Mychal Denzel Smith

Mychal Denzel Smith is a Knobler Fellow at The Nation Institute and contributing writer for The Nation Magazine, as well as columnist for Feministing.com and Salon. As a freelance writer, social commentator, and mental health advocate his work has been seen online in outlets such as The New York Times, The Atlantic, Salon, Al Jazeera English, Gawker, The Guardian, Ebony.com, Huffington Post, The Root, and The Grio.

Posts Written by Mychal

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An Internet eulogy for Penny Proud

Internet eulogies are a genre of writing unto themselves. Any of us concerned about the lives of those who exist on the margins has written one, afraid the loss of life would go unreported and uncared for if left to the traditional media machines to give voice to those lost.

Internet eulogies are a genre of writing unto themselves. Any of us concerned about the lives of those who exist on the margins has written one, afraid the loss of life would go unreported and uncared for ...

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Just a tiny problem with that NFL domestic violence PSA

So, I don’t want to be the person that overly criticizes something that has potential to be net-positive to the world of social justice — but I think the new NFL domestic violence PSA, set to air during the Super Bowl this coming Sunday, represents a missed opportunity. 

So, I don’t want to be the person that overly criticizes something that has potential to be net-positive to the world of social justice — but I think the new NFL domestic violence PSA, set ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Happy New Year, Feministing family!

Change Agents of 2014: Black Women on Social Media 

A Reality of Their Own: Jameis Winston, Rape and Seminole Fandom at Florida State

This new Kanye song is worth a listen just to be reminded “you’re not perfect, but you’re not your mistakes.”

Don’t forget to become a member of the world’s greatest website (It’s this one. Feministing.com).

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Dear Evin and Camille: I don’t know Bill Cosby

Evin Cosby, daughter of Bill Cosby, released a statement to Access Hollywood earlier this week, defending her father from the recently resurfaced (and some brand new) allegations of drugging and sexually assaulting numerous women over the course of decades. Her statement, in full, reads: “He is the FATHER you thought you knew. The Cosby Show was my today’s tv reality show. Thank you. That’s all I would like to say :).” 

Evin Cosby, daughter of Bill Cosby, released a statement to Access Hollywood earlier this week, defending her father from the recently resurfaced (and some brand new) allegations of drugging and sexually assaulting numerous women over the course ...

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The importance of Ava DuVernay’s Golden Globe nomination

 

Ava DuVernay has become the first black woman to receive a Golden Globe nomination for best director. The announcement came this morning alongside all of the other Golden Globe nominations, including three others for the film DuVernay wrote and directed, Selma.

 

Ava DuVernay has become the first black woman to receive a Golden Globe nomination for best director. The announcement came this morning alongside all of the other Golden Globe nominations, including three others for ...

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