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Whether she’s on the $20 bill or not, Harriet Tubman made men pay for underestimating her

The Trump administration refused Thursday to commit to putting Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. Reneging on an Obama administration decision to replace slave owner Andrew Jackson — President Trump’s favorite president — with Tubman, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin explained he would base a new $20 …

Black History

Best Ever Chewy Fudgy Homemade Brownies

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Melt the butter and chopped chocolate in a medium saucepan on medium heat, stirring constantly, about 5 minutes. Or melt in a medium …

5 of the Healthiest Granola Bars, According to Nutrition Experts

Granola bars make on-the-go eating efficient, but are they actually healthy? Usually not—even though most people think so. A 2016 New York Times …

Nutrition

Sausage Cheddar Biscuits

Nothing beats a freshly baked, hot biscuit on a Saturday morning. Biscuits are even better when they are loaded with breakfast sausage and sharp …

Breakfast

Rachel Robinson joins late husband Jackie Robinson in Baseball Hall of Fame

Rachel Robinson will join her late husband in the Baseball Hall of Fame this summer. She will receive the Buck O’Neil Award, it was announced by the …

Cold Brew Soft Serve Is the Most Refreshing Thing You'll Eat All Summer

Drinking cold brew and eating ice cream are two sure-fire ways to cool down during Summer, but what if you could have the best of both worlds in one dessert? There's a new cold brew soft serve that has accomplished just that, and it can only be found at Dominique Ansel Kitchen in New York City …

The best diet to improve your sex life

Want to spice things up in the bedroom? Then it’s time to look at your diet.<p>The more foods you can eat to balance your hormones and boost blood flow …

Nutrition

Why African Americans left the South in droves — and what’s bringing them back

A watershed moment in American history, mapped.<p>The Great Migration is a modern movement that, in many ways, is still unfolding. More than 40 percent of black Americans left Southern states to go north or west between 1915 and 1970, and the effects of that exodus continue to reverberate.<p>While the …

Black History

Remember Trayvon?

Remember Trayvon? He would’ve been 22 by now. He more than likely would have graduated from high school and entered college by this date. If he …

Trayvon Martin

Seven Notable New Books on Slavery

Over the past few years, several films have been released in the United States, including Twelve Years a Slave, The Birth of a Nation, and the remake of Roots, exploring various aspects of the lives of enslaved men and women. Although these films offer valuable insights into the history of slavery, …

No Journalists of Color Made the Cut When the White House Blocked Outlets From Press Briefing

The hand-picking included right-wing news outlets but no journalists of color, <b>Lauren Victoria Burke</b>, who reports for several African American outlets …

Journalism

Four Black Trailblazers On How They Are Empowering Communities Of Color

These influencers work across the areas of business, media, tech and activism.<p>Every individual has the power to create change and in honor of Black History Month. BAOLers, a new employee resource group for black employees at AOL, hosted an event in New York Wednesday to recognize four black …

Vegetables as Comfort Food, Thanks to the South

What do you think of when you think of Southern food? Fried chicken? Red velvet cake? Sweet potato pie? If you don't immediately say <i>vegetables</i>, …

Black Wall Street on film: A story of revival and renewal

The Reverend Harold Mose Anderson was always fascinated by the movies. Anderson saved his money and bought a home movie camera from a catalog. Once …

African-American News

Moses Fleetwood Walker was the first African American to play pro baseball, six decades before Jackie Robinson

He was born when slavery was still a fixture in American society and played shortly thereafter<p>The legacy of Moses “Fleet” Fleetwood Walker as the …

Renina Jarmon On The Power Of Black Girls On And Off The Internet

#Blackgirlsarefromthefuture<p><i>In celebration of Black History Month, NYLON is running a spotlight series called</i> <i>UNAPOLOGETIC</i><i>. Every day, w</i><i>e’ll celebrate different aspects of black culture through</i> <i></i><i>profiles, interviews, roundtables, reviews, videos, and op-eds</i><i>. #Blacklivesmatter and we hold that truth to</i> …

Social Media

Nike and Jordan Brand’s 10 Black History Month sneakers: A power ranking

LeBrons, Kyries and KDs, plus Roy Jones Jr. flashbacks and equality — the subtle swag of #BHM kicks<p>On the annual calendar of sneaker releases, …

Shoes

Dear Oscars: Don’t Do to Moonlight What You Did to These 5 Black Films

Oscar season is upon us.<p>On Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will honor what it deems to be the best films of …

Tessa Thompson

7 Books You Should Be Reading During Black History Month

I'm the first to get ridiculously excited about a good reading list, but Black History Month is something special—not to mention a time to honor the …

A pastor in the Bible Belt opened his church to refugees. Here’s what happened

Pastor David Daniels didn't really have a choice. The refugees were desperate. He could feel that. Their need was great. He could see that. But God was also talking and that, well, he could definitely hear.<p>So in 2015 he sponsored a Muslim family fleeing Syria and helped them settle in Fort Worth. …

The Secret to Healthy Skin Is in Your Food

Healthy skin depends on more than just a grooming regimen. You can moisturize ten times a day, but it won't do you any favors if you aren't fueling your body with the right nutrients. It can be as simple as drinking a glass of fresh orange juice. Or, you can ratchet things up a notch and find a …

Jessica Shares the Honest and Scary Details About Her Recovery From Anorexia

At almost 27 years old, Jessica Stahl has a remarkable, scary, and relatable story to share about her five-year battle with an eating disorder. Fresh out of recovery, as difficult as it is to share these details with the world, she's doing it in the hopes that it will help someone else going …

Fitness

On this day in black history: Aretha Franklin records ‘Respect,’ Morehouse College established, and more

Black History Month The Undefeated Edition Feb. 14<p><b>1760 — Richard Allen, founder of first national black church, is born</b><br>Richard Allen was born into …

29 Best Food Instagrams For Foodies And Future Chefs

As a man of the world, you’re always looking to expand your horizons and your palate. You’re the guy friends turn to when they’re looking for the …

Foodies

Living With History: The Descendants of Ida B. Wells Believe Everyone Has the Potential for Greatness

<i>Editor’s note: For Black History Month,</i> <b>The Root</b> <i>is speaking to the relatives of our most cherished African-American heroes in a series called Living</i> …

Black History

A People’s History. A Nation’s Story. A Battle Station.

A NEW WHITE HOUSE has given the country whiplash, and millions of citizens are staggering around concussed, discombobulated, and grabbing onto pink …

Meet the Creole nun who risked her life to teach slaves

New Orleans, La., Dec 22, 2017 / 04:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Venerable Henriette DeLille, born a “free woman of color” before the Civil War, had all …

Catholicism

Dr. Mary Bassett: We Must 'Name Racism' As A Cause of Poor Health

Racism is messy. But acknowledging its effects is a key part of improving public health.<p><i>The following is excerpted from Dr. Mary Bassett’s October 2016 acceptance speech, ‘Public Health Meets the ‘Problem of the Color Line,’ for Columbia University’s Frank A. Calderone Prize in Public Health.</i> …

This Group of Black Women Is Taking Up Arms to Fight Racism and Misogyny

What radical black womanist politics organized around self-defense actually looks like, and why it matters.<p>There was no wild rhetoric about "killing whitey" or clandestine plots to ambush and torture cops when I attended a political education class hosted by Dallas's Black Women's Defense League …