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Busy Few Weeks for Harriet Tubman’s Legacy

By Stephen A. Crockett Jr., The Root   It's been a busy few weeks for the legacy of Harriet Tubman.   Earlier this month it was announced that...

Carol Taylor’s 1st Flight Made History for African Americans

By Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Julie Wolf, The Root   Who was the first African-American flight attendant for a U.S. airline? The skies weren’t always so...

Wynton Marsalis Takes Concertgoers Through a Symphony of Blues

By Breanna Edwards, The Root Taking their seats, the symphony orchestra begins with a wave of the conductor’s baton, led by the cheerful sound of...

Paramount and African-American Business Leaders Team Up to Offer Free Selma...

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...

Can You Guess How Many White Americans Have African Ancestry?

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...

A Close Alliance Between MLK and Nelson Rockefeller Revealed

By Kevin M. Burke, Ph. D., The Root While much is being made about the new movie Selma’s depiction of the complicated relationship between...

Two Tuskegee Airmen Die in Los Angeles the same day at...

By Breanna Edwards, The Root Two members of the Tuskegee Airmen, the renowned all-black group of military pilots who fought bravely in World War II,...

Some 2,000 Feared Dead After Boko Haram Massacre in Nigerian Town

By Stephen A. Crockett, Jr., The Root Last week Boko Haram entered the northern Nigerian town of Baga and began opening fire on residents....

Howard University Running Back Fatally Shot in Robbery Attempt

By Stephen A. Crockett, Jr. - The Root A Howard University running back, who returned to his Texas home while on holiday break, was...
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