More Photos From The Root 100 Celebration 

Check out more shots from The Root’s gala event honoring members of The Root 100 class of 2013.

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    Seher Sikandar

    The Root's editor-in-chief, Henry Louis Gates Jr., and publisher, Donna Byrd 

    Here are more photos taken at The Root 100 celebration held in New York City on Nov. 14. (Click here to see another slideshow of the event.) The honorees—including MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry, feminist blogger Brittney Cooper and historian and pundit Jelani Cobb—were all chosen for their excellence in leadership and achievement in their fields.

     

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    Seher Sikandar

    Gala host T.J. Holmes, Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Donna Byrd

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    Seher Sikandar

    Gala attendees

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    Seher Sikandar

    Honoree Benjamin Todd Jealous

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    Seher Sikandar

    Gala attendees

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    Seher Sikandar

    Gala attendees

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    Seher Sikandar

    The Root’s Grapevine editor, Akoto Ofori-Atta, with honoree Jamil Smith and a gala attendee

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    Seher Sikandar

    Gala attendees

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    Seher Sikandar

    Honorees Ben Jealous and Melissa Harris-Perry (center) with The Root’s publisher, Donna Byrd (third from right), and senior staff writer, Jenée Desmond-Harris (second from right), and gala attendees, including Lia Epperson (third from left), Jealous’ wife

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    Seher Sikandar

    The Roots managing editor, Lyne Pitts, with Byron Pitts

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    Seher Sikandar

    Honoree Melissa Harris-Perry and The Root’s publisher, Donna Byrd, with Michaela Angela Davis (far right) and another gala attendee

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    Seher Sikandar

    Honoree Jelani Cobb, gala attendee Shani O. Hilton and honorees Adam Serwer and Jamil Smith

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    Seher Sikandar

    Honoree Benjamin Crump with The Roots publisher, Donna Byrd 

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    Seher Sikandar

    The Roots editor-in chief, Henry Louis Gates Jr., and publisher, Donna Byrd 

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    Seher Sikandar

    The Root 100 honorees

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    Seher Sikandar

    Gala attendee Lia Epperson and honorees Melissa Harris-Perry and Ben Jealous

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    Seher Sikandar

    Gala attendees

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    Brandon Bradford/The Root

    Gala venue

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    Gala host, T.J. Holmes