Jamil Smith
Senior Editor

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

Lessons from Chris Borland's retirement.

Rewriting History Won't Save the NYPD
Wikipedia articles on police brutality were altered from police HQ
March 14, 2015

Why someone at NYPD headquarters edited Wikipedia entries detailing their police brutality.

Waka Flocka Flame Didn't Make Anyone Say the N-Word
March 11, 2015

Why are we still blaming black people for racism?

What Was Being Sold in Selma
Honoring civil rights legends and hawking political agendas
March 09, 2015

Honoring civil rights legends, and hawking political agendas.

You, Too, Can Prevent Police Brutality
The DOJ's Ferguson probe shows why we need to get proactive
March 04, 2015

The DOJ's report on Ferguson shows why we need to prevent, not just punish, law enforcement abuses.

Working on the Race Beat
The future of racial coverage at The New York Times and elsewhere
March 01, 2015

The future of racial coverage at The New York Times and elsewhere.

Black Storytellers Matter
Why it's important that August Wilson spoke about the black experience
February 28, 2015

A new documentary about playwright August Wilson evokes personal memories for a writer with shared Pittsburgh roots.

Bill Bratton's Rhetorical Reparations
The NYPD commish strikes the right note, but real reform still waits
February 24, 2015

What the NYPD commissioner's Black History Month remarks signify.

Obama Loves America, But Not the One Giuliani Does
February 20, 2015

The former mayor's softer brand of birtherism.

The Worst Way to Address Campus Rape
Two ideas that are so bad, they're dangerous
February 19, 2015

Two ideas that are so bad, they're dangerous.

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