A Gallery Of Black Women In The Media Who Make Us Proud
In a time where news is constantly breaking and the public is in dire need of information of events happening around the globe, we are privileged enough to have a bevy of black women in the media who disseminate the message and fight on our behalf.
These women have made it their life’s work to be both outstanding professionals as well as defenders of minorities and we can’t possibly thank them enough.
Flip the page to see the gallery of ladies that always hold us down.
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Angela Rye is the CEO and Principal of IMPACT Strategies, a CNN political analyst bae, and a woman who is likely to react to the bulls#!t with a signature #RyeRoll and a hearty “Boy, bye!”.
Find her on Twitter @angela_rye
Goldie Taylor is the Editor-At-Large for The Daily Beast. She defends our people against injustice, pens thoughtful and pointed pieces, and embraces hip-hop/pop culture via awesome GIFs.
Find her on Twitter @goldietaylor
Melissa Harris-Perry held down her #Nerdland show on MSNBC for years, she is a Wake Forest professor, and also Editor-at-Large for Elle.com. She’s a lot of fun, but no joke.
Find her on Twitter @MHarrisPerry
Joy Ann Reid
The MSNBC AM Joy host brings us joy and happiness each time we see her face on MSNBC. Joy is smart and fair, but she vigilantly holds her guests accountable for what they say on her show.
Find her on Twitter @JoyAnnReid
Michaela Angela Davis
The Notorious M.A.D. is an iconic writer who specializes in race, gender, style and hip-hop. She’s influenced the image of Beyoncé, Oprah, Prince, Diana Ross and many, many others.
She’s also dope because she tweets stuff like this:
Jamilah Lemieux is the Senior Editor at Ebony magzine. She fights tirelessly for our people, women, and has no problem checkin’ you in 140 characters or less. Come correct or get corrected.
Find her on Twitter @JamilahLemieux
Tamron Hall is everything. EVERYTHING, dammit! She co-hosts the TODAY Show, anchors on MSNBC, holds it down on DiscoveryID’s Deadline Crime AND her nickname is DJ Warm Cookies. What’s not to love???
Find her on Twitter @TamronHall
Jemele Hill is an integral part of ESPN programming as the co-host of sports news/pop culture show His & Hers. She’s deeply knowledgeable about sports, funny as all hell, and is one of the must-follow on Twitter.
Cari Champion is a baddd muthaf-, yeah. She is grace and style personified. Her love and insight into sports and it’s related stories make her impossible to ignore. She’s currently hosting Sportscenter and her Be Honest podcast.
Hit her up on Twitter @CariChampion
Josina Anderson will likely embarrass any one of you couch cushion quarterbacks who think you know the game just because you watch ESPN and played high school football.
Ohio state senator Nina Turner is known for her straight talk, her leadership and a fly pair of frames that your fave could never pull off. If you see her on your TV screen, stay put, you’re about to learn something.
She’s here –> @ninaturner
Robin Roberts has inhabited our airwaves (radio and TV) for more than 30 years. We’ve watched her bring us news after Hurricane Katrina, ask tough questions of President Barack Obama, enter the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame AND overcome breast cancer.
Tweet her here @robinroberts
Suzanne Malveaux describes herself as a “rock ‘n roll” reporter. As a child she aspired to be a Soul Train dancer (should would’ve KILLED it). Suzanne was also a White House correspondent for over a decade, in addition to being a national correspondent for CNN.
Turn her “follow” button blue @SuzanneMalveaux
In light of recent events, Donna Brazile can now add “interim chair of the Democratic National Convention” to her long list of official roles. She was also the very first African-American campaign manager when she was the boss of Al Gore’s 2000 presidential run.
She is also a sterling example that black ain’t never known how to crack. Above she is standing next to Sheila E.
Find her here @DonnaBrazile
How do we love Soledad O’Brien? Let us count the ways. She’s sharp as Steve Harvey’s faux hairline, she isn’t afraid to talk about any and all aspects of race and if you take her lightly you’ll like get hit with something heavy.
Hit her on The Twitters @soledadobrein
She’s out that H towwwwn, comin’, comin’ downnn, comin’ down comin’ drippin’ down. Richelle Carey is currently an Al Jazeera host, but has lent her talents to both HLN and local affiliates in St. Louis and Las Vegas.
Richelle is also a jorts hater