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MADEINC Jemele Hill Kim Foxx T.V. COLUMNIST ATTORNEY Serving as co-host of the ESPN2 “His & Hers” podcast and T.V. show, Hill doesn’t just analyze sports, she also provides insights on current events and social issues. Her candid conversation earned her the role as moderator for ABC’s “The President and the People: A National Conversation,” a town hall with President Barack Obama that created open dialogue about race, policing, justice and equality and the Black Lives Matter movement. She also facilitated the ESPN discussion, “An Undefeated Conversation: Athletes, Responsibility and Violence.” This chat brought together professional athletes, including Dwayne Wade and Jabari Parker, and allowed them to voice their concerns about violence. SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER! Visit made-magazine.com to get the latest updates on events, news and more from MADE Magazine right in your inbox. Chicago South Sider Kim Foxx recently defeated Anita Alvarez in Illinois’ Cook County state attorney primary. Foxx became Chicago’s first African- American prosecutor to oversee a $104 million annual budget and more than 900 lawyers. She ran on a platform that called for an independent prosecutor in every police-shooting case, active collaboration between public hospitals, mental-health facilities and jails, and a smarter approach to keeping juveniles out of the criminal courts. Her work while in office is anticipated to be transformative. Foxx aims to dismantle what she has referred to as stagnate and dysfunctional political and social systems. Elaine Welteroth MAGAZINE EDITOR Editor of Teen Vogue, Welteroth is the youngest editor and second African- American woman to hold a leadership role at Conde Nast. Prior to her current role, she held beauty positions at Glamour and Ebony magazines. Since Welteroth took the helm, there has been a stronger representation of diversity in the magazine’s pages. Willow Smith, Amandla Stenberg and Gabby Douglas have graced the cover, and there have been features on more African-American transgender, and Muslim teenagers. made-magazine.com | 42