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Our Pain Cannot Just Be a ‘Teaching Moment’

Jennifer Williams’ personal accounts of trauma tie together the idea that though the recent atrocities — specifically George Floyd’s murder — have played out for the world to see, ultimately, our pain should not have to be a teaching moment for the unaware. “We share our experience to bring awareness, in hopes that you will inundate yourself with the true history of the United States of America and do the work required to dismantle racism — even if you find it in your own heart,” Williams writes. “When it gets uncomfortable, persist. The refiner’s fire is painful, but it will…




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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