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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 Leaders
08/03/15 - 5:00pm

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

The Advocates
08/03/15 - 8:00pm

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.

The Innovators
08/04/15 - 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.

Entertainment
08/04/15 - 8:00pm

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.

Community Advocates
08/05/15 - 5:00pm

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

Bold Stands
08/05/15 - 8:00pm

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

Building Legacies
08/06/15 - 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.

Empowering Artists
08/06/15 - 8:00pm

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 Vanguards
08/07/15 - 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 Leaders
08/07/15 - 8:00pm

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

The Progressives
08/10/15 - 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 Innovators
08/10/15 - 8:00pm

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.

The Champions
08/11/15 - 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.

Community Advocates
08/11/15 - 8:00pm

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

Empowering Spirits
08/12/15 - 5:00pm

President Obama appointee, Jonathan Mcbride, director of presidential personnel, Tony Award-winning actor Billy Porter, and NAACP's Senior Director for Voting Rights Jotaka Eaddy, discuss the motivation behind their work and what it really takes

Building Legacies
08/12/15 - 8:00pm

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

The Expressionists
08/13/15 - 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.

The Vanguards
08/13/15 - 8:00pm

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 Political Advocates
08/14/15 - 5:00pm

In this episode Rashad Robinson, Executive Director of Color of Change, fundraiser and attorney Binta Niambi Brown and Ben Jealous former CEO of the NAACP discuss the politics behind their fight for equality and efforts to effect global change and gi

The Progressives
08/14/15 - 8:00pm

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.

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.