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A Champion Named ‘Black Lives Matter’

A maverick Texas family brings new meaning to the term racehorse

Brothers Ke’Elronn and James Jr. Hatley and their horse “Black Lives Matter” // Photo by Keeundra Hatley-Smith

“Say their names” is a standard request at rallies and protests against injustice. Catapulting from the mouths and megaphones of group leaders and their collectives, the equal parts demand and instructional chant aims to ensure that anyone within earshot holds the victims and their untimely…




Momentum is a blog that captures and reflects the moment we find ourselves in, one where rampant anti-Black racism is leading to violence, trauma, protest, reflection, sorrow, and more. Momentum doesn’t look away when the news cycle shifts.

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Bonsu Thompson

Bonsu Thompson

Bonsu Thompson is a writer, producer, Brooklynite and 2019 Sundance Screenwriters Lab fellow.

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