UA-48052453-1

The Undefeated (by ESPN)

34 POSTS 0 COMMENTS

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...

Is ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ the Asian ‘Black Panther‘? While differences obviously exist, a transcendent cast delivers same message to Hollywood: Diversity can equal dollars

1993. The year Jurassic Park, the first film in the original trilogy, came out. That’s the last time a major Hollywood studio released a movie with an all Asian-American cast. There hasn’t been a big-budget movie starring Asian-Americans, based in contemporary times, doing non-martial...

With ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ Spike Lee brings the fire this time

If Spike Lee’s Malcolm X was cinematic poetry, his latest film, BlacKkKlansman, is a desperate, shrieking, ever-so-clearly enunciated howl. Lee’s latest film has been much anticipated since its debut earlier this year at Cannes, where it won the Grand Prix Award, and rightfully so. Lee...

Yolett McPhee-McCuin’s goals are clear as Ole Miss’ first black female head women’s basketball coach

By Kelley D. Evans, The Undefeated Yolett McPhee-McCuin set a goal in her mind. She wanted to become a Final Four coach. “And I meant it,” she said. “I gave myself 15 years … to get this thing done.” Her new role as head women’s basketball coach...

‘Say It Loud – I’m Black and I’m Proud’ was a love song for me and black America

I don’t remember when it started. But I’ll always remember when she called for the end, in writing. As far as I know, only the two of us knew. It went on for months, mainly at school but sometimes on the street or on...

Dak Prescott isn’t a race traitor because he thinks there’s a better way to protest

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott told reporters during a July 27 training camp news conference that he opposed protesting racial injustice during the national anthem. He staked out this territory after Stephen Jones, the team’s executive vice president and the son of Cowboys...