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The Root DC Live: January, 2012

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 01/31/2012

Delta Sigma Theta sorority and Tatyana host self-esteem workshop at Howard University

Delta Sigma Theta sorority and Tatyana Ali will headline a self-esteem building workshop at Howard University for teenage girls.

By Stacy-Ann Ellis  |  03:00 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 01/31/2012

Jason Elia gives away Super Bowl tickets after girlfriend breaks up with him for having cancer

When Jason Elia found out he was diagnosed with cancer, selling his Super Bowl tickets were not a part of the plan. Too bad that‘s exactly what happened.

By Fahima Haque  |  01:46 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 01/31/2012

Twitter changes censorship policy

LUNCHLINE | Twitter turned a few heads when they announced a few censorship changes.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:11 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 01/31/2012

Ward 8 residents: Not another group home

Residents of Washington Highlands in Ward 8 are up in arms about plans to house a pair of group homes.

By Chris L. Jenkins  |  10:40 AM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chris Jenkins

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/31/2012

National Signing Day: A Columbia University freshman looks back

ESSAY | From Northeast D.C. to Columbia University, this athlete looks back on Signing Day.

By Percee Goings-King  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 01/30/2012

Activist Lenny Harris dead; found in Prince George’s county

APPRECIATION | Local activist Lenny Harris was a voice for Alexandria’s voiceless.

By Chris L. Jenkins  |  02:28 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chris Jenkins

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 01/30/2012

Don Trip, Tray Chaney to discuss fatherhood on 106 & Park BET parenting special

BET will air a live, special episode on young, single parents on Monday.

By Fahima Haque  |  12:57 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 01/30/2012

Charlize Theron’s comments to Viola Davis from ‘The Help’ not naive

We should stop blasting Charlize Theron even if she is ham-handed in her views on blacks in Hollywood.

By Jennifer Gore  |  12:30 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 01/27/2012

Gwen Ifill, among several named into NABJ Hall of Fame

Gwen Ifill, moderator of Washington Week and four others were inducted into the National Association of Black Journalists Hall of Fame.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  05:16 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 01/27/2012

2012 Washington Auto Show

Breaking down the 2012 Washington Auto Show.

By Mike Tucker Jr.  |  04:29 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 01/27/2012

Where are the black Republicans?

OPINION | Somehow, all black people must walk, talk, eat, pray alike and fit squarely in the Democrat black box.

By Crystal Wright  |  03:36 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 01/27/2012

Baratunde Thurston can teach you ‘How to Be Black’

Tongue-in-cheek book blends humor and culture with the D.C. native’s personal experiences.

By Erin Williams  |  01:55 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 01/27/2012

Oprah Winfrey is not Godmother to Beyonce’s daughter, Beyonce course at Rutgers University

Rutgers University is offering an entire course on just how Beyoncé affects our cultural discourse.

By Lauren McEwen  |  12:49 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 01/27/2012

Sentencing for Brittany Norwood in Lululemon store murder

LUNCHLINE | Brittany Norwood, the woman who killed her co-worker at the Lululemon yoga store either gets life, or life with a chance at parole.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:19 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 01/27/2012

‘In Our Heads About Hair’ documentary explores hair culture in the black community

The documentary, “In Our Heads About Hair” explores just how African-American women view themselves and their hair.

By Fahima Haque  |  11:56 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 01/26/2012

How to keep your New Year’s resolutions in check

Many of us have made health-related resolutions - that we’ve already neglected. Here are five tips to stay the course.

By Rahsaan Bernard  |  04:32 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 01/26/2012

‘Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello’ slave exhibit opens Friday at Smithsonian’s African American museum

The Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture unveils its latest exhibition on January 27th, that details slavery at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello plantation through the collective eyes of six slave families.

By Chris L. Jenkins  |  01:43 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chris Jenkins

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Readers weigh in on ‘Black women in America’ series

Readers comment on the black women in America series.

