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Black journalists share their experiences on the red carpet.

Interviewing celebrities on the red carpet is a dream job for many journalists, but as the saying goes, “Everything that glitters is not gold.” Being a black woman on the red carpet can come with its own unique challenges including being pushed to the end of the red carpet where there is less access to celebrities.

Emerald Marie

“I found myself frustrated when talent ran out of time or their PR agents tried to facilitate a one question group interview. Most times when I looked to my left and my right, I noticed all urban outlets, regardless of the size, who were typically located in the back and dismissed,” says Emerald Marie, a freelance writer and model.

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