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The Root DC Live: April, 2012

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 04/30/2012

Things to do April 30 to May 10: Helon Habila at Busboys and Poets

Helon Habila, the award-winning Nigerian writer reads from and discusses his most recent novel, “Oil on Water” at Busboys and Poets.

By Jillian S. Sowah  |  12:00 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 11:41 PM ET, 04/29/2012

Washington Redskins legend waits for Osteen

Redskins legend Darrell Green meets Pastor Joel Osteen at America’s Night of Hope.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  11:41 PM ET, 04/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 04/27/2012

‘Basketball Wives’: Season 4, episode 10

This week Baldheaded Nia, who had just slapped Jennifer, is now screaming at her.

By M.T. Wiseman  |  06:38 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 04/27/2012

‘Think Like a Man’ serves up patriarchy with a smile

COLUMN | A black woman’s concerns with the message that ”Think Like A Man” invokes.

By Rahiel Tesfamariam  |  04:33 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 04/27/2012

NFL draft means good news for Redskins fans

LUNCHLINE | The honeymoon period begins after the team picked Robert Griffin III.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:50 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 04/27/2012

Celebrating Earth Day every day

ESSAY | April is National Earth Month, but I’ve spent a lifetime appreciating the Earth in my grandparents’ backyard garden.

By Sonsyrea Tate Montgomery  |  10:13 AM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 04/26/2012

Joel Ward’s winning score elicits racist tweets

Joel Ward’s overtime winning score for the Capitals ended the Boston Bruins' season and sparked negative reactions.

By Clinton Yates  |  02:47 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 04/26/2012

Metro mulls another fare hike

LUNCHLINE | Metro is expected to vote on a fare hike to help close the gap on their operating budget.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:48 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 04/26/2012

Robert Griffin III: A throwback to Chocolate City

The potential of bringing Robert Griffin III’s talent to the Redskins represents a throwback to D.C.’s “Chocolate City” era.

By Roger Newkirk  |  12:18 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 04/26/2012

Michelle Obama’s journey chronicled in “What Would Michelle Do?”

Allison Samuels takes readers through Michelle Obama’s path to becoming the first lady.

By Erin Williams  |  12:07 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 04/25/2012

National Minority Health month emphasizes preventative measures

The Root | U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin advocates preventative measures.

By The Root | Cynthia Gordy  |  02:12 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 04/25/2012

Game 7, Bruins go up against the Capitals

LUNCHLINE | Tonight’s game can make or break the careers of everyone employed by the Capitals.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:50 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 04/25/2012

Tavis Smiley and Cornel West release book on poverty

The Root | Tavis Smiley and Cornel West make poverty an issue for the 2012 election in their new book.

By The Root | Steven Gray  |  11:52 AM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 04/25/2012

Studio 85, a place for locals

D.C.-born sisters opened Studio 85, an art and apparel store, to pay homage to their home town.

By Fahima Haque  |  11:28 AM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 04/25/2012

The Game: Season 5, episode 15

This week, Pookie and Tasha give romance a try, while Janay springs a surprise on Derwin.

By Delece Smith-Barrow  |  09:48 AM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 04/24/2012

D.C. could soon see Sunday liquor sales

LUNCHLINE | Ward 1 Council member Jim Graham hopes to find extra cash by loosening the long-standing blue laws for booze.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:14 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 04/24/2012

President Obama’s neglect for the black community

OPINION | Black Democrats don’t challenge President Obama despite ignoring their legislative needs.

By Raynard Jackson  |  09:47 AM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 04/23/2012

Love for the D.C. Caribbean Carnival

ESSAY | The annual celebration is a personal emancipation from the pressures of life.

By D.A. Lovell  |  03:17 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 04/23/2012

Anacostia school to launch art program to boost student achievement

LUNCHLINE | A struggling Anacostia school takes part in a new nationwide art program.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:52 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 04/23/2012

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz C250: A major C-class improvement

A look at the new and improved 2012 Mercedes-Benz C250 and a listen to soul singer Sy Smith.

By Mike Tucker Jr.  |  09:43 AM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Mike Tucker

Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 04/20/2012

Jericho City of Praise members to worship in separate services

Members of Jericho City of Praise in Landover will be divided between two locations Sunday following this week’s ouster of the Rev. Joel R. Peebles, the sanctuary's acting pastor.