By Fahima Haque  |  01:39 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 01/26/2012

D.C. Mayor Gray skips State of the Union address

LUNCHLINE | Mayor Gray skipped the State of the Union address to attend his girlfriend’s birthday.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:08 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 01/26/2012

Things to do Jan. 26 - Feb. 1: Don’t miss “Voices Out Loud: A Celebration of Bayard Rustin”

Celebrate the 100th birthday of the late-civil rights pioneer Bayard Rustin with spoken word, film, music and images on Wednesday.

By Jillian S. Sowah  |  09:48 AM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 01/25/2012

State of the Union address watch parties reveal somber tones

ESSAY | The moods at this year’s State of the Union watch parties were much more sober. But it’s still early in the season.

By Sonsyrea Tate Montgomery  |  04:00 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 01/25/2012

Google announces privacy policy changes

LUNCHLINE | Google will start tracking your every move and users have no choice to opt out.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:39 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 01/25/2012

The Game: Season five, episode three

Jason spends time on the black side of town, Derwin makes a new friend and Tasha attempts to plan a charity fashion show.

By Delece Smith-Barrow  |  10:48 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 01/25/2012

Tyler Perry cites God in ‘How to be sucessful’ video

Filmmaker Tyler Perry posted a video revealing that God was his key to success.

By Fahima Haque  |  10:07 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 01/24/2012

Tracy Morgan out of Utah hospital and back to ‘30 Rock’

Tracy Morgan was released from the Utah Park hospital after collapsing at the Sundance Film Festival.

By Fahima Haque  |  03:58 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 01/24/2012

Fela! returns to D.C. at the Warner Theater

Fela, the Tony award winning musical, is coming back to Washington, D.C.

By Chris L. Jenkins  |  01:42 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chris Jenkins

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 01/24/2012

The 2012 Academy Awards nominations are announced

LUNCHLINE | The 2012 Academy Award nominations were announced and there are a few nods worth highlighting.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:44 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 01/24/2012

Don’t be in style denial: dressing for your body type

Learning how to dress for your shape is most of the style battle, so Lauren Deloach shares her top tips in flattering any figure.

By Lauren Deloach  |  12:08 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 01/24/2012

In a post 9/11 world, embracing positive messages

OPINION | How we do break racial barriers and end the fear cycle?

By Anya Cordell  |  11:13 AM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/24/2012

State of the Union watch party at Busboys and Poets for young voters

The League of Young Voters hosts its second annual State of the Union watch party at Busboys and Poets.

By Fahima Haque  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 01/23/2012

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  |  03:32 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 01/23/2012

National Association of Black Journalists to analyze industry at the Newseum

National Association of Black Journalists to discuss the future of news at the Newseum Thursday.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  02:44 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Listen to classical music

LUNCHLINE | Turns out classical music is used as a deterrent to loitering and violent behavior.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:54 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Newt Gingrich is no challenge to President Obama

OPINION | Newt Gingrich’s public puritanism and once private indiscretions are no match for President Obama.

By Barbara A. Reynolds  |  01:01 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 01/20/2012

Things to do Jan. 19 - Jan. 25: “The Snowy Day” Children’s Theater Show

Submit your original piece of artwork for the Black History Month art contest at the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

By  |  04:09 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 01/20/2012

President Obama sings Al Green’s ‘Let’s stay together’ at Harlem’s Apollo Theater

President Obama sang Al Green at Harlem’s Apollo Theater on Thursday.

By Fahima Haque  |  04:00 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 01/20/2012

D.C. native Taraji P. Henson among NAACP Image Awards nominees

D.C. native Taraji P. Henson is among the nominees for the 43rd NAACP Image Awards.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  03:51 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 01/20/2012

Success amid job loss, firings and recession

ESSAY | Drawing inspiration from working women achieving goals despite hardships.

