Gates vs. Gates: The Face-Off

Tell our editor-in-chief what he should ask Bill Gates at the National Urban League Conference.


Have you ever wanted to interview Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates? Well, here's your chance to pose a question to one of the richest men in the world. Our own editor-in-chief, Henry Louis Gates Jr., will be quizzing the tech legend and philanthropist onstage at the National Urban League Conference in Boston on Thursday.

Professor Gates has agreed to include a question from readers of The Root. So if you've wanted to ask Bill Gates about how he built the largest software company in the world, what he thinks of Twitter or his efforts to eradicate AIDS in Africa, this is your chance.

Professor Gates will select one of the questions you submit and tell his audience that it comes from a reader of The Root. Send your question ASAP to We will stream the session live on our site Thursday starting at 8 a.m.

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