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The Root (magazine)


The Root (magazine)

The Root
Web address .com.therootwww
Commercial? Yes
Type of site Online magazine
Available in English
Owner The Slate Group
Created by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Donald E. Graham
Editor Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Launched January 28, 2008 (2008-01-28)

The Root is an English-language online magazine of African-American culture launched on January 28, 2008, by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Donald E. Graham. It is owned by Graham Holdings Company through its online subsidiary, The Slate Group.[1][2] The Root has over 70,000 followers on Twitter and has a section called The Chatterati devoted to coverage of Black Twitter.


  1. ^ Ahrens, Frank (January 28, 2008). "Post Launches Site With African American Focus".  
  2. ^ Pérez-Peña, Richard (January 28, 2008). "Washington Post Starts an Online Magazine for Blacks".  

External links

  • The Root
  • Managing Editor Lynette Clemetson, October 12, 2008The Root interview with Q&AC-SPAN
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