NAACP President Named to “The Root 100”

NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous has been named to “The Root 100 2011: Influencers and Iconoclasts”. The annual list compiles the 100 most influential African Americans in the nation, or more broadly, “anyone who is shaping our daily conversations with work that matters.”

The Root is an online magazine covering African American culture and politics. The editors ranked President Jealous at #25 on the list, lauding him as a leader “who has called for an end to the drug war and is a staunch advocate of voting rights.”

Also from the site: “Our list includes Benjamin Jealous, CEO of the NAACP, fighting an uphill battle to reshape a 100-year-old organization to better confront the challenges that African Americans face in the 21st century.”

To read President Jealous’ full profile, please visit this link.

You can view the full “Root 100” here: http://www.theroot.com/root-100/2011/list.