Jamil Smith

Jamil Smith

Senior Writer, @RollingStone.

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@JDVance1  “Fight” them because they want equal voting rights? Precisely how does the disproportionate disenfranchisement of black Americans—who typically vote for the party that is less inclined to prioritize the wealthiest individuals and corporations—get us further away from oligarchy?

Why not? Also, the advice about using a more generic term first and filling in details later? Appalling.

An internal investigator’s report reveals advance knowledge Trump’s supporters would target Congress with violence didn’t stop @CapitolPolice  leaders from ordering officers to “refrain from using its most powerful crowd-control tools” to stop the siege.

When the police decides, in advance, who they will and won’t treat harshly, who they will and won’t consider to be truly dangerous—what is the argument for keeping this institution in place, as it stands? Or at all? Shouldn’t we rethink giving this kind of power to these people?

I have some news. I’m joining @voxdotcom  as a Senior Correspondent, effective Monday, April 19th. I couldn’t be more excited to get going, and am thankful to @SwatiGauri , @AllisonRockey , and the entire Vox team for inviting me to be a part of their lineup.

I’ll continue to focus my journalism on politics, identity, social justice, and culture—in my writing and in @voxdotcom  ’s broadcast productions: podcasts, video, and television.

I am so grateful for my @RollingStone  and @PenskeMedia  colleagues—and for all they’ve done for me during the last three years. I‘ll sorely miss working with @SeanWoods12  , @Patrick_C_Reis  , @tessastuart  , @AlexMorrisNY  , @AndyKroll  , @7im  , and so many others. Please keep reading them.

That this Vox announcement comes on what my late grandmother’s birthday is particularly significant. She always engaged with politics and other news of the world—and is a primary reason why I began thinking critically and believing in myself. I continue to work to make her proud.

“Baseball has miles to travel, but this year at least, the game has struck a blow for justice,” @WCRhoden ⁩ writes of the All-Star Game being removed from Georgia. “On a day that celebrates his humanitarian spirit, Jackie Robinson would be proud.”

Adam Toledo was 13 years old when a @Chicago_Police  officer fatally shot him on March 29th. @chicagotribune —reporting on newly released footage—notes “on Stillman’s body-worn camera, Toledo’s hands appear to be empty at the moment the officer shoots him.”


An entire island full of Americans in Puerto Rico are without power right now, and @POTUS  is cursing out NFL players at his campaign rally.

All these folks worried about erasing history when the Confederate statues come down will be thrilled to learn about the existence of books.

Elijah McClain’s death at the hands of Aurora, Colorado police last August is among the most horrific cases I’ve ever seen described. He was 23, introverted, and doing absolutely nothing wrong. They killed him, and the prosecutor let them get away with it.

He never called the white supremacists who terrorized Charlottesville “sons of bitches,” did he? Some of them got to be “very fine people.”

Matt Gaetz thought it would be funny to wear a giant gas mask on the House floor to mock the panic over the coronavirus pandemic. Now one of his own constituents has died. Idiots like this have no business taking up space in jobs meant for public servants.

Racism doesn’t just look like a white man in blackface or a Klan hood. Sometimes, it looks like a calling increased ballot access a “power grab.” My latest for , on Mitch McConnell, persisting nevertheless with voter suppression.

What we’re witnessing, yet again, is what happens when police receive all of the tools of war and virtually none of the accountability for the violence that they perpetrate.

“Many sides” didn’t do this.

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This story from a survivor encapsulates how Republicans have used the 9/11 tragedy. went hysterical to get people mad at . But there is no debating this: she supports renewing the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund; he has yet to do so.