By Tamantha Hip-HopVibe.com Staff Writer
Jemele Hill is preaching the good word today. Earlier, we reported on how Halle Berry stopped to talk to two black reporters, although her publicist told them she wouldn’t have time to speak to them. One of the reporters got emotional as she talked about how hard it is for black reporters to get noticed at these events.
Jemele took to Twitter commend Halle for stopping to interview with the black reporters. She tweeted:
“Bravo to @halleberry for stopping to speak to 1 of 2 black reporters covering this event. Memo to black celebs: Question any publicist or rep that doesn’t include black journalists/media in the coverage plan.
Can’t complain that our stories aren’t told or accurately covered if you’re forever giving interviews to mainstream outlets who don’t know about your career, or why you resonate with your community.
Besides, most of these outlets have little to no representation and if you’re constantly rewarding them with interviews — especially once you really blow up — then they have no incentive to hire black journalists. That’s it. Those are the tweets.“
Jemele couldn’t have said that any better. Black celebrities need to remember what media outlets celebrate them.