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2017 was a year of growth for The Root. With the help of our dedicated readers, we reached new milestones and added new members to our team. Our new verticals, The Glow Up and Very Smart Brothas, have quickly become fan favorites, and our events were bigger and better than ever. In 2018 we’re pushing our limits even more, and we want you to be a part of it!

In years past, we’ve traveled across the country to host networking events known as manCODE and Young, Fabulous and Female. These gatherings of black professionals will now be hosted by VSB and The Glow Up, along with our sponsor Toyota.

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For the first event of 2018, we’re going going, back back, to Cali Cali!

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Join us for Urban by Nature, our very first joint The Glow Up-and-Very Smart Brothas event, on March 29. This will be a panel discussion featuring African-American influencers talking about their love for the great outdoors. The event will be followed by a networking mixer and light refreshments.

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Urban by Nature is all about getting outside and having a good time. We want to see more people like us out there taking advantage of the great outdoors. Whether it’s hiking, swimming, surfing or running, these individuals from the worlds of entertainment and media have done it, and loved it!

Come out and kick it with us. You won’t regret it. RSVP here.