They teach our children, drive our buses, clean our streets and deliver our mail. They staff the government and make it run. Their public-sector jobs are at the heart of the middle class, particularly for [...]
By Yesha Callahan, The Root Last week it was announced that seventh-, eighth- and ninth-graders in New York City would be able to see the movie Selma for free, thanks to the generosity of Paramount [...]
Take a quiz created by professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., The Root’s editor-in-chief, to test your knowledge of African, European and Native American ancestry in the U.S. By Henry Louis Gates, Jr., The Root When [...]
In celebration of National Philanthropy Day, the Association of Fundraising Professionals Golden Gate held a luncheon honoring leaders of philanthropy Tuesday Nov. 4 at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco.
The African American Wellness Project held a reception recently for its new its new executive director, Kevin Nichols. At the event held July 16th at the Imagine Affairs Art Lounge in Oakland, community members had [...]
Dr. Kimberly Mayfield, chair of the Education Department at Holy Names University, and Barbara Parker, Oakland City Attorney, are among the 2013 Ella Hill Hutch award winners presented by Black Women Organized for Political Action, [...]
By James Carter, California Black Media Contributor The California Endowment announced it will commit $50 million over the next seven years to help improve the health and educational outcomes for young boys and men [...]
A year ago, the Oakland Unified School District entered an agreement with federal civil rights officials to reduce the number of suspensions of African-American students in Oakland schools and eradicate bias in discipline.
It has been 150 years since the Emancipation Proclamation and 50 yearsÖ since my friend and mentor, Medgar Evers, was assassinated. My whole life has been entwined with the civil rights struggle.
Former Rep. William H. Gray III, who rose to influential positions in Congress and was the first African American to become majority whip, died Monday at 71.