To examine the injustice and inequality that prompted some NFL players to protest during the national anthem, each week, for the remainder of the NFL season, The Root will explore the data behind racial disparities in the two cities represented in the National Football League’s premiere matchup—Monday Night Football.
On September 29, 1998, I was a sophomore at Morehouse College. I didn’t live on-campus. I was living in the westside of Atlanta house on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd SW that my grandmother lived in for much of my youth. At some point, my cousin bought her a house in Adamsville—two miles west on MLK—and my two of my…
A new pop-up museum in Atlanta will feature an exhibit dedicated exclusively to trap music—and none other than one of Atlanta’s most famous native sons, T.I., will be curating the exhibit.
In keeping with its trend of appeasing fans who believe God so loved the world he gave us his only begotten son whose name is either Tom Brady or Donald Trump, the National Football League decided to overlook the 1,203,034 musical acts in Atlanta, Ga. and announced that Maroon 5 will perform at halftime of Super Bowl…
If there was a signature color at the 2018 Emmys, it was pink. Yara Shahidi (in Gucci), nominee Tracee Ellis Ross (in Valentino Haute Couture), and award winner Thandie Newton (in Brandon Maxwell) all showed up in rosy hues, as did several other celebs, who wore shades ranging from blush to bold pink.
Imagine it’s the early 1990s and you spot an audition in the newspaper to be a dancer in Michael Jackson’s iconic “Remember the Time” video. So, at a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed 17-years-old, you show up to the audition and nail it. You get the gig. There’s nowhere to go but up from there, right? Wrong! Well, wrong-ish.
Don’t let Love & Hip-Hop, The Real Housewives of Atlanta or even Chrisley Knows Best fool you. The most valuable real estate in metro Atlanta isn’t in Buckhead, Sandy Springs, Midtown or even the gentrifying neighborhoods of SWAT (Southwest Atlanta). Nope, the most valuable real estate in Atlanta are those elusive 5'…
Nayaa Martinique and her family took the eight-hour drive from Indianapolis to Atlanta so the college freshman could start her journey as a Spelman woman.
I get it.
Because of reality television shows and the music and entertainment scene in Atlanta, I warn everybody who is going there for the first time. As a first timer, you might think that a gate attendant will hand you a stack of singles so you can toss them at the strippers waiting for you at baggage claim at the world’s…
Because most people are unaware of the long history of debate in the black community, when Harvard brought 400 high schoolers to the university to compete in its prestigious debate competition, the group of black teens from Atlanta was probably considered a long shot.
2 Chainz said he might holler at Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to stop the owner of the little wooden pink “trap” house he made famous from tearing it down.
If you have spent the slightest amount of time on Black Twitter or Black Instagram since 2015, you have probably come across a tweet or IG post about Ciara.
I don’t know about you, but where I lived in the mid-90s, there weren’t many places for a high schooler to get a job, or so I thought, anyway. Close to me was the world’s most perseverant Hardee’s of all time, McDonald’s, a Bruno’s and a Winn-Dixie, the last two both grocery stores.
Free-agent cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones has a checkered past, but if the footage from a recent video is to be believed, then the fistfight he had with an employee at an Atlanta airport was not his fault.
Updated: Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 6:35 EDT: A very contrite and possibly quite high Lakeith Stanfield took to Instagram on Tuesday after news broke that he had taken part in a “freestyle rap” (he was reading, so … ) that included the word “fag” and other anti-gay lyrics.
On Wednesday, newly elected Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced that she is no longer allowing city jails to accept detainees from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Correction: Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 11:23 a.m. EDT: This story was originally written based on a story from April 2011. We apologize for the error.
Regardless of our dating or even sexual preferences, black men and black women are inextricably tied—by history, by culture, by blood, even by disdain and death at the hands of law enforcement.
Cardi B continues to prove that pregnancy won’t dampen her style. The Invasion of Privacy rapper-singer stepped out in Atlanta Wednesday night with fiance Offset wearing waist-length locks in a full spectrum of colors, courtesy of hairstylist Cliff Vmir.