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ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, who attended the HBCU Winston-Salem State University, knows the difficulties that many Black college students face after graduation, because he experienced them. During an exclusive interview with rolling out, the former college baller shared advice for HBCU graduates, as well as young journalists that want to be the next Stephen A. Smith. “I’d…

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Last year, rolling out released a list of the top 10 Black women in sports journalism. This year, there continued to be an overwhelming amount of quality work produced by this still-underappreciated demographic. The self-proclaimed “Voice of Atlanta Basketball,” Bria Janelle, was this year’s in-game host at the McDonald’s All-American Game, in addition to touring…

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People are waking up Monday morning to the news that a former White employee at ESPN actually proferred the dubious claim that she was demoted at the predominantly White sports news network because she is White. Talk about a paradox. Britt McHenry, the ultra-conservative reporter who recently said all the NFL players who kneel during…

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Stephen A. Smith doing a live ESPN segment at Wells Fargo Center (Photo by Derrel Jazz Johnson for Steed Media Service)

Some believe that Stephen A. Smith has returned to the “Sunken Place.” During a segment of ESPN’s “First Take,” Smith went after Colin Kaepernick who tweeted a quote given by Jackie Robinson in regards to the national anthem. In honor of Jackie Robinson Day, Kaepernick tweeted Robinson’s words, “I cannot stand and sing the anthem. I…

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Elle Duncan is, once again, transitioning into a new season in her life. She’s moved from her hometown, scraping up sports clips on the side for free while reporting on traffic full-time, to Boston and then the Connecticut area to become a wife and one of the faces for the worldwide leader in sports in…

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Somewhere near Jemele Hill’s hometown of Motown, singing savant Stevie Wonder flashed his famous smile and said “even I saw that one coming.” You didn’t have to be a nuclear physicist or a world-class prognosticator to figure out this latest ESPN move. In fact, it should have taken about as long as one of Donald…

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North Carolina MC Mark Steele is a scholar of hip-hop music. A former student of 9th Wonder (North Carolina Central University), Steele has sharpened his skills with indie releases, appearances on “Sway in the Morning,” and a single titled “Greatness,” which is the theme song for ESPN’s “SportsCenter.” With more accomplishments comes more responsibility and…

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Former NFL players turned analysts Donovan McNabb and Eric Davis have been fired by ESPN following allegations of sexual harassment. Former NFL Network wardrobe stylist Jami Cantor, who was hired at NFL Network in 2006 and fired in October 2016 for allegedly stealing clothes, filed a lawsuit. In the lawsuit, Cantor accuses the network of…

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The sports world is one of the last bastions of unabashed machismo, and few are surprised that ESPN would be ensnared within the #MeToo/sexual harassment web now permeating popular culture in the United States. A former part-time reporter accused longtime anchor John Buccigross of sexual harassment and ESPN of rampant sexism. ESPN denies the allegations…

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Former ESPN reporter Britt McHenry summarily dismissed Colin Kaepernick winning GQ magazine’s “Citizen of the Year” as a “a joke.”   The fired ESPN reporter bashed GQ and Kaepernick on Twitter Monday shortly after the magazine announced it would be honoring the cultural lightning rod of a quarterback. “Wear socks depicting police officers as pigs; wear…

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It’s been two weeks since ESPN decided to suspend “Sportscenter“ broadcaster Jemele Hill for violating ESPN’s social media guidelines. Her tweets, which took aim at Donald Trump and Dallas Cowboy fans, were “impulsive” according to a letter issued by ESPN on Oct. 6,, 2017. Fellow colleague, Michael Smith, who hosts “SC6” with Hill, sat out…

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This writer was initially surprised that any multimillionaire businessman, much less a famous one like Donald Trump, would take time out of his schedule to publicly lambaste comedian Rosie O’Donnell, as he is doing now with ESPN’s Jemele Hill, after O’Donnell had the gumption to criticize Trump’s mishandling of the Miss America pageant many years…

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