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The Root DC Live: March, 2012

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 03/30/2012

Virginia Tech not legally responsible for 2007 shooting

LUNCHLINE | A federal judge decided Va. Tech didn’t violate federal law in its response to the 2007 shooting.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:46 PM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 03/30/2012

Spike Lee reaches settlement for tweeting wrong address for George Zimmerman

Spike Lee reached a settlement with the elderly couple whose address he incorrectly tweeted out.

By Fahima Haque  |  12:30 PM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 03/30/2012

Reginald E. Gilliam Jr., of Sodexo, dies at 67

Reginald E. Gilliam Jr. was a veteran African-American lobbyist and senior vice president at Sodexo in Gaithersburg, Md. He was 67.

By Fahima Haque  |  12:00 PM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 03/30/2012

‘21 Jump Street’ revamps cliche

“21 Jump Street” is a weird, stunning achievement in making the tired old cop buddy story fresh.

By Paul Francis  |  11:23 AM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 03/29/2012

In the wake of Trayvon Martin’s death, the hoodie takes on a greater meaning

In the wake of Trayvon Martin’s death, my first hoodie takes on a greater meaning than a casual act of defiance.

By Robert Samuels  |  02:09 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 03/29/2012

D.C. makes commemorative tickets for $476 megamillions jackpot

LUNCHLINE | D.C. is making commemorative tickets for the historic $476 million jackpot.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:40 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 03/29/2012

America needs more black and Hispanic male teachers

For some, the way to narrow the achievement gap is through more black, male teachers.

By Fahima Haque  |  11:44 AM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 03/29/2012

Things to do April 3-12: Royal Comedy Tour featuring Sommore, Bruce Bruce, Earthquake, Tony Rock and more

Don’t miss the First Daughter of Soul, R&B singer Lalah Hathaway, perform at the Birchmere in Alexandria.

By  |  11:27 AM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 03/29/2012

Episode eleven: The animated biography of former D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty

EPISODE ELEVEN | Activist Sinclair Skinner created a multi-part animated biography chronicling the life of former Mayor Adrian Fenty.

By Chris L. Jenkins  |  10:48 AM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 03/29/2012

Watching ‘The Hunger Games’ through a racial lens

For some fans, casting of African Americans in the movie was a major disappointment.

By Fahima Haque  |  07:50 AM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 03/28/2012

Mya to perform at D.C. Tap Fest

The fourth annual D.C. Tap Fest comes to town this weekend with workshops and performances.

By Fahima Haque  |  12:54 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 03/28/2012

Gov. Bob McDonnell’s chef hired without criminal background check

LUNCHLINE | Virginia’s governor’s chef was hired without a criminal background check.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:36 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 03/28/2012

Trayvon Martin case proves Florida needs to repeal ‘Stand Your Ground’ law

Trayvon Martin died in part because of a flawed law that allowed George Zimmerman to pack hidden heat.

By Elizabeth Chang  |  11:21 AM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 03/28/2012

Basketball Wives: Season four, episode six

Evelyn and Tami turn on Kenya, Kesha and Kenya have a confrontation and Jennifer is over it.

By M.T. Wiseman  |  10:55 AM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 03/28/2012

The Game: Season 5, Episode 11

Derwin’s poker night with the fellas gets out of hand, and Melanie asks Tasha for a big favor.

By Delece Smith-Barrow  |  10:12 AM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Top 20 black, female CEOs

The Root | A look at the accomplishments of 20 black women who became CEOs.

By The Root | Jenée Desmond-Harris  |  12:45 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 03/27/2012

A new food fight in Va.

LUNCHLINE | An Asian supermarket in Va. catches heat for selling live animals.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:12 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 03/27/2012

Episode ten: The animated biography of former D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty

EPISODE TEN | Activist Sinclair Skinner created a multi-part animated biography chronicling the life of former Mayor Adrian Fenty.

By Chris L. Jenkins  |  11:16 AM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 03/26/2012

The Empower Movement to register one million African American voters starting Easter Sunday

The Empower Movement hopes to register one million African American voters this year.

By Fahima Haque  |  04:08 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 03/26/2012

Mae Jemison on forging your dreams, dancing and saving the Earth

Q&A | The first African American female to fly into space reflects on her time as an astronaut.

By Erin Williams  |  01:27 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 03/26/2012

Zipcar has some competition in D.C.

LUNCHLINE | Companies like Car2Go and Hertz On Demand have cropped in D.C.

By  |  01:03 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 03/26/2012

Usher to play Sugar Ray Leonard in boxing film

Usher gears up to play the legendary Sugar Ray Leonard in upcoming boxing film.

