice today that prosecutors have ended their 30-year effort to put the former journalist to death in the killing a white police officer.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  01:20 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Robert Pierre

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 12/07/2011

Mayor Vincent Gray dances to go-go

Mayor Vincent Gray takes a break to move to a Go-Go beat and acknowledges its impact on D.C.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  12:44 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

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

NBA schedule released

The new NBA schedule was released Tuesday night, and the Wizards have zero - count them, ZERO - nationally televised games.

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

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 12/07/2011

Presidents aging, but not grayer

President Obama’s gray hairs doesn’t prove anything, a new study shows presidents don’t age unusually fast.

By Fahima Haque  |  11:37 AM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 12/07/2011

D.C. faith leaders prepare to confront developers

Washington Interfaith Network charges that businesses are profiting from city-subsidized projects but aren’t hiring city residents as required by law.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  11:31 AM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Hamil R. Harris, Faith

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 12/07/2011

Avoid overeating at holiday parties

Tips for enjoying holiday parties without packing on the pounds.

By Rahsaan Bernard  |  10:16 AM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 12/06/2011

Fatal attraction of lunch

ESSAY | Veronica Cummings recalls how her love affair with lunch started.

By Veronica Cummings  |  05:23 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 12/06/2011

Lessons learned at a mother’s knee

ESSAY | A family tale helped Marie Thomas understand the difference between empathy and compassion.

By Marie-Thérèse Labossière Thomas  |  05:22 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 12/06/2011

Everyone wins at beanbag

ESSAY | A mom introduces her children to the joys of Kangaroo Bean Bag Hop.

By Ann Simon  |  05:22 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 12/06/2011

Gone, and slowly going

ESSAY | A man suffering from Alzheimer’s disease can’t remember his brother’s death.

By Lisa Kelly Leigh  |  05:21 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 12/06/2011

With debt piling up, where’s my bailout?

One in five U.S. homeowners is underwater. One of them, Joy Freeman-Coulbary asks why she isn’t as deserving of a bailout as the big banks.

By Joy Freeman-Coulbary  |  03:04 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 12/06/2011

Marking the end of the fitness challenge

Nicole Moliere looks back on her fitness challenge and realizes she made long term lifestyle changes.

By Nicole Moliere  |  01:46 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fitness Challenge

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 12/06/2011

The Muppets are not Communists, FOX Business News

I won't stand for people dissing The Muppets. According to Fox Business news host Eric Bolling, our fuzzy friends' mission in their latest movie is anti capitalist.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:53 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 12/06/2011

Kalisha Madden still missing

26-year-old mother, Kalisha Madden of Detroit, has been missing since Nov. 28th and media coverage is nowhere to be found.

By Fahima Haque  |  11:52 AM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 12/06/2011

D.C. teens respond to Newt Gingrich as he surges in the polls

Newt Gingrich is riding high in the polls but D.C. area youth respond to his comments that poor children “have no habits of working.”

By Lonnae O’Neal Parker  |  10:54 AM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 12/06/2011

Recall Mayor Gray, D.C. council for ethics lapses

OPINION | The only way to promote ethics change is to recall Mayor Vince Gray and D.C. Council members.

By Frederick Butler  |  09:54 AM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Marvin Sapp, the Winans star in Evangel’s Christmas Celebration 2011

After decades of hosting lavish productions Evangel Cathedral in Upper Marlboro, Md. unveiled a more sober Christmas Celebration.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  04:43 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Hamil R. Harris, Faith

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Another sloppy Redskins loss

The Burgundy and Gold threw the game away to the Jets, losing 34-19.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:51 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 12/05/2011

New Year’s resolutions are a sham, but there’s hope

We lie to ourselves every year about how much we will exercise and eat better. Nicole Moliere offers four tips to make change right now.

By Nicole Moliere  |  12:31 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fitness Challenge

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Bishop Eddie Long takes sabbatical

Bishop Eddie Long is taking some time off from his megachurch.

By Fahima Haque  |  12:13 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 12/02/2011

Jack Johnson, from favorite son to felon

For many Prince George’s residents, Johnson’s arrest had been too painful to discuss. Now he awaits sentencing.

By Sonsyrea Tate Montgomery  |  02:09 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 12/02/2011

Talking politics with D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr.

We need to get our priorities straight, the embattled Thomas said during a recent panel discussion.

By Robert Pierre  |  01:00 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Robert Pierre

Posted at 07:01 PM ET, 12/01/2011

Not measuring up to Lebron James

Blogger Austin Weatherington is in a hurry to make it big.

By Austin Weatherington  |  07:01 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 12/01/2011

Howard University challenges the stigma of AIDS

Howard University is offering free AIDS testing and sponsoring a day-long conference as part of World AIDS Day.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  09:21 AM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 09/27/2011

Amending the U.S. Constitution

A D.C. lawyer says the right to vote is under assault in several states and, as a result, the U.S. Constitution needs to be amended.

By Joy Freeman-Coulbary  |  02:58 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

 

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