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An Undefeated Conversation, Chicago, Dwyane Wade, ESPN The Magazine, Gun Violence, Nykea Aldridge -

An ESPN The Magazine collaboration. The sound of distant police sirens drowns out the first notes of gospel music as Jolinda Wade’s extended family hurries inside the church. There have been 19 shootings in Chicago this winter weekend, and the family’s chapel has become a safe haven on the city’s far southern edge. An usher […]

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An Undefeated Conversation, Wilma Rudolph -

When Wilma Rudolph was four she contracted polio. By the time she was 21, she was one of the most dominant track athletes in American history. But it is what she did off the track that caused her legacy stand the test of time. Here, Damion L. Thomas, curator of sports for the National Museum […]

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An Undefeated Conversation, Colin Kaepernick, Super Bowl, Super Bowl LI -

HOUSTON – A panel of current and former NFL players discussed race relations, current issues and social responsibility as public figures during a two-hour session at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts on Friday afternoon. The discussion, which was split up into two hourlong panels, was part of The Undefeated’s first public forum of […]

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An Undefeated Conversation, Houston, Super Bowl -

The Undefeated is making its mark on Super Bowl weekend in Houston with two panel discussions. On Friday, ESPN’s The Undefeated Presents: A Conversation on Race, Sports & Culture will take place from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts’ Wortham Theatre. The public forum is being held […]

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An Undefeated Conversation, Common -

The Undefeated In- Depth: Serena Williams sits down with Common to talk about race and identity

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An Undefeated Conversation, Common -

The Undefeated In- Depth: Serena Williams sits down with Common to talk about race and identity

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An Undefeated Conversation, Common -

The Undefeated In- Depth: Serena Williams sits down with Common to talk about race and identity

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An Undefeated Conversation, Common, Harry Belafonte -

The Undefeated In- Depth: Serena Williams sits down with Common to talk about race and identity

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An Undefeated Conversation, Common -

The Undefeated In- Depth: Serena Williams sits down with Common to talk about race and identity

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An Undefeated Conversation, Common -

The Undefeated In- Depth: Serena Williams sits down with Common to talk about race and identity

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An Undefeated Conversation, Common, Serena Williams -

There are three odes to Serena Williams featured in The Undefeated In-Depth: Serena with Common. This one, from managing editor Raina Kelley, sets the tone for Williams’ overall dominance in not just tennis but sports overall. Conversations with Common: Harry Belafonte Is Serena the GOAT? Is she the Greatest of All Time? Is she one […]

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An Undefeated Conversation, Common, Serena Williams -

There are three odes to Serena Williams featured in The Undefeated In-Depth: Serena with Common. This one, from culture lead Danyel Smith, wonders if Serena Williams is a “role model.” Conversations with Common: Kasi Lemmons We don’t need another role model. We don’t need — even the kids don’t need — someone playing a role, […]

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An Undefeated Conversation, Common, Serena Williams -

There are three odes to Serena Williams featured in The Undefeated In-Depth: Serena with Common. This one, from senior blog writer Clinton Yates, considers Serena Williams as a black woman in a very white sport. Conversations with Common: Mychal Denzel Smith “Being black only helps them. Many times they get sponsors because they are black. […]

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An Undefeated Conversation, Common, Serena Williams -

As an Oscar-winning, hip-hop Renaissance man, Common has brought a spotlight to nuanced discussions of race and activism. His latest contribution to the dialogue was the November release of his album Black America Again, a critically acclaimed musical expression of the tensions of our time. It’s also a reflection of the conversations he’s had with […]

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An Undefeated Conversation, Common, Serena Williams -

On Sunday night, tennis star Serena Williams spoke honestly and openly with her longtime friend, Oscar and Grammy-winning artist Common, about her life on and off the court in The Undefeated In-Depth: Serena with Common. As the hourlong segment rolled, Williams didn’t hold back while explaining how the experiences throughout her ever-evolving career has shaped […]

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An Undefeated Conversation, Common, Serena Williams -

More Undefeated In-Depth: Serena with Common Part 1: ‘I think in the beginning of this journey I was definitely misunderstood’ Part 2: ‘I’m really proud to wear this color every single day of my life’ Part 3: ‘I’m not asking you to like it. I like it. And I love me’

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An Undefeated Conversation, Common, Serena Williams -

More Undefeated In-Depth: Serena with Common Part 1: ‘I think in the beginning of this journey I was definitely misunderstood’ Part 2: ‘I’m really proud to wear this color every single day of my life’ Part 4: ‘I don’t have fear’

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An Undefeated Conversation, Common, Serena Williams -

More Undefeated In-Depth: Serena with Common Part 1: ‘I think in the beginning of this journey I was definitely misunderstood’ Part 3: ‘I’m not asking you to like it. I like it. And I love me’ Part 4: ‘I don’t have fear’

