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Danielle Young Interview: Giving Black Voices a Larger Platform + Introduction of TheRoot

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Danielle Young, the creative mind behind the New York City based TheRoot.com, joined us on Sway in the Morning recently to talk about giving black voices a slightly larger platform to discuss everything from politics to entertainment.

The site has an ongoing open ended content format that is user friendly and does a great job of pulling relevant topics for the community. In an age where everyone has a voice and content is everywhere, TheRoot.com does a great job of providing it in a fresh way. Not to mention Danielle runs a positive podcast called ‘Golden Brown Girls‘ that definitely deserves your attention.

Check out the interview below and get caught up on her podcast afterwards, you may have just found a new favorite.


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