The Root

The Root


(4 stars)


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10,000 - 50,000 downloads

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Get fresh and razor-sharp insights on black news and perspectives from The Root. Download The Root Android app to get:

*Highlights of the hottest news stories from around the web
*Our hand-picked selection of commentary by the top African-American writers
*Original features tackling race, politics, society, culture and the day’s most-talked about topics.
*Provocative podcasts and slideshows about the issues everyone’s discussing
*A tabbed home screen designed to make it easy to access all of The Root's top stories and media.
*Tools that let you share The Root stories and features
*We are always looking to improve our applications. Please send your thoughts and suggestions to

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Recently changed in this version

* Various bug fixes

* Now featuring landscape browsing
* Resolved intermittent crashing when switching between apps and while playing some podcasts
* Ice Cream Sandwich compatibility (4.0)
* Enlarged feature photos
* Refactored app for faster section loading, offline viewing, and easy refresh
* Performance enhancements for more stabilized, browsing experience

Comments and ratings for The Root
  • (66 stars)

    by Kathleen Captain on 14/05/2014

    This app does not work....period!! Ther are no articles to be found, and there is always a network problem. I have installed and uninstalled of my cell phones and tablets over the past 2 yrs and it just doesn't work. I'm done.

  • (66 stars)

    by Tamas Beverly on 01/04/2014

    Won't load up

  • (66 stars)

    by Cherise Williams on 26/03/2014

    Keeps claiming there is a network connection error so no articles refresh. Will have to settle for online mobile version.

  • (66 stars)

    by Gregory Moore on 13/02/2014

    Gave it 5 months to get fixed... Deleting.

  • (66 stars)

    by An Sapphire Gael on 12/02/2014

  • (66 stars)

    by Douglas Huffaker on 25/01/2014

    Once great, this app is now totally useless. Looks as though the entire plant died and needs total replacement. Without a fix - worthless!

  • (66 stars)

    by Sarfo Mensah on 22/01/2014

    Content is dated December 2012.