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, 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.
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…
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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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
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.
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.
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 doesn’t have any hard feelings toward ESPN after the company gave her a two-week suspension for violating its social media rules.
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.
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.
In total, I’ve watched maybe six downs of NFL football this season. I haven’t actively been boycotting; somehow, the NFL just doesn’t seem as enticing to me as it used to, so I’ve made no effort to watch any of it. And I was an NFL stan. It’s my favorite sport to watch. Of all the professional sports leagues, I was…
In day No. 145 of “OMG, I hate this man,” it seems that the president has once again found a way to concern himself with matters that don’t concern him because he’s so low and petty he can’t help himself.