From NASCAR to social media and beyond, Black folks have once again proven to be the nation’s ultimate game changers and cultural icons. And 2020’s The Root 100 list is a perfect reflection of how we influence and shape American society for the better.

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In the video above, get to know three of this year’s phenomenal honorees: Olympian Ashleigh Johnson, journalist Tre’vell Anderson, and Lovecraft Country’s Misha Green.

Alexa, play “Icon” by Jaden Smith.

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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