Michael Harriot

senior writer at The Root, author of the upcoming book “Black AF History”

Staff Writer at the Root

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Closing arguments began today in the trial against the three white men charged with murdering Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man, in Brunswick, Georgia.

Ahmaud Arbery and Kyle Rittenhouse cases: ‘Reasonable suspicion’ is tied to race and place in America

Closing arguments began today in the trial against the three white men charged with murdering Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man, in Brunswick, Georgia.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Democratic presidential candidates tried appealing to black voters during Tuesday night’s debate in Charleston. It was the last debate before Super Tuesday.

Takeaways from South Carolina presidential debate

Democratic presidential candidates tried appealing to black voters during Tuesday night’s debate in Charleston. It was the last debate before Super Tuesday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In disguise, comedian Sacha Baron Cohen interviews people and gets them to say some pretty outrageous things. Now he has a new TV show on Showtime called “Who is America?”

Does 'Who is America?' really say something about America?

In disguise, comedian Sacha Baron Cohen interviews people and gets them to say some pretty outrageous things. Now he has a new TV show on Showtime called “Who is America?”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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