African-American-targeted daily online magazine The Root sprouted a new iPad app, available free-of-charge from the iTunes Store, which offers curated news stories from around the Web, original features, podcasts, and sharing via mail, Twitter, Facebook and Instapaper.
From the announcement by The Root:
Our iPad app brings to your fingertips our unique editorial content with a variety of black perspectives: breaking news, features, reviews, and analyses of politics, culture, and international affairs.
Our new app uses cutting-edge technology to take full advantage of the latest version of the Apple operating system. This means true multitasking: You can listen to our provocative podcasts while you read the content elsewhere in the application.
Now, even when you’re on the go, you can take along John McWhorter‘s iconoclastic essays; Helena Andrews‘ often hilarious ruminations on being black, female, and single; Sherrilyn Ifill‘s trenchant analyses of machinations in the highest courts in the land; Stanley Crouch‘s deconstruction of conventional wisdom; Rebecca Walker‘s cool analysis of books and people; Teresa Wiltz‘s elegant essays about everything from Tyler Perry‘s For Colored Girls to Liberia’s remarkable comeback; and the biting comments of Buckwheat, courtesy of The Roots‘ Jack White.