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Brooklyn, NY, USA
Senior Editor, The Root
Covers:  pop culture, television, music, movies, entertainment, sports, food

Sports fan, caffeine junkie, senior editor @TheRoot. Will work for coffee. My views are my own.

Genetta Adams's Biography

Editor + writer with an unwavering devotion to the San Francisco Giants, San Francisco 49ers, Barcelona FC and the LA Lakers. Will edit for coffee.

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Larry Wilmore's The Nightly Show Is the Black Talk Show We've Been Waiting For

Larry Wilmore's The Nightly Show Is the Black Talk Show We've Been Waiting For

NWA, LL Cool J and Chic Didn't Make the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Seriously?

NWA, LL Cool J and Chic Didn't Make the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Seriously?

What was your first job as a journalist?

I worked as an editorial copy clerk and was promoted to a copy editor at my hometown paper in Stockton, Ca.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. I received a typewriter as a birthday gift for my senior year of high school. I used it in college as well.

How is social media changing news?

One word: Speed. People are getting the news faster than ever before. The major down side: Misinformation is just as fast, maybe faster.

Genetta Adams · "The simple fact is that the police can kill for...

Mo’Ne Davis Becomes 1st Little Leaguer to Appear on Sports Illustrated Cover

theroot.com — Philadelphia pitching phenom Mo'Ne Davis can add another major accomplishment to her trophy case. The 13-year-old ball slinger, who regularly throws pitches 70 mph-- the equivalent of throwing in the low 90s in Major League Baseball--became the first Little Leaguer to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

Genetta Adams · Silence is Not an Option

genetta.tumblr.com — roxanegay: Another young black man has been gunned down. His name was Mike Brown. He was unarmed. My [redacted] e-mailed me because she knew I would be upset about this story, because she knows all of my heart, and all I could say in response was, "I am numb."

Little League World Series: Black Ballplayers Dominate

theroot.com — In the opening days of the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., young black ballplayers dominated in a sport that doesn't always get a lot of love from the African-American community. Friday, 13-year-old pitching sensation Mo'Ne Davis of Philadelphia, became the first girl to throw a shutout in LLWS history.

Genetta Adams · We think it is rape culture or gun violence that...

genetta.tumblr.com — We think it is rape culture or gun violence that will define us as a fallen civilization. But it's the indifference that will do us in. It's our fierce commitment to independence - emotional, cultural, financial, spiritual - as our most prized and noble value that dooms us.

American Revolutionary: New Documentary Explores the Life of Activist Grace Lee Boggs

theroot.com — Every once in a while, someone comes along who challenges your assumptions and forces you to rethink everything you thought you knew about history, culture and identity. Take for instance, Grace Lee Boggs. Before Martin Luther King Jr.

Genetta Adams · The tendency, in selective recollections of...

genetta.tumblr.com — The tendency, in selective recollections of history, is to choose the version that looks most like an alibi-and it is for this reason that the conversation Coates has restarted is not really about reparations. It is, more fundamentally, about acknowledging the bastard history that would warrant reparations in the first place.

Genetta Adams · Rest in peace, Miss Maya.

Genetta Adams · Thanks, Beyoncé, but if we’re verbing, I think you...

genetta.tumblr.com — Thanks, Beyoncé, but if we're verbing, I think you meant 'Bill Clinton'd all on my gown,' not 'Monica Lewinsky'd." - Monica Lewinsky.-- One of the best lines in that Vanity Fair essay.

Genetta Adams · Elegant racism is invisible, supple, and enduring....

genetta.tumblr.com — Elegant racism is invisible, supple, and enduring. It disguises itself in the national vocabulary, avoids epithets and didacticism. Grace is the singular marker of elegant racism. One should never underestimate the touch needed to, say, injure the voting rights of black people without ever saying their names.
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Apr 17, 2015

Dear @jetblue why can't I buy "even more space" in the app? Seem like you'd want to make it easy for me to give you money.

Apr 13, 2015

Amazing how easy it is to leave Twitter while on vacation.

Apr 10, 2015

Just shared a great @Lyft Line - you should try it. Use my invite code for $20 toward your first ride! lyft.com/i/GENETTA601849

Apr 06, 2015

@Klocke_Record Oh, Mike you're looking facts. I'm looking at Brad Pitt.

Apr 06, 2015

@Klocke_Record Moneyball, the book was better but movie still makes my list. Can’t have more than 1 Yankee film on my list (61*).

Apr 06, 2015

No ‘8 Men Out’? No ‘The Natural’? Not even close. RT @TIME: These are the top 10 baseball films of all time ti.me/1HIM5Th

Apr 04, 2015

RT @brainpicker: Happy birthday, Maya Angelou! This phenomenal woman recites her iconic "Phenomenal Woman" buff.ly/1av8yJ4 pic.twitter.com/SQI3J90YBH



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