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.

Brienne Minor reflects on 45th anniversary of Title IX

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.

Xscape member Kandi Burruss creates the soundtracks of our lives

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.

What are Greek step shows all about?

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.

Markelle Fultz and Kelsey Plum make history as No. 1 picks

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.

Naomi Bradley writes books to encourage early reading

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.

Tiger Woods says he’s ‘Cablinasian,’ but the police only saw black

Domonique Foxworth

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

With all this NBA trade talk, why don't the Celtics trade Brad Stevens?

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.

The NBA draft prospects step into the style spotlight

Martenzie Johnson

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

Prodigy dies at 42 and other news of the week

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.

Black celebrities are answering a call to action that will improve the lives of at-risk youths

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

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.

Muhammad Ali helped this 7-year-old be proud to live as a Muslim in America

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 Undefeated's best photos of Year One

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!

Thank you, Reese

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.

Explaining Beyoncé’s public performance of pregnancy and motherhood

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.

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 aficionado and diehard UNC basketball fan.

What are Greek step shows all about?

Morgan Moody

Morgan Moody is an associate digital producer at The Undefeated.

Draymond Green's superteam of friends

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.

De'Aaron Fox's predraft hair routine is wildly impressive

Osman Noor

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

LeBron James and Kevin Durant's Game 4 spat deciphered by lip reader

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.

Congressional Baseball Game a show of unity and 'love'

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.

Baron Davis, John Starks help pioneer the NBA’s new VR experience

Jason Reid

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

We may have seen the last of Colin Kaepernick in the NFL

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.

It's so hard to say goodbye: The Undefeated's In Memoriam 2016

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.

Did the 2017 NBA draft live up to the hype?

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.

If you truly knew what the N-word meant to our ancestors, you'd NEVER use it

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.

The Heart of a Songwriter: PartyNextDoor

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.

What Had Happened Was: 6/23/17

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.

The murder of Tupac Shakur is a tragedy — but the why is not a complete mystery

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.

The extra scrutiny of being an African-American athletic director

Tierra R. Wilkins

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

Golfer Zakiya Randall has been productive in her time away from the sport

Mike Wise

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

Phil Jackson isn’t saving the Knicks

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.

Why are some Jamaicans bleaching their skin to get lighter?

Clinton Yates

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

Daily Dose: 6/23/17