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Georgia Medical Examiner Rules CDC Employee Timothy Cunningham’s Death Suicide by Drowning Georgia Medical Examiner Rules CDC Employee Timothy Cunningham’s Death Suicide by Drowning

The death of Timothy Cunningham, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employee who went missing in early February, only for his body to be found in the Chattahoochee River in early April, has been determined to be a suicide by drowning, the Fulton County, Ga., medical examiner revealed.

Actresses Arrested in Atlanta for Taking Too Long in the Bathroom Actresses Arrested in Atlanta for Taking Too Long in the Bathroom

Three actresses are calling for the boycott of an Atlanta restaurant after they were arrested for entering the restaurant and taking too long in the restroom.

Zazie Beetz Is the Only Thing That Matters in Deadpool 2

“I know white superheroes aren’t your thing,” The Root’s resident Suge Knight, also known as our deputy managing editor, Yesha Callahan, said to me as she tasked me with writing about Deadpool 2. No, white superheroes aren’t my thing, but Ryan Reynolds is my thing, and even more so, Zazie Beetz as freakin’ Domino!

Black Life, White Wife and the Art Caught in the Middle Black Life, White Wife and the Art Caught in the Middle

Over the weekend, Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, dropped a video for a new song called “This Is America.” You are reading this, which means there’s a better than 90 percent chance that you’ve both seen the video and had a discussion about it already. Probably several.

Exactly 1 Good, Weird Thing Happened on Twitter This Week, and Lakeith Stanfield Was Involved Exactly 1 Good, Weird Thing Happened on Twitter This Week, and Lakeith Stanfield Was Involved

If you were on Twitter this week, then surely you know that it was a messy tornado hellscape of “Make America Great Again” hats and free thought and Bill Cosby apologists—all of this on top of the nonreading Ye-holes that tend to dominate the site on a daily basis. (If this doesn’t apply to you, can we switch…

Spelman Student Says She and Her Transgender Partner Were Targeted With Hate Speech on Campus: Report Spelman Student Says She and Her Transgender Partner Were Targeted With Hate Speech on Campus: Report

Spelman senior Amber Warren says she got the first hateful note at the announcement of Pride Week on campus.

At One Point, My Career Goal Was to Be a Backup Dancer for Usher At One Point, My Career Goal Was to Be a Backup Dancer for Usher

It was a clear, dark night, a clear, white moon. I was born by the river, in a little tent. About 15 years later, I remember seeing a video for “Can U Get Wit It” by the oldest-acting teenager of all time. Yes, that teenager would be Usher Raymond, under the tutelage of Sean “Puffy” Combs and with production by…

Atlanta’s Brian Tyree Henry Is More Than Just Your Paper Boi Atlanta’s Brian Tyree Henry Is More Than Just Your Paper Boi

I’ve often thought about making a list of TV and movie characters so beloved that the actors who play the roles become inextricably linked to the characters. Perhaps the greatest indicator of this phenomenon is when black audiences begin referring to actors by the roles they play.

No Signs of Foul Play in Death of CDC Employee Timothy Cunningham No Signs of Foul Play in Death of CDC Employee Timothy Cunningham

Officials say they’ve found no signs of foul play in the death of Timothy Cunningham, a CDC employee who disappeared nearly two months ago. Cunningham’s body was discovered Tuesday, pulled from the Chattahoochee River in Northwest Atlanta.

Timothy Cunningham, the CDC Employee Missing Since February, Has Been Found Dead Timothy Cunningham, the CDC Employee Missing Since February, Has Been Found Dead

Atlanta police say a body pulled from the Chattahoochee River in Atlanta this week has been positively identified as Timothy Cunningham, an employee for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who mysteriously vanished almost two months ago.

Atlanta Charter School Apologizes for 2nd-Grade Blackface Show in the Year of Our Lord 2018 Atlanta Charter School Apologizes for 2nd-Grade Blackface Show in the Year of Our Lord 2018

This week, between that Heineken ad, Roseanne’s nonacting ass being back on TV (notably on the same network pandering to “unheard white working-class America” and yet nixing a Black-ish episode about NFL players kneeling) and now a minstrel show at an elementary school, I think wypipo are pranking us with overt racism…

Who Hacked the ATL? Hijackers Are Holding Atlanta for Ransom and Time Is Running Out Who Hacked the ATL? Hijackers Are Holding Atlanta for Ransom and Time Is Running Out

For the past five days, a mysterious group has been holding the city of Atlanta for ransom as federal authorities fight a computer attack that has crippled the city. Federal, local and state authorities are frantically trying to find a solution. More important, in the spirit of transparency, the city unwittingly…

This White Woman’s Discrimination Lawsuit Against the Atlanta Hawks Feels Eerily Familiar This White Woman’s Discrimination Lawsuit Against the Atlanta Hawks Feels Eerily Familiar

Trigger warning: Before going any further, we feel it is our duty to forewarn our black readers that this story contains details some may find laughable and could be construed by our African-American audience as the simple reality of being a black person in corporate America. But this story is different. The acts are…

The Best Thing About Atlanta, the Best Show on Television The Best Thing About Atlanta, the Best Show on Television

During “Sportin’ Waves,” the episode of Atlanta that aired Thursday night, Earn received a generous and unexpected payout from Darius’ puppy-related investments in season 1. Armed with this unanticipated cash, the still-homeless and aggressively underemployed Earn invests it in a gift card scheme suggested by Tracy, a…

All Eyes on Atlanta: Season 2 Premiere Lands Best Ratings of Any Recent Cable Comedy All Eyes on Atlanta: Season 2 Premiere Lands Best Ratings of Any Recent Cable Comedy

If you were busting a gut over “Florida Man” in Atlanta’s season premiere, it turns out you had lots of good company.

Atlanta Is Back With More of That Weird Stuff Atlanta Is Back With More of That Weird Stuff

It’s been a minute—a president ago—since Atlanta’s first season entranced us. The show quickly became a career launching pad for its core cast: Far-out buddy Lakeith Stanfield traveled to the sunken place; sometimes-girlfriend Zazie Beetz is in surefire blockbuster Deadpool 2; upstart rapper Brian Tyree Henry got some…

Donald Glover Talks About His Assist With the Black Panther Script Donald Glover Talks About His Assist With the Black Panther Script

If, during one of the three times you caught Black Panther this weekend, you stayed through the end of the credits, you may have noticed a special shoutout to Donald Glover and his brother Stephen in the “Special Thanks” section.

Family, Police Desperately Search for CDC Employee Who Vanished Without a Trace Family, Police Desperately Search for CDC Employee Who Vanished Without a Trace

Atlanta police are searching for a doctor working for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who disappeared last week without a trace.

Watch: Here’s an Exclusive Clip From Atlanta’s ‘Robbin’ Season’ Watch: Here’s an Exclusive Clip From Atlanta’s ‘Robbin’ Season’

Atlanta is back Thursday, March 1, on FX. We were all reeling from excitement and wanted more when the new trailer for the show dropped recently; luckily, The Root has an exclusive clip in celebration of the highly awaited second season!

Here’s Why It’s Called Robbin’ Season: New Trailer for Season 2 of Atlanta Drops Here’s Why It’s Called Robbin’ Season: New Trailer for Season 2 of Atlanta Drops

A little more than two weeks away from Atlanta’s highly anticipated second season, a new trailer for the FX dramedy is sure to whet the appetites of fans starving for “Robbin’ Season.”

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