theroot.comWhy Is Bobby Moore Still on Death Row, Despite a Recent Supreme Court Decision in His Favor?More than a year ago, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals violated the U.S. Constitution in rejecting an inmate named Bobby Moore’s claim that he is intellectually disabled and thus ineligible for the death penalty.
theroot.comMeghan Markle’s White Relatives Are the Messiest of Bitches Much like my colleague Michael Harriot, I cannot find a solitary damn to give about the royal wedding. Prior to the news, I, too, had no idea who Meghan Markle was and had no idea there was a show called Suits on the air (but this is less surprising, since I don’t watch a lot of TV).
theroot.comRead This Before Calling the Police: For Wypipo Who Have Considered Cops When Privilege Wasn’t EnoughAs one of the world’s foremost wypipologists, I have been tasked with addressing the newfound epidemic of Caucasian cop-summoners that just began trending around ... oh, I’m going to say it started in 1619, give or take a few days.
theroot.comMichael Avenatti vs. Anthony Scaramucci: Coming Soon to a Television Near You?Would you watch a television show that featured Michael Avenatti—the attorney who is suing Donald Trump on behalf of adult film actress Stormy Daniels—going up against former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci?
theroot.comBigot Bus Breaks Down Before Bashing of Immigrants BeginsWhen Georgia gubernatorial candidate Michael Williams announced plans for his ridiculously bigoted and attention-seeking “Deportation Bus” tour on Tuesday, most sane people who aren’t xenophobic racists thought ‘he can’t be serious.’
theroot.comTrump's Thug, The Ruthless Gina Haspel, Confirmed as the 1st Female CIA DirectorGina Haspel, the President Trump pick who refused to call torture immoral, was confirmed Thursday with the help of several spineless democrats who voted in favor of Haspel becoming the first female director of the CIA.
theroot.comCan Someone Donate a Shit for Me to Give About the Royal Wedding?I remember exactly where I was when the news broke that Meghan Markle would become a member of the British royal family. It was like a dream. My head and heart were immediately consumed with so many competing thoughts and feelings, such as:
theroot.comWhite Hobby Lobby Manager Calls Police on Black Customer for #ShoppingWhileBlackAnother day, another white person siccing the police on an innocent black person. In today’s news that sounds a lot like yesterday’s news, an employee at an Alabama Hobby Lobby called the local authorities to report that a black man was in the store committing the crime of ... well ... no one seems to know.
theroot.com#NetNeutrality: Senate Votes to Overturn FCC Repeal of Open Internet RulesOn May 10, Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai announced that the agency’s new rules repealing net neutrality would go into effect June 11. On Wednesday, the United States Senate voted to approve a resolution that would stop that from happening.
theroot.com25-Year-Old Posed as Harvey Evacuee, Attended Dallas High School for Over a Year as a FreshmanBeing displaced because of a hurricane is no laughing matter, let alone something to wrongly benefit from, yet apparently, one 25-year-old man thought it would be a grand idea to pose as a Hurricane Harvey victim and then enroll as a freshman at a Dallas ISD high school.
theroot.comWe Attempted to Contact the Alleged Oakland, Calif., Cookout Hater and She Blocked UsWhen it comes to internet sleuths and social media, they’re bound to uncover your identity, especially if you’re involved in some bullshit. And it seems as though the Oakland, Calif., cookout hater has been identified.
theroot.com‘White Caller Crime’: The Worst Wypipo Police Calls of All TimeAccording to the global white agenda, every year, white people pick one slogan on which they will focus their undivided attention. While they are certainly capable of multitasking their oppression, they like to devote their energy to specific marketing campaigns. In 2016, the “alt-right’s” “Make America Great Again” motto overtook 2015’s “All Lives Matter” as the catchphrase of the year. Last year’s “It’s OK to Be White” was laughable but effective at calling out the reverse racism that caused the oppression of American Anal-Saxons.
theroot.comFloyd Mayweather Jr. Won $100,000 Video-Poker Jackpot, Proving That Life Is UnfairFloyd Mayweather Jr. isn’t just rich; he’s excessively rich. He’s so rich that his career is now contemplating how to take on more girlfriends while thinking of more ridiculous ways to increase his wealth. Mayweather is reportedly considering a career in the MMA, which he will leave with a billion-dollar payday.
theroot.comHow to Watch Your Family Drown SlowlyEditor’s note: Until recently, mental health and illness were taboo subjects in the black community. But thanks to the efforts of those brave enough to speak on it, that’s changing. In that vein, The Root team is taking this week during Mental Health Awareness Month to write about how mental health has touched our lives. Read the first post in the series here.