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Is Dr. Gates game-changing?

The Huffington Post has placed him in some heady media company and wants to know who is the MVP:

Changing The Game By: Overseeing an online hub for and about black America in the Obama era. The Root is a kind of virtual update of The Crisis, the official magazine of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, founded by W. E. B. DuBois almost a century ago. Launched by Washington Post CEO Donald E. Graham and Harvard professor Gates, The Root is current, insightful, and provocative. Most distinctive feature: an interactive genealogical section that traces one’s ancestry through, a testing site co-founded by Gates.

The Mission: “This is an historic endeavor — The Root is one of the world's first Web-based magazines dedicated to reporting and commenting upon the interests, concerns and achievements of African Americans and people of African descent throughout the world.”


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