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Aliya Semper Ewing Aliya Semper Ewing Jul 14, 2019 at 14:25.

Sybrina Fulton, Mother of Trayvon Martin, Is Running for Miami-Dade County Commission

Sybrina Fulton, Mother of Trayvon Martin, Is Running for Miami-Dade County Commission

Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teen who was gunned down by racist coward George Zimmerman in Florida in 2012, is running for office in Miami-Dade County.

Fulton confirmed Saturday that she’ll be putting her name in for a chance at a spot on the County Commission.

“Since 2012, I have advocated tirelessly to empower our communities and make them safer,” Fulton...

Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Jul 13, 2019 at 20:42.

In First Debate, Democrats Say They’re All for Change, but Argue Over How Far to Go and at What Cost

In First Debate, Democrats Say They’re All for Change, but Argue Over How Far to Go and at What Cost

In the Democrats’ first presidential primary debate Wednesday night, the candidates each hit on the need for change, but showed differences about how they would achieve such change and on how far such change should go.

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, asked whether her economic policies — i.e., free college, free child care, cancellation of student debt — would seem “risky” to the...

Maika Moulite Maika Moulite Jul 13, 2019 at 15:22.

When It Comes to Blackest Cities, Don't Sleep on Miami

When It Comes to Blackest Cities, Don't Sleep on Miami
America's Blackest CityFor Black History Month, we asked writers to explain why they think their hometown, current residence or notable place deserves the title of America’s Blackest City by defining a city’s history, music, cuisine, notable figures, and cultural touchstone/unique black fact.  

OK, I know what you’re thinking. Miami? The blackest city in America? Ha! Not with all that “tiki...

Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Jul 11, 2019.

ICE Raids to Deport Migrant Families Set to Begin Sunday in 10 US Cities

ICE Raids to Deport Migrant Families Set to Begin Sunday in 10 US Cities

Despite reported misgivings by the head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE agents are prepared to start rounding up migrant families with existing deportation orders Sunday in 10 major cities around the country.

According to reports by the Washington Post and CNN, both citing confidential sources, the raids are to begin before dawn Sunday at the last-known addresses of families...

Anne Branigin Anne Branigin Jul 11, 2019.

Shopper Says Florida H&M Falsely Accused Her of Stealing a Pair of Earrings: ‘It Was a Black Thing’

Shopper Says Florida H&M Falsely Accused Her of Stealing a Pair of Earrings: ‘It Was a Black Thing’

It may feel like it was three years ago that H&M got hemmed up for posting a racist photo of a young black child in a “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle” sweatshirt, but in fact, it was just in January of this year—far too soon for the retail giant to get caught up in another anti-black mess.

And yet, H&M has found itself in the middle of another race-related controversy, this time over an...

Jul 10, 2019.

Where Is America's Blackest City?

Where Is America's Blackest City?
America's Blackest CityFor Black History Month, we asked writers to explain why they think their hometown, current residence or notable place deserves the title of America’s Blackest City by defining a city’s history, music, cuisine, notable figures, and cultural touchstone/unique black fact.  

How do you define the blackness of a city? For Black History Month, we challenged writers to explain...

Jul 10, 2019.

Join The Root in Miami for a Discussion on How Climate Change Is Affecting Black Communities

Join <i>The Root</i> in Miami for a Discussion on How Climate Change Is Affecting Black Communities

For years, gentrification has been changing and reshaping black communities across the country. But in Miami, gentrification includes another factor: climate change.

In South Florida—where people of color were redlined into less valuable areas, away from the sandy, tropical beaches—sea levels are rising faster than normal, bringing regular coastal flooding. Now real estate investors and...

The A.V. Club The A.V. Club Jul 10, 2019.

Watch: Climate Gentrification in Little Haiti

Watch: Climate Gentrification in Little Haiti

Climate change affects the world in more ways than one. For residents of Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood, rising sea levels could bring on a new kind of gentrification. As developers begin to invest in properties on higher ground to avoid flooding, historically black neighborhoods could suffer the consequences of rising sea levels as current residents get priced out of their communities.

To...

Jul 03, 2019.

Teen Suspect Seen Crying, Screaming at Police in Interrogation Video 

Teen Suspect Seen Crying, Screaming at Police in Interrogation Video 

Desiray Strickland, 19, who is accused of participating in the machete murder of a schoolmate, was seen screaming and crying at police in an interrogation video, CBS News reports.

The video was released by the Miami-Dade, Fla., State Attorney's Office.

Strickland was indicted for first-degree murder along with Jose Cabrera, 23; Kaheem Arbelo, 20; Jonathan Lucas, 18; and Christian Colon, 19, in...

Jul 03, 2019.

Fla. Man Claims He Received Bad Service at Starbucks Because He Voted for Trump

Fla. Man Claims He Received Bad Service at Starbucks Because He Voted for Trump

David Sanguesa, 53, accused a Starbucks barista of purposely not serving him because he voted for Donald Trump and is white, the New York Daily News reports.

In a video posted to Twitter, Sanguesa can be seen pacing the Starbucks back and forth because the black female barista was not getting his drink fast enough.

"Just give me my money back; I want nothing to do with you," Sanguesa, 53, yells...

Yesha Callahan Yesha Callahan Jun 29, 2019.

Watch: Basketball Wives Season 6 Trailer Is Drama-Filled as Usual

Watch: <i>Basketball Wives</i> Season 6 Trailer Is Drama-Filled as Usual

And she’s back. After saying she didn’t want to do another Basketball Wives show, Evelyn Lozada is returning for the combined Los Angeles and Miami version of season 6.

But things look as drama-filled as ever because the bad blood between Lozada and Tami Roman hasn’t gone anywhere.

