Ralph Wiley is one of the most distinguished African-American writers today. He gained acclaim as a senior writer for Sports Illustrated and his work has appeared in Premiere, GQ, and National Geographic.
He has also authored numerous books, including Serenity, A Boxing Memoir, Why Black People Tend to Shout, By Any Means Necessary: The Trials and Tribulations of the Making of Malcolm X with Spike Lee, Dark Witness,
Best Seat in the House with Spike Lee, Born to Play with Eric Davis, and Growing Up King with Dexter Scott King and the children of Martin Luther King Jr.
Today, Wiley is involved with work in ESPN, and writes a weekly column for ESPN.com's Page 2.