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Who are the young black trailblazers in your community? The Root is putting the spotlight on the African-American leaders and innovators of the future, and we want you to help.

We are now accepting nominations for The Root 2015 Young Futurists list, to be unveiled in February. Young Futurists are between the ages of 16 and 22 and committed to making the world a better place. We’re seeking candidates who are not only achievers but also innovators in the worlds of green innovation, science and technology, arts and culture, social activism and business enterprise. Previous Young Futurists have championed voter rights, invented unique technologies, launched thriving businesses, engineered green solutions and excelled in the arts, among other creative and praiseworthy ventures.


Our nomination period runs through Jan. 9, 2015. Then stay tuned as The Root announces the latest batch of Young Futurists in February. Nominate here:

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