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The Undefeated (by ESPN)

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‘Just because we all wear a uniform doesn’t mean we all think alike’

Jason Reid, The Undefeated Sonia Y.W. Pruitt was tired and fighting a cold, but she wasn’t having it. After a colleague informed her that another police organization had blasted Nike for featuring Colin Kaepernick in its new national advertising campaign in early September, she perked...

In or out of the Oval Office, Jim Brown hasn’t changed

By Jesse Washington, The Undefeated Jim Brown is getting lambasted for the same thing the black community used to praise him for: defiant action to uplift African-Americans, by any means necessary. Last week, Brown met with President Donald Trump and Kanye West in the Oval Office...

LeBron James, ‘The Shop’ and the art of code-switching

During the premiere episode of LeBron James’ new HBO show, The Shop, James, flanked by Snoop Dogg, Jon Stewart, business partner Maverick Carter and professional athletes Candace Parker, Odell Beckham Jr. and Draymond Green, explains to Stewart the structure of the black barbershop. Seated in...

Eric Reid on Kaepernick: ‘Colin is at home with my kids. He should be playing’

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina – Standing both on principle and alone, Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid took a knee again. In his debut with his new team, Reid – the first player to kneel alongside Colin Kaepernick in order to shine a light on racial injustice...

In a nation divided, Tiger Woods serves as a rare unifier

Watching Tiger Woods emerge from the massive crowd that swarmed him as he approached the 18th green of Sunday’s Tour Championship event is one of the most memorable images you’ll ever see in sports. That crowd appeared overwhelmingly white. But that doesn’t mean African-American fans who...

Emmys 2018: Regina King, Thandie Newton and RuPaul for the win

If the expectation of the 70th annual primetime Emmy Awards was to scale back, ignore all the elephants in the room and pretend that Hollywood itself isn’t being scrutinized for its diversity issues, then, this wasn’t going to be that show. No punches were pulled...

David Williams II is stepping down as Vanderbilt AD

David Williams II, the first black athletic director in Southeastern Conference (SEC) history, announced on Tuesday that he is leaving his position at Vanderbilt. Williams, who was also the first African-American vice chancellor in school history, took over the Commodores program in 2003 after three...

Serena Williams and that funky white privilege math

By Lonnae O'Neal, The Undefeated Let’s get straight to it. Let’s analyze what happened with Serena Williams in the US Open finals using that funky white privilege math. You have to be twice as good, but half as mad. Get it? When Williams called US Open chair...

Robert Townsend’s ‘Making the Five Heartbeats’ tells the beautiful story behind the movie

The 1991 film The Five Heartbeats features an electric, memorable and tearful church scene that film executives were asked to cut. Actor, comedian and dynamic filmmaker Robert Townsend spills that and more in his new documentary Making the Five Heartbeats, which airs Monday night...

Serena Williams is always going to carry that baby weight

By Lonnae O'Neal, The Undefeated On the first morning of the US Open at Flushing Meadows, it won’t matter whether or not Serena Williams shows up in a catsuit looking like a superhero the way she did at the French Open last spring. Or if the...