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How Umar Johnson Cured Me of Being a Hidden Hotep

How Umar Johnson Cured Me of Being a Hidden Hotep

I am a recovering hidden Hotep. Mind you, not the ankh-wearing, incense-selling, lecture-women-about-their menstrual-cycles kind of Hotep. Read more...
The Root’s Jason Johnson Called a Conservative Out for Whitesplaining Racism on MSNBC and It Got Heated

The Root’s Jason Johnson Called a Conservative Out for Whitesplaining Racism on MSNBC and It Got Heated

On Wednesday morning The Root’s political editor, Jason Johnson, appeared on MSNBC Live, as he often does, alongside Matt Schlapp of the American Conservative Union. Johnson is a veteran political

Matt Schlapp Gets Slapped For Calling Spicer's Racism 'Just Feisty'

As our colleague Heather pointed out this morning, "Nothing like screaming over a black guy while defending a racist a**hole." TheRoot.com's Jason Johnson was matter-of-fact about Spicer: “I think it
On the Run 2017: Justin Fairfax Wins Democratic Primary for Lieutenant Governor of Va.

On the Run 2017: Justin Fairfax Wins Democratic Primary for Lieutenant Governor of Va.

Justin Fairfax is one of only a handful of African Americans seeking statewide office in the 2017 election cycle, but after Tuesday’s primary, he’s managed to leap over his first major hurdle. Read
Counterpoint: Oh, C’mon! Spider-Man: Homecoming (and Its Diversity) Were Just Great, Jason

Counterpoint: Oh, C’mon! Spider-Man: Homecoming (and Its Diversity) Were Just Great, Jason

Jason Johnson, our political editor at The Root and an in-real-life close and personal friend of mine, wrote this last Friday about the new Spider-Man movie: Read more...
Omarosa Made an Appearance at NABJ and That Shit Did Not Go Over Well

Omarosa Made an Appearance at NABJ and That Shit Did Not Go Over Well

White House Negress token black woman director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison Omarosa Manigault was added as a last-minute addition to a Friday panel discussing police brutality at
The President of the United States Is a Terrorist Sympathizer. Now What?

The President of the United States Is a Terrorist Sympathizer. Now What?

On Tuesday, Donald Trump’s equivocation on the Charlottesville, Va., white supremacist rallies that plunged into violence and acts of terrorism forced America to accept an unmistakable, undeniable and

Trump Thinks He Can Pin ACA Crisis On Dems. Good Luck With That!

AM Joy featured a spirited discussion over Trump's latest actions to blow up Obamacare. "This is extortion. He's pushing it over the edge. Essentially, go back to congress with hostages," Joy Reid

Matt Welch Calls Judge Roy Moore A 'Culture-War, Lawless Troll'

On a panel with Stephanie Ruhle today, Matt Welch, editor of Reason magazine, ripped into Steve Bannon's hand-picked Senate candidate, Roy Moore. "Democrats are going to be running against everywhere,
Video of Me Was Used to Introduce Donald Trump at the Conservative Political Action Conference and I’m Pretty Sure I’m on a Watch List

Video of Me Was Used to Introduce Donald Trump at the Conservative Political Action Conference and I’m Pretty Sure I’m on a Watch List

I should cosplay as the characters from Undercover Brother or The Spook Who Sat by the Door. I have parachuted in to report at just about every single right-wing, alt-conservative confab you can think
MSNBC’s Joy Reid: One Theory for Sessions Staying Is that He’s Enjoying ‘Persecuting Brown People’

MSNBC’s Joy Reid: One Theory for Sessions Staying Is that He’s Enjoying ‘Persecuting Brown People’

Saturday on MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” host Joy Reid suggested that one reason Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants to remain at his position is because he is having a “marvelous time persecuting brown
MSNBC Panelist Jason Johnson: Trump ‘Is Half a Rally Away From Just Using the N-Word’

MSNBC Panelist Jason Johnson: Trump ‘Is Half a Rally Away From Just Using the N-Word’

Monday on MSNBC’s “Hardball,” TheRoot.com politics editor Jason Johnson said President Donald Trump was “half a rally away from just using the ‘N-word,'” when reacting to Trump calling Rep. Maxine

Jason Johnson: If You Grab A Woman And Turn Up The Music, 'That Is A Problem'

Republican consultant Sarah Rumpf was trying to walk the party line, but you could tell her heart wasn't really in it. Joy Reid asked her if she believed Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's accusation. "I
Tomi Lahren Can’t Fill a Room, The Root Hates Black Men, and Other Things I Learned at Politicon 2018

Tomi Lahren Can’t Fill a Room, The Root Hates Black Men, and Other Things I Learned at Politicon 2018

Genre conventions are all the rage in America. There is Walker Stalker Con for he Walking Dead, IDCon for true-crime Discovery Channel shows, and new comic book conventions pop up every weekend. Fan

Stephanie Ruhle Puts AFP Hack Into The Corner With One Simple Question

In a discussion about the Georgia vote recount, MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle asked a simple question of Tim Phillips, from Americans For Prosperity. "Why wouldn't Kemp recuse himself?" she said. Phillips

Joy Reid To Michael Steele: 'Why Did Your Pelosi Strategy Work So Well With Democrats?'

Watch this AM Joy segment. Former RNC chair Michael Steele, who strategized the original attacks on Nancy Pelosi, is astounded at how well it's still working. "Michael, because you more than anyone
MSNBC’s Jason Johnson: ‘Jealous Republicans’ Hate Ocasio-Cortez Because She’s Not on Their Side

MSNBC’s Jason Johnson: ‘Jealous Republicans’ Hate Ocasio-Cortez Because She’s Not on Their Side

MSNBC contributor Jason Johnson thinks “jealous Republicans” hate Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) because she is not on their side.

Anand Giriharadas: 'Rigging Leads To Feelings Of Supreme Merit'

As if white privilege wasn't already on display enough with the sentencing of Paul Manafort today and last week to laughably low jail terms, we had news of more entitled, rich, elite white people
MSNBC’s Jason Johnson: White Media Kissing Mayor Pete’s ‘Butt’—Buttigieg Just ‘a Gay Version of Cory Booker’

MSNBC’s Jason Johnson: White Media Kissing Mayor Pete’s ‘Butt’—Buttigieg Just ‘a Gay Version of Cory Booker’

MSNBC contributor Jason Johnson ripped the nearly all-white establishment media on Sunday for kissing presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s (D) “butt” because “they're looking for a white guy who

Every Trump Proxy Is A Reminder Of This Administration's Lawlessness

From the moment Bob Barr issued his highly selective and deceptive summary of the Mueller report, the Trumpers have been pushing to frame the narrative, confident that the mainstream media will