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Self-Definition & Identity in America

“…once we got here, we were robbed of our names, our language. We lost our culture, our God…” (Public Enemy)

The sports commentator Doug Gottlieb once told the late Kobe Bryant that the only way you are black is if you are from “the hood.”



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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Brian G (aka 'bumpyjonas') - he/him

Lawyer for the poor. Poet. I write for love, humanity, and social justice. I love basketball too.