November 18, 2014
The first video from my new series for Fusion, The Illipsis.
Posted by jsmooth995 at 3:55 PM
September 20, 2014
A few weeks ago I was testing my phone's camera (hence the uneven sound) and talked out a bunch of thoughts about Ferguson, or specifically the two high-profile rap records that came out in response. Breaking it into two parts cuz it goes on forever.
Posted by jsmooth995 at 3:26 PM
September 3, 2014
Just a rant I posted to my Facebook page, but a few people requested I put it on Youtube as well. Warning, some offensive/misogynist language is used.
Posted by jsmooth995 at 12:16 PM
July 30, 2014
To help spread the word about Facing Race, I asked a bunch of thinkers and activists for their one-sentence answer on why race still matters in 2014.
Posted by jsmooth995 at 4:34 PM
May 23, 2014
Or 5 or 6 things, depending how you want to count. Pardon the sound quality, my mic was messing up a bit. Originally posted a while ago but I hadn't gotten around to putting it here.
Posted by jsmooth995 at 12:30 AM
January 28, 2014
A special video I made for Race Forward, drawing from their new research paper on how the news media covers race issues. Make sure to download the full paper and check it for yourself.
Posted by jsmooth995 at 2:55 PM
October 28, 2013
In case you missed it, here's my appearance on Totally Biased last week, talking about Kanye, homophobia and other hip-hop issues.
Posted by jsmooth995 at 1:23 PM
October 21, 2013
Hello hello! I've been busy the last few months some non-Doctrine projects, but in the meantime here's a talk I was honored to give at this year's XOXO festival in Portland, in its rambly entirety. You should make sure to check out the rest of the talks as well. Christina Xu, Mike Rugnetta and Molly Crabapple were all dope, among others.
P.S. Hello to everyone who may be coming here after seeing me on Totally Biased tonight! Afterwards I wished I'd made it a bit clearer I don't love EVERYTHING Kanye does, but being on TV is this weird out-of-body experience where I never quite say everything my brain is telling my mouth to say.
Posted by jsmooth995 at 10:54 PM
August 1, 2013
Responding to Don Lemon's dubious advice for young black men.
More analysis here:
What Don Lemon Gets Wrong About Moms
Don Lemon and the Failure of Respectability Politics
Posted by jsmooth995 at 3:54 PM
July 10, 2013
Checking in on what I've been following this week.
Jelani Cobb on Zimmerman and Trayvon
The CFC on Rachel Jeantel
Nerdy Love Song
Yasiin Bey's Guantanamo Protest
California Prison Hunger Strike
Female Inmates Sterilized Without Approval in California
Also see the bonus video below!
Continue reading "On B. Scott, and BET's Big Fail"
Posted by jsmooth995 at 11:28 AM