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Jemele Hill Builds a Podcast Network at Spotify to Elevate Black Women

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Jemele Hill Builds a Podcast Network at Spotify to Elevate Black Women

By Lucas Shaw by

The commentator gave up a dream job at ESPN to create her own media empire.

Jemele Hill wants to talk about the power and peril of Black women.

Black women delivered the election to President-elect Joe Biden and flipped the state of Georgia blue. Black women rank among the most educated people in the country. But Black women also get paid less than their peers and suffer the highest maternal death rate.

None of this, Hill says, ever seems to get much attention from the media establishment. Look no further than podcasting, one of the fastest-growing new businesses. As millions of dollars flood into new podcast networks, the most popular shows are almost all anchored by White people, and more specifically, White men. Where, Hill wants to know, are the shows for…

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I am a future butterfly at the stage of growth when I am turning into an adult. I am enclosed in a hard case shell formed by love, family, and friends. It is the hardest stage of becoming a black butterfly. You will encounter many hardships only to come out stronger and better than what you went in. At this stage, you are finding out who you truly are and how to love yourself.

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