By Hamil Harris  |  06:40 PM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 04/20/2012

Manning Marable’s Pulitzer Prize for ‘Malcolm X: A life Reinvented’ stirs memories

ESSAY | We need to preserve the history of the Nation of Islam because of its impact in the African American community.

By Sonsyrea Tate Montgomery  |  04:29 PM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 04/20/2012

‘Think Like a Man’ star Kevin Hart talks comedy, career

The Root | Q&A with comedian Kevin Hart on his new movie ‘Think Like a Man.’

By The Root | Akoto Ofori-Atta  |  11:46 AM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 04/20/2012

National Minority Health Month prompts communities to take action

OP-ED | The hope for National Minority Health Month is to build awareness for healthier lifestyles.

By Fia Curley  |  11:40 AM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Dick Clark’s legacy

LUNCHLINE | When I remember Dick Clark, I think of old game and award shows.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:58 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 04/19/2012

‘Think Like a Man’ releases Friday

The romantic comedy “Think Like a Man” inspired by Steve Harvey’s book garners much buzz.

By Fahima Haque  |  11:24 AM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 04/19/2012

Swedish minister of culture in hot water for racist cake

A social media firestorm erupted after the Swedish minister of culture cut into a cake in the shape of a naked black woman.

By Stacy-Ann Ellis  |  11:21 AM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 04/18/2012

‘Basketball Wives’: Season 4, episode 9

Tami blames her mother for her bad parenting, Nia and Jennifer get into a trashy fight.

By M.T. Wiseman  |  01:33 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 04/18/2012

D.C. to keep Living Social afloat

LUNCHLINE | Mayor Vincent Gray has sweetened the deal for Living Social to stay in D.C.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:33 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 04/18/2012

Jericho City of Praise pastor ousted

A look at the historic church, again struggling with a crisis in leadership.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  01:12 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Faith

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 04/18/2012

‘Girls’: Another show about white girl privilege?

OPINION | Lena Dunham’s writing is courageous, funny and self-aware, but where is the color?

By Paul Francis  |  01:12 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 04/18/2012

The Game: Season five, episode 14

Chardonnay meets Jason’s friends, Pookie visits Tasha and sweet, innocent Derwin is gone.

By Delece Smith-Barrow  |  10:49 AM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 04/17/2012

Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen suspended for Fidel Castro comments

OPINION | Why can’t Ozzie Guillen express his political views without taking a corporate hit?

By Joy Freeman-Coulbary  |  11:50 AM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 04/16/2012

Tupac hologram performs at Coachella 2012

A hologram of Tupac joined Dr. Dre and Snoopdog onstage at Coachella on Sunday.

By Fahima Haque  |  04:13 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 04/16/2012

T.J. Holmes joins BET

LUNCHLINE | Holmes’ new political talk show is meant to resemble those of Jon Stewart and Bill Maher.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:26 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 10:53 PM ET, 04/15/2012

Hundreds dine at Howard Theatre’s first gospel brunch

Brunch and the rousing sounds of the Harlem Gospel Choir thrilled the Sunday crowd.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  10:53 PM ET, 04/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 04/14/2012

Trayvon Martin and Christian faith

Christian ideals should remain a focus as the nation experiences this explosive “Trayvon Martin moment.”

By Rahiel Tesfamariam  |  02:25 PM ET, 04/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 04/13/2012

“Basketball Wives”: Season four, episode eight

We’re returned to the ignorant dinner where Evelyn threw both a bottle and plate at Kenya.

By M.T. Wiseman  |  01:24 PM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 04/13/2012

Legal marijuana in D.C.

LUNCHLINE | Four locations that have reached the next phase of approval to sell marijuana.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:00 PM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 04/13/2012

Emancipation Day 2012: More meaningful than ever

One hundred fifty years after Lincoln freed D.C. slaves, African Americans still fight for equality, a history professor writes.

By Maurice Jackson  |  10:53 AM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 04/12/2012

‘Unwritten Rules’ web series explores race dynamics at work

“Unwritten Rules” is a web series that explores what it’s like to be a black co-worker in a predominantly white workplace.

By Fahima Haque  |  07:00 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 04/12/2012

Beads Byaree founder talks about her love of fashion

Howard University senior Areeayl Goodwin talks about her jewelry company, Beads Byaree.