By Fahima Haque  |  12:53 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 06:57 PM ET, 03/25/2012

Pastors sport hoodies on pulpit

In African American churches, the hoodie was just as prominent as the choir robe Sunday as pastors voiced outrage about the Trayvon Martin shooting

By Hamil R. Harris and Jeannine Hunter  |  06:57 PM ET, 03/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 03/23/2012

Civil rights leaders applaud President Obama’s comments on Trayvon Martin case

Civil rights leaders, pastors applaud president for speaking out on case that could prove seminal.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  05:30 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 03/23/2012

Trayvon Martin vigil held at Howard University

ESSAY | For black college students, "I am Trayvon Martin" isn't just an empty catchphrase.

By Lauren McEwen  |  02:48 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 03/23/2012

PAC+ to focus on black and latino communities in 2012 election

PAC+ to specifically focus on black and Latino communities on behalf of the 2012 Obama campaign.

By Fahima Haque  |  12:56 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 03/23/2012

Maryland gets new 667 area code

LUNCHLINE | The numerology behind Maryland expanding its area codes with new number, '667.'

By Clinton Yates  |  12:19 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 03/23/2012

John A. Payton, of NAACP Legal Defense Fund dies

John A. Payton was the president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

By Lynette Holloway | The Root  |  11:41 AM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 03/22/2012

D.C. hosts first annual International Anti-Street Harassment Week

Holly Kearl, founder of Stop Street Harassment, talks about D.C.’s first annual International Anti-Street Harassment Week.

By Stacy-Ann Ellis  |  01:44 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Million Hoodie March ignites broader gun discussion

LUNCHLINE | Firearm sales are up nationwide, even though violent crimes are down.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:27 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 03/22/2012

Episode nine: The animated biography of former D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty

EPISODE NINE | Activist Sinclair Skinner produced an animated biography on the former D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty’s time in college, law school and his life in politics.

By Chris L. Jenkins  |  10:54 AM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 03/22/2012

Basketball Wives: Season four, episode five

Shaunie celebrates a birthday, Kesha returns to her roots, Evelyn and Jennifer have dueling toasts.

By M.T. Wiseman  |  10:21 AM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Trayvon Martin and stop-and-frisk laws

Perhaps the federal investigation being launched to probe the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin will lead to long-overdue DOJ consent decrees prohibiting the law enforcement tactic targeting those caught Walking While Black (WWB).

By Joy Freeman-Coulbary  |  03:00 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 03/21/2012

President Obama impresses with his sign language

President Obama impresses local deaf student with his signing abilities.

By Fahima Haque  |  02:11 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Trayvon Martin’s death: A community mourns

In 1994, Donna Britt wrote about black mothers having “the talk” with their sons about the ways they could get shot. It still holds true today.

By Lonnae O’Neal Parker  |  12:54 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Residents respond to rash of hate crimes in D.C.

LUNCHLINE | A crowd of 600 marched in a silent walk to protest the brutal acts of hatred.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:45 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 03/21/2012

‘The Game’: Season 5, Episode 10

Melanie and Derwin talk adoption, Chardonnay and Jason deepen their commitment to each other.

By Delece Smith-Barrow  |  10:34 AM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 03/20/2012

National Proposal Day: How to save up for an engagement ring and propose

FRUGALISTA | A contributor explains how he saved up for an engagement ring and proposed.

By Terence Turner  |  02:02 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Tweeting from jail

LUNCHLINE | D.C. drug lords are Tweeting and using Facebook behind bars on their cellphones.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:13 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 03/20/2012

Episode eight: The animated biography of former D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty

EPISODE EIGHT | Activist Sinclair Skinner produced a multi-part animated biography on the former D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty’s time in college, law school and his life in politics.

By Chris L. Jenkins  |  10:37 AM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live, Chris Jenkins

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 03/19/2012

Trayvon Martin’s death sparks Florida college students to rally

Florida college students rallied in response to the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

By Fahima Haque  |  05:00 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 03/19/2012

Volunteering in the D.C. area: STRIVE DC

STRIVE DC, a non profit job readiness program, seeks volunteers to assist in fundraising, book keeping and data entry.

By Jillian S. Sowah  |  03:47 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 03/19/2012

African-American achievement in the age of Barack Obama

OPINION | Even in the age of Obama, African-Americans need to set goals and work to reach them.

By Stacey Walker  |  12:20 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 03/19/2012

Finding an African American hair salon in D.C.

ESSAY | After four years, still struggling to find the perfect African American hair salon.

