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Post-Trumpgate, Jemele Hill Continues to Raise Her Voice With LeBron James' Docuseries, Shut Up and Dribble, and The Atlantic Post-Trumpgate, Jemele Hill Continues to Raise Her Voice With LeBron James' Docuseries, Shut Up and Dribble, and The Atlantic

Jemele Hill knows about the intersection of politics and sports up close. As one of the faces of SC6, last year’s revamp of ESPN flagship SportsCenter with friend and colleague Michael A. Smith, Hill came under fire last September when she replied to a tweet from trolls that “Donald Trump is a white supremacist who…

Jemele Hill Says Race Was Definitely a Factor in Being Labeled 'Too Political' for ESPN Jemele Hill Says Race Was Definitely a Factor in Being Labeled 'Too Political' for ESPN

For years, whenever complaints about ESPN being “too political” came up, anchors Jemele Hill and Michael Smith were pointed to as the primary culprits. Their race was always the subtext, though no one—least of all ESPN—seemed to want to call attention to it.

Ex-ESPN Reporter Ed Werder Cries the Whitest Male Tears Over Sports Illustrated Job Posting Ex-ESPN Reporter Ed Werder Cries the Whitest Male Tears Over Sports Illustrated Job Posting

Ex-ESPN reporter Ed Werder is a white man. As both a sports reporter and a white man, Werder, and all those like him, make up some 90 percent of sports journalism, so when Sports Illustrated tweeted out that they had a spot for an entry-level news writer position, SI senior writer Charlotte Wilder saw this as a golden…

Fox & Friends Tried to Come for Jemele Hill. Our Suggestion? Don’t

Jemele Hill was recently named the 2018 Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists, and Fox & Friends tried to come for her. Surprise, surprise.

Fox Reaches $10 Million Discrimination Settlement Fox Reaches $10 Million Discrimination Settlement

Kelly Wright, Sole Black Male Anchor, Agrees to Leave

Jemele Hill Is Still Out Here Spitting Truth About What’s Really Going On in America Jemele Hill Is Still Out Here Spitting Truth About What’s Really Going On in America

I won’t lie—It didn’t sit well with me when ESPN sports personality Jemele Hill issued a statement saying she “deserved that suspension” following the social media backlash over her controversial tweets about President Donald Trump and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. I absolutely get that jobs are scarce and nice…

New York Times Gets 1,400 Ideas for ‘Overlooked’ Obits New York Times Gets 1,400 Ideas for ‘Overlooked’ Obits

Newspaper Admits Shortchanging Women of Color

Jamie Foxx Walks Off on-Air Interview When Asked About Katie Holmes Jamie Foxx Walks Off on-Air Interview When Asked About Katie Holmes

Guess it’s Jamie Foxx’s policy not to talk about his longtime lady friend.

Offensive Dreamers Cartoon ‘a Mistake,’ Editor Says Offensive Dreamers Cartoon ‘a Mistake,’ Editor Says

Closer Scrutiny Pledged After Widespread Criticism

ESPN’s Jemele Hill to Leave SportsCenter, Join The Undefeated ESPN’s Jemele Hill to Leave SportsCenter, Join The Undefeated

Jemele Hill is switching gears in her career, leaving her position as anchor on ESPN’s SportsCenter to join the staff of The Undefeated, an ESPN-owned website that focuses on the intersection of sports, race and culture, as well as take on additional assignments.

Detroit Journalist Stephen Henderson Traces Firing to 2 Encounters Detroit Journalist Stephen Henderson Traces Firing to 2 Encounters

Detroit Free Press Veteran Weighs Legal Action

Watch: Jemele Hill Says Our Progress Is ‘3 Steps Forward, 2 Steps Back’

Jemele Hill’s name has been hashtagged, dragged and praised heavily this year, and here at The Root, we honor her for her contributions to journalism. As a black female sports journalist, Hill realizes how black athletes are perceived, and she’s bringing that to the table when she discusses them on the air.

Watch: Don’t Tell Michael Smith to ‘Stick to Sports’

The Root 100 honoree Michael Smith breaks down what people really mean when they tell him and his co-host, Jemele Hill, to “stick to sports.” Watch above.

Jemele Hill on ESPN Suspension: ‘I Put ESPN in a Bad Spot’ Jemele Hill on ESPN Suspension: ‘I Put ESPN in a Bad Spot’

Jemele Hill doesn’t have any hard feelings toward ESPN after the company gave her a two-week suspension for violating its social media rules.

Nelly’s Rape Accuser Decries Media Spotlight Nelly’s Rape Accuser Decries Media Spotlight

Woman Says She’s Been Frightened Into Silence

ESPN Hasn’t Yet Realized That It Needs Jemele Hill More Than Jemele Hill Needs It ESPN Hasn’t Yet Realized That It Needs Jemele Hill More Than Jemele Hill Needs It

The president of the United States and his administration are in a de facto state of war against anyone who isn’t male, anyone who isn’t straight, anyone who isn’t white, anyone who isn’t Christian, anyone who isn’t wealthy, and anyone who doesn’t place the interests of straight and wealthy and Christian white men…

Jemele Hill Suspended From ESPN for Social Media Post Jemele Hill Suspended From ESPN for Social Media Post

ESPN anchor Jemele Hill, who once tweeted that Donald Trump is a “white supremacist” (still looking for the lie), has been suspended for two weeks after violating what the sports station is calling “a second violation of social media guidelines.”

Jemele Hill and the Social Burden of Being a Black Woman in Media Jemele Hill and the Social Burden of Being a Black Woman in Media

When the situation involving Jemele Hill, ESPN and Donald Trump first made headlines, I remember being grateful that I work for a black media outlet. Day after day, I write posts that include news about the Trump administration, and in each of those posts, I ridicule the president and his administration while…

It’s All Right to Say ‘White Supremacy’ It’s All Right to Say ‘White Supremacy’

Panelists Ask What ‘Racially Tinged’ Really Means

ESPN Public Editor Says Jemele Hill Violated Policy ESPN Public Editor Says Jemele Hill Violated Policy

Tweeting Employees Must Play by Company’s Rules

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