By Michael Livingston  |  03:11 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 04/12/2012

BWI Airport gets a facelift

LUNCHLINE | BWI has now cemented itself as a great Washington-area option for flying.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:06 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 04/12/2012

Beyonce writes open letter to Michelle Obama

The superstar posted the open letter expressing her gratitude and praise for Michelle Obama.

By Fahima Haque  |  01:03 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 04/12/2012

George Zimmerman’s arrest helps Trayvon Martin’s family find peace

Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, thanked the public after Zimmerman was arrested.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  12:17 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 04/12/2012

Travyon Martin case magnifies everyday race relations

OPINION | It’s exhausting for black folks having to prove to others every day that they are on the same level as whites.

By Shannan Hicks  |  11:26 AM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 04/12/2012

Things to do April 12-26: Meshell Ndegeocello at The Howard Theatre

Don’t miss D.C. raised soul and funk singer, Meshell Ndegeocello perform at The Howard Theatre.

By Jillian S. Sowah  |  09:57 AM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Rick Ross concert canceled due to seizure

Rapper Rick Ross canceled a concert in Guyana on April 9 after suffering from a seizure.

By Stacy-Ann Ellis  |  01:05 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Q-Tip signs to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam

Legendary New York City rapper Q-Tip has found a new recording home with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music.

By Stacy-Ann Ellis  |  12:50 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 04/11/2012

D.C. takes stance on bullying

LUNCHLINE | Mayor Vincent Gray plans to announce a four-step plan to deal with the problem.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:48 AM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 04/11/2012

In ‘I Must Resist,’ Bayard Rustin lived a life with no apologies

Q&A | In his new book, Michael G. Long collects activist Bayard Rustin’s personal letters.

By Erin Williams  |  11:14 AM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 04/11/2012

Bright Week, a time for meditation and spiritual truths

ESSAY | Christians will spend the week from Easter through Sunday celebrating Christ’s resurrection.

By Sonsyrea Tate Montgomery  |  10:24 AM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 04/11/2012

The Game: Season 5, episode 13

Malik steps back into the limelight, and Melanie talks to Derwin about using a surrogate.

By Delece Smith-Barrow  |  09:50 AM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 04/10/2012

The worth of an unlimited SmarTrip

LUNCHLINE | Would you pay more than $200 a month for unlimited Metro rides?

By Clinton Yates  |  01:01 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 04/10/2012

George Zimmerman launches Web site for support

George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, launched a Web site.

By Fahima Haque  |  11:51 AM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 04/10/2012

Martin Lawrence CBS pilot adds Jon Amos to cast

John Amos, Ethan Suplee and Sydney Park joins the cast for Martin Lawrence’s new CBS pilot.

By Fahima Haque  |  11:50 AM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 08:49 PM ET, 04/09/2012

Howard Theatre attracts musical veterans and look alikes

Several thousand revelers celebrated the reopening of the legendary Howard Theatre.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  08:49 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 04/09/2012

Volunteering in the D.C. area: The Heart of America Foundation

Help the Heart of America Foundation arrange and prepare the books in its warehouse, which is used by children who have limited access to books.

By Jillian S. Sowah  |  03:37 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 04/09/2012

Breast cancer mortality rates for African American women disproportionately high

OP-ED | Breast cancer mortality rates disproportionately affect African American women.

By Shanti Norris and Carole O’ Toole  |  03:08 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 04/09/2012

Travyon Martin subject of racial epithets in Michigan

An electronic road display was changed to show a racist message about Trayvon Martin.

By Fahima Haque  |  02:43 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 04/09/2012

Union Station transformed

LUNCHLINE | Potomac Realty Trust has $35 million plans to transform NoMa in to a thriving locale.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:35 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live, Lunchline

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 04/09/2012

Whitney Houston biopic: Bobbi Kristina wants to play mom in biopic

Bobbi Kristina thinks she would be the perfect person to play her mother in a potential movie.

By Fahima Haque  |  11:43 AM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 04/09/2012

Tony Lewis Jr. on D.C., advocacy and mentoring youths

Tony Lewis Jr. talks about his love for D.C., neighborhood advocacy and mentoring youths.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  11:25 AM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 04/06/2012

Tyler Perry accuses cops of racial profiling

News that filmmaker Tyler Perry accused two white police officers in Atlanta of racial profiling went viral.

