September 2013

Geek of the Week Greg Greenlee Greg Greenlee is the founder and owner of Blacks in Technology, an organization dedicated to “serving as a catalyst for changing the mindset of African Americans with regard to the field of Technology by giving a voice to those who want to be heard and mentoring those who want […]

Geek of the Week Lucinda MartinezLucinda Martinez is the Senior Vice President of Multicultural Marketing for HBO, a position she has held since July 2013. In this role, Martinez is responsible for all HBO, HBO Latino, Cinemax, and Max Latino branded targeted marketing efforts to multicultural segments, including the African-American, Latino, Asian, and Gay/Lesbian audiences. […]

Geek of the Week Donna Byrd Donna Byrd is Publisher of, a daily online news site founded by Dr. Henry Louis Gates in 2008 to provide thought-provoking commentary on today’s news from a variety of African-American perspectives. Prior to joining TheRoot, Byrd was CEO of Black America Web, where she worked with entrepreneur and […]

Geek of the Week Sharon Weston Broome Louisiana State Senator Sharon Weston Broome has served in elected office for 23 years, 20 of those years in the Louisiana State Legislature. She is the first woman to serve in the position of pro tempore in both the House and the Senate. Unopposed in her Senate reelection, […]