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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 Advocates
04/28/15 - 3:00pm

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.

Entertainment
04/28/15 - 4:00pm

Omar Wason interviews MSNBC's gutsy news anchor Tamron Hall, the new Kennedy Center artistic director for jazz Jason Moran and the renaissance man of Hollywood, Hill Harper.

The Inspirers
04/28/15 - 5:00pm

Rachel Brooks Founder of Citizen Made, Reverend Raphael Warnock and Kimberly Bryant Founder of Black Girls Code discuss their remarkable work that pushes beyond the limits of tradition and inspires us all to dream.

Entertainment
04/30/15 - 5:00pm

Omar Wason interviews MSNBC's gutsy news anchor Tamron Hall, the new Kennedy Center artistic director for jazz Jason Moran and the renaissance man of Hollywood, Hill Harper.

Bold Stands
05/01/15 - 5:00pm

This hour explores the lives of three of The Root 100 honorees that speak the truths others often find difficult to hear.

The Leaders
05/02/15 - 2:00pm

The spotlight is on three honorees of The Root 100 who are at the forefront of industries that are anything but easy.

The Innovators
05/02/15 - 3:00pm

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.

Empowering Artists
05/04/15 - 5:00pm

This inspiring hour introduces three of The Root 100 honorees who are using their talent to change the lives of others and how we see ourselves.

Bold Stands
05/05/15 - 3:00pm

This hour explores the lives of three of The Root 100 honorees that speak the truths others often find difficult to hear.

Empowering Artists
05/05/15 - 4:00pm

This inspiring hour introduces three of The Root 100 honorees who are using their talent to change the lives of others and how we see ourselves.

The Leaders
05/05/15 - 5:00pm

The spotlight is on three honorees of The Root 100 who are at the forefront of industries that are anything but easy.

Community Advocates
05/07/15 - 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
05/08/15 - 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
05/11/15 - 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 Progressives
05/12/15 - 5:00pm

CNN's co-host of Crossfire Van Jones, Reverend Howard-John Wesley, and gay rights activist Danielle Moodie-Mills share what they consider true progress and why they'll never let us go back to the way things used to be.

The Champions
05/13/15 - 5:00pm

Director of Fruitvale Station Ryan Coogler, CNN's Sunni Hostin, and Dr. Garth Graham share what it means to be a true champion and how their passions impact us all.

The Expressionists
05/15/15 - 5:00pm

In this episode feminist Brittney Cooper, Pastor Toure Roberts, and actress Condola Rashad share their inspirational work and how they've touched so many with their powerful and entertaining messages of strength and love.

Biographies

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.