We Created ‘Melanated News’ for The Root 100 Gala, but We Couldn’t Resist Sharing All This Glorious Blackness

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Melanated news here! Get your melanated news here!

The Root 100 gala was a glorious event brimming with blackness. If you missed it, then sorry boo, I can’t help you.


Our gala was turnt. But in the midst of the acceptance speeches, swag surfs and other celebratory festivities, your homies at the video team created several wildly creative pieces including Melanated News. After all, with the media working overtime to paint black people in a bad light, we created stories that we wish were true.

Now that the party has come and gone, we’d love to share our bit of Melanated News with the world. See the entire video above.

Afro-Cuban woman that was born and branded in New York. When León isn't actually creating cool videos, she's thinking of cool videos that she can create.

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