Roots

The OVO x Roots Calgary Varsity Jacket Returns For Bob Marley Day

Music fans worldwide will celebrate the would-be 74th birthday of reggae pioneer Bob Marley tomorrow (February 6), which is now referred to as Bob Marley Day in the city of Toronto. Canada-bred imprint Roots found a special way to commemorate the day by re-releasing its Calgary Varsity Jacket that originally dropped in collaboration with fellow […]

Trump Supporters Send Angry Tweets To Levar Burton Instead Of Lavar Ball

LLeVar Burton, the actor who’s best known for his past work in “Reading Rainbow” and “Roots,” is getting bombarded with angry tweets from Trump fans who have mistaken him for LaVar Ball. LaVar Ball, the father of UCLA basketball player LiAngelo Ball, whom President Donald Trump helped release after he got caught shoplifting in China, […]

October’s Very Own x Roots Unveil Fall/Winter 2017 Collection

Drake’s label imprint and lifestyle brand, October’s Very Own, has collaborated with sportswear brand Roots on a special capsule collection for men and women. Athletic wear inspired cobranding appears on a selection of outwear, perfect for the colder months. A varsity jacket, hoodies, zip up sweatshirts, T-shirts and sweatpants all feature signature OVO iconography. The […]

BET Announces D’Angelo, Roots, Janelle Monae & Sheila E to Pay Tribute to Prince At 2016 BET Awards

BET has officially announced announced the artists slated to pay tribute to the Purple One. After throwing epic shade at the Billboard Music Awards for their lackluster tribute that featured Madonna, BET released the all-star lineup that includes The Roots, D’Angelo, Janelle Monae and the icon’s former drummer/lover, Sheila E, that will pay tribute to Prince at the […]

Snoop Dogg Isn’t Watching “Roots,” Calls Out Hollywood For Slave Films

While many were tuned into the highly touted NBA Western Conference Finals Game 7 last night, many others were watching the remake of Roots that premiered on the History Channel. The 8-hour, four-part miniseries stars Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker, Laurence Fishburne, T.I., and Derek Luke. Hip Hop legend and WWE Hall of Famer Snoop […]

ROOTS Premieres Tonight, Stars T.I.

The remake of the classic 1977 miniseries, Roots, is scheduled to premiere tonight [Monday, May 30] on the History Channel. Starring Malachi Kirby, Anika Noni Rose, Laurence Fishburne, and Forest Whitaker, the reboot also features T.I., who is reuniting with producer Will Packer, plays “Cyrus.” “Cyrus,” a slave fighting for freedom in the Union Army, was initially a no go for […]

#BHM Check Out The Trailer From The New ‘Roots’ Remake

On Memorial Day, The History Channel will debut a four part remake of the epic Roots saga. The updated version of the 1977 Alex Haley written film was produced by A&E Studios and will premiere May 30 in A&E, History and Lifetime. The A-list cast includes Forest Whitaker, Anna Paquin, Laurence Fishburne, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, […]

Slave Records To Be Released Online

Since the emancipation of African Americans from slavery, many African Americans have been trying for years to trace their ancestors. With websites such as ancestry.com, many people have tried to find where their ancestors came from but have come unsuccessful. Now there is a new website that can help African Americans find where they truly […]