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by yesha callahan

Eight weeks ago, The Root published an op-ed I wrote, titled, “Is Insecure Preying on Black Women’s Insecurities?” It was a simple question, based on an honest concern I’d had while previewing the show prior to its debut on HBO: As viewers—and,...
From: The Root | By: Yesha Callahan | Friday, December 2, 2016
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The jury in the trial of Michael Slager, the police officer who shot and killed Walter Scott, says it’s deadlocked after three days of deliberation, according to Reuters. In 2015, Slager pulled Scott over in North Charleston, S.C., and the encounter...
From: The Root | By: Yesha Callahan | Friday, December 2, 2016
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Ronald Gasser, the man who admitted to shooting and killing former NFL player Joe McKnight in New Orleans, was released from custody overnight without being charged, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. McKnight was shot and killed Thursday...
From: The Root | By: Yesha Callahan | Friday, December 2, 2016
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What’s a black man to do when he can’t even get endless bread sticks and salad because a white waitress refuses to serve him? Comedian Ricky Smith took those complaints to social media, and the world and Olive Garden listened. Smith said on Tuesday...
From: The Root | By: Yesha Callahan | Friday, December 2, 2016
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It was all about the holidays at the White House Thursday night as the First Family came together one last time to light the annual Christmas Tree. President Obama, along with Michelle and Sasha, braved the cold D.C. night and celebrated with a crowd...
From: The Root | By: Yesha Callahan | Friday, December 2, 2016
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The US unemployment is the lowest it has been in almost a decade, according to the newest jobs report from the from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. According to the report, the unemployment rate declined to 4.6% in November and payroll employment increased...
From: The Root | By: Yesha Callahan | Friday, December 2, 2016
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A new fugitive has been added to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list. Marlon Jones, a Jamaican national, is wanted for the murders of four people at a Los Angeles birthday party on Oct. 15. Officials believe Jones is “armed and dangerous” and is a...
From: The Root | By: Yesha Callahan | Friday, December 2, 2016
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President Obama is supporting an effort requiring women to register for Selective Service when they turn 18, like men, according to ABC News.  “As old barriers for military service are being removed, the administration supports — as a logical...
From: The Root | By: Yesha Callahan | Friday, December 2, 2016
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Vice-President Elect Mike Pence’s Washington, D.C. neighbors want him to realize they don’t tolerate hate directed towards the LGBTQ community. And they’ve raised gay pride flags all throughout the neighborhood to put him on notice. Pence’s anti-LGBTQ...
From: The Root | By: Yesha Callahan | Friday, December 2, 2016
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A Mississippi woman says people stood around and did nothing at a Kroger grocery store when a man attacked her after she asked him how to make pumpkin pie. Nia Jones was at the Southhaven Kroger shopping for Thanksgiving supplies and while she was in...
From: The Root | By: Yesha Callahan | Friday, December 2, 2016
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