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    Alejandro Danois

    Alejandro "Ali" Danois is the Editor-in-Chief of The Shadow League. The former Senior Editor of Bounce Magazine, he is also a Freelance Sports and Entertainment Writer whose work has been published by the New York Times, Bleacher Report, Sporting News, Baltimore Sun, Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, SLAMonline and Ebony Magazine, among many others. His Shadow League features "Humble Beginnings", and "Rocky Flop" were mentioned in the Best American Sports Writing Anthology as among the country's most notable stories of 2014 and 2015 respectively. Ali is the author of the crticially acclaimed book, The Boys of Dunbar, A Story of Love, Hope and Basketball Follow him on twitter @alidanois

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    Alexandra Carmon

    Alexandra is a Journalism major, Cinema studies minor from Houston, Texas who attends Hampton University and writes for the Hampton Script, the student  newspaper. 

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    Amaar Abdul-Nasir

    Amaar, a native of Seattle, Washington, is the former Senior Editor of Dime Magazine and Features Editor of Bounce Magazine. He is also the founder of UmmahSports.net, which focuses on Muslim athletes and health and fitness in the Muslim community, and the founder of The Corner Office. His work has also been published by The Seattle Times, Muslim Matters, Bleacher Report and Complex, among others.

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    Ana Julaton

    One of the best Super Bantamweight Boxers in history, Ana competes in both MMA & boxing and is a hero to the Filipino community worldwide

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    Angelo Reyes

    Reyes is one of the top tier MMA Head Striking Coach & Professional Boxing coaches

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    Anya Alvarez

    Anya Alvarez played golf at the University of Washington, qualified for the LPGA Tour, then realized she was a better writer than golfer. She contributes to espnW, VICE Sports and other media outlets. Follow her on twitter @AnyaSarai

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    April Reign

    April Reign practiced law for twenty years but walked away from her practice and found her true passion.Now, as Managing Editor of Broadway Black, Reign uses her voice to explore issues of race, politics and culture.As the Creator of the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite, April Reign challenges the lack of representation of marginalized communities in Hollywood and beyond. Reign is a sought-after presence who consults on issues of diversity and inclusion.

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    Bijan C. Bayne

    Bijan C. Bayne is an award-winning Washington-based freelance columnist and critic and a founding member of the Internet Baseball Writers Association of America. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Boston Herald, and SLAM, among others. Bayne is the author of Elgin Baylor: The Man Who Changed Basketball, Martha's Vineyard Basketball: How a Resort Legue Defied Notions of Race and Class, and Sky Kings: Black Pioneers of Professional Basketball, which was named to the Suggested Reading List of the Basketball Hall of Fame. Follow him on Twitter at @bijancbayne 

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    Brittany Webb

    Brittany Webb currently attends Howard University where she is the sports editor for The Hilltop student newspaper. She is a senior broadcast journalism major and speech pathology minor from Deer Park, NY.    

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    Bryon Summers

    Bryon is a photographer, digital content creator,  host of photography based podcasts, "We're Getting Better" & "Shooting With Shooters." He's also the Creative Content Manager at The Shadow League.

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    Daryl Bell

    Daryl Bell is the Assistant News Editor and Columnist for The Philadelphia Tribune. A veteran journalist who has covered every major sport, and many minor ones, he can be reached at on twitter @dawabe 

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    Eric Warren

    Eric Warren is a recent graduate of Howard University who holds a Bachelor's degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing. As a music and sports enthusiast, he seeks parallels between the two worlds and their competitive natures.

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    Erick Fernandez

    Erick Fernandez is the Social Media Manager at The Shadow League and also serves as a contributing writer. Erick has previously written about the intersection of sports and society for a number of publications including The Huffington Post, Vice Sports and The Guardian US. On the weekends you can find him at your local club dancing bachata for hours.

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    Ericka Blount Danois

    Ericka Blount Danois is an award-winning author who writes about pop culture, music, sports and television. She has written for the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, ESPN The Magazine, Sports Illustrated, JazzTimes, Spin, Wax Poetics and Vibe magazine, among others. The Head of Research on the award-winning Nas documentary, Time Is Illmatic, Ericka is also the acclaimed author of Love, Peace and Soul: Behind the Scenes of America's Favorite Dance Show, Soul Train. For more information, visit www.erickablount.com.

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    Evan F. Moore

    Evan writes about sports, politics, race and culture. His work has been published by Rolling Stone, The Nation, Chicago Tribune and Ebony, among others.

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