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Posted: Monday, August 18, 2014 5:05 pm

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The Root Hosts Reception for Release of The Root 100 List

NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Root, the premiere online

news source for African American Influencers, will host its first The

Root 100 List Release Reception on August 19 announcing the 100

African American leaders of 2014 selected to be part of The Root 100.

Luxury automaker, Infiniti has partnered with The Root to host the

reception in Martha's Vineyard.

"We are excited to announce the individuals who have made significant

accomplishments and contributions in their fields over the past year,"

says managing editor, Lyne Pitts.  "The reception is our way of

celebrating the honorees' endeavors while encouraging friendly

competition of guessing the actual ranking."

Since 2009, The Root honors the top 100 athletes, community

organizers, entertainers and philanthropists for their work in the

community. Honorees, ages 25 to 45, are measured and ranked on their

influence in the world and on social media. Last year, former NAACP

President Ben Jealous was ranked number one on the list which also

included Newark Mayor, Cory Booker, and TV show host, Queen Latifah.

"Infiniti believes it's important to recognize these leaders for the

remarkable work they are doing for their communities and this

country," says Allyson Witherspoon, Director, Marketing Communications

and Media, Infiniti Americas. "We are thrilled to partner with The

Root for such a great event to honor these individuals who are doing

their part to be a part of history."

The ranking of the list will be revealed on September 10. This year,

The Root 100 will feature an additional honoree through The People's

Choice Award. Receiving more than 300 nominations every year, the site

receives a plethora of nominations for local community leaders. The

Root readers will have the opportunity to select from five nominees,

one lucky winner to become The Root's 101st honoree.  The Root will

announce the People's Choice Award finalists on September 17 and

readers will vote for the winner through October 8 on the news site.

The winner will also be announced at The Root 100 Awards Gala in

November.

About The Root:

The Root  is the #1 black news site. Founded in 2008 under the

leadership of Prof. Henry Louis Gates Jr. of Harvard University, The

Root offers a fresh take on breaking news, as well as solid analysis

on politics, social issues and culture. The Root raises the profile of

black voices in mainstream media and engages anyone interested in

black culture around the world. Visit The Root at www.theroot.com, on

Twitter @TheRoot247 and on Facebook.

About Infiniti:

Infiniti Motor Company Ltd. is headquartered in Hong Kong with sales

operations in approximately 50 countries. The Infiniti brand was

launched in 1989. Its range of premium automobiles is currently built

in manufacturing facilities in Japan and the United States. Production

in China, the UK and Mexico will start soon along with the expansion

of the brand's portfolio. As the Title Partner and Vehicle Performance

Partner of Infiniti Red Bull Racing, Infiniti has a far-reaching

technical collaboration with the Formula One team, and Sebastian

Vettel, its four-time World Champion driver, serves as Infiniti's

Director of Performance.

More information about Infiniti, its Total Ownership Experience@ and

its industry leading technologies can be found at www.infiniti.com.

For the latest news on Infiniti, visit InfinitiNews.com, "like"

Infiniti on Facebook or follow the brand on Twitter @InfinitiUSA. For

interesting content on Infiniti in Formula One visit:

www.infiniti-gp.com, www.youtube.com/InfinitiGP or follow on Twitter

@InfinitiGP.

SOURCE The Root

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/CONTACT: The Root DKC Public Relations, Paris Tyler, paris_tyler@dkcnews.com, 212-981-5162; Alexandra Amelang, Infiniti USA Communications, alexandra.amelang@infiniti.com, 615-725-1455

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