By Sonsyrea Tate Montgomery  |  02:38 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 01/20/2012

D.C. restaurant week: The The Monocle reviewed

Bon Apétit | A group of friends choose The Monocle restaurant on Capitol Hill for their monthly dinner.

By Donita Williams-Chikwendiu  |  02:08 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 01/20/2012

WMATA won’t hike fires without public input

LUNCHLINE | Metro has opened the floor for riders to weigh in on the potential fire hikes.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:22 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 01/20/2012

‘Red Tails’ based on the Tuskegee Airmen opens Friday

George Lucas produced ‘Red Tails’ opens Friday.

By Fahima Haque  |  10:30 AM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/20/2012

Norman Lear on ‘Red Tails’: ‘We felt safer’ aboard B-17 bombers

Television writer, producer and activist Norman Lear says he always felt good when the Tuskegee Airmen were flying escort.

By Lonnae O’Neal Parker  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 01/19/2012

The Hamilton reviewed

After much buzz, The Hamilton is here and brings a unique twist on dining and live entertainment to D.C.

By Erica Hankerson  |  03:00 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Apple iPads: the new textbook?

LUNCHLINE | Apple is trying to make a more direct impact on education by getting into the textbook industry.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:28 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Are D.C.'s public schools failing black and Hispanic children?

OPINION | D.C. Promise Neighborhood Initiative hopes to solve the city’s poor educational outcomes.

By Irasema Salcido  |  12:00 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 01/19/2012

A case for interracial marriage

ESSAY | Interracial marriage helps diminish racial prejudices and tensions.

By Joy Freeman-Coulbary  |  11:05 AM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/19/2012

“College isn’t for everyone.” Wrong!

OPINION | Stop telling poor children that college, and success, isn’t for them.

By Clarise McCants  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 01/18/2012

Things boughie (bougie) black men say

Saranah Holmes has been following the ‘what bougie black girls’ say controversy and offers thoughts on things bougie black men say, too.

By Saranah Holmes  |  12:34 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 01/18/2012

TV One’s ‘Find Our Missing’ highlight African Americans who vanished

Craig Henry, co-executive in charge of production for TV One’s ‘Find Our Missing,’ explains why the show is much needed.

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  12:14 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 01/18/2012

SOPA blackout means no Wikipedia

LUNCHLINE | Need an answer? Wiki it. But because of SOPA and PIPA bills, that's not an option today.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:58 AM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 01/18/2012

The Game: Season five, episode two

Malik’s accountant tells him he’s broke and Melanie tries to manage Derwin.

By Delece Smith-Barrow  |  11:11 AM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 01/18/2012

Everyday people: Amina Gilyard, Miss Black D.C. USA 2012

Q&A with Miss Black D.C. 2012 Amina Gilyard on being a role model to young women and promoting health in her community.

By Erin Williams  |  10:59 AM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 01/18/2012

Tuskegee airmen in Red Tails were not ‘magic negroes’

ESSAY | A cousin of one of the airmen says they were doing their jobs, not ‘magic negroes” as depicted by Hollywood.

By Nicole Moliere  |  10:11 AM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/18/2012

Proud to be black, boughie (bougie) and a germaphobe

Why boughie shouldn’t be a dirty word in the black community.

By Delece Smith-Barrow  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 01/17/2012

BET honors Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey, Maya Angelou, Spike Lee and the Tuskegee Airmen

Breaking down what made the the star-studded BET Honors in Washington unforgettable.

By Rahiel Tesfamariam  |  02:24 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 01/17/2012

Francesco Schettino, Costa Concordia captain, lied to Italian coast guard

LUNCHLINE | After abandoning ship, captain Francesco Schettino lied to the Italian coast guard about what happened.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:39 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 01/17/2012

Mitt Romney, after Huntsman, must show he’s ready for Obama

OPINION | Mitt Romney needs to show voters that his personality is more than just robotic responses.

By Crystal Wright  |  11:44 AM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 01/17/2012

McEachin: George Allen once opposed MLK holiday

Va. state senator Donald McEachin challenges George Allen’s support for honoring MLK Jr. Day.

