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'The Hate U Give' Author, Director and Star Discuss The Book's Journey to Screen

Author Angie Thomas: “For so many people to have taken to this story the way that they have, and then so many people came together to put together a phenomenal film the way they did; this is beyond my wildest dream by far!”

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Kenny Leon Calls Out Racism and Inequity in Broadway

“A White man with a Tony goes farther than a Black man with a Tony.”

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Word to Wakanda: Five Must-Read Articles About 'Black Panther'

Jump into the conversation about the movie’s place in ongoing discussions about race.

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Dr. Yaba Blay for The Root: Black Hair Conversations That Don't Consider White Supremacy Pathologize Black Women

In the first of a new video series from The Root, ethnographer, producer and professor Yaba Blay makes sense of the race politics and meaning of hair as it grows out of Black women’s scalps.  

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WATCH: Black Teens Honor Legacy of Maya Angelou on Her Birthday

The groundbreaking poet would be 89 years old today.

Current Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Rep. G.K. Butterfield, former Chairman Rep. Marcia Fudge, and Caucus Board Chairman Rep. Chaka Fattah, stand in line before the Congressional Black Caucus swearing-in ceremony on January 6, 2016.

READ: The Congressional Black Caucus Is Happening Right Now, But Where's the Mention of Climate Change?

A failure to address this topic may have particularly dire consequences for people of color.  

Meet The Root's 100 Most Influential African-Americans Under 45

The Root unveiled its highly-anticipated round up of movers and shakers. See who made the list.

'30 Americans' Brings Work of Contemporary Black Artists Together in D.C.

A new art exhibition in Washington, D.C. brings some of the most provocative blacks artists of the last three decades together.