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Genetta Adams

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Brooklyn, NY, USA
Deputy Editor — The Root
As seen in: The Root
Covers:  pop culture, television, music, movies, entertainment, sports, food

Sports fan, caffeine junkie, deputy 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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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.

7 Black Movies to See if You Can’t Bear to See <em>Birth of a Nation</em> (or Even if You Do)

theroot.com — Ever since Nate Parker's film, The Birth of a Nation, earned a record $17.5 million distribution deal and walked away with the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival back in January, the movie has been positioned as the film most likely to solve Hollywood's #OscarsSoWhite problem.

Federal Court Says It’s Totally Not Racist to Ban Dreadlocks at Work

theroot.com — A federal appeals court ruled that employers who ban dreadlocks in the workplace are not engaging in racial discrimination, according to the Huffington Post. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals voted 3-0 last week to uphold a lower court's dismissal of a 2013 lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of Chastity...

Federal Court Says It’s Totally Not Racist to Ban Dreadlocks at Work

theroot.com — A federal appeals court ruled that employers that ban dreadlocks in the workplace are not engaging in racial discrimination, according to the Huffington Post. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals voted 3-0 last week to uphold a lower court's dismissal of a 2013 lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of Chastity...

Dream Hampton: We Should Have the Right to Sell Weed

theroot.com — Editor's note: This article is part of an ongoing series that looks at the growing legal marijuana industry and its effect on the black community. "At this point, I want to figure out how to be a drug dealer," said award-winning filmmaker and best-selling author dream hampton at a gathering at Columbia University earlier this year.

Our Highly Selective Guide to the Emmys Is All About the Black Nominees

theroot.com — The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards arrive on Sunday (8 p.m. on ABC), and while some of my favorite shows, like Game of Thrones and Veep, are expected to walk away with a boatload of trophies, there are several nominated performances by African-American stars for whom I'm rooting.

If You’re Trying to Blame Tyre King, Even a Little Bit, Then You’re the Real Problem

theroot.com — No sooner had the tragic news of Tyre King's death hit the news than the apology brigade of both blacks and whites hit social media, ready to victim-blame a 13-year-old child for his own demise at the hands of Columbus, Ohio, police officers. It's almost as if some folks within our community are eager to...

10 Things We Can’t Wait to See in the New TV Season

theroot.com — Every year around this time, the big four broadcast networks­-ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox-make a big deal of trotting out their new shows for the fall TV season. And while many network executives seem to have gotten the memo about diversity­-except, apparently, CBS, whose president has already apologized for its lily-white lineup of new shows-some...

Randy Moss Gives Trent Dilfer the Stank Eye for Criticizing Colin Kaepernick

theroot.com — If looks could kill ... During ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown, former NFL wide receiver Randy Moss was shooting daggers with his eyes at Trent Dilfer as he was criticizing San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick for protesting during the National Anthem.

Hillary Clinton Sets Off Tweetstorm by Calling Racist, Xenophobic Trump Supporters #BasketofDeplorables

theroot.com — Racist, xenophobic and misogynistic language have been the cornerstone of the Donald Trump's campaign since he began running for president, allowing white nationalist groups and the white people who love them to come out of woodwork to express how they really feel about blacks, Mexicans, Muslims and women.

NFL Linebacker Brandon Marshall Loses Endorsement Deal for Taking a Knee

theroot.com — Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall took a stand by taking a knee during the national anthem and now it has cost him an endorsement deal, according to the New York Daily News. Air Academy Federal Credit Union dropped Marshall as a spokesman after he joined San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, his college teammate­, to protest social injustice before the start of Thursday night's Broncos vs.
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Sep 24, 2016

North Carolina cop: ‘This fear of black men is real’  http://undf.td/2cqD0nY 

Sep 20, 2016

RT @EricGuster: When u label a man big bad dude and know nothing about him except skin color, then you're the problem #TerenceCruthcher #BlackLivesMatter

Sep 20, 2016

I’m actually glad the Giants didn’t go into extra innings — don’t won’t to lose any sleep here on the East Coast. #SFGiants

Sep 20, 2016

This is so much like the torture-era Giants except the torture never ends. #SFGiants

Sep 18, 2016

I’ll be live tweeting the #Emmys red carpet and the show over at @TheRoot at 7 p.m. Come join the convo.


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