Jay Smooth

The Hip-Hop Hustle, Then and Now [VIDEO]

by Jay Smooth on Sep 10, 2014 7:00AM

Jay Smooth talks with the pioneering artists who first sold mix tapes on the streets of New York City, and with a young crew that's trying to recreate that success today.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Colorlines Exclusive: A Jay Smooth Spring Mix!

by Jay Smooth on May 5, 2014 7:00AM

Shake off a wicked winter with a new spring mix by Jay Smooth.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Colorlines Exclusive: A Race Forward Holiday Mixtape

by Jay Smooth Akiba Solomon on Nov 28, 2013 7:00AM

A Race Forward mixtape just in time for Thanksgiving

Topics: Arts & Culture, Colorlines Mixtapes

Colorlines Exclusive: Jay Smooth's Autumn Mixtape!

by Akiba Solomon Jay Smooth on Oct 21, 2013 7:00AM

A special, exclusive mix by Jay Smooth

Topics: Arts & Culture, Colorlines Mixtapes

Teen Actors Keep Playwright August Wilson's Legacy Alive [VIDEO]

by Jay Smooth Jamilah King on May 3, 2013 8:30AM

The August Wilson Monologue Competition celebrates the work of the African-American playwright through the powerful performances of high school actors. Here, two finalists share their monologues with Colorlines.com.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Watch 70K People Tell The New York Times to Drop The I-Word

by Jay Smooth on Apr 25, 2013 9:00AM

The Drop The I-Word team and a coalition of activists deliver 70,000 signatures to the New York Times.

Topics: /NOW, Media, Immigration

Video Exclusive: David Floyd on Why He Sued NYPD

by Seth Freed Wessler Jay Smooth on Mar 25, 2013 6:00AM

Hours before he left the country for medical school, Colorlines.com caught up with David Floyd, the man who put his name on the biggest stop and frisk suit around. Here's why he put himself on the line for this federal case.

Topics: Stop and Frisk, Criminal Justice