Mychal Denzel Smith

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Book Excerpt: ‘Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching’

I don’t remember what I was doing when George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin. I’m sure…

Seeking Affirmation as a “Good Black Man” is a Bad Idea

The most important thing Black men have to do to begin engaging with feminism, as…

Who Teaches Little Boys to Hurt Little Girls?

I remember my first acts of violence toward women. I was in fifth grade and…

Outrage Fatigue and the Death of Chavis Carter

Trayvon Martin was never the only ‘Trayvon Martin.’ According to a report produced by the Malcolm…

‘Why I Refuse to Be Embarrassed Over a TV Show’

Admittedly, I’ve not seen a single episode of the much debated VH1 hit, Love &…

What Does It Mean to be an Ally?

I was 22-years-old and it was only my third time visiting New York City. The…

Mitt Romney Meets the Blacks

Mitt Romney’s speech before the NAACP couldn’t have been a more perfect comedic performance. It…

5 Stages of Black Manhood

I spend a lot of time thinking about what it means to be a Black man…

Historic Fellowship Seeks to Improve the Lives of Black Males

The Black Male Achievement fellowship is an historic, first of its kind, initiative born of…

DEPRESSION:One Black Man’s Story

When my grades started dropping senior year of high school, I didn’t think much of…