By Lauren McEwen  |  11:49 AM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 03/19/2012

Rush Limbaugh blacklash continues

LUNCHLINE | Why being controversial in talk radio is now much more frowned upon.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:47 AM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 03/19/2012

Honoring civil rights icon Dorothy Height through service

Commemorating the late civil rights icon Dorothy Height on what would have been her 100th birthday.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  11:41 AM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 08:04 PM ET, 03/18/2012

Opera singers bring ‘Art Songs’ back to church

Spiritual songs drove hundreds to their feet with applause at The First Baptist Church of Washington.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  08:04 PM ET, 03/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 03/18/2012

St. John Episcopal’s guest preacher gets Obama surprise

President Obama’s walk to historic St. John’s Episcopal Church for services takes civil rights twist.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  02:15 PM ET, 03/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 03/16/2012

Women for Newt Gingrich

LUNCHLINE | Meet Kiron Skinner, a black woman and national co-chair for the Women With Newt Coalition.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:13 PM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 03/16/2012

The Empowerment Experiment

Maggie Anderson had a simple goal in early 2009: spend all of her money with black people for a year.

By Stacy-Ann Ellis  |  11:09 AM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Episode seven: The animated biography of former D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty

EPISODE SEVEN | Activist Sinclair Skinner takes us through former D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty’s time in college, law school and his days in politics in a multi-part animated biography.

By Chris L. Jenkins  |  12:51 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Top Chef contestants show off their D.C. kitchens

LUNCHLINE | Three local ‘Top Chefs’ show off their kitchens and how they cook at home.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:41 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 03/15/2012

Buy the latest iPad or the more affordable iPad 2?

FRUGALISTA | What’s the smarter choice? Buying the latest iPad or the more affordable iPad 2?

By Natalie P. McNeal  |  10:36 AM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 03/15/2012

Basketball Wives: Season four, episode four

Kenya completes her video, Jennifer launches her lipgloss line and Kesha hosts a charity event.

By M.T. Wiseman  |  10:24 AM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 03/14/2012

A century of cherry blossoms

LUNCHLINE | There are great stories surrounding the celebration including the coolest artifact ever: ancient Japanese scrolls

By Clinton Yates  |  12:55 PM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 03/14/2012

The Game: Season five, episode nine

Melanie and Tasha fight again and finally reconcile, and Malik visits Jenna in rehab.

By Delece Smith-Barrow  |  10:46 AM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 03/13/2012

Things to do March 26-29: Sucker Punch at Studio Theater

Don’t miss “Sucker Punch,” a play about two black teens in1980s London who face off in a boxing ring at Studio Theatre.

By  |  03:04 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 03/13/2012

NCAA Tournament 2012: No March Madness brackets this year

LUNCHLINE | A suprising breakdown of the winning brackets based on graduation rates.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:09 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 03/13/2012

Episode six: The animated biography of former Mayor Adrian Fenty

EPISODE SIX | Activist Sinclair Skinner created a 12-part animated biography on the former D.C. mayor’s legacy.

By Chris L. Jenkins  |  10:25 AM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 03/12/2012

Viola Davis to star in Barbara Jordan biopic

Viola Davis to play Barbara Jordan in biopic, a tribute to the late congresswoman.

By Fahima Haque  |  04:08 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 03/12/2012

Metro’s transit conundrum

Public transit use spikes across the nation, but Metro officials predict fare hikes and service issues will hurt long term numbers.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:10 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 03/09/2012

The animated biography of Adrian Fenty

EPISODE FIVE | Activist Sinclair Skinner created a cartoon biography on the former mayor’s legacy.

By Chris L. Jenkins  |  03:20 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live, Chris Jenkins

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

Single women in D.C. happiest in the country

LUNCHLINE | Glamour magazine reports that single women in D.C. are the happiest in the country!

By Clinton Yates  |  03:03 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Basketball Wives: Season four, episode three

Suzie is embarrassing, Tami has a glam squad and Kenya’s video is everyone’s business.

By M.T. Wiseman  |  02:23 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Whitney Houston will leaves fortune to Bobbi Kristina Brown

Late pop icon Whitney Houston left her fortune to her 19-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown.

By Fahima Haque  |  01:35 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 03/08/2012

National Urban League focuses on voter suppression

Leader of the National Urban League made voting rights a top priority during his State of Black America address.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  11:52 AM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 03/08/2012

New iPad impresses with retina display

LUNCHLINE | The new iPad was released with much pomp, but this version is heavier and thicker.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:41 AM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 03/08/2012

Howard students raise money for volunteer-oriented Alternative Spring Break

Howard University students collect donations to help fund their trips for the school’s annual Alternative Spring Break program.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  10:51 AM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 03/07/2012

‘The Help’ inspires a trip to Caroline’s Cakes for their seven-layer caramel cake

The seven-layer caramel cake featured in ‘The Help’ inspired a trip to Caroline’s Cake’s in Annapolis.

