luke-lawal-right9/27-The Root, the premier news, opinion, and culture site for American-American influencers, recently released the Root 100 2016, a list of 100 African Americans, ages 25-45, who are responsible for this year’s most significant cultural moments, social movements, and big ideas. Luke Lawal, HBCU Buzz CEO and founder, came in at #96 on the Root 100 list where Beyonce came in at #1 and Lebron at #2. Lawal was listed on the Root 100 for his work with HBCU Buzz, leading source of trends and breaking news for all historically black colleges and universities. Since it was founded in 2011, HBCU Buzz has partnered with companies and organizations such as Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Black Enterprise, and AT&T to expand HBCU media coverage and promote pride within the HBCU communities across the globe.

“This is amazing. It is truly a blessing.  I am so grateful to know that others label me as an influencer within the African American community. HBCU Buzz strives to promote unity within the HBCU communities to enhance their culture and improved the perception of HBCUs. I have the greatest HBCU Buzz team; Tommy Meade, Sonia Montialvo, and Brittany Ireland are the wheels that keep this train moving. Thank you to The Root for shedding light on the positive impact that we strive to create.” -Luke Lawal