Jamil Smith

Jamil Smith

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Jamil Smith is a contributing writer at the Daily Beast. He is a former senior national correspondent for MTV News, and a is a former senior editor at the New Republic.

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Marvel’s “Black Panther” made history last year as the first big budget superhero movie with a black director and a predominantly black cast.

How Best Picture nominee ‘Black Panther’ is a rebuke to white supremacy

Marvel’s “Black Panther” made history last year as the first big budget superhero movie with a black director and a predominantly black cast.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings and “Fear” inside the White House.

Questions about Kavanaugh

The Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings and “Fear” inside the White House.

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“Black Panther” hits theaters Friday, but it’s been generating excitement for the last couple of years ever since the movie was announced.

Why 'Black Panther' is bankable for all audiences

“Black Panther” hits theaters Friday, but it’s been generating excitement for the last couple of years ever since the movie was announced.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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