By Clarence J. Fluker  |  12:54 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 03/07/2012

Omega Psi Phi fraternity hosts annual talent competition

Local high school students perform, battling for cash prizes.

By Jenée Desmond-Harris  |  12:52 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 03/07/2012

D.C. Council member causes friction with food truck tax complaints

LUNCHLINE | D.C. Council member Jack Evans claims by not charging sales tax, food trucks hurt brick-and-mortar restaurants.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:37 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 03/07/2012

‘The Game’: Season five, episode eight

Derwin and Noah try to work out their differences, and Malik meets Tasha’s escort.

By Delece Smith-Barrow  |  11:16 AM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 03/07/2012

Diversity in the workplace: Creating long term business solutions

Professor Martin Davidson set out to crack the code on improving diversity in the workplace.

By Fahima Haque  |  10:47 AM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 03/06/2012

A double life is nothing but trouble

ESSAY | Living a double life, in and out of prison, came at a high cost.

By Michael Kemp  |  02:32 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 03/06/2012

The anatomy of a dunk

LUNCHLINE | A scientific breakdown of how the kinesiology of a dunk works, with diagrams to boot.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:30 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 03/06/2012

Former Mayor Adrian Fenty’s life told through animation

EPISODE FOUR | Activist Sinclair Skinner created a cartoon biography on the former mayor’s legacy.

By Chris L. Jenkins  |  11:53 AM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Chris Jenkins

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 03/06/2012

D.C. comedian Tommy Taylor makes ‘Abused black men’ video

D.C. comedian Tommy Taylor’s ‘abused black men’ viral video sparks negative and positive reactions.

By Fahima Haque  |  11:10 AM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 03/05/2012

Gabrielle Union to star in BET’s ‘Single Black Female’

Gabrielle Union will star in the new BET sitcom ‘Single Black Female.’

By Fahima Haque  |  01:03 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 03/05/2012

Blind D.C. photographer captured black historic firsts

LUNCHLINE | Before he went blind, photographer Ray Wilson captured historic African American firsts.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:58 AM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 03/02/2012

Robert Glasper releases ‘Black Radio’

Robert Glasper’s new album ‘Black Radio’ looks towards a wider audience than jazz fans.

By Lauren McEwen  |  04:10 PM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 03/02/2012

Va. Supreme Court rules in favor of family

Edward Coker Jr. can overturn his original conviction and be removed from the state’s sex offender list.

By Chris L. Jenkins  |  03:31 PM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live, Chris Jenkins

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 03/02/2012

Rush Limbaugh calls third year law student Sandra Fluke ’slut’

LUNCHLINE | Controversial radio host Rush Limbaugh called law student Sandra Fluke a “slut.”

By Clinton Yates  |  01:32 PM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 03/02/2012

Volunteering in the D.C. area: Tutor at Academy of Hope

Tutor Ward 6 residents in subjects like writing, social studies and science to prep for the GED with the Academy of Hope.

By Jillian S. Sowah  |  12:18 PM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 03/02/2012

Basketball Wives: Season four, episode two

Evelyn, Shaunie and Tami talk about Jennifer behind her back and Royce refuses to get a real job.

By M.T. Wiseman  |  12:03 PM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 03/02/2012

Black women discuss race, marriage, family

VIDEO | Howard University and The Washington Post hosted the ‘Black Women in America’ panel that blended humor, insight and statistics to illuminate the state of black women in the country today.

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Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 03/01/2012

‘Mad Men’ and Banana Republic launch clothing line on Virgin America flight

LUNCHLINE | The ‘Mad Men’ and Banana Republic collaborated clothing line launched on a flight from JFK to LAX.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:25 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 03/01/2012

An animated biography of Former Mayor Adrian Fenty

EPISODE THREE | Activist Sinclair Skinner created a cartoon biography on the former mayor’s legacy.

By Chris L. Jenkins  |  11:45 AM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:17 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Black women cite perks, challenges

A multigenerational crowd of 500 packed a Howard University auditorium as a panel blended humor, insight and statistics to illuminate the state of black women in the country today.

By Robert Samuels  |  11:17 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 02/23/2012

Things to do Mar. 8-15: Don’t miss DC Independent Film Festival

Don’t miss jazz fusion guitarist and pianist Stanley Jordan perform at Blues Alley.

By Jillian S. Sowah  |  03:34 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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