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This year’s list of #TheRoot100 honorees is a reminder of the beauty and brilliance of blackness, at a time when the political and cultural landscape has grown even more hostile to the idea of black achievement!
No. 100: Elizabeth Lindsey (@elindse1)

Lindsey is the executive director of Byte Back, an organization that trains underrepresented communities in tech-sector careers:
No. 99: Brooke Obie (@BrookeObie)

The managing editor of black film and TV site @shadowandact sparked a national conversation about Green Book, another in a long line of films that centered whiteness at the expense of compelling black stories:
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Other thought about #BeyoncesHomecoming: I’m struck by her expansive view of Blackness and who can play a role in shaping a distinctly Black American performance. The ATLian sister born in Nigeria from an HBCU-educated family. The French-speaking choreographer. #Beychella
The visibility of those folks in the film is an explicit political statement, in my opinion.
Partly because, well, Caribbean- and African-born folks have been attending HBCUs and teaching at HBCUs for a long time.
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I just finished #HOMECOMING & I am floored. The love we all said she had for us, the inspiration we felt & wanted to believe she intended for us to feel was her vision from the start. Beyoncé is the GOAT.
hen I originally watched the #Beychella I posted to Facebook: “Watching Beyoncé’s Coachella performance and literally weeping. She is the greatest performer of our time if not of all time. This is art rooted in black culture, rooted in a love for blackness and black people...
My love for her is unshakeable. Her work viscerally encourages me to be a bad ass bitch, a money-earning, hustling diva, to go hard and slay in whatever I do, to be unafraid of success and unbothered by the haters. Nothing and no one is perfect, but...
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This year’s #TheRoot100 list of honorees is a reminder of the beauty and brilliance of blackness!

Honoring the best and brightest of black America continues to be a revolutionary act and we salute this year’s honorees:
No. 100: Reginald Dwayne Betts (@dwaynebetts)

Poetry fueled Betts' drive to succeed while he was incarcerated. It lead him to publish 2 books on poetry & graduate from Yale Law School w/ a 4.0

Betts was also awarded a Guggenheim fellowship for his poetry
No. 99: Lezli Levene Harvell (@DoctorLezli)

Harvell is bringing the spotlight to chefs of color thanks to her amazing Iconoclast Dinner Experience events! #TheRoot100
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As a person who 300+ shows in my 20s, I’ve been sitting here for an hour trying to figure out how Beyoncé’s team did that show. A one time performance? On a festival stage with one hour to complete load-in? With perfect everything — sound, choreography, CAMERA, live editing…
At least 1,000 people worked that show. And I’m not counting the festival staff. I mean her show. On stage, backstage, load-in, production, filming, streaming. How in the world? How? No, really, how?
Live performance TV shows are *never* this good. All the camera work & switching was finely planned and rehearsed (up to the last song, clearly the last song was not). This was two hours. On a *borrowed* stage. A one time shot. They did this ONCE? What? HOW? Every bit perfect.
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