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As A Black Woman In Media, Cari Champion's 'Creating A Voice That Cannot Be Denied' And Making More Space At The Table

James Brown boldly proclaimed in one of his most famous songs, “this is a man’s world.” He then quickly came to his senses and clarified that statement by saying, “it would be nothing without a woman or a girl.” Since the beginning of time, girls and women worldwide have been building strong spaces as they lead and excel across various industries. And if one wants to talk about excellence in journalism, some prominent names such as Oprah Winfrey, Gayle King, and Robin Roberts come to mind. However, you can’t let the list keep running without the commentary of younger Black women who are also forging paths and making waves, like Angela Rye, Jemele Hill — and Cari Champion. Champion is a noted journalist and broadcaster known for her unapologetic commentary, insightful dialogue, and championing (no pun intended) gender equity. And much of her power manifested during Super Bowl LVII weekend as she partnered to celebrate the Black women journalists making headline-worthy strides and...

Mar 14, 2023

Gayle King Announces $1M ViacomCBS Scholarship For HBCU Students

Here’s to supporting Black journalists across the nation! On May 13, Gayle King — co-host of CBS This Morning — announced that ViacomCBS will provide scholarships to future journalists in an effort to increase the representation of Black journalists in newsrooms across the country, according to a press release provided to AfroTech. The University of Southern California (USC) Annenberg School of Communication and ViacomCBS have joined forces to make things happen for future Black journalists that want to further their education within the field. The ViacomCBS HBCU Diversity in Journalism Scholarship will cover yearly tuition costs for graduates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to enroll in one of USC Annenberg’s journalism master’s programs. In an announcement during USC Annenberg’s virtual celebration for its Class of 2021, King revealed the plans of the new scholarship and spoke to ViacomCBS’s commitment to not only supporting and uplifting the next...

May 14, 2021