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Glamour & Empowerment Take Center Stage at ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards | Watch

Yvonne Orji at the 17th Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards

In a dazzling display of glitz, glamour, and sisterhood, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles hosted ESSENCE’s 17th annual Black Women in Hollywood awards. A star-studded event that brought together icons from both in front of and behind the camera, the luncheon celebrated Black women’s profound impact and inspiration on the entertainment […]

CNN Replaces Don Lemon with New Duo for New’s Year’s Eve Broadcast

Don Lemon and Brooke Baldwin - screenshot

*Don Lemon’s departure from CNN will not stand in the way of the news network welcoming 2024 with a new duo. Variety reports Sara Sidner and Cari Champion will be on deck for CNN’s annual coverage of New Year’s Eve celebrations. The pair will occupy Auditorium Shores in Austin, Texas for their part of the […]

Cari Champion and Jemele Hill Join CNN+ with Weekly Show | VIDEO

Cari Champion & Jemele Hill

*If you’re fans of Cari Champion and Jemele Hill, we’ve got some good news for ya. The award-winning broadcast journalists are joining CNN+ as hosts of a weekly show for the much-anticipated streaming subscription service debuting this spring. On Cari & Jemele: Speak.Easy., the co-hosts toast and roast the stories that have everyone talking. From the biggest stories […]

Jemele Hill and Cari Champion Make History for Black Women on Late-Night Television

*Jemele Hill is a seasoned sports journalist and broadcaster, who has worked for The Atlantic magazine and ESPN.  Cari Champion is a veteran sports reporter and broadcast journalist, who has worked on the Tennis Channel and ESPN.  Hill and Champion together…are making history on television as they embark in uncharted territory for Black women. On […]

Vice Taps Jemele Hill and Cari Champion for Weekly Talk Show

Courtesy of Cari Champion and Jemele Hill

*Jemele Hill and Cari Champion have been tapped to host a new weekly talk show that’s slated to debut this summer on Vice TV.  “Over an initial order of eight episodes, the show aims to unpack the biggest topics and headlines of the week from the worlds of culture, politics, sports and business,” wrote Variety’s […]

Cari Champion is Saying Adios to ESPN After Seven Years – VIDEO

*(Via UrbanHollywood411) – Longtime ESPN host Cari Champion is leaving the sports network. Champion posted a statement on Twitter Thursday, saying she plans to exit ESPN after seven years with no additional details on her next move. “After consulting with mentors, family and friends, I have come to the decision that it’s time to leave […]

James Blake Wants Cop Who Body Slammed Him Fired

*Retired tennis star James Blake is calling for the NYPD to fire the officer who wrestled him to the ground last month, reports TMZ. Blake was a guest on Cari Champion’s podcast “Be Honest” Thursday and blasted Officer James Frascatore, who slammed Blake to the ground in New York last month after mistaking him for […]

Go ‘Head Sista! Cari Champion Transitions to ‘SportsCenter’ Anchor

*The dream is now a reality for ESPN2’s Cari Champion. After two and half years as co-host of the network’s “First Take,” Champion has graduated to ESPN’s “SportsCenter” as its newest anchor. Champion is expected to work on morning segments of the broadcast starting in mid-July. Among the segments are a series of upcoming “interactions” […]