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A blog from Medium about the fight against anti-Black racism.

As a Black girl, I was told I couldn’t swim. That was a lie.

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Let’s Unpack This

Some White folk spend a lot of time monitoring Black cleanliness. Meanwhile, others barely wash up at all.

A hand holds a bar of soap. Image: Getty


Let’s Unpack This

I spoke with Ash Parrish, a former Kotaku employee, about what it’s like to be a Black woman at one of the world’s most popular gaming sites.

A Black family of gamers sits on the couch and plays. Image: Getty.


BLACK HEALTH MATTERS

Does dark skin need protection from UV rays? Let’s unpack this.

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THIS IS AMERICA

My parents turned the racism around us into a game to help us cope

“Holiday Inn — Vincennes, Indiana.” Image: Jordan Smith/Flickr


The idea of “freedom” continues to be misleading for Black people in America

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Black people need equal access to America’s pools and waterways

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Instagram-ready: An installation reading “Free 1865” is surrounded by red, black, and green balloons at a Birmingham, Alabama, Juneteenth celebration. All images in this post taken by Joi West for Momentum at Medium.

File This Under: Black Joy

‘We unabashedly celebrate our Black joy as a form of resistance’


BlackHistory365

In 1917, 156 soldiers of the all-Black 3rd Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment rose against the brutal treatment of Black people by Houston police

Houston Press front page, August 24, 1917. Image: Houston Public Library

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