By Lauren McEwen  |  03:33 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 04/06/2012

A Passover getaway

LUNCHLINE | Some families are taking an easier approach and letting others handle Passover.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:14 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 04/06/2012

Scion restaurant reviewed

Bon Appétit | A group of friends choose Scion restaurant for their monthly dinner.

By Darcy Kipp-Kim  |  11:04 AM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 04/06/2012

Eye care, a neglected problem among D.C.’s poor, is focus of new program

A new programaddresses a long-neglected problem among D.C.’s poor: a lack of adequate eye care.

By Lauren McEwen  |  10:00 AM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 04/06/2012

FOX hires Jesse Jackson’s daughter, Santita Jackson

Morning news program “FOX & Friends” hires Jesse Jackson’s daughter, Santita Jackson.

By Fahima Haque  |  07:15 AM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 04/05/2012

ABC’s ‘Scandal’ inspired by the life of D.C. crisis manager

D.C. crisis manager extraordinaire Judy Smith gets an L.A. spotlight in ABC’s “Scandal.”

By Sonsyrea Tate Montgomery  |  06:45 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 04/05/2012

‘Deadline’ brings investigative journalism from newspapers to motion pictures

Q&A | “Deadline” is about the unsolved murder of a black teenager in rural South Carolina.

By Erin Williams  |  03:11 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 04/05/2012

A revival on T Street

LUNCHLINE | Howard Theatre, the once glamorous centerpiece of "Black Broadway" gets a facelift.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:03 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Mary J. Blige apologizes for Burger King commercial

The R&B singer apologizes to fans for her controversial Burger King commercial.

By Fahima Haque  |  12:32 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 04/05/2012

Basketball Wives: Season four, episode seven

This week Evelyn is called ‘loose,’ Tami needs to get a life and Evelyn hurls a bottle of wine at Kenya.

By M.T. Wiseman  |  11:18 AM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 04/04/2012

Marion Barry’s celebratory tweet embraces racial epithet

Barry says an overenthusiastic staffer passed along the message, which included a racial epithet.

By Chris L. Jenkins  |  03:22 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 04/04/2012

Trayvon Martin’s death raises the question: Where is the American black family?

OPINION | Instead of participating in hollow racial protests, we need to show outrage at the breakdown of the American black family.

By Crystal Wright  |  02:17 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 04/04/2012

Black women and the ‘war on women’

PODCAST | Why more black women aren’t more vocal on reproductive freedom.

By Natalie Hopkinson  |  01:16 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 04/04/2012

Marion Barry’s got swag

LUNCHLINE | Barry won the Democratic primary in Ward 8 and spent all night bragging on Twitter.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:09 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 04/04/2012

Nick Cannon launches Web health series

Nick Cannon launched the Web series ‘Ncredible Health Hustle’ chronicling his life with lupus.

By Fahima Haque  |  11:39 AM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 04/04/2012

The Game: Season five, episode 12

Derwin gets a visit from his play cousin, and Tasha hashes out family drama with her mom.

By Delece Smith-Barrow  |  11:08 AM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 04/03/2012

1940 Census feeds America’s retro obsession

LUNCHLINE | New data from the 1940 Census means renewed interest in the decade prior.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:22 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lunchline

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 04/03/2012

Oprah opens up about OWN on ‘CBS This Morning’

Oprah Winfrey admitted to failings with her television network OWN Monday on CBS.

By Fahima Haque  |  11:00 AM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Root DC Live

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 04/03/2012

Nicki Minaj releases ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’

Nicki Minaj tries on a new look for her second album ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.’

By Fahima Haque  |  10:31 AM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 04/03/2012

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

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

By Chris L. Jenkins  |  10:30 AM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 04/02/2012

Whitney Houston’s ‘Sparkle’ trailer airs on Today show

The much awaited trailer for ‘Sparkle,’ Whitney Houston’s last film aired on the ‘Today Show.’

By Fahima Haque  |  02:27 PM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 04/02/2012

TLC’s Niecy Nash says she’s not sought after like Kim Kardashian

Comedian Niecy Nash asserts black celebrities aren’t as sought after as white celebrities.

By Fahima Haque  |  12:49 PM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 04/02/2012

Eden Center restores image

LUNCHLINE | Eden Center officials work to keep its name clean after last year’s gambling raid.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:34 PM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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