The Root to Show Off Influential People

Coming up…The Root, The Washington Post Company’s African American news and commentary site, will host their signature “The Root 100” event on Nov. 5 at The Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington. The publication recently unveiled its list of most influential young African-Americans.

The Root 100 identifies African-American influencers 45 and under who “shape daily conversations with work that matters.”  This year for the first time, individuals who made the list have been ranked. See the list here.

In the details…MEDIA CREDENTIALS: Interested in attending to cover the event? RSVP to by Thursday Nov. 3rd.  There will be no on-site media registration.

Evening Schedule:
6:30 p.m. – Green Carpet Appearances/Guest Arrivals
7:30 p.m. – Dinner and The Root 100 Awards Presentation
9 p.m. – Post Reception/Dancing

Some of the notable honorees who plan to attend include…

Suzanne Malveaux (News anchor, CNN, pictured atop first page)
Rep. Andre Carson (Congressman, pictured at bottom of first page)
James Shelton (Assistant Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Education)
Beverly Bond (Famous DJ and BET Television Producer of Black Girls Rock)
Michael Strautmanis (Deputy Assistant to President Barack Obama)
Derek Douglas (White House Urban Affairs Special Assistant)
Baratunde Thurston (Co-founded black political blog Jack & Jill Politics, The Onion)
DeVon Franklin (Vice President of Columbia Pictures and Pastor)
Jamal Simmons (Principal, The Raben Group Consulting Firm)
Benjamin Todd Jealous (President and CEO, the NAACP)
Kasim Reed (Mayor of Atlanta)