Tag: self-quarantine

When Can I See You Again?

Illustration: Angelica Alzona (G/O Media) AntisocialThe society column for people afraid of society, written by The Root’s Editor-in-Chief and resident Bipolar Disorder expert/sufferer. When I call my father on the weekends, we talk about a myriad of things. How the family is doing, politics, food, my mental health, and…of course, the halcyon past when his […]

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Because Indoors Doesn’t Mean Invisible: Angelica Ross and Friends Give Us the #BrushItOffChallenge

Screenshot: Angelica Ross (Twitter) If you know The Glow Up, you know we are huge fans of the hit FX series Pose and its incredible cast and crew. In fact, one of the show’s breakout stars, Angelica Ross, was a 2019 Root 100 honoree (where this writer may or may not have embarrassingly gushed over […]

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Retail Therapy: Being Housebound Could Be an Excellent Opportunity to #BuyBlack

Photo: Shutterstock If you’re anything like me (or the majority of The Root crew), the stresses of self-isolating are already taking their toll—we’ve been stress-eating, panic-buying and lowkey freaking out, in general—and we’re the lucky ones. If you are one of the few who has the luxury of working from home and still collect a […]

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Super Soul Social Distancing: Oprah Is Routinely Visiting Her Partner Stedman, Who Is Self-Quarantining in the Guest House

Oprah Winfrey (L) and businessman Stedman Graham attend the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on February 22, 2015, in Beverly Hills, California. Photo: Pascal Le Segretain (Getty Images) What’s it like to self-isolate when you’ve been in a three-decades-long relationship with the most famous woman in media? Well, ask Oprah’s life partner Stedman Graham. The […]

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Living in Italy’s ‘La Zona Rosa’ as a Black American Woman

NYU professor Kaia Shivers in Florence, Italy.Photo: Kaia Shivers The moan of a harmonica woke me up early Tuesday morning. It was my phone’s notification alerting me of an email from New York University’s global office. All classes on their campus in Florence, Italy were suspended immediately. As a visiting professor from NYU’s New York […]

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You’re Working From Home, Stressed, and Want to Defeat the Coronavirus? Masturbate!

Photo: Shutterstock In just the past 24 hours, the NBA suspended its season, the NCAA suspended most conference tournaments (and, by the time you read this, might have already postponed the NCAA tournament), countless schools and universities have shuttered their campuses, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson revealed that they have the coronavirus, and we were […]

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Matt Gaetz Wore a Gas Mask on House Floor and Now He’s Self-Quarantined After Being Exposed to Coronavirus

Photo: Zach Gibson (Getty Images) Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz is an asshole. That’s it. That’s the story. Seriously, Gaetz is a such an asshole that other assholes who aren’t as good as he is at being an asshole consider him #assholegoals. Advertisement Rep. Matt Gaetz is such an asshole that he wore a gas mask […]

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Ted Cruz, Public Health Hero?

All too often, the elected officials responsible for safeguarding the public interest seem removed from the realities facing that public. The higher the office, the greater the remove. For Senator Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas, that distance shrank dramatically this weekend, when he was notified that he had been in contact with someone later found […]

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