April, 2016

 

Calif. Nixes John Wayne Day Because He Believed in “White Supremacy”

Although he is one of the country’s most iconic film stars, California native John Wayne will not be getting a day of honor in his home state. Source: theroot


#IvoryBurn: Kenya Torches Tons of Ivory to Save Its Elephants

For the past week, men have unloaded tons of ivory at the Nairobi National Park and built them into towers of up to 10 feet tall and 20 feet across. On Saturday, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta—who was the first to light the semi-circle of tusks from about 8,000 elephants—demanded a total ban on the ivory trade to prevent the extinction of elephants in the wild. CNN reports that every 15 minutes, an elephant is killed for its tusks. “To lose our elephants would be to lose a key part of theRead More


#IvoryBurn: Kenya Torches Tons of Ivory to Save Its Elephants

For the past week, men have unloaded tons of ivory at the Nairobi National Park and built them into towers of up to 10 feet tall and 20 feet across. On Saturday, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta—who was the first to light the semi-circle of tusks from about 8,000 elephants—demanded a total ban on the ivory trade to prevent the extinction of elephants in the wild. CNN reports that every 15 minutes, an elephant is killed for its tusks. “To lose our elephants would be to lose a key part of theRead More


Authorities Raid Walgreens in Search of Clues in Prince’s Death

Police reportedly served a search warrant on the local drug store where late singer Prince was seen several times in the days before his death, reports the New York Daily News. Source: theroot


Authorities Raid Walgreens in Search of Clues in Prince’s Death

Police reportedly served a search warrant on the local drug store where late singer Prince was seen several times in the days before his death, reports the New York Daily News. Source: theroot


2 Black Women Sue the New York Times for Race, Gender, Age Discrimination

Two black women have filed a lawsuit against the New York Times and its CEO Mark Thompson for allegedly fostering a culture of discrimination based on age, gender and race.  The class action lawsuit, which may be joined by up to 50 others, alleges that the Times, which promotes its “liberal social viewpoints,” favors its “ideal staffer (young, white, unencumbered with a family)” at the expense of older female and black employees who are being pushed out. The claimants, Ernestine Grant, 62, and Marjorie Walker, 61, who work in theRead More


2 Black Women Sue the New York Times for Race, Gender, Age Discrimination

Two black women have filed a lawsuit against the New York Times and its CEO Mark Thompson for allegedly fostering a culture of discrimination based on age, gender and race.  The class action lawsuit, which may be joined by up to 50 others, alleges that the Times, which promotes its “liberal social viewpoints,” favors its “ideal staffer (young, white, unencumbered with a family)” at the expense of older female and black employees who are being pushed out. The claimants, Ernestine Grant, 62, and Marjorie Walker, 61, who work in theRead More


Filmmaker’s Quirky Love Story Takes on Affairs of the Heart and Mind

Editor’s note: This short-film series is a collaboration between The Root and El Rey Network to support, elevate and promote African-American filmmakers via on-air, digital and editorial platforms. These talented filmmakers represent the front line in improving diversity of participation and cultural representation in entertainment. Both The Root and El Rey Network are honored to showcase their works and stories. Source: theroot


Filmmaker’s Quirky Love Story Takes on Affairs of the Heart and Mind

Editor’s note: This short-film series is a collaboration between The Root and El Rey Network to support, elevate and promote African-American filmmakers via on-air, digital and editorial platforms. These talented filmmakers represent the front line in improving diversity of participation and cultural representation in entertainment. Both The Root and El Rey Network are honored to showcase their works and stories. Source: theroot


Get Away to These 4 Luxurious Black-Owned Hotels and B&Bs

African Americans love to travel, and according to a research study, we spend nearly $50 billion a year on U.S. travel alone. Source: theroot