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Brooklyn Residents Call to Rename Barclays Center After Jackie Robinson

Demonstrators take a knee in support of Black Lives Matter in front of the Barclays Center on June 6, 2020. Photo: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images

New York City has been a hub for civil rights activism for decades, from Malcolm X’s ’60s Harlem to the modern-day Black Lives Matter movement. And that push for change has continued well into 2020 due to the protests around the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Elijah McClain, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others who have died at the hands of police.




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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