Tuesday, April 20, 2021

The Undefeated

TSD Editor's Note: Bryan Stevenson was a 2016 recipient of the Freedom Award, presented by the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis. Bryan Stevenson may well be the nation’s most consequential civil rights lawyer since Thurgood Marshall. While Marshall stared down...
By Brandon Clarke, as reported by Marc Spears, The Undefeated NEW YORK – Three years ago, Brandon Clarke was a little-known basketball player for San Jose State looking to transfer. On Nov. 21, playing for Gonzaga, he made his name...
BRADENTON, Fla. — At IMG Academy in Florida, it’s really not that different from any other high school in suburban America. Well, except for the world-class sports and training facilities, hyperspecialized athletes, tremendous student-teacher ratio and national recognition. Other...
ATLANTA — Billionaire philanthropist Robert F. Smith, declaring that the Class of 2019 was “my class,” did the unthinkable at the Morehouse College commencement ceremony Sunday. He pledged to pay back the student loans of the entire graduating class,...
Major League Baseball used to offer its athletes the most prestige, money and fame among our nation’s pro team sports. But that hasn’t been true for decades. Consequently, Major League Baseball continues to lose in the competition for talent to...
If you follow any historically black colleges or universities (HBCUs) on social media, chances are your feeds are full of caps and gowns. Graduation season is upon us and will last through the end of May. Congratulations AAMU graduates and...
By Michael A. Fletcher, The Undefeated Normally, the Presidential Medal of Freedom comes with no downside. It is the nation’s highest civilian award, recognizing people who have made extraordinary contributions to American life and culture. For most recipients, it is...
by Todd "Stereo" Williams His first film is an era-defining classic, a movie that helped shape so much black cinema of the 1990s. He cast rappers from Ice Cube to 2Pac to Andre 3000 in serious, dramatic roles that didn’t...
James Harden is that dude at the gym who ruins the game with too many suspect calls. We all understand that the Houston Rockets superstar is trying to manipulate NBA rules to dethrone the Golden State dynasty. But Harden also...
By Allana J. Barefield, The Undefeated Her honey blond hair was like a halo of gold under the stage lights. An Egyptian cape wrapped around her body. She mesmerized the audience. Once the whistle blew, Coachella’s music festival and the lives of...