Jamil Smith

Jamil Smith is a journalist, radio host, and contributing editor at The New Republic. He was previously a senior editor for the magazine and hosted the podcast Intersection.

After the NAACP

Ben Jealous is running for governor in Maryland. What does his campaign say about the iconic civil rights organization he used to lead?

The Tamir Rice Rule

Cleveland’s prosecutor made a mockery of the process for adjudicating police-involved killings. Here's how to fix it.

The Black Bogeyman Cometh

A year away from the election, Republicans are looking for a new Willie Horton. But they have to deal with Ben Carson first.