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An Oral History of Pandemic Life Told by Black Essential Workers

From grocery store clerks to mental health counselors to mail carriers, Black essential workers describe living during the pandemic

“As people publicly voice their support for Black Lives Matter and for frontline workers, declaring them as heroes, the question of how the country will achieve this change remains. In order for Black lives to be genuinely treated like they matter, including the lives of America’s 12 million Black…




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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