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These 7 Young Futurists Are Already Changing the World

November 29, 2017 - At The Root, we love to celebrate young people who are excelling beyond belief. Year after year, our list of Young Futurists reminds us that age really ain’t nothin’ but a number. That group of 15- to 22-year-olds always impresses us with their tenacity, passion and ability to turn big dreams into reality. Here, we take a look at a few members of the C... Read more

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A Black Tomi Lahren?: Candace Owens Says Kaepernick is a fraud

November 30, 2017 - 
Candace Owens, a conservative personality who claims to be a reformed liberal and the voice behind the Red Pill Black website, had sharp words for GQ’s decision to call Colin Kaepernick the “Citizen of the Year.” “The last time I mistook skin complexion for progress, I called him Barack Obama,” Owens said in the ... Read more

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The 16 Best Books of the Year by Black Authors

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

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‘MeToo’ Movement Named Time Magazine’s Person Of The Year

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

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‘Oliver Scholars’ is breaking down barriers for Black and Latino students

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

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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

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Serena Williams Is Getting Her Very Own Nike World Headquarters Building

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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How one woman’s skin care line grew from her kitchen to Whole Foods

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

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Embrace your flyness with hair from ‘Madali’

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

Black Panther Movie Premiere Coming to St. Pete

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