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Cancel The Welfare Myth: Nobody Black Thinks A $1,400 Stimulus Check Means Retirement

The stimulus discussion proves we don’t trust people — especially poor and Black folks — to make their own best decisions

People wait in line to receive uncooked food donations from the food pantry at the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen on December 15, 2020 in New York City. Photo: Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images




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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Arionne Nettles

Arionne Nettles

Arionne Nettles is a lecturer at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, a Chicago-based journalist, and a special needs mama.

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