Tag: human activities

A Woman of Color Is the Least Likely to Receive Mentorship. How Can We Unlock Her Potential?

As reported by The Root last October, even a small commitment can make a tremendous impact. “Created for women of color of all ages, Unlock Her Potential grants each of its chosen mentees one hour per month with a top professional in their chosen field, for an entire year, absolutely free.” G/O Media may get […]

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The City-Dweller’s Guide To The Outdoors

(This is part one of a two-part series where writer Christina Blacken takes the Ford Bronco Sport to Chicago’s surrounding wilderness). My ancestors ooze in my bones. DNA is a walking imprint of what’s happened before us, etching genetic mutations into our cells that nod to the joy, triumphs, traumas, and adaptions of the past. […]

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NFL Will Play Black National Anthem Before Every Week 1 Game (Laughs in Colin Kaepernick)

Photo: Thearon W. Henderson (Getty Images) Ain’t it just like the man to shadow ban the player who started the movement and then come back and embrace the movement but not the player? Advertisement The National Football League, or as I call it the Ordinary League of Old White Owners, will play the Black National […]

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Everything We Know About Richard Sherman’s Arrest—and Yes, It’s Bad

Photo: Ralph Freso (Getty Images) On Wednesday, NFL free agent Richard Sherman was arrested after reportedly breaking into a family member’s home and scuffling with police before being taken into custody. Advertisement Now the picture is starting to get a bit clearer after a 911 tape of a caller, reported to be Sherman’s wife Ashley […]

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Florida Man Attempts to Have Ex-Girlfriend and Her Relatives Killed, Tries to Blame Black Lives Matter for the Crimes, Feds Say

Photo: Anton27 (Shutterstock) Did any of y’all watch the show Sons of Anarchy? I loved the show and have watched the entire series multiple times. One thing that always struck me (I mean, besides the realization that white writers can’t write Black dialog for shit) was all the times the mostly white biker gang committed […]

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Black-Owned Swim Cap Brand Denied Certification for Olympic Competition

Photo: Jacob Lund (Shutterstock) UK-based swimwear brand Soul Cap was created to solve a problem—and help end the stigma that Black people don’t swim. But Black athletes competing in water sports at this summer’s Olympics won’t be able to wear a swim cap designer to accommodate the voluminous textures often inherent in Black hair. Advertisement […]

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‘Those Narratives Are So Powerful’: The Root Presents: It’s Lit! Learns How the Word Is Passed With Clint Smith

Photo: Carletta Girma, Illustration: Angelica Alzona It has been over 400 years since the first enslaved Africans arrived on the shores of what would become the United States of America—but as both our past and present have proven, its legacy remains writ large upon virtually every aspect of American life. Our cities, our schools, our […]

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NC Plantation Cancels Juneteenth Event Where ‘Massa’ Would Have Waxed Poetic About the Confederacy

The Historic Latta Plantation in Huntersville, North CarolinaPhoto: https://www.lattaplantation.org The Historic Latta Plantation in Huntersville, N.C., recently advertised a Juneteenth event that aimed to tell the stories of “white refugees,” Confederate soldiers who were sad about losing the Civil War and freed slaves living “high on the hog”—all from the perspective of an unemployed slave […]

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The Funk Boutique: Powerful Pairs and Poses

Image: YouTube Yeah. Billy Porter really fucking did that. What’s that, you ask? Mr. Porter has placed his love of heels and iconic sense of fashion and packaged them together to deliver an inclusive shoe collection. We’ve all sighed in awe of Porter’s looks over the years and now we get to have a small […]

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Not-So-Empowering: This Hollywood Pole Dance Studio Reportedly Caused ‘Direct Harm’ to BIPOC Women

Sheila Kelley of S FactorScreenshot: Sheila Kelley S Factor – Global Events / YouTube “Girl Power” with an asterisk is weak. True and sincere women empowerment movements should be inclusive and maintain equity—and it should certainly not thrive on the commodification of Black and brown bodies. The erasure and harm that occurs due to white […]

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