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.
Let's face the truth: anyone with a gun can be a "bad guy." What we need is fewer guns, period.
The math doesn’t add up. It shouldn't cost Obama votes—and it won’t.
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.