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Beyonce's 'Formation' Is So Blackity-Black-Black-Black

I wrote a piece this morning on Beyonce’s new video “Formation” for The Root. I know I always forget to update this site with my stories on The Root (my  bad), but look! 200 more words

Family Jam

Late last year, trumpeter, “hype woman,” and co-founder of Sly and the Family Stone Cynthia Robinson lost her battle with cancer. One of the most progressive, important, and funky outfits in all of American music, here’s the crew with a medley from 1968: 7 more words


The Root: Since When Does 3rd Equal 1st? Deconstructing Marco Rubio’s Iowa "Win"

If you listen very, very quietly you can almost hear it buzzing just below the surface of the post-Iowa caucus coverage. It’s not quite the howling of a newborn calf or the chirping of a baby bird cracking out of its eggshell, but the sound of a… 862 more words


The Root: Update From Iowa Caucus: They’re All Running Against the Same Guy

Des Moines, Iowa, Sun., Jan. 31:

Different Faces, Different Views, Same Opponent

That’s the tone in Iowa, where a dozen candidates were still running campaign operations throughout the state as of Sunday night. 1,006 more words


The Root: 3 Big Takeaways From the Trumpless, Final Debate Before Iowa

Even when you know a show is about an ensemble cast, there are still those who stand out. And when they’re not there, the entire show suffers. 833 more words