Jamil Smith

The Griot of New Orleans
August 27, 2015

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, jazz musician Terence Blanchard tells the story of his hometown. 

What Black Lives Matter Made Clear to Hillary Clinton
August 19, 2015

Public policy can't be the only—or even primary—weapon against structural racism.

Black Lives Matter Arrives on Hillary Clinton’s Doorstep
August 11, 2015

After being shut out of a New Hampshire event, activists meet with the candidate.

Black Lives Matter Protesters Are Not the Problem
August 10, 2015

One year after Michael Brown's death, both liberals and conservatives are still getting it wrong.

The Right Message, the Wrong Messenger
August 06, 2015

Martin O'Malley has put out a plan to fight structural racism. How much will it matter?

How Will Republicans Use Cleveland?
August 06, 2015

The GOP says it wants to win over black voters, but can it resist a cheap shot at a Democratic stronghold?

Ray Rice Doesn’t Deserve a Second Chance in the NFL
July 30, 2015

A pro football career should not be a reward for a domestic abuser’s contrition.

Bobby Jindal’s Opiate for the Masses
July 26, 2015

The Louisiana governor made prayer his first priority after the Lafayette shooting. That’s not nearly enough.

Sandra Bland Never Should Have Been Arrested
July 22, 2015

A new video shows she knew her rights, and paid for it.

Black Lives Matter Co-Founder: “We Are In a State of Emergency”
July 20, 2015

Patrisse Cullors speaks about Sandra Bland, the 2016 race, and the Netroots Nation protest.