Basketball Wives

Then there’s Jackie Christie. Horrible weave and swap-meet-clothing-wearing Jackie Christie. Who’s...

Danielle Young Danielle Young Jun 27, 2019.

Spike Lee, LeToya Luckett and More Help Kick Off the 2017 American Black Film Festival

Spike Lee, LeToya Luckett and More Help Kick Off the 2017 American Black Film Festival

The Root is in Miami! And sure, it’s because the world is a scary place and we need a moment away, but it’s also the 21st annual American Black Film Festival.

The festival kicked off with a welcome lunch by one of its hugest sponsors, Cadillac. We gathered in Miami’s sweltering heat to fellowship, but we were also given the gift of an “Art of Daring” conversation with two black visionaries,...

Breanna Edwards Breanna Edwards Jun 23, 2019.

US Transportation Secretary Approves 6 Domestic Airlines to Begin Scheduled Flights to Cuba

US Transportation Secretary Approves 6 Domestic Airlines to Begin Scheduled Flights to Cuba

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Friday that the Department of Transportation has approved six domestic airlines to begin scheduled flights between the United States and Cuba as early as this fall, a press release from the White House notes.

The approved carriers are American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Silver Airways, Southwest Airlines and Sun Country...

Jay Connor Jay Connor Jun 19, 2019. 15 comments

Miami Officer Acquitted of Attempted Manslaughter: 'He Should Have Never Been Charged to Begin With'

Miami Officer Acquitted of Attempted Manslaughter: 'He Should Have Never Been Charged to Begin With'

Charles Kinsey thought he was good.

Despite police on the scene, as he laid on the North Miami sidewalk with his arms extended in the air, he believed he posed no threat. And he thought the same of his group home patient, 23-year-old Arnaldo Rios Soto, who sat beside him while playing with a toy truck.

“As long as I got my hands up, they’re not gonna shoot me,” Kinsey told WSVN in 2016. “This...

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Anne Branigin Anne Branigin May 04, 2019. 10 comments

Miami Cop Filmed Brutally Arresting Dyma Loving Arrested, Charged With Battery

Miami Cop Filmed Brutally Arresting Dyma Loving Arrested, Charged With Battery

Officer Alejandro Giraldo, the Miami-Dade cop filmed violently taking down and arresting a black woman who called the police for help, was arrested and charged with first-degree misdemeanor battery and felony official misconduct Friday afternoon, nearly two months after video of the arrest first went viral.

Giraldo was one of two officers who arrested Dyma Loving after a confrontation with her...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor May 03, 2019. 22 comments

Racists Ignore AutoCorrect, Tattoo Misspelled Racial Slur on Token Black Friend as Punishment

Racists Ignore AutoCorrect, Tattoo Misspelled Racial Slur on Token Black Friend as Punishment

Usually racist ass racists like Donald Trump or professional hate-monger Milo Yiannopoulos love to tout their imaginary black friends or actual black husbands as irrefutable proof they can’t be racist.

“I like black guys for my love life, straight white males as employees, and girls as drinking buddies,” Milo once told Bloomberg, presumably right after burning a cross in his then fiancé’s...

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Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Mar 26, 2019. 4 comments

Boxer Adrien Broner Cuffed in Miami After Yelling at Cops. Maybe the Police Tried to Holla at Him

Boxer Adrien Broner Cuffed in Miami After Yelling at Cops. Maybe the Police Tried to Holla at Him

One-time boxing champion Adrien Broner, who is absolutely not gay , was handcuffed by Miami police for being Adrien Broner. That is absolutely not an indictment on police, as Adrien Broner is an asshole of epic proportions.

According to TMZ Sports, Broner was walking with his entourage, which included really good boxer Gervonta Davis, when he allegedly jaywalked on Collins Avenue. A driver...

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Corey Townsend Corey Townsend Feb 20, 2019. 19 comments

Leave Malia Obama the Hell Alone and Let Her Enjoy Life (and Facebook)

Leave Malia Obama the Hell Alone and Let Her Enjoy Life (and Facebook)

Malia Obama continues to be photographed minding her black-ass business—this time, the 20-year-old college student was seen drinking out of a bottle of rosé during a weekend spent in Miami with friends.

Shudder at the thought of a bottle of rosé being in Miami, which is obviously the epicenter for wholesome good times and mild-mannered frivolity. In college at this age, I was drinking...

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Tonja Renée Stidhum Tonja Renée Stidhum Feb 01, 2019. 2 comments

OWN Debuts Trailer for Tarell Alvin McCraney's David Makes Man, Which Was the Best Pitch Oprah Ever Heard

OWN Debuts Trailer for Tarell Alvin McCraney's David Makes Man, Which Was the Best Pitch Oprah Ever Heard

Imagine pitching your passion project to a room filled with already-intimidating network executives and Oprah walks in, unexpectedly.

Nigga, what?!

That’s what acclaimed scribe Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight) experienced as he shuffled to gather his thoughts—and himself—together. But, in the same vein, he let it all hang out, which ultimately became the beauty of the story he was...

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Tonja Renée Stidhum Tonja Renée Stidhum Jan 28, 2019.

La La Anthony Will Take Her Talents to Miami as the 2019 American Black Film Festival Ambassador 

La La Anthony Will Take Her Talents to Miami as the 2019 American Black Film Festival Ambassador 

This June, America’s blackest film festival will be taking over Miami Beach once again. The 2019 American Black Film Festival (ABFF) is an amalgamation of panels, screenings and networking events ensconced in a diversity mission, championing major partners such as HBO.

Each year, the festival names an ambassador to lead the mission and host the festivities. This year, the ambassador is none...

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