Jamil Smith
Senior Editor

This Isn't the Same 'New Republic'
April 24, 2015

Responding to the question: Why, considering this magazine’s history of a white gaze and a white audience, did Dyson's essay appear in The New Republic?

Ben Affleck Was Wrong, But Henry Louis Gates Made It Worse
Helping the Hollywood star hide a slaveholding ancestor was truly shameful
April 20, 2015

Helping Ben Affleck hide a family history of slavery is what's truly shameful.

Republicans Are Trying to Fight Abortion with Ignorance
April 16, 2015

A North Carolina Republican's bill threatens the state's medical schools, and shows how they've lost the argument about abortion.

Videos of Police Killings Are Numbing Us to the Spectacle of Black Death
April 13, 2015

Despite a flood of videos depicting police killings, policy reforms are hard to find.

It Will Take More Than an Election to Heal Ferguson
April 08, 2015

On the ground in the days leading up to the vote. 

The Man Who Loves Ferguson (Just as It Is)
An interview with City Council candidate and former mayor Brian Fletcher.
April 07, 2015

“I have no scandals. The most I've ever made in my life, in 28 years as an elected official, was as mayor, $350 a month.”

Does the Black Church Need to Lead the Ferguson Movement?
April 06, 2015

How faith informs the bridge between protests and a lasting politics.

Ferguson Faces Its Future
Tuesday's election is the first since Michael Brown's death
April 03, 2015

Tuesday's election is the first since Michael Brown's death.

The NFL's Macho Culture Must Die
Lessons from Chris Borland's retirement.
March 17, 2015

Lessons from Chris Borland's retirement.

Language Police
The NYPD can’t delete brutality from its history.
March 14, 2015

The NYPD can’t delete brutality from its history. 

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