By Donald McEachin  |  10:36 AM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/16/2012

Michelle Obama joins Twitter, and haters hate

The First Lady’sTwitter account was bombarded with harsh comments, all 140 characters or less, of course.

By Lauren McEwen  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 01/15/2012

George Allen: Fulfilling Martin Luther King’s dream

Education, family and jobs are at the heart of Dr. King’s dream of equal opportunity.

By George Allen  |  12:35 PM ET, 01/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 01/15/2012

Obamas attend D.C. church on Sunday before Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday

President Obama and his family are worshipping at the 146-year-old Zion Baptist Church in Northwest D.C.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  10:18 AM ET, 01/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:29 PM ET, 01/14/2012

Local King Film to air nationwide on Sunday

By Hamil R. Harris  |  06:29 PM ET, 01/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:48 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Ofield Dukes remembered

Public relations icon Ofield Dukes is remembered by friends and colleagues.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  07:48 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. through his memorial, life’s work

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is every day. The true memorial to Dr. King is the way we live our lives.

By Clarence J. Fluker  |  04:39 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Clarence Fluker

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Things to do Jan. 11 - Jan. 18

Don’t miss the Wizards vs. Oklahoma City Thunder at the Verizon Center.

By Jillian S. Sowah  |  03:50 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day events

A roundup of the weekend’s events in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

By Jillian S. Sowah  |  03:44 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Apple CEO Tim Cook has big plans for Target

CEO Tim Cook announced plans Thursday to put mini-Apple stores in Target stores across America.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:07 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 01/13/2012

Tavis Smiley, of Poverty Tour, hosts “Reawakening America” with panelists Cornel West, Suze Orman, Michael Moore

PBS host Tavis Smiley hosted a poverty panel at George Washington University Thursday.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  11:40 AM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Hamil R. Harris

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 01/13/2012

Bill Duke talks about new documentary ‘Dark Girls’

Q&A with filmmaker Bill Duke on his new documentary ‘Dark Girls,’ a film exploring issues dark-skinned women face today.

By Fahima Haque  |  10:49 AM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 01/13/2012

Redtails: Honoring the Tuskegee Airmen and taking a break from the usual media buffoonery

Rejected by Hollywood, here’s hoping that Redtails, a movie about honoring the Tuskegee airmen makes a big splash at the box office.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  10:04 AM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Robert Pierre

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 01/13/2012

Prince George’s County Social Innovation Fund announces Forty UNDER 40 awards

A Prince George’s organization announced its inaugural “Forty UNDER 40” awards honoring county leaders.

By Chris L. Jenkins  |  09:49 AM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 01/13/2012

Jack Johnson, MLK, Barack Obama: owning our citizenship in 2012

There’s a monument to MLK on the Mall and Barack Obama is president but our work is not yet done.

By Avis Matthews Davis  |  09:44 AM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:19 AM ET, 01/13/2012

Filmmaker at George Washington forum offers tough love for Obama

PBS host Tavis Smiley hosted a poverty panel at George Washington University Thursday.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  12:19 AM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 01/12/2012

The Game recap: Drew Sidora, Trey Wiggs come between Melanie and Derwin (again)

Melanie discusses her abortion with Derwin, Malik takes care of a drug-overdosed Jenna, and Jason marries a bartender.

By Delece Smith-Barrow  |  10:22 AM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 01/12/2012

100 Black Men seeks presence in Prince George’s

A group of Prince George’s County activists is hoping to start a new chapter of 100 Black Men in the county to help improve conditions in their community.

By Chris L. Jenkins  |  09:29 AM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 01/12/2012

GOP: red, white and racist?

Is there some orchestrated effort by the GOP to denigrate black people?

By Barbara A. Reynolds  |  08:46 AM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Redskins play-off weekend recipe: black eyed peas

Gameday Gourmet | In honor of the NFL play-offs, here’s a recipe for black eyed peas.

