Partying With The Root 100

At our recent gala, the 2011 class of The Root 100 shared what it means to make our list.


On Nov. 5, 2011, The Root hosted a celebration to toast the influential young African Americans on The Root 100 list. At the event, held at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C., we talked to a number of honorees -- including NAACP President Ben Jealous and Black Girls Rock! founder Beverly Bond -- about what it means to make The Root 100.