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Alicia Garza Discusses Leaving Black Lives Matter, the Complications of Balancing Activism and Branding on Jemele Hill Is Unbothered

Photo: Ethan Miller (Getty Images) One thing is for sure, two things are for certain: Spotify’s Jemele Hill Is Unbothered isn’t always what we expect, but it’s always a treat. Advertisement On the latest episode, the award-winning journalist chops it up with Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza, who dishes on her new book, The […]

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White America’s Favorite Honey Baked Ham Is in Twitter Jail After Coming for BLM Co-Founder for Buying House in White Neighborhood

Jason WhitlockScreenshot: YouTube Sports pariah and white America’s favorite lapdog Jason Whitlock is unfortunately a Black man. As such, Whitlock has found a niche in life in which his whole modus operandi is to denounce, bash, and destroy the Movement for Black Lives. Whitlock hates Black people. He hates progressive Black people even more. He […]

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Let Them Lead: It’s Time to Follow Black Women and Girls Toward Justice

Photo: insta_photos (Shutterstock) Despite some (if uneven) progress with vaccinations, we still face a pandemic of pandemics: A deadly virus that exposes and aggravates deep-seated racism and gender-bias throughout our societies and institutions. Indeed, all of the data affirm, women—particularly women of color—bear the brunt of these interconnected crises. Advertisement The facts are devastating: Women […]

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Over 465 Feminist Leaders Sign GLAAD’s and Raquel Willis’ Open Letter to Support Transgender Women and Girls on Transgender Day of Visibility

Raquel Willis, left, Regina King, Halle Berry, Gabrielle Union, Janelle Monáe, Laverne Cox, Cynthia Erivo and Lena Waithe.Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Out (Getty Images), Amy Sussman/Getty Images (Getty Images), Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images (Getty Images), Noam Galai/Getty Images for BudX (Getty Images), Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images (Getty Images), Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for InStyle […]

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Leyna Bloom Is the 1st Black and Asian Transgender Woman to be Featured in Sports Illustrated

Leyna Bloom is seen outside of the Longchamp show during New York Fashion Week on February 08, 2020.Photo: Donell Woodson/Getty Images (Getty Images) Like the flourishing flower she is, model, actress and activist Leyna Bloom has made Sports Illustrated history! Bloom is the first Black and Asian transgender woman to be featured in the magazine’s […]

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PageTurners: Dear Black Women, You Are Magic

Black Girl, Call Home, Dear Black Girl, Black ImaginationImage: Berkley, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Scribd It’s Lit!It’s Lit!Where all things literary live at The Root Here’s the thing about new books: They are the catalysts that inspire readers to try, do, and feel new things. “Black Girl Magic” is not just something that exists as a campaign […]

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And the Category Is…Grand Closing: FX’s Pose 3rd and Final Season Will Debut in May

Pose (2018-2021)Photo: FX Much like the song that became Candy’s (portrayed by The Root 100 honoree Angelica Ross) theme song, “Never Knew Love Like This Before” by Stephanie Mills, we never knew joy quite like Pose gave us. The breakout FX series is special. In a press release sent to The Root on Friday morning, […]

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Black Lives Matter Says $3 Million Fund for People Struggling From Pandemic Depleted After One Day, Seeks More Donations

Photo: Eugenio Marongiu (Shutterstock) A day after announcing a $3 million fund to support grants to Black people struggling during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (BLMGNF) says the fund has been exhausted. On Thursday, in a press release sent to The Root, BLMGNF said it had launched a BLM […]

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Clean Slate: Laverne Cox, George Wallace to Star in New Comedy From Norman Lear and Sony Pictures TV

Laverne Cox attends The Center for Reproductive Rights 2020 Los Angeles Benefit on February 27, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California; George Wallace attends the opening of “Murray the Magician” on October 24, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.Photo: Rachel Murray for Center for Reproductive Rights/Gabe Ginsberg for Murray The Magician (Getty Images) Norman Lear, the TV […]

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‘Writing to Make a Difference in This World,’ Roxane Gay Launches a MasterClass

Photo: Courtesy of MasterClass It’s Lit!It’s Lit!Where all things literary live at The Root “You don’t need to be brave when you’re writing; you need to acknowledge that you’re terrified—and do it anyway.” So says author-educator-activist Roxane Gay, who has arguably produced some of the bravest writing of the past decade. Whether deconstructing (and humorously […]

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Mic Drop: Music to Shake Your Ass To

Flo Milli – Roaring 20sScreenshot: YouTube There is no better way of validating or expressing joy than turning on some music and shaking your ass. And since we can’t go out and dance at clubs, bars or even other people’s houses, we’ve had to make do with indoor dance parties. There must be some private […]

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Black Lives Matter Nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize

Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP (Getty Images) The Black Lives Matter movement, which has proven itself a defining force for human rights advocacy in our time, has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. The nomination was made by a Norwegian member of Parliament, Petter Eide, according to the Guardian. Three Black women—Alicia Garza, Patrice Cullors, and […]

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