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6-Year-Old Wins Black History Month by Recreating Iconic Album Covers for the Culture

6-Year-Old Wins Black History Month by Recreating Iconic Album Covers for the Culture

As our fallen angel Whitney Houston once sang, “I believe the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way...”Read more...
Anita Baker Slayed My Life, Fantasia Inspired an Altar Call and Trick Daddy Was King at Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival

Anita Baker Slayed My Life, Fantasia Inspired an Altar Call and Trick Daddy Was King at Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival

“It’s the world’s biggest outdoor house party!” Kid from ’90s rap duo Kid ’n Play said when I caught the icons backstage at the Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival this past weekend. The two were part
I’m Seeing Anita Baker, Y’all, and You Can, Too, at Jazz in the Gardens This Weekend

I’m Seeing Anita Baker, Y’all, and You Can, Too, at Jazz in the Gardens This Weekend

When someone asks you to attend a concert featuring Chaka Khan, Anita Baker, Fantasia, Smokey Robinson and more, what do you do? You graciously accept the invite! And that is the story of how The Root
Meet the Mayor of Miami Gardens, Fla., One of the Largest Black-Run Cities in the Country

Meet the Mayor of Miami Gardens, Fla., One of the Largest Black-Run Cities in the Country

“Every night in my sleep, I need you beside me.” Read more...
Caption This: Win Tickets to See Anita Baker, Chaka Khan at 2018 Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival

Caption This: Win Tickets to See Anita Baker, Chaka Khan at 2018 Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival

If I told you The Root was giving away tickets to see Anita Baker, Chaka Khan, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Smokey Robinson, Fantasia and others on March 17 and 18 in Miami, what would you say? Hold that
“Nice Times Up Pin”

“Nice Times Up Pin”

Culture Kings Carl, Edgar, and Jacquis get into a sports update, Carl getting his hair restored, the 15 ultimate hip hop & R&B albums, deep cut of the week, & more!
Anita Baker Announces ‘Farewell Tour’ for 2018

Anita Baker Announces ‘Farewell Tour’ for 2018

When R&B songstress Anita Baker hit the scene in the mid-’80s, it was like we didn’t know what we’d been missing. Her cool, low register gifted us hits like “Angel,” “Sweet Love” and “Rapture,”

Earth to Andre 3000: The OutKast Icon’s Rawest Interview Ever

In a rare interview and photo shoot for GQ Style, Andre 3000 talks creativity, drugs, aging—and what he’s been doing since “Hey Ya!” first hit.
The 10 Best ‘Brown Liquor’ Songs of All Time

The 10 Best ‘Brown Liquor’ Songs of All Time

I didn’t learn how to drink alcohol until I was 33. Read more...