By Troy Queen  |  05:29 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Stuff black/white girls say series

Countless parodies of the “white girls say” series have surfaced and one of the funniest videos to be added is what “white girls say…to black girls.”

By Lauren McEwen  |  01:21 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Tavis Smiley, Cornel West and Michael Moore discuss poverty and remaking America at George Washington University

Tavis Smiley and Cornel West will speak at the George Washington University on eliminating poverty.

By Fahima Haque  |  12:53 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 01/11/2012

WMATA to raise fares, hire 1,000 workers and increase parking rates

LUNCHLINE | Metro hopes to raise fares, hire 1,000 people and increase parking rates.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:14 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 01/10/2012

Common vs. Drake: A worthy rap beef?

Every rap generation needs its own defining beef. Is Common versus Drake the new Jay-Z versus Nas?

By Chris L. Jenkins  |  05:40 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 01/10/2012

FAMU drum major’s stance against hazing may have led to death

Florida A&M University band member Robert Champion Jr. may have been targeted because of his stance against hazing.

By Fahima Haque  |  03:41 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 01/10/2012

Ron Paul’s view on institutional racism surprises GOP at the New Hampshire debate

The Root | Ron Paul refuted the GOP skeleton of denial: racism at the New Hampshire debate.

By The Root  |  02:24 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 01/10/2012

Alabama beat LSU in BCS national championship, Hoyas fell to Cincinnati

LUNCHLINE | A look at our sports losers: LSU, the Hoyas and The Capitals.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:57 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 01/10/2012

‘America’s Supernanny’ Deborah Tillman shows a different side to African American parenting on Lifetime

Star of ‘America’s Supernanny’ is changing the face of African American parenting.

By Leah Y. Latimer  |  11:32 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Chat: Parenting in the hip-hop age

Abdul Ali and Natalie Hopkinson talk about the challenges of hip-hop and black radio in parenting.

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Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Blue Ivy Carter, baby daughter of Beyonce and Jay-Z already making news

Beyonce and Jay-Z welcomed their first daughter Blue Ivy Carter.

By Fahima Haque  |  02:27 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Tim Tebow wins again, Washington Wizards lose again

LUNCHLINE | While Tim Tebow makes miraculous news, the Washington Wizards managed to make themselves worse.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:05 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 01/09/2012

Live chat: Parenting in the hip-hop age of Lil Wayne, wife beaters, domestic violence and misogyny

Chat with writers Abdul Ali and Natalie Hopkinson at 2 p.m. as they talk about the challenges of hip-hop and black radio in parenting.

By Fahima Haque  |  11:32 AM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 01/08/2012

Jakes: ‘Your ministry is in your misery’

Bishop T.D. Jakes preached the final night of a three-night revival sponsored by First Baptist Church of Glenarden and Greater Mount Calvary Holy Church in the District.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  10:48 AM ET, 01/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 01/08/2012

Thousands seek renewed spirits at New Year’s revival

First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Upper Marlboro and Greater Mount Calvary Holy Church in Washington, D.C., co-sponsored a three-day revival featuring a combined choir, invited guest artists and preachers including Bishop T.D. Jakes, pastor of The Potter’s House in Dallas.

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Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 01/08/2012

Church leaders from region hear need for strategy at Prince George’s conference

Bishop T.D. Jakes urges local church leaders to look past theology to lead a congregation.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  09:04 AM ET, 01/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 01/06/2012

Romney, Paul, Santorum: where were the people of color at the Iowa caucuses?

OPINION | There was not one person of color on the stage with the GOP candidates in Iowa.

By Raynard Jackson  |  04:00 PM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 01/06/2012

The African National Congress turns 100

The Root | South Africa’s ruling party has a lot to consider says Charlayne Hunter-Gault.

