Celebrating Black ExcellenceThe Root 100: Celebrating Black Excellence, 10 Years and Counting

As I write this Kinja post, my Haitian mother walks over and sees the thumbnail of Yamiche Alcindor’s face.

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Ki sa Yamiche ap fe la?”

My nosy mom doesn’t know what I’m working on, but what she—and my dad, who is Alcindor’s biggest fan—do know is that the PBS NewsHour White House correspondent is a force.

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In the video above, Alcindor—who is an honoree on this year’s The Root 100—offers advice to those struggling through 2020, shares why it’s critical to highlight the important work Black folks are doing across industries and more.

Jessica Moulite is an award-winning Video Producer at The Root passionate about dismantling unjust societal power structures and all things Black culture. She's also probably watching “Living Single.”

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