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Black Californians Paved the Way for the State’s Most Progressive Ideals

But their contributions are not taught in history books

In news that will likely not surprise you, a lot of Black history has been suppressed in an attempt to erase the contributions made by Black folk in America — like the wealth accumulated by Black Californians during the Gold Rush era — as well as to ignore many atrocities (read up on the Red Summer).

“The history of California is filled with Blackness. Melanin is woven into the state’s…




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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