Black News and Black Views with a Whole Lotta Attitude
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Rashida Jones


Rashida Jones


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Though it may seem incredulous that Black folks are still achieving “firsts” in the 21st century, that doesn’t mean we can’t or shouldn’t still give flowers when and where they’re due. That’s exactly why Rashida Jones, president of MSNBC and the first Black woman to lead a major cable news network, deserves to get her recognition now and not later. In this role, Jones is responsible for overseeing all programming, editorial units, business development, technical operations, and MSNBC Films. Jones also oversaw the launch of the MSNBC hub on Peacock, which marked the expansion of MSNBC’s streaming footprint. Prior to becoming president of the network, she served as managing editor and senior vice president. A proud alumna of Hampton University, Jones was recognized as the inaugural recipient of the Media Leadership Award from Montclair State University School of Communication and Media back in October.

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