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Kandist Mallett Kandist Mallett

Senior Political Editor at Blavity


Kandist Mallett's posts

Everything That Happened To Sandra Bland Must Never Be Forgotten

It's been four years since Sandra Bland died while in police custody in Waller County, Texas. Bland, who was only 28-years-old, was found hanged in a jail cell, after being pulled over and aggressively arrested as the result of a traffic violation just three days before. Although her death was ruled a suicide, supporters and activists have always had their doubts regarding the...

Homelessness May Not Be A Flashy Issue But Here’s Why It Deserves To Be Discussed

This is the weekly column written by Blavity:Politics Senior Editor Kandist Mallett.  Across the street from City Hall beneath the skyline of downtown Los Angeles are homes made from tents and people sleeping on the streets with nothing but a blanket to separate their bodies from the cold concrete. Homelessness has existed in what is now known as Los Angeles since the Tongva...

Black Votes Matter, Even Behind Bars

This is the weekly column written by Blavity:Politics Senior Editor Kandist Mallett.  On Monday, CNN hosted a five-hour town hall with Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris and Amy Klobuchar. During the town hall, Sanders voiced support for voting rights for incarcerated people, including prisoners like Boston Bomber...