Harvard’s Henry Louis Gates Debuts Online News and Opinion Magazine

Recently a new online news magazine with a focus on African-American issues called The Root was launched by The Washington Post. The online magazine includes daily news updates on issues deemed important to African Americans as well as commentary, opinion pieces, and Web blogs.

Henry Louis Gates Jr., Fletcher University Professor and director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University, serves as the editor in chief of The Root. Lynnette Clemetson, a former foreign correspondent for Newsweek magazine, runs the day-to-day operation as managing editor.

Readers interested in sampling The Root can do so by clicking here.