Today's Date: January 16, 2021
Columbia Care Receives Provisional License for Adult Use at its Patriot Care Dispensary in Downtown Boston   •   BET to Air Mega Night of Tyler Perry Must-Watch Originals With the Return of “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” and the   •   NAELA Celebrates Passage of Latest COVID-19 Relief Package   •   My Eyelab is Now in Michigan: New Store in the Saginaw Area   •   Tractor Supply Company Appoints Joy Brown to Its Board of Directors   •   Speech from the Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada   •   BET Announces Its Multiplatform Programming Strategy for Inauguration 2021   •   Feinstein Institutes Awarded More Than $4M to Research Perinatal Depression   •   Tucson Senior Living Provider Splendido Wins Award for 'Best in Wellness'   •   National Public Health Officials Join Rev. Sharpton, Rev. Butts and over 100 Leading Black Clergy to Convene on MLK Day to Confr   •   American Lending Center Supports Small and Minority-Owned Businesses in Second Round PPP   •   Unmet Need for Afterschool Programs Skyrockets in the Black Community, With Four Million Black Children Without the Access to Af   •   Newkirk Zwagerman, PLC and Bogas & Koncius, PC: Michigan State University's Women's Varsity Swimming and Diving Team Files T   •   Latinx Voters Confident About Incoming Biden Administration; Pandemic & Economic Recovery Among Top Priorities, According to   •   Singer-Songwriter Baby Yors Drops Single & Video for Sex-Fueled Dance Anthem "Like A Gun"   •   San Carlos Apache Tribe Sues US Forest Service to Stop Resolution Copper Mine   •   Clark Atlanta University President George T. French Jr. Ph.D. Recognized as one of Atlanta's 500 Most Powerful Leaders by "Atlan   •   Birks Group Presents Its FY2021 Holiday Period Sales Results   •   Rivers Casino Philadelphia Resumes Indoor Dining on Saturday, Jan. 16, at Noon   •   Connecticut Water Files Application With Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) to Amend Rates
Bookmark and Share

Young Black 'Futurists' Hailed

 

BLACK NEWS, AFRICAN AMERICAN NEWS, MINORITY NEWS, CIVIL RIGHTS NEWS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY, AFRO AMERICAN NEWS

WASHINGTON - The Root has announced its first-ever edition of The Root's Young Futurists, an exclusive list that spotlights 25 outstanding individuals, ages 16-21, whose active ambition to change the world leaves them poised to become the African-American innovators of tomorrow. The Root's 2011 Young Futurist list is sponsored exclusively by AT&T and will be featured throughout Black History Month.

Honorees for the inaugural Young Futurist list were selected by The Root's staffers who narrowed down hundreds of suggestions from schools, universities, national sororities, fraternities and civil rights groups into a list of 25 exceptional young leaders.

"The Root's Young Futurist list is an exciting indicator that the next generation of African-Americans is full of talent and dedicated to innovation," said Joel Dreyfuss, managing editor of The Root. "These inspiring youth are worthy of great praise and admiration, and we're excited to have this opportunity to introduce them to the wider public."

The Root's 2011 Young Futurists represent young leaders within the green movement, science and technology, social justice, business and the arts.

One Young Futurist will be highlighted each day throughout the month of February, to coincide with Black History Month. 


About The Root
Launched in 2008, The Root is the must-read news site for the post-Civil Rights Generation. The Root helps readers stay in-the-know and understand the most important news and trends affecting the black community. Providing readers with original, provocative commentary and analysis on politics, social issues and culture from a variety of perspectives, The Root also highlights the most important articles and commentary from around the Web.

TheRoot.com is owned by The Slate Group, an online publishing subsidiary of The Washington Post Company


STORY TAGS: BLACK NEWS, AFRICAN AMERICAN NEWS, MINORITY NEWS, CIVIL RIGHTS NEWS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY, AFRO AMERICAN NEWS



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
Breaking News
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News