Greater Metro

Pierre Jackson (Courtesy photo)

Engaging students nets ‘Presidential Award’ for Middle ...

For four nights this past week, Pierre Jackson of Middle College High School was in ...

Entertainment

Dr. Wright Jones (MARK HILL/The Root)

Atlanta plastic surgeon helping black women fill ...

Wendy Williams may prefer bigger breasts over a bigger booty as her plastic surgery procedure ...

National

Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush campaigned in Florida on July 31. (Photo illustration by Lee Eric Smith).

Bush, Clinton court black voters at Urban ...

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush went into historically Democratic territory Friday ...

Sports

Gasol, Green represent Memphis in first-ever NBA ...

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The NBA put on a show in its first exhibition game in ...

business

Photo illustration by Lee Eric Smith.

University of Phoenix under investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Apollo Education Group, which runs the online University of Phoenix, is ...

Commentary

Thinkstock Photo Courtesy of The Root.

#BlackMenLove: Time to reframe the old narratives ...

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of articles that were shared in ...

Regional

Anthony Hervey was an anomaly in Mississippi, writing a 2006 book called "Why I Wave The Confederate Flag: Written by a Black man." Hervey died in an auto accident near Oxford last weekend. (Photos: Facebook).

Mississippi Black Confederate Flag supporter killed in ...

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — In a town where Confederate soldier statues stand sentinel on the ...

Opinion

CWB honorees Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi attend The New York Women's Foundation Celebrating Women Breakfast at Marriott Marquis Hotel on May 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for The New York Women's Foundation. Originally appeared on theGrio.com)

Just a reminder: No one fights harder ...

Last weekend, I found myself watching Chris Rock’s Bigger & Blacker stand-up special. It still ...

Religion

Dr. Randolph Meade Walker, Pastor of Castalia Baptist Church (Photo: castaliachurch.org)

Castalia continues to add to its legacy ...

Cedar Grove Baptist Church was established in 1916 on Tanglewood and Saulsberry streets. In 1952, ...

Writers

Dr. Karanja Ajanaku

A veteran journalist with 35-plus years of experience, Karanja A. ...

Kelvin Dewayne Cowans

Kelvin Dewayne Cowans – known as “Six~Four” – is the ...

Tyrone P. Easley

For more than 30 years, Tyrone Easley has been a ...

Kelley D. Evans

Kelley D. Evans is a Memphis native and an alumnus ...

Brittney Gathen

Brittney Gathen is a sophomore journalism student at the University ...

Wiley Henry

Wiley Henry is an award-winning journalist and deputy editor of ...

Nina A. Johnson

Nina A. Johnson brings a multitude of knowledge to the ...

Tony Jones

Tony Jones, a graduate of Southside High School (1976), is ...

Myron Mays

A native of Memphis, Myron Mays began his broadcast career ...

Carlee McCullough

Carlee McCullough, Esq. of McCullough Law served for over a ...

Dr. Sybil Mitchell

Dr. Sybil C. Mitchell has been a freelance feature writer ...

Warren Roseborough

Warren A. Roseborough, a photojournalist and an army veteran has ...

Brianna Alexis Smith

Brianna Alexis Smith is a junior Mass Media Arts major ...

Lee Eric Smith

Reporter/Digital Content Manager

A native of Holly Springs, Mississippi, Lee Eric Smith brings ...

Bernal E. Smith, II

Bernal E. Smith, II is the Owner/Publisher of the New ...