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5:00 PM Monday • December 22


The Root 100

The Root 100 is a groundbreaking interview series on ASPiRE featuring 24 of the most intriguing 2013 honorees of "The Root 100," the annual list of African- American achievers and influencers between the ages of 25 and 45. The weekly show celebrates these young black leaders who are paving the way for change and inspiring us through their work. Hosted by noted journalist and 2010 - 2011 honoree of The Root 100 Suzanne Malveaux with interviews by Jamal Simmons, the series goes beyond the accomplishments of these dynamic men and women to explore their lives, their passion and what it takes to achieve success with meaning and purpose. 




Upcoming Episodes

The Innovators
12/22/14 - 5:00pm

Three innovators launching us headfirst into the future with the use of technology and innovation is the focus of this hour of The Root 100.

Community Advocates
12/23/14 - 5:00pm

While these three honorees of The Root 100 may travel in elite circles, few in such prominent positions are as grounded.

Building Legacies
12/24/14 - 5:00pm

Omar Wasow sits down with three honorees of The Root 100 who are transforming communities in the fields of culture, health and education.

The Vanguards
12/26/14 - 5:00pm

In this episode John Legend, Grammy Award-winning artist and activist, Issa Rae, creator of The Awkward Black Girl, and Monique Nelson Chairman CEO of Uniworld Group talk about their groundbreaking work.

The Advocates
12/27/14 - 12:00pm

Omar Wasow sits down with The Root 100 honorees, MSNBC host, Melissa Harris Perry, NAACP president and CEO Benjamin Jealous and Hollywood actress Gabrielle Union.


Suzanne Malveaux, who has an identical twin, grew up around Howard University, where her dad was dean of the medical college. After serving as a White House reporter for nine years, she joined CNN in 2002, covering four presidents and the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.