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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.

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

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 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

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 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

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 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 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 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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May 04, 2016

RT @knbrmurph: ...and Portland, gutty for 3/4 of the game, heads to the locker room just ... pic.twitter.com/rUurAGUDPF

May 04, 2016

Blazers played pretty much at the top of their ability and they’re still going to lose by double digits. #DubNation

May 04, 2016

Trailblazers are probably thinking what do we have to do to beat a Curry-less #Warriors? Short of kneecapping Clay, Green & Iggy, not much.

Apr 30, 2016

RT @Khanoisseur: "Next year someone else will be standing in this spot, and it's anyone's guess who she will be"-Obama at #WHCD https://t.cpic.twitter.com/BeGclWpRQA/BeGclWpRQA

Apr 30, 2016

RT @OneTokenBlack: "I apologize for being late. I was running on C.P.T., which stands for jokes white people shouldn't make." - President O#WHCDama #WHCD

Apr 29, 2016

This is what it looks like when the #SFGiants shat the bed in the 3rd inning at Citi Field against the Mets. pic.twitter.com/DLjj6kFZRD


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