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Editor-in-Chief of The Root Henry Louis “Skip” Gates Jr.’s documentary series The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross took home the Emmy for Outstanding Historical Program—Long Form at the 35th annual News and Documentary Awards Tuesday night at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City.
All eyes are on the Secret Service and its handling of the nation’s most important authority figure (i.e., President Barack Obama), and naturally the irreverent jokes, the scathing criticism and crucial questions are coming out.
Time Is Illmatic, a documentary released for the 20th anniversary of Nas’ debut album, Illmatic, is opening in select theaters. The Root sat down with the fillmmakers, Erik Parker and One9, to hear the story behind the creative process of making the film.
New audio has a white South Carolina state trooper telling a very different version of the events surrounding his shooting of an unarmed African-American man as the man reached into his car to retrieve his wallet.
With the Secret Service under intense scrutiny amid reports that an armed man jumped the fence at the White House and made it all the way to the East Room, the Associated Press is now reporting that earlier this month, the president was on an elevator with an "armed security contractor who had three criminal convictions."