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Super Bowl 50: Brought to You by Toe Fungus
The game was not only godawful to watch. It also gave us a hell of a window into the NFL’s three-ring circus.
February 4, 2016
The Streets of San Francisco: ‘Super Bowl City’ Meets Tent City
A city in the grip of a housing crisis just spent $5 million on the Super Bowl. Yes, people are angry.
January 29, 2016
In a Gay-Friendly Age, Poor LGBT New Yorkers Still Struggle
Marriage equality is progress, but the LGBT movement needs to tackle economic oppression as well if it is to achieve broader equality.
January 21, 2016
The Seductive Danger of Symbolic Politics
Symbols, as powerful as they can be, are largely a distraction.
Mychal Denzel Smith
January 4, 2016
The Tactical Intelligence of #NoJusticeNoLeBron
A hashtag aimed at getting LeBron James to sit out a game in protest of Tamir Rice’s murder was overwhelmingly derided. It also was extremely successful.
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December 29, 2015
Why Video Evidence Wasn’t Enough to Get Justice for Tamir Rice
The video didn’t matter to the prosecutor because killing black people is not a crime.
Mychal Denzel Smith
December 22, 2015
When Your 3-Year-Old Son Asks, ‘Are They Going to Kill Me?’
We shouldn’t have to explain lockdown drills to preschoolers.
December 21, 2015
The Biggest Threat to American Public Safety Is the American Police State
Welcome to Cop Land, where the police make all the rules.
December 11, 2015
A Former Oklahoma City Officer Is Found Guilty in a Sexual-Assault Case
This week brought an end to a much-watched trial that drew attention to the targeting and assault of marginalized women by police.
December 2, 2015
An Accountability Moment for Chicago
Evidence of police misconduct demands federal oversight. And citizens need tools for holding Mayor Rahm Emanuel and others to account.