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The Root Is Nominated for a Webby Award. Here’s How You Can Help Us Clinch That ‘W’

Image: Courtesy of Webby Awards We in first place, we in first place, Webby for Public Service and Activism—we in first place! (Or whatever 2 Chainz said.) Advertisement Seriously though, folks: We here at The Root are excited to tell you that we’ve been nominated for a Webby for the third year in a row! […]

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The Glow Up 50 2021: Celebrating Our Pioneers of Style

Black creativity is not and never has been a trend—though we have certainly launched more trends than we could possibly count, or have ever rightfully been credited for. Accordingly, in March 2020 we launched The Glow Up 50 to celebrate our own—the tastemakers, trendsetters and boundless creators who elevate our organic aesthetic on a global […]

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Washington State Sheriff’s Captain Suspended Over Facebook Post Calling Black Teens ‘Animals’

Photo: Noel V. Baebler (Shutterstock) One thing about cops, they want to be treated like they’re someone special in society, but a lot of them don’t want to be held to a higher standard than the civilians they protect, serve and sometimes have to arrest. One sheriff’s captain in Washington state’s King County found out […]

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Make It Rain With TwitCoins: Is There Anyone You’d Pay to Read Their ‘Super’ Tweets?

Twitter icon printed on paper and placed on money background.Graphic: rvlsoft (Shutterstock) If you’re an active member of the Black Twitter community, chances are you’ve heard some variation of the phrase, “How is Twitter free?!” after something super dramatic and entertaining happens, rivaling the best television show during sweeps. Well, bitch, we’re about to find […]

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Utah School Walks Back Letting Parents Opt Their Kids Out of Black History Month Following Backlash

Photo: GUNDAM_Ai (Shutterstock) White people love to ask “Why is everything so political these days?” while proceeding to make everything political. Take, for instance, a group of parents in Utah who wanted to pull their kids from Black History Month lessons. After briefly offering parents an option to opt-out, the Utah school has now walked […]

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Aukey’s 1080p Webcam Comes Through for Work and School Zoom Calls for $28

Best Tech DealsBest Tech DealsThe best tech deals from around the web, updated daily. Aukey 1080p Webcam | $28 | Amazon | Clip coupon If you’re looking for a better webcam for all of that Zooming you’ve been forced into, Aukey has one pretty cheap. The list price is $60, but between a standard discount […]

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Florida Cop Fired Over Racism and Support for Capitol Riot…and Because Bigots Never Learn to Delete Their Facebook

Photo: Nick Starichenko (Shutterstock) Here’s a question: Why don’t cops just quit their jobs if they don’t like them? I ask this because in 2021—and after dozens upon ka-gillions of reports have been published about cops, educators, firefighters, government officials and other public servants losing their jobs over bigoted and otherwise disturbing social media content—a […]

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