Contributors

Jerry Bembry

Jerry Bembry is a senior writer at The Undefeated. His bucket list items include being serenaded by Lizz Wright, and watching the Knicks play an NBA game in June.

After violent past, football star wonders if he'll get another chance

Karin Berry

Karin Berry is a general editor for The Undefeated. She is an avid reader of crime fiction and a genealogy addict.

Danielle Cadet

Danielle Cadet is a senior editor of The Undefeated. She is a shameless reality television watcher, and she enjoys boxes full of cute shoes and glasses full of expensive champagne.

Kelley L. Carter

Kelley L. Carter is a senior entertainment writer at The Undefeated. She can act out every episode of the U.S version of "The Office," she can and will sing the Michigan State University fight song on command and she is very much immune to Hollywood hotness.

The way of Forest Whitaker

Cherisse Datu

Cherisse Datu is a digital editor at The Undefeated. Aggressively geeky, if she was a Pokémon, she'd be a dual game design/video type with a jolly nature.

View from the Hilltop: Episode 2

Aaron Dodson

Aaron Dodson is an assistant editor at The Undefeated. Often mistaken for Aaron Dobson of the New England Patriots, he is one letter away from being an NFL wide receiver.

All Day Podcast: 11/22/16

Kelley D. Evans

Kelley Evans is a general editor at The Undefeated. She is a food passionista, helicopter mom and an unapologetic southerner who spends every night with the cast of The Young and the Restless by way of her couch.

LeBron James is the 2016 'Sports Illustrated' Sportsperson of the Year

Michael A. Fletcher

Michael A. Fletcher is a senior writer at The Undefeated. He is a native New Yorker and longtime Baltimorean who enjoys live music and theater.

Morgan State students blah on Clinton, but shocked by Trump win

Domonique Foxworth

Domonique Foxworth is a writer at The Undefeated. He is a recovering pro athlete and superficial intellectual.

Seahawks D is still stellar, but the offense is too inconsistent

Jill Hudson

Jill Hudson is the senior style writer for the Undefeated. She is an evolved nerd, a caffeinated shoe fanatic, and a maker of long lists and perfect martinis.

Man about town

Martenzie Johnson

Martenzie is a senior researcher for The Undefeated. His favorite cinematic moment is when Django said "Y'all want to see somethin?"

Return of Black Holocaust Museum underway

Maya A. Jones

Maya Jones is an associate editor at The Undefeated. She is a native New Orleanian who enjoys long walks down Frenchmen Street and romantic dates to Saints games.

The 5th Quarter: Southern vs. Grambling State

Raina Kelley

Raina Kelley is the Managing Editor of The Undefeated and is obsessed with Whitney Houston, Maleficient's horns and pens. She also would have made an excellent homicide detective.

Monis Khan

Monis Khan is a general editor of The Undefeated. He is a native of Milwaukee, WI and a menace on DC area dance floors.

Practice Squad: Thanksgiving edition

Brent Lewis

Brent Lewis is the Senior Photo Editor of The Undefeated and a lover of all things Chicago except Chicago Mix popcorn. #justcheeseplease

The new normal

Marcus Matthews

Marcus Matthews is a general editor for The Undefeated. He’s a DMV native but prefers the Lakers over the Bullets/Wizards - #HTTR all day though!

Empire Recap: Episode 7

Soraya Nadia McDonald

Soraya Nadia McDonald is a senior writer covering arts, entertainment and culture for The Undefeated. Christopher Eccleston is her favorite Doctor Who.

‘Insecure’ is actually very secure in itself — and secure at HBO

Ashley Melfi

Ashley Melfi is an associate editor for The Undefeated. She has an unhealthy relationship with bagels and is a loyal Knicks fan, when Steph Curry isn't playing.

PBS newscaster Gwen Ifill has died

Kevin Merida

Kevin Merida is Editor-in-Chief of The Undefeated and a fan of great writing, great shooting, great beaches, great jazz clubs, underdogs and comebacks.

A letter from our Editor-in-Chief

John X. Miller

John X. Miller is senior editor for news and commentary for The Undefeated. He's a father, jazz aficionados and diehard UNC basketball fan.

