History, Art & Culture Organizations
December 6, 2017 - The end of 2017 is near, which means it is time for annual year-end “best of” lists to pop up everywhere. Here, The Root presents our annual list of the most compelling books published in 2017 by black authors in affordable, regular print runs—which is why Beyoncé’s $300 literary opus on the making of Lemonade that dropped t... Read more
December 6, 2017 - The anti-harassment #MeToo movement has been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year. In the wake of sexual misconduct revelations about Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and dozens of other men, millions worldwide have shared their stories about being sexually harassed and assaulted. The movement began spontaneously in October after actress-activist Alyssa Mil... Read more
December 7, 2017 -
The challenges of finding quality education in America are real, especially for students of color. Oliver Scholars, a program in New York City is setting out to break down some of those barriers for some of the most driven black and Latino young scholars. “Twenty-five percent of the schools with the highest concentration of black and Latino students don’t ... Read more
Almost 1,000 More People Died in Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria Than Officially Confirmed: Report
December 9, 2017 - On Oct. 3, during his horrific visit to Puerto Rico, Donald Trump congratulated the island’s governor, Ricardo Roselló, on the U.S. territory’s death toll following the devastation wrought by Hurricane María.
“Sixteen [dead] people certified,” Trump told Roselló. “Sixteen people versus in the thousands. You can b... Read more
December 10, 2017 - Serena Williams is a forced to be reckoned with, but that’s no secret. The Compton native has 23 Grand Slam titles, 319 weeks at the top, and an endless list of other accolades to her name. Even with all of those achievements, come 2019, the tennis superstar will have another honor to add, and this one is certainly more unique than some of her others on the list.
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December 11, 2017 -
Who knew that a business that started out in one woman’s kitchen, would turn into a full-fledged natural skin care product line with distribution through Whole Foods, and a manufacturing facility in Royal Oak, Michigan For Yolanda Williams, and her husband, Rick, they never imagined her love of experimenting with making soaps and lotions could turn into a ... Read more
December 12, 2017 -
Madali is a Black-owned company that specializes in providing online hair extensions, closures, frontals, and wigs. The brand features “100 percent real” Filipino hair for Black women to choose from.
“We need more reputable Black companies,” said Madali Chief Marketing Officer Bianca Blake. “Madali has done well at becoming one of those comp... Read more
On The Beat - St. Pete, LLC is excited to bring to you an Exclusive Red Carpet screening of Marvel's Black Panther, Thursday February 15, 2018.
This special pre-screening of Black Panther will have 164 guests in attendance. Guests will walk the red carpet, have photo opportunities, get an event swag bag, and enjoy a 1-hour pre-movie celebration in the theater hosted by Black Power... Read more
December 14, 2017 - Twitter is having a blast making Terrence Howard memes. It all started when someone asked the internet to “photoshop Terrence Howard as a Jedi,” and Twitter user @ChuckDSays shared the resulting image. Then, user @FlowsAndolini took it one step further with a joke about Howard’s character in “Hustle & Flow,... Read more
December 15, 2017 - Ahead of Alabama’s special U.S. Senate election, there was a clear narrative about the state’s black voters: They weren’t mobilizing. Six in 10 black voters who were stopped by a New York Times reporter in a shopping center last week didn’t know an election was even going on, a result the reporter took to mean that overall interest was... Read more