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The Hollywood Reporter: MSNBC’s Joy Reid on Election Day Predictions, Donald Trump’s Scar on the GOP

From my recent interview with Jarrett Hill: This is the latest in an ongoing series of one-on-ones with the political pundits who have been at the forefront of the cable-news conversations this election season. If you’ve ever tuned into weekend mornings on MSNBC, you know the ever-appropriately named Joy Ann Reid, host of AM Joy. But if Saturday and Sunday mornings aren’t your jam, that’s ok, because MSNBC is getting its money’s worth out of Reid, with appearances on nearly every show they have at one point or another. In her profile, I described Nicolle Wallace as “delightfully Republican,” Reid, in a lot of ways, may just be her liberal...

Refinery29: What It’s Really Like To Cover This Election As A Black Female News Anchor

NOVEMBER 1, 2016, 11:00 AM The 2016 election has been historic for any number of reasons, not least of which is the emergence of Hillary Clinton as the first woman to gain the nomination of a major American political party. It’s a fact that often gets glossed over in coverage of a race whose narrative has been dominated by a reality star with a vulgar way with women. But in just over one week, the United States could join countries like Germany, Liberia, Great Britain, India, Israel and even Pakistan, in finally electing a female head of state. Read more here....

My latest at The Daily Beast: Hillary Clinton – Our Modern-Day Lady Macbeth

With Donald Trump’s campaign continuing to careen into incoherence, it’s becoming increasingly clear that barring some unforeseen circumstance (or low non-white voter turnout) Hillary Clinton will likely win the presidency. However, she will never win the peace. Hillary seems destined, if she wins, to be a president without popular devotion or even a public honeymoon. And she will likely spend four, or eight, years at constant war with a hostile press. Why the relationship between Mrs. Clinton and the media is so fraught is a complicated tale. Journalist Jonathan Allen last year tackled the miserable web of mutual distrust and distaste that has defined the “rules” by which the press...

Washington Post: The challenges of #BlackGirlMagic at the Olympics

Rio 2016 been filled with #BlackGirlMagic: The 28 million people on average who watched daily in primetime and tens of millions who streamed the games online — to which many analysts chalk up the reduced television audience — saw our screens and Twitter timelines filled with stellar moments of achievement by African American women, offering all Americans the chance to respond with chants of “U-S-A!” to the athletic exploits of black women, and watch our sons, and particularly our daughters, cheer, too. But these games also underscored ongoing challenges in race, representation and athletics in America. Black women — Michelle Carter, Gabby Douglas, Ibtihaj Muhammad, “the Simones” — were, in...