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Before You Cancel Dave Chappelle, Here’s What You Need to Know

“Dave Chappelle” by JiBs. is licensed under CC BY 2.0

I wonder what it’s like to be Dave Chappelle right now.

You’ve spent years honing your craft, and you roar out onto the Detroit stage to deliver a pièce de résistance.

Two white women in the second row express their solidarity as loudly as they can. They’re here to buck the system, and they’ve even dressed for it. One has dyed her…




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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I grew up in a religious cult. Years after my escape, my storytelling and visual artworks still search for freedom from oppressive constructs.

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