The Root (magazine)

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The Root is an African-American-oriented online magazine.wikipedia
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It was launched on January 28, 2008, by Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Donald E. Graham.

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It was owned by Graham Holdings Company through its online subsidiary, The Slate Group.
The Root, an online magazine focusing on African American culture, used to be held by The Slate Group until Graham Holdings sold it to Univision Communications in 2015.

Damon Young (writer)

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In July 2017, the blog, Very Smart Brothas, co-founded by Damon Young and Panama Jackson, became a vertical of The Root.
He is the co-founder of the website Very Smart Brothas.

The Slate Group

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It was owned by Graham Holdings Company through its online subsidiary, The Slate Group.
The Root, an online magazine focusing on African American culture, used to be held by The Slate Group until Graham Holdings sold it to Univision Communications in 2015.

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The site was subsequently re-launched under the Kinja platform used by other Gizmodo Media Group (formerly Gawker Media) websites.
In 2017, following Univision Communications' purchase of Gawker Media assets and their reorganization as Gizmodo Media Group, the company began to migrate some of its existing websites to Kinja as well, including The A.V. Club, Fusion (whose online editorial operation was later re-launched as Splinter), The Root, and The Onion.

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The site was subsequently re-launched under the Kinja platform used by other Gizmodo Media Group (formerly Gawker Media) websites.

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The Root is an African-American-oriented online magazine.

Donald E. Graham

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It was launched on January 28, 2008, by Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Donald E. Graham.

Univision Communications

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In 2015, Graham Holdings sold The Root to Univision Communications.

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The site was subsequently re-launched under the Kinja platform used by other Gizmodo Media Group (formerly Gawker Media) websites.

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In July 2017, the blog, Very Smart Brothas, co-founded by Damon Young and Panama Jackson, became a vertical of The Root.

Donald Glover

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The list has had a wide variety of people from celebrities such as Donald Glover, writers like Roxane Gay, and athletes as well.

Roxane Gay

The list has had a wide variety of people from celebrities such as Donald Glover, writers like Roxane Gay, and athletes as well.

Lenny McAllister

Leonard Francis McAllister Jr. (born January 13, 1972) is an American political commentator for a number of newspapers and websites, including AOL and The Root.

Misty Stone

According to The Root, she is known as the "Halle Berry of the porn industry" because of her crossover appeal.

Hip-hop feminism

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The term hip hop feminism was coined by the provocative cultural critic Joan Morgan in 1999 when she published the book When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost: A Hip Hop Feminist Breaks it Down, which The Root described as "seminal".

Brittney Cooper

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In 2013 and 2014, she was named to the Root.com's “Root 100,” an annual list of top Black influencers.

Jamal Watson

Jamal Watson is a writer and columnist whose work is regularly featured in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education and The Root.

Miss America 2019

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The panel will include president and founder of Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, Bonnie Carroll; arts and education executive, Courtney Blackwell Burton; Emmy Award-winning hair designer and stylist, Bobby H. Grayson; musician, J'Anna Jacoby; managing editor of The Root, Lyne Pitts; TV host and New York Times bestselling author, Nancy Redd; and entrepreneur, Bill Townsend.

Adam Serwer

He has received awards from the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), The Root, and the Society of Professional Journalists. Serwer was named a spring 2019 Shorenstein Center fellow.

Black Twitter

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User and social media researcher André Brock of the University of Iowa dates the first published comments on Black Twitter usage to a 2008 piece by blogger Anil Dash, and a 2009 article by Chris Wilson in The Root describing the viral success of Twitter joke memes such as #YouKnowYoureBlackWhen and #YouKnowYoureFromQueens that were primarily aimed at Black Twitter users.

Michael Steele

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Since 2011, Steele has contributed as a regular columnist for online magazine The Root and as a political analyst for MSNBC.

Fusion Media Group

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The Root, an online magazine on African-American culture, was acquired by Univision in 2015.