Check out this episode of The Root magazine's 'The Root Live: Bring It to the Table'. In this episode, the panel discuss the topic of finance in regards to the African American community, and go on to address guest Rev. DeForest B. Soaries Jr's statement that 'African-American Debt Is a New Form of Slavery'. WATCH…Continue
Winter hit Ferguson hard. “You should have been here last week,” one woman told me. “There were a lot more people out. I guess it's just the cold.” She gave me a pair of gloves.
By Nathan Leigh, AFROPUNK Contributor
During the day, journalists walk the streets shooting B roll and lead-ins. The QuikTrip near where Mike Brown was…Continue
Focusing on the town of Anacostia - a D.C. neighborhood with a black population of 94% - The Root magazine explores mental health in an article published yesterday - looking at the relationship between mental health, race and poverty. Read the insightful article HERE or check out some excerpts…Continue
Last week Tim Scott was elected, the first black Senator from the South since Reconstruction. In all the coverage of his election, black history has been lost. The first black Senator from the South—born in North Carolina, elected in 1870—is never named. Another black politician—from South Carolina, a personal hero of mine—is never mentioned either. He was the longest-serving black congressmember until Adam Clayton Powell, Jr: Robert Smalls.…Continue