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Earlier this week, respected journalists Soledad O’Brien and Gwen Ifill were inducted as honorary members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
“I’ve been waiting a long time to say, ‘hey sorors!’” O’Brien said on Twitter. “To have a sisterhood that supports you is heartening…Before I would say that service is what you do, now I say it’s what we do.”
Ifill is a Managing Editor of the show “Washington Week,” and also a Senior Correspondent for “The PBS News Hour.” O’Brien has been with CNN since 2003 and is a graduate of Harvard University. Delta Sigma Theta was founded in 1913 and is one of the most storied black greek letter organizations in the country.
There has been speculation that O’Brien might be the first African American to host a night time show on CNN. Some in the black community have stated that its time for an African American to be given that opportunity. She has hosted the Black in America series for CNN for the past several years, but was criticized by Rev. Jesse Jackson for not being “black enough.” O’Brien found Jackson’s statement offensive and responded harshly in her latest book.
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