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A Look Back at the Reaction to 'Straight Black Men Are the White People of Black People' a Year Later A Look Back at the Reaction to 'Straight Black Men Are the White People of Black People' a Year Later

A year ago, a line in a piece from Saki Benibo—an assertion also articulated a year before in a tweet from Mela Machinko—inspired me to write something of my own based on that statement. The result (“Straight Black Men Are The White People Of Black People”) was my most read VSB piece of 2017.

Former ESPN Anchor Jemele Hill to Narrate LeBron James’ Basketball Documentary Shut Up and Dribble Former ESPN Anchor Jemele Hill to Narrate LeBron James’ Basketball Documentary Shut Up and Dribble

Well, that didn’t take long. One of the realest to ever talk about sports, a must-follow on Twitter, and newly liberated fuckboy uncoverer, Jemele Hill, had barely stepped her foot off of ESPN’s campus before it was announced that her next gig will be narrating LeBron James’ basketball documentary Shut Up and Dribble.

Jemele Hill and ESPN Get It Over With: Report Jemele Hill and ESPN Get It Over With: Report

Jemele Hill, a black woman who remained so while on television, had a rough go of it at ESPN in the fallout of calling Donald Trump, a sho nuff white supremacist, just that. She’s reportedly set to completely sever ties with the company at the beginning of September.

Fox & Friends Pans NABJ’s ‘Journalist of the Year’ Fox & Friends Pans NABJ’s ‘Journalist of the Year’

Black Conservative Gets Facts Wrong on Jemele Hill

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.

Jemele Hill Named 2018 Journalist of the Year by National Association of Black Journalists Jemele Hill Named 2018 Journalist of the Year by National Association of Black Journalists

Jemele Hill, senior correspondent and columnist for ESPN’s The Undefeated, has been selected as the 2018 Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists.

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

Technology Is Building a Future Without People of Color in Mind Technology Is Building a Future Without People of Color in Mind

Time to Recast World of Decision-Making Machines

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.

Diversity’s Greatest Hits, 2017: Where Will They Take Us in the Year Ahead? Diversity’s Greatest Hits, 2017: Where Will They Take Us in the Year Ahead?

1. Donald Trump’s Tumultuous First Year in Office 2. Sexual Harassment Charges Bring Down Powerful 3. ‘Suspension’ of Roland Martin’s ‘NewsOne Now’ 4. FCC Aligns Itself With Big Media 5. The Numbers 6. Jemele Hill Saga Prompts Warnings About Twitter 7. Ebony’s New Ownership Disappoints 8. Investigative Reporting Gets a Boost …

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.

Watch: 3 Athletes Who Risked It All Before Colin Kaepernick

When now-former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee to bring attention to injustice, he may have lost his career simply by speaking out.

A Black Woman, Judge Deborah Robinson, Will Hear the Manafort Case; Watch the B.S. Begin A Black Woman, Judge Deborah Robinson, Will Hear the Manafort Case; Watch the B.S. Begin

As soon as word came that a black woman would be the presiding judge for the Paul Manafort indictment, I braced myself for what is surely to come: pure fuckery—especially from the president and the conservative press.

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

Jemele Hill, Jerry Jones, the NCAA and the Sports Slave System Jemele Hill, Jerry Jones, the NCAA and the Sports Slave System

Stop. Before you object to my use of the word “slave,” let us be clear: I do not mean “slave” in the way you are thinking.

BIE, Felicia: Fighting for Justice and Our Basic Human Rights Isn’t Extremism BIE, Felicia: Fighting for Justice and Our Basic Human Rights Isn’t Extremism

They are trying to turn black people into the bogeyman. They want everyone else in America to see us as a threat so that when we are killed with impunity, no one bats an eyelash. This is already happening anyway.

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