New Online, Print Guide for News and Events Catered to African Americans in the D.C. Metro Area
WASHINGTON—August 25, 2011—The Washington Post and The Root today introduced The Root DC (www.TheRootDC.com), a new channel in washingtonpost.com’s PostLocal section focused on coverage of local events, services and trends that reflect African Americans in the Washington region.
The Root DC will serve as a must-read source of content from a black perspective with features including daily updated event listings, profiles of people around the region, video stories, and reader essays about things or people that bind, uplift, and annoy the community.
Long before Rosa Parks was hailed as the “mother of the civil rights movement,” she wrote a detailed and harrowing account of nearly being raped by a white neighbor who employed her as a housekeeper in 1931.
“Rae has endured the comments of “Eww, why is your hair like that? Why are you trying to go back to slavery?” from other African-Americans and says that, growing up, she had requests to touch her hair from both blacks and whites.”
I was born and raised in a breakfast family in San Diego, CA. No matter what day it was, my mom, dad, sister and I always took the time to eat breakfast together in the morning. Part of that breakfast ritual included my dad reading us parts of the newspaper - whatever he felt was newsworthy of…