HBCU Olympians from the past

Morgan Moody

Morgan Moody is an associate digital producer at The Undefeated.

View from the Hilltop: Episode 5

Lois Nam

Lois Nam is a senior digital producer at The Undefeated. She still owns the VHS of every Sixers playoff game from 2001 and will never throw it away.

The Style of Swagger: Allen Robinson

Osman Noor

Osman Noor is a multimedia producer and a hopeless romantic for hopeless sports teams.

Practice Squad: Episode 11

Lonnae O'Neal

Lonnae O’Neal is a senior writer at The Undefeated. She’s an author, a former columnist, has a rack of kids and she writes bird by bird.

After Trump's win, a young activist pauses to consider history and ponder next moves

Latoya Peterson

Latoya Peterson is the Deputy Editor for Digital Innovation at The Undefeated. She is becoming a cyborg, but in the gamer way, not the Terminator way.

Colorism: 'Black' defines our beauty, art, history, solidarity -- me

Jason Reid

Jason Reid is the senior NFL writer at The Undefeated. He enjoys watching sports, especially any games involving his son and daughter.

Dak Prescott is right on time — for Dallas and for America

Steve Reiss

Steve Reiss, deputy editor at The Undefeated, appreciates a good single malt and misses the old Cleveland Browns, often at the same time.

Danyel Smith

Danyel Smith is the Culture Lead at The Undefeated. She loves tangerine sno-cones, listens to way too much music, and misses Oakland every single day.

Happy birthday, Prince Rogers Nelson

Marc J. Spears

Marc J. Spears is the senior NBA writer for The Undefeated. He used to be able to dunk on you, but he hasn’t been able to in years and his knees still hurt.

James Harden's successful style of play looks quite familiar

Brando Simeo Starkey

Brando Simeo Starkey is an associate editor at The Undefeated and the author of In Defense of Uncle Tom: Why Blacks Must Police Racial Loyalty. He crawled through a river of books and came out brilliant on the other side.

Presidential election is another example of 'involuntary sacrifice' of black people   

Justin Tinsley

Justin Tinsley is a culture and sports writer for The Undefeated. He firmly believes “Cash Money Records takin’ ova for da ’99 and da 2000” is the single-most impactful statement of his generation.

Brave, joyous, thoughtful: music matters in our new world

Rhiannon Walker

Rhiannon Walker is an associate editor at The Undefeated. She is a drinker of Sassy Cow Creamery chocolate milk, an owner of an extensive Disney VHS collection, and she might have a heart attack if Frank Ocean doesn't drop his second album.

Larry Jefferson becomes the first black Santa at the Mall of America

Jesse Washington

Jesse Washington is a senior writer for The Undefeated. You can find him giving dudes the bizness on a basketball court near you.

Charlie Strong's last stand

Caleb Wilkerson

Caleb Wilkerson leads original video production at The Undefeated. He was a finalist for MTV’s Real World New Orleans but did not make the final casting call.

Empire Recap: Episode 7

Tierra R. Wilkins

Tierra R. Wilkins is an associate editor for The Undefeated. She likes to eat fries with her ketchup.

The presidential election

Mike Wise

Mike Wise is a senior writer and columnist at The Undefeated. Barack Obama once got to meet him.

In the new NBA, the gunner is a good teammate, not a ball hog

Mark W. Wright

Mark W. Wright is the director of special projects for The Undefeated. Born in England and raised in Jamaica, He sends referees running for the hills when they see the soccer dad (and Howard University alum) coming.

Band Leaders Promise Epic Band Battle at Bayou Classic

Clinton Yates

Clinton Yates is a tastemaker at The Undefeated. He likes rap, rock, reggae, R&B, and remixes — in that order.

So, who will be the star of Space Jam 2?

Kofie Yeboah

Kofie Yeboah is an assistant editor at The Undefeated. He asks for Sweet Tea at every restaurant and recites approximately 2.5 Spongebob lines per hour.

What Had Happened Was: 12/2/16