ESPN Podcasts will launch its next series Black History Always starting on Wednesday, July 28th. The show will be hosted by Clinton Yates and is part of ESPN and The Undefeated’s Black History Always initiative.

What’s Happening: 

  • ESPN and The Undefeated have announced a new podcast hosted by Clinton Yates and produced by Roj Grobes, Black History Always, will debut on Wednesday, July 28th.
  • The podcast is part of ESPN's “Black History Always,” powered by The Undefeated, content commitment initiative that launched in January 2021.
  • Black History Always aims to further highlight Black stories beyond the traditional Black History Month in February.
  • Yates’ twice-monthly show will be a deep-dive into stories of the intersection of race, sports and culture — stories from the headlines of The Undefeated that empower, inspire and highlight moments of athletic and moral heroism.
  • The show examines moments of change and progress, as well as a focus on how much work is still to be done in the movement for social justice and equity.

What They’re Saying:

  • Clinton Yates: “With Black History Always , we’re looking to remind people that who we are as a culture is a living, breathing entity in all parts of American society. It’s not just history books and social media. The humans who make up the fabric and backbone of this country aren’t all superstars or slaves. We contain multitudes and everyone deserves to be heard. So tune in.”

About Clinton Yates:

  • Yates has appeared as a commentator on ESPN television and radio programs as well as serving as a columnist for The Undefeated since 2016.  
  • Prior to ESPN, Yates worked for The Washington Post for nine years where he covered local news, sports, politics, pop culture and more.

About The Undefeated:

  • The Undefeated is ESPN’s multiplatform content initiative exploring the intersections of sports, race and culture.
  • The digital hub,, which launched in May 2016, combines innovative long-form and short-form storytelling, investigation, original reporting and provocative commentary.
  • The Undefeated seeks to be a thought-leader on race, sports and culture in the country – convening insightful forums to discuss and debate topical issues affecting sports and race in America.