Contributors

Jerry Bembry

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.

Jo Adell diary: 'My time is coming'
Karin D. Berry

Karin D. Berry

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

Lorraine Branham showed me that a black woman could succeed in journalism
Kelley L. Carter

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.

Matthew Cherry moved from the practice squad in the NFL to first string in Hollywood
Aaron Dodson

Aaron Dodson

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

Behind the design of Damian Lillard's 'Black Panther' Adidas Dame 5
Kelley D. Evans

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.

Roundtable: Zion possibly to Pelicans, what this means for Anthony Davis
Michael A. Fletcher

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.

There were no miracles for Tiger, but the crowds still worship him
Domonique Foxworth

Domonique Foxworth

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

Roundtable: Zion possibly to Pelicans, what this means for Anthony Davis
Brittany Grant

Brittany Grant

Brittany Grant is a general editor for The Undefeated handling data and analytics. Hobbies include Muay Thai, people watching, pulling threads and walking fast.

Martenzie Johnson

Martenzie Johnson

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

Lamar Odom is coming for Wilt and other news of the week
Maya A. Jones

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.

Resiliency and faith in the future will help rebuild burned churches in Louisiana
Raina Kelley

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.

Serena Williams is the greatest of all time
Marcus Matthews

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!

Sim Life with ‘Madden NFL 19’: Playoffs edition
Soraya Nadia McDonald

Soraya Nadia McDonald

Soraya Nadia McDonald is the culture critic for The Undefeated. She writes about pop culture, fashion, the arts, and literature. She's based in Brooklyn.

Roundtable: Zion possibly to Pelicans, what this means for Anthony Davis
Ashley Melfi

Ashley Melfi

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

Kevin Merida

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.

Jogging with President George H.W. Bush
John X. Miller

John X. Miller

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

Bethune-Cookman ready for the challenge of playing at top-seeded Notre Dame
Lois Nam

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.

Tiger Woods in plain sight
Tesfaye Negussie

Tesfaye Negussie

Tesfaye Negussie is a digital producer who creates video content for The Undefeated. He likes DMV sports (the Washington football team, Wizards and Terps), hip-hop, playing basketball and eating abnormally spicy foods. He will laugh at all of his own jokes. Even if you don’t.

Wade into retirement
Lonnae O'Neal

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.

Olympic champion Allyson Felix tells Congress about the black maternal health crisis

Stacey Patton

Stacey Patton is a contributor for The Undefeated. She teaches multimedia journalism at Morgan State University and is the author of Spare the Kids: Why Whupping Children Won’t Save Black America.

A black neighborhood's complicated relationship with the home of the Preakness
Jason Reid

Jason Reid

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

Why Kyler Murray will face more pressure than most No. 1 picks
Steve Reiss

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.

William C. Rhoden

William C. Rhoden

William C. Rhoden, the former award-winning sports columnist for The New York Times and author of “Forty Million Dollar Slaves,” is a writer-at-large for The Undefeated. Contact him at william.rhoden@espn.com.

Roundtable: We’re OK with Ayesha Curry but divided on Nikola Jokic

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.

Most dominant athlete of 2018: Simone Biles
Marc J. Spears

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.

High on Zion: Alvin Gentry, Pelicans go from 'tough year' to 'our moment'
Brando Simeo Starkey

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.

How the slavery-era Ancestry ad is part of a larger problem of race in commercials
Justin Tinsley

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.

Roundtable: Zion possibly to Pelicans, what this means for Anthony Davis
Jesse Washington

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.

James Harden is disrespecting the unwritten rules of the game
Khari Williams

Khari Williams

Khari Williams is an associate editor for The Undefeated. He once finished second in Jamaica’s national spelling bee, but it’s been all downhill from then.

Stereo Williams

Todd “Stereo” Williams is a writer, host and cultural commentator based in New York City (by way of Fort Valley, GA). He loves music, stirring the pot and <i>Diff’rent Strokes</i> references, and his work has appeared in Billboard, The Daily Beast and Genius. He's also a frequent guest on Sirius/XM's "Tell Me Everything" with John Fugelsang.

Meghan and Harry’s new baby boy brings joy and even more scrutiny
Mark W. Wright

Mark W. Wright

Born in the UK and raised in Jamaica, Mark W. Wright is a writer and director of special projects at The Undefeated. A quick glance at his work and it’s safe to assume that soccer – and coverage of Historically Black Colleges and Universities – are among his passions.

Jamie Foxx pitches in, joins MLB’s efforts to celebrate Jackie Robinson Day
Clinton Yates

Clinton Yates

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

White House divide a dicey matter for Red Sox and MLB