Her father is from the Congo, mother from Guyana, and she just so happens to be the first Black woman to host a primetime cable show.
Celebrating last night’s inaugural episode of MSNBC’s “The ReidOut,” there were tears of Joy as Reid, her husband, and a few friends held a ZOOM watch party. Virtual guests in attendance included Al Sharpton, Angela Rye, April Ryan, Tamron Hall, Yvette Nicole Brown, Erika Alexander, Jacque Reid, Chris Witherspoon, and Jonathan Capehart.
Reid spoke on the significance of representation in media at this moment in our country. “I think it’s important to have somebody who looks like you, who can empathize with what you feel,” she says.
“The ReidOut” show debuted with a powerhouse line up featuring Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden. Biden spoke about potentially making history with the help of a Black woman himself when the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee discussed his selection for a potential Vice Presidential candidate.
Biden on selecting a Black woman as a potential running mate:
“I am not committed to naming any, but the people I have named, and among them, there are four Black women. So, that decision is underway right now. And, by the way, Black women have supported me my entire career. You all act like all of a sudden; there was an epiphany in South Carolina. I have had over a 96 percent -- 94 percent rating in the state with the eighth-largest Black community in the United States of America, Delaware. And so they’re the ones, as that old saying goes, that brought me to the dance. I have been loyal. They have been loyal to me. And so it is important that my administration, I promise you, will look like America, both as -- from Vice President, to Supreme Court, to Cabinet positions, to every major position in the White House. It’s going to look like America. It’s critically important that be the case. I can guarantee you that.”
Check out our one on one with Joy Reid as she stopped by to chat about current events, politics and her “Her” story making show MSNBC’s “The ReidOut”