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…
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 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…
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.
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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…
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Guess it’s Jamie Foxx’s policy not to talk about his longtime lady friend.
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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.
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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.
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 doesn’t have any hard feelings toward ESPN after the company gave her a two-week suspension for violating its social media rules.
Woman Says She’s Been Frightened Into Silence
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…
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.”
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…
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