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What’s next for Jemele Hill?: 100 influential Black women in sports

Sports Illustrated and Empower Onyx are putting the spotlight on the diverse journeys of Black women across sports—from the veteran athletes, to up-and-coming stars, coaches, executives and more—in the series, Elle-evate: 100 Influential Black Women in Sports.


Unbothered is not just the name of Jemele Hill’s award-winning podcast—it’s the essence of who she is.

From the outside looking in, Hill seemed to be living a sports journalist’s dream in 2018. She was young, successful, and Black, a woman holding her own in a male-dominated world as anchor of ESPN’s highest-rated show, SportsCenter.

“Most people aren’t aware that I had a successful journalism career before coming to ESPN. It was not some place that I dreamed of working,” she says. “I was a writer at heart; being a sportswriter for Sports Illustrated was the pinnacle of jobs for me. The TV thing just kind of happened.”

With her casual style,

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KWC women subdue Storm, 84-40

Feb. 25—Tahlia Walton, Emma Johnson and Corina Conley combined to score 51 points, and the Kentucky Wesleyan women’s team rolled away in the second half for an 84-40 win over Lake Erie on Thursday at the Sportscenter.

Walton made 8-of-14 shots from the field and also grabbed five rebounds, Johnson knocked down 5-of-11 shots from 3-point range, and Conley made 6-of-7 attempts with a pair of 3-pointers. The trio, which had only 16 points total at intermission, spearheaded the Panthers’ second-half blitz.

“T found some opportunities inside the zone where she could post up,” KWC co-head coach Caleb Nieman said. “We passed the ball well to her and got her some easy looks. Corina was an inside-out player today. She hit a couple 3s and then she was scoring at the rim. And Emma is just Emma, she can shoot the lights out.”

Wesleyan (17-9, 14-6 in G-MAC) carried a

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‘It is Important for Black Women to be Amplified in Every Field’

Being a person of color in the sports world remains difficult. Its positions of power are monopolized by white men. So a Black woman hosting a sports media giant’s signature show is more than an accomplishment; it’s part of a hopeful trend of inclusion.

ESPN‘s Elle Duncan is co-anchor of the 6 p.m. weekday SportsCenter. She just signed a new multi-year deal with the sports network that virtually guarantees her spot for several more years. Duncan began her career in broadcasting in 2003 as an entertainment reporter for former Atlanta sports radio station 790 the Zone. Two years later, Duncan began a seven-year stint as an on-air personality with Atlanta hip-hop station V103.

She then moved into the sports arena as co-host of pre-game, halftime, and post-game shows for the Atlanta Falcons Radio Network in 2010 and 2011. After working stints in the Atlanta area, including

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Drake’s new album art oddly features 12 pregnant women as emojis, and everyone from Lil Nas X to his fans are making fun of it

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Drake. Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Noir Blanc

  • Drake announced the release date of his sixth album, “Certified Lover Boy,” on Instagram Monday.

  • He also revealed the cover, which features 12 pregnant-woman emojis with various skin tones.

  • Many fans are disappointed with the artwork, calling it “ugly,” “abysmal,” and “offensively bad.”

  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Drake has announced that his long-awaited sixth album, “Certified Lover Boy,” will be released on Friday – but the reveal was met with mixed reactions.

After months of delays and a cryptic ad on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” on Friday, Drake confirmed his album’s release date with an Instagram post on Monday.

The caption reads simply, “CERTIFIED LOVER BOY SEPTEMBER 3,” while the image shows 12 pregnant-woman emojis with various skin tones.

Tidal’s chief content officer Elliott Wilson confirmed the image as the album’s official cover on Twitter. It was also shared by OVO

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