How ESPN's Fear Of The Truth Defeated "Black Grantland"

Last month, The Atlantic published an 18,000-word article by Ta-Nehisi Coates called “The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration.” It was the second epic piece in what appears to be a series in which Coates examines the toll of white supremacy as American policy on black life in the United States. The article… »10/06/15 5:10pm10/06/15 5:10pm


So Why Did Jason Whitlock Bail On A New York Mag Profile? 

New York magazine has a new 4,000-word feature on ESPN personality Jason Whitlock out, and while it offers a good (if familiar) rundown of Whitlock’s career and how he ended up getting fired from his own non-existent website before it even launched, it offers nothing first-hand from its subject. What’s funny is that… »7/06/15 5:40pm7/06/15 5:40pm

How Jason Whitlock Is Poisoning ESPN's "Black Grantland"

Two months ago, just after the end of a long holiday weekend, Jason Whitlock convened a morning meeting at the Los Angeles offices of his ESPN-backed black-interest site, The Undefeated, which is slated to go live this summer. Five days before, to coincide with the NBA All-Star Game, the site had introduced itself… »4/27/15 3:23pm4/27/15 3:23pm

Black Grantland's Old White Guy To Black People: Do What I Tell You

Yesterday, news dropped that Jason Whitlock was about to make Mike Wise, an oldish white Washington Post columnist and proud champion of liberal causes, his second official "black Grantland" hire. That's interesting not just because of what he is—this is supposed to be a site bursting with young, up-and-coming… »11/18/14 5:30pm11/18/14 5:30pm

After last night's report that Jason Whitlock is signing longtime Washington Post columnist Mike Wis

After last night's report that Jason Whitlock is signing longtime Washington Post columnist Mike Wise for "black Grantland," ESPN announced that the site has three new hires. Jesse Washington will be a a senior writer, Danielle Cadet a senior editor, and Ryan Cortes a staff writer. »11/18/14 5:02pm11/18/14 5:02pm