From The Root, a part of Gizmodo Media Group:
NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER | 2018 — The Root, the premier news, opinion and culture site for African-American influencers, has just today published their annual list, The Root 100. Every year for the past nine years, The Root has paid tribute to black innovators, leaders and change agents with The Root 100, a list of the most influential African Americans, ages 25 to 45, highlighting the work of the game changers who are making an impact in their communities and across all industries.
“Every year The Root 100 gives us the opportunity to put a spotlight on extraordinary individuals who exemplify the causes of the black community. Our goal is to recognize inspirational figures who work tirelessly to change our world for the better—from the educators who are shaping the minds of the next generation to entrepreneurs and social justice activists—as well as the celebrities, athletes and political figures who have used the power of their platforms to have a positive impact”-The Root’s Editor-in-Chief Danielle Belton
This year’s interactive list includes esteemed honorees in seven different sectors — arts, community, business, entertainment, media, politics, sports and STEM — starting with activist and creator of the #MeToo movement Tarana Burke, and including Serena Williams, Kendrick Lamar, Jemele Hill and many more.
See the full interactive list here.