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An Undefeated Conversation, Common, Serena Williams -

More Undefeated In-Depth: Serena with Common Part 2: ‘I’m really proud to wear this color every single day of my life’ Part 3: ‘I’m not asking you to like it. I like it. And I love me’ Part 4: ‘I don’t have fear’

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An Undefeated Conversation, National Museum of African American History and Culture, NBA, Oscar Robertson -

The night had been billed as “The Legend and the Prospect,” but only The Legend remained in this part of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Oscar Robertson stood with his wife on the third floor in a half-lit hall of heirlooms from his time. He had walked past the Jesse Owens […]

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An Undefeated Conversation, Howard University, James Daniel III, NBA, NCB, Oscar Robertson -

NBA Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson was driving around in Cincinnati — shortly before he was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks — when he was pulled over by police in 1970. The police officer walked over to his window and was greeted by the sight of Robertson with both hands still clutching the steering wheel. […]

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An Undefeated Conversation, Howard Bison, Howard University, James Daniel III, National Museum of African American History and Culture, NBA, Oscar Robertson -

The Undefeated is partnering with the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) for The Legend and The Prospect: A Conversation between Oscar Robertson and James “J-Byrd” Daniel III, its first joint sports forum that begins Thursday at 7 p.m. EST in the Oprah Winfrey Theater at the museum. The forum, which is […]

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An Undefeated Conversation, Black Women, Ibtihaj Muhammad, Morgan State Bears -

Changing an old and established narrative can sometimes feel like an impossible task. But a shift in the public perception of black female athletes is long overdue, even as images of powerful and accomplished African-Americans are more prevalent in the wider culture. That was the main takeaway from a lively discussion about the negative stereotypes […]

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An Undefeated Conversation, HBCU, Ibtihaj Muhammad, Morgan State University -

Katia Jordan sat in the auditorium of Morgan State University’s Student Center and watched with excitement as a panel composed of people whom she could identify with talked, laughed and explored the intersections of gender, race, religion and sports. The Undefeated and Morgan State teamed up for a discussion about negative images of black female […]

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A Conversation with The President, An Undefeated Conversation, Barack Obama, Commentary, Culture, North Carolina A&T Aggies, Town Hall -

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama landed in Greensboro, North Carolina, to participate in one of the most candid discussions of his presidency. A man who carried the nation on his shoulders now found himself in a room on the campus composed mainly of North Carolina A&T State University students and other invited guests. He seemed […]

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An Undefeated Conversation, Barack Obama -

Four-and-a-half years ago, Daniel Suarez had aspirations of becoming a NASCAR driver, but didn’t have the means to achieve that goal. At the time, he wasn’t in the United States — he was living with his parents and two sisters in Monterrey, Mexico. Besides that, he didn’t come from a racing family. His father was […]

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A Conversation with The President, An Undefeated Conversation, Barack Obama, Culture, Town Hall -

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama addressed an audience filled with students and invited guests at North Carolina A&T State University in one of his most relaxed town hall discussions. The mood ranged from serious to lighthearted in the three segments that covered sports, race and achievement. The president left attendees with several reasons to miss […]

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A Conversation with The President, An Undefeated Conversation, Barack Obama, North Carolina A&T Aggies -

President Barack Obama visited the campus of North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro for the first time Tuesday to participate in a forum on the historically black college experience, the mentorship program he founded called My Brother’s Keeper, and what it means to be undefeated in the face of life’s obstacles. Hosted and moderated […]

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A Conversation with The President, An Undefeated Conversation, Barack Obama -

In June, Luis Ramirez stood anxiously, waiting for his name to be called at his high school graduation. When the time came, Ramirez looked into the crowd and found his family smiling back at him. The two jobs that both of his parents worked and sacrifices they made to see this day happen made everything […]

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An Undefeated Conversation, Barack Obama -

Seven young men ranging from ages 13 to 20 sat in front of a room filled with North Carolina community leaders, United Way staffers and White House officials at the United Way of Greater Greensboro to discuss ways communities can come together to help young men and boys of color become successful members of society. […]

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A Conversation with The President, An Undefeated Conversation, Barack Obama, HBCU -

I didn’t attend an HBCU as an undergraduate, but I wish I had. As an undergraduate at Boston College, I had to fight to prove I was smart, and this is the experience of too many young people at PWIs (predominantly white institutions). At a historically black college or university (HBCU), I would not have […]

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A Conversation with The President, An Undefeated Conversation, North Carolina A&T Aggies -

Witnessing the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement is a flashback to middle school lessons about the civil rights movement. Both are shaped out of the injustices faced by the black community and the political or judicial system’s unwillingness to rightfully address the injustices over time. Millennial students are more than willing to be involved in […]

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