This week The Root released their list of 100 of the most influential people of color. Topping the list is writer Ta-nehisi Coates and other familiar faces such as Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes; professor, columnist, and MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry; superstar athlete Lebron James, and many more.

If you were a fan of Chmamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel “Americanah” then you are going to love her new “Americanah” blog which follows the life of the book’s main character, Ifemelu‘s life in Nigeria.

Former US Representative Kendrick Meek was named a visiting fellow at Howard University.

A 12-year-old who started a bow tie company three years ago has already hit $150,000 in profits and counts his mother and grandmother among some of his employees.

As of last month the American Bar Association welcomed Paulette Brown their new president and the first African-American woman to hold the position.

Finally, please keep in prayer the family of Boyce “Scoop” Coleman, a 40-year old father of two, who saved an autistic boy from drowning in the Hudson River. Coleman managed to save the boy before disappearing into the water.

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