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.
With every play, the mother of a high school quarterback feels the pain of the game
50 years ago, he worked with John Carlos and Tommie Smith for Black Power. Now, he’s talking with Colin Kaepernick.
The connective tissue of race is all about the threat to white women
The concerns about gender bias at the US Open only tell half the truth
The tennis star mothers out loud, changing a conversation dominated by white women
That 1968 day changed the game for HBCU football
The cultural messages can be harsh, dehumanizing and constant
Part 2: From ‘looks’ to ‘offers,’ the definitions every hoop parent needs to know in the quest for a college scholarship
Black women no longer have to be silent about abusive men
Part 1: Two parents debate the hustle, grind and desperation of trying to send their kids ‘D-Free’