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Why a Black King Appears in Christ’s Family Tree

Why a Black King Appears in Christ’s Family Tree

French, Tree of Jesse. Stained glass window, circa 1522-25.St. Saturnin, apse, Ancourt, France This image is part of a weekly series that The Root is presenting in conjunction with the…

Howard University Reveals Tuition Freeze and Early Completion Rebates

Howard University Reveals Tuition Freeze and Early Completion Rebates

By Victor O. Obviously aware of financial difficulty facing students in getting a college education, Howard University has revealed a plan to freeze tuition for undergraduate studies, as well as…

How Black America Rallied to Stop the Racist Film Birth of a Nation

How Black America Rallied to Stop the Racist Film Birth of a Nation

A scene from the 1915 movie Birth of a Nation: Hooded Klansmen catch Gus, a black man portrayed in blackface by actor Walter Long.Wikimedia Commons A hundred years ago—on March…

Black History Month Ends on a Frustrating, Yet Positive Note

As Black History Month 2015 comes to a close, it is important to reflect and celebrate the accomplishments African Americans have made since last February. The nomination of Loretta Lynch…

Why America Needs Black History Month

Originally posted on ZOD Culture Every February, Black History Month returns to inspirit black innovators and remind white America that black lives matter. Blissfully incognizant of their established privilege, white…

10-year-old Black genius Esther Okade tops her college class

10-year-old Black genius Esther Okade tops her college class

Esther Okade had dreams of attending college when she was 7 years old. But instead of waiting 10 years like most students her age, she decided to enroll early. According…

Travel To Black Heritage Sites On Pinterest Without Ever Leaving Your Hometown

Want to visit black history heritage sites this month, without ever leaving your living room? No problem, Pinterest can take you there. In honor of Black History Month, the digital…

Flair for the Dramatic Is Necessity for HBCU Development

In the span of five years, Paul Quinn College in Dallas, Texas has cut its football team, transformed its football field into an organic farm, thrown out a significant percentage…

BOSSIP Exclusive: Judges Save NYC Underground Railroad House

BOSSIP Exclusive: Judges Save NYC Underground Railroad House

Building Owner Sued To Keep Illegally Built Addition; Judges Struck Down Owner’s Appeal A relic of New York City’s anti-slavery past has been saved. A panel of appellate judges unanimously…

This Is What It Means To Be Afro-Latino

This Is What It Means To Be Afro-Latino

In a Q&A for his 2011 PBS documentary “Black In Latin America,” Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. said: There were 11.2 million Africans that we can count who survived…