The Root is the number one online news and commentary source with the Black perspective. The Root brings attention to the blackvoices in mainstream media and welcomes all who take interest in black culture around the world.
Retiring Managing Editor, Joel Dreyfuss explains” The Root 100 reflects the richness and variety of leadership in the Black community, a breadth and range of talent who are having an impact on our lives and our communities-boldly or quietly”This year’s list contains well-known names but also includes powerful behind the scenes names of producers, writers, and activists. Out of 500 nominations the lucky 100 were selected by their influence and how much their actions have enriched the lives of African Americans. Twitter followers, mentions, and trending topics, Google searches were also factored in the final “influence” score.
The Root honored the 2011 winners at an exclusive awards reception on Saturday, November 5th at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. The invitation only event was sponsored by Starbucks Reserve.
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