Nestled amid the foothills of the magnificent Blue Ridge Mountains and about a hundred miles South of Washington, D.C., the greater Charlottesville region offers visitors a thriving community and vanguard of arts and culture that’s both boldly innovative and grounded in rich tradition. Just beyond city lines, quiet rolling hills and family farms complement city life […]

Let Me Ask You a Fundamental Question – Have You Discovered Your Why? Dr. Eve Taylor is a Radio One Talk-Live radio personality, renowned motivational speaker, missionary evangelist, strategic leadership consultant and bestselling author of the book “Discover Your Why.” Dr. Eve’s mission is simple to help everyone discover how to objectively use 7 interrogatory […]

*President Barack Obama and pretty much everyone else has picked Kentucky to win the 2015 NCAA men’s basketball championship. The die-hard basketball fan who has filled out a bracket for ESPN since his first year in office, picked Kentucky to beat Villanova in the title game. His complete bracket was revealed Wednesday morning. Obama has […]

  MOVIES Best motion picture — drama “Boyhood” (* WINNER) “Foxcatcher” “The Imitation Game” “Selma” “The Theory of Everything” Best motion picture — musical or comedy “Birdman” “The Grand Budapest Hotel” (* WINNER) “Into the Woods” “Pride” “St. Vincent” Best actress in a motion picture — drama Jennifer Aniston, “Cake” Felicity Jones, “The Theory of […]

Deitrick Haddon and Michelle Williams are bringing gospel music to the masses with their new Oxygen reality show Fix My Choir. The series so much more than just a show about fixing the vocals of gospel choirs across the country; it also tackles issues of leadership and interpersonal conflicts amongst members. In an interview with […]

The 2014 Soul Train Awards will be held November 7th at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas The event will be hosted by Wendy Williams, with air on Centric and BET on November 30th The entire list can be seen on the BET website Best Gospel/Inspirational Song Nominees: Help – Erica Campbell feat. Lecrae I Can […]

Journalist Mark Whitaker, author of the new book Cosby: His Life and Times, talks with The Root Editor-in-Chief Henry Louis Gates Jr. in a wide-ranging interview. Whitaker says comedian Bill Cosby became an accidental role model for him at a critical point in his childhood after his father left his family. He recalls embarking on […]

Disney’s Frozen is the biggest animation hit of all time. Critics were iffy on its release, but the icy tale of devoted sisters and its showstopping songs have won over children around the world. Why can’t they let it go? Frozen-mania bypasses logic. It’s a compulsion. Friends have told me about their daughters playing the […]

When you think of Hollywood leading men of color, a few usual suspects come to mind: Denzel, Will,  and recently Idris. Unfortunately, Jeffrey Wright’s name isn’t always among the fray. Quite possibly one of the most exceptional-yet-underrated actors of our generation, Wright’s performances in films such as “Basquiat,” James Bond film ”Quantum of Solace,”  ”Cadillac […]

    Who is Wendy Williams? Love her or hate her, talk show host Wendy Williams, 48, has been one of the most influential and infamous voices in media of the last decade. She became a brand (at least among audiences of color) because of her gossip-fueled radio show on WBLS, where she clashed with […]