The Roots

6 hours ago
The Crossing, Escovedo's latest album with Don Antonio, showcases the roots prowess the musician's known for, but also pushes in directions that you might not expect.
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4 days ago
2018 marks the 75th anniversary of the drug LSD, which was criminalized after becoming synonymous with the burgeoning American counterculture of the 1960s.
4 days ago
The Concourse Pennsylvania Gov. Candidate: “I’m Going To Stomp All Over Your Face In Golf Spikes” | Splinter Tucker Carlson Tries to Take Down The View and Fails Miserably | Jezebel Ryan Adams Apologizes For His Rude Mandy Moore Tweets | The Root The Root’s Clapback Mailbag: Celebrity Edition | The A.V. Club 6 of our…Read more...
1 week ago
Vic Mensa, Anderson .Paak, the Roots' Black Thought and more booked to play Barclays Center gig to support criminal justice reform organizations
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1 week ago
This isn't a long post, but damn it's an important one. The Root's got the lowdown on the voter registration deadline for every state. If you haven't registered to vote yet, you'll find the deadlines for doing so, here. Read the rest
1 week ago
“Good and Mad” Rebecca Traister explains why it's okay for women to be angry. After all the protesting, crying, calling and suffering in the wake of Christine Blasey Ford testifying that Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, had sexually assaulted her, the Senate voted to confirm Kavanaugh to the court anyway over the weekend. The rage levels of feminist women, which had already been explosive after the election of the pussy-grabber himself, reached nuclear levels in wake of yet another reminder that, in the eyes of Republicans anyway, women have no value outside of objects to be used and discardedThe time couldn’t be more perfect for Rebecca Traister’s book, “Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger.” In it, the New York magazine journalist explores the history and continuing power that women’s anger can have to cause change — which is why men are so afraid of it.For those feeling helpless in the wake of another instance of...
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1 week ago
Jimmy Fallon's classroom instrument covers are the stuff of legend, with the likes of the Backstreet Boys and Ed Sheeran giving those mini-xylophones a good tapping. Joining the fray on Monday night was Shawn Mendes, whose 2016 hit "Treat You Better" just had to be covered by The Roots and Fallon in another edition of the segment. Mendes, lucky for him, only needs his incredible voice and a set of silver spoons to deliver his performance. He makes it look so dang easy. Read more... More about Entertainment, Music, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Fallon, and Shawn Mendes
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For starters, they get tax breaks. It’s helpful, in the midst of any conversation about this country’s Confederate monuments, to understand who put these things up, which also offers a clue as to why. In large part, the answer to the first question is the United Daughters of the Confederacy, a white Southern women’s “heritage” group founded in 1894. Starting 30 years after the Civil War, as historian Karen Cox notes in her 2003 book “Dixie’s Daughters,” “UDC members aspired to transform military defeat into a political and cultural victory, where states’ rights and white supremacy remained intact.” In other words, when the Civil War gave them lemons, the UDC made lemonade. Horribly bitter, super racist lemonade.This article was produced by Make It Right, a project of the Independent Media Institute.Though the UDC didn’t invent the Lost Cause ideology, they were deeply involved in spreading the myth, which simultaneously contends the Confederacy wasn’t...
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1 week ago
The seasoned sideman to everyone from Joss Stone to the Roots steps into the spotlight at the helm of an A-list jazz quintet
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1 week ago
A set of foreign Sheldon Adelsons have opened their deep, oil-rich pockets and put American politicians of all sorts in them. It was May 2017. The Saudis were growing increasingly nervous. For more than two years they had been relying heavily on U.S. military support and bombs to defeat Houthi rebels in Yemen. Now, the Senate was considering a bipartisan resolution to cut off military aid and halt a big sale of American-made bombs to Saudi Arabia. Fortunately for them, despite mounting evidence that the U.S.-backed, supplied, and fueled air campaign in Yemen was targeting civilians, the Saudi government turned out to have just the weapon needed to keep those bombs and other kinds of aid coming their way: an army of lobbyists.That year, their forces in Washington included members of more than two dozen lobbying and public relations firms. Key among them was Marc Lampkin, managing partner of the Washington office of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck (BHFS), a company that wou...
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2 weeks ago
Contents: University of N. Florida and Pentagon cut ties with China's Confucius Institutes; Confucius and the roots of China's imperialism; The Sayings and Aphorisms of Confucius
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3 weeks ago
<img style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i/?img=/photo/2018/0821/r417647_1296x729_16-9.jpg&amp;w=100&amp;h=80&amp;scale=crop&amp;site=espnfc" />When news of Ahmed Musa's move to Saudi Arabia's Al Nassr broke, a case could have been made that the move represented a regression and should have marked the end of his international career. There was no need to dig deep to reach the roots of their indignation; Musa was leaving a club in the Premier League, the most prestigious league in the world. Not only that, he had seemingly sneezed at offers to stay in Europe. Failing to win, let alone tie down a regular place at mid-level Leicester City...
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August 21st, 2018
A Russian artist is going back to the roots of photography, creating eye-catching wooden cameras based on the basic principles of the artform and attracting buyers from around the world.
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