The Root

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, and was owned by Graham Holdings Company through its online subsidiary, The Slate Group. The Root has over 210,000 followers on Twitter and has a section called The Chatterati devoted to coverage of Black Twitter. In 2015, Graham Holdings sold The Root to Univision Communications. [1]