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Mychal Denzel Smith

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Mychal Denzel Smith

Mychal Denzel Smith

Mychal Denzel Smith is a blogger at TheNation.com and a Knobler Fellow at the Nation Institute. He is also a freelance writer and social commentator. His work on race, politics, social justice, pop culture, hip hop, mental health, feminism and black male identity has appeared in various publications, including The Guardian, Ebony, theGrio, the Root, Huffington Post and GOOD.

Articles

News and Features

How Bill de Blasio can help solve the twin problems of over-policing and under-educating in one swoop

Mayor Bloomberg and Ray Kelly lost big: a federal court ruling and a new law ban the racial profiling that undergirds the discriminatory practice. 

How long are we supposed to remain calm when the laws we are called on to respect are an open assault on our humanity?

Let's face the truth: anyone with a gun can be a "bad guy." What we need is fewer guns, period.

Those new to the cause of defending black life will soon have to face the bleak truth black people have lived with for so long: we don’t often win.

Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law puts the threshold for self-defense so low that major questions in this case will likely go unanswered.

Blogs

You can do everything “right” in America, but if you’re black, racism will always pose a threat to your life.
The outgoing mayor called a Democratic candidate’s campaign racist. Here’s why he’s wrong. 
Representatives of the youth generation were cut from yesterday’s roster of speakers, but that won’t stop them from building a...
The signature policy of the NYPD has been declared unconstitutional, but the racism that provided the justification for it is still alive...
We can no longer afford to leave black women’s experiences out of the narrative anti-black racism in the United States. 
The 27-year-old director of the film adaptation of Oscar Grant’s shooting talked to me about the obstacles facing young black men in...
To everyone who says we must respect the verdict: How long are we supposed to remain calm when the laws we are called to respect exist in...
Even if George Zimmerman is convicted of murder, we have a long way to go to ensure things like this never happen again.