By The Root  |  01:57 PM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 01/06/2012

Parenting in the hip-hop age of Lil Wayne, wife beaters, domestic violence and misogyny

ESSAY | We love hip-hop’s fearless ability to be honest, but detest its blind eye to sexism, homophobia and hedonistic consumerism.

By Abdul Ali  |  12:51 PM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 01/06/2012

Tithing and looking ahead into the New Year: ‘We always have something to give’

OPINION | Sonsyrea Tate Montgomery looks to her sister-friends and remembers we can always be charitable.

By Sonsyrea Tate Montgomery  |  11:49 AM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 01/06/2012

Kansas lawmaker apologizes for Michelle Obama ‘YoMama’ email

Kansas House Speaker Mike O’Neal apologized for forwarding an email that called Michelle Obama “Mrs. YoMama.”

By Fahima Haque  |  10:29 AM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 01/05/2012

Forget the Medicare, pick up an instrument

ESSAY | Adrienne Cannon muses that perhaps music, not Medicare, is the prescription to staying healthy.

By Adrienne G. Cannon  |  04:07 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 01/05/2012

A Polish army veteran gets a fresh start beginning with Ellis Island

ESSAY | Lauren Zauzig looks back on her father’s journey from the Polish Army to a life in America.

By Linda K. Zauzig  |  04:04 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 01/05/2012

Chuck Taylors vs. Jordans: Sneaker love goes head to head

ESSAY | They weren’t just any pair of Chuck Taylors, they were my first foray into freedom.

By Fahima Haque  |  04:04 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 01/05/2012

African American dating: love, fear, pressure and bridezillas

COLUMN | For single African-American women the pressure to create a pair bond and get married can be relentless.

By Nicole Moliere  |  02:32 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 01/05/2012

Georgetown Hoyas beat Marquette Golden Warriors

LUNCHLINE | The Hoyas came back after a 17 point deficit and beat the Marquette Golden Warriors.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:38 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/05/2012

Mariah Carey nurses Nick Cannon after he was hospitalized for mild kidney failure

Nick Cannon is in recovery from mild kidney failure.

By Fahima Haque  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 01/04/2012

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  |  04:22 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Things to do Jan. 5 - Jan. 11: The Wizards take on the Knicks

Submit your original piece of artwork for the Black History Month art contest at the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

By Jillian S. Sowah  |  03:58 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Fiat returns with J. Lo ad campaign

REVIEW | The Fiat 500 proves it’s the little things that really matter.

By MikeTucker Jr.  |  02:28 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Mike Tucker

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich GOP ticket?

OPINION | A Ron Paul/Dennis Kucinich presidential ticket would stoke my fires.

By Joy Freeman-Coulbary  |  02:21 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Republicans lick wounds from Iowa caucus, Obama names Cordray

LUNCHLINE | While the GOP lick their wounds in Iowa, President Obama named Richard Cordray as chief consumer watchdog.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:43 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 01/03/2012

Dating in D.C. makes top ten

A new study shows D.C. is number ten on the list of the best cities to find a date in 2012.

By Fahima Haque  |  04:44 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 01/03/2012

A frugal 2012: pay off debt, budget, trim fat

The Frugalista shares her top tips on how to start 2012 off frugally.

By Natalie P. McNeal  |  01:07 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 01/03/2012

Eat more in D.C.

The Going Out Guide breaks it down to the 40 dishes that every Washingtonian must try.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:41 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 01/03/2012

Aretha Franklin engaged

Aretha Franklin announced her engagement to longtime friend William Wilkerson on Monday.

By Fahima Haque  |  11:26 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 01/03/2012

Rick Santorum singles out black people at Iowa event

Presidential candidate Rick Santorum said he didn’t want to make black people’s lives better at an Iowa campaign event.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  11:20 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Robert Pierre

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 01/03/2012

Rick Santorum’s racist remarks

Presidential candidate Rick Santorum said he didn’t want to make black people’s lives better at an Iowa campaign event.

By Robert E. Pierre  |  11:12 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Robert Pierre

 

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