David Dennis, Jr. is a senior writer at The Undefeated and an American Mosaic Journalism Prize recipient. His book, The Movement Made Us, will be released in 2022. David is a graduate of Davidson College.
Virgil Abloh’s death has given me another reminder of my mortality
Watching the rapper in the last year of his life, it felt like there was hope
Checking all the boxes only gets us approval from our homies. It doesn’t make us good parents.
One of the premier voices of the Black Power movement is being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
A rigged system enforced by state-sanctioned violence? Feels like being Black in America.
COVID-19 is killing our people and his vaccine resistance won’t save them
Fighting COVID-19 is part of the fight against structural racism
He was one of the most maligned rappers of the past decade, but that all changed in one Verzuz battle
The album has some shining moments, far too many missteps and one giant elephant in the room
He was an icon for Black queer men, but he was also a beacon for what’s possible to ask of straight Black men