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Do Black Lives Really Matter at Lululemon?

Photo: JHVEPhoto (Shutterstock) It seems something in the spandex ain’t stretching to authentic diversity and inclusion at Lululemon. The activewear and lifestyle brand—which boasts over 500 storefronts and over $4.4 billion in 2020 revenue—was one of many companies to proclaim their support for Black lives in the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder last year. But […]

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Stephanie Mills Says a Battle Between Her and Chaka Khan Almost Happened but ‘The Verzuz People Weren’t Interested’—Until Now!

Stephanie Mills at the 2018 Black Music Honors on August 16, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee; Chaka Khan attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. Photo: Jason Kempin/ Frazer Harrison (Getty Images) If you think there “Ain’t Nobody’ on this planet that would pass up a Verzuz battle […]

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Make Juneteenth Great Again: The Caucasians’ Guide to Celebrating Juneteenth

Photo: Kracken images (Shutterstock) Hold up, white people. Now that you have officially discovered Juneteenth,* you need to become familiar with the traditions, customs and history lest you succumb to the Caucasian colonization gene and gentrify this auspicious celebration. Before hopping on the Juneteenth bandwagon, you first need to realize that you have no say […]

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Why Everyone Is Wrong About Critical Race Theory In Schools: A Very Special Clapback Mailbag

Illustration: Oscar Bustamante/ The Root, G-O Media You’re probably thinking: “Hasn’t The Root already done an explainer on Critical Race Theory?” Advertisement Yes, and you can still read it here. Since that article, the debate over Critical Race Theory (CRT) has become more contentious. In response to the prospect of The 1619 Project’s educational curriculum […]

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4 National Parks That Reflect Our History and Culture

Photo: Harriett Tubman National Historical Park (Shutterstock) The United States is a country that boasts a famously diverse expanse of terrain, with spectacular natural wonders like canyons, mountains, forests and prairies dotting the landscape. Unfortunately, very few African Americans explore the country’s wilderness through the U.S. national park system. According to the National Park Service […]

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How We Do: The Root Ushers in Wedding Season

Photo: Rawpixel.com (Shutterstock) Memorial Day is many things: a national holiday of remembrance; a date that this year coincides with a much-needed remembrance of a national tragedy; the unofficial start of summer; and the so-called official day we can all start wearing white again—well, at least until Labor Day. (The latter being an arbitrary and […]

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