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Kandist Mallett Kandist Mallett

Senior Political Editor at Blavity


Kandist Mallett's posts

Here Are 5 Things You Should DEFINITELY Be Talking About With Your Fam This Thanksgiving

This is the weekly column written by Blavity: Politics Senior Editor Kandist Mallett. On Thanksgiving Day, millions of people will join at dinner tables with family, friends or perhaps just acquaintances. While it might be taboo to discuss politics at the dinner table due to a fear of where the conversation might go, I want to challenge everyone to embrace the awkwardness and have...

Don't Let White Media Decide Your Vote: #BlackMediaMatters

This is the weekly column written by Blavity:Politics Senior Editor Kandist Mallett. According to a 2018 Pew Research report, 77 percent of newsrooms are occupied by white journalists, with 48 percent being white men. This means most Americans are having their news filtered through the lens of white male patriarchy. While that’s something we’ve all understood to be true...

Say Her Name: The Impact of Atatiana Jefferson's Death On The Black Community

This is the weekly column written by Blavity:Politics Senior Editor Kandist Mallett. On October 12, tragedy struck the Black community once again when Atatiana Jefferson was killed by Fort Worth police officer Aaron Dean. Jefferson was just 28 years old, the same age as Sandra Bland, when she died. Atatiana Jefferson’s death brings up the constant reminder for Black people...