The Root 100 Gala

Hundreds gathered at NYC's Metropolitan west for a lavish gala hosted by The Root and sponsored by Infiniti. It was a celebration of The 2015 Root 100 honorees which included a group of prominent social justice activists, political leaders and entrepreneurs. The Root Chairman Henry Louis Gates, CNN's Don Lemon and Suzanne Malveaux were there, as was Black Girls Rock's Beverly Bond and a performance by Mali Music. There were speeches from Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza, activists Bree Newsome and DeRay McKesson as well as Mayor Andrew Gillum of Tallahassee.
Related Videos