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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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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...

tumblr.com — Slate's Jamelle Bouie explains why it was unlikely that Darren Wilson was going to be indicted for shooting Mike Brown.

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

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...

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...

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...

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....

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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Nov 26, 2014

RT @KhaledBeydoun: Endless headlines about looting. But little reporting of #Ferguson protestors guarding stores. #FergusonDecision pic.twitter.com/BefdqCVPwl

Nov 25, 2014

RT @wilw: Remember that time social media shot an unarmed teenager, and left his body on the street for four hours? Bob McCulloch remembers.

Nov 25, 2014

"The simple fact is that the police can kill for almost any reason with little fear of criminal charges." -... tmblr.co/ZI3sPy1WSr4GY

Nov 25, 2014

Holy cow-that’s epic RT @latimes: Demonstrators standing and sitting on the 110 Freeway in Los Angeles: RT @latangel pic.twitter.com/dPjISA5Sd7

Nov 24, 2014

RT @BenZelevansky: Why do we demand so much restraint from the oppressed and so little from the oppressors? #Ferguson

Nov 24, 2014

RT @wriglied: Condolences to everyone who has to deal with some asshole at work tomorrow who wants to discuss #Ferguson like it's an episode of Serial.



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