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The Russian Roulette of Blackness

Click or bang. Black people never know how their encounter with the police will end.

U.S. Army Lt. Caron Nazario. Photo: Winsor Police

I saw a movie once called The Deer Hunter. Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken starred as childhood friends who end up as prisoners of war during the Vietnam War. Russian roulette was one of the forms of torture…

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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Marlon Weems

Marlon Weems

Storyteller. 2x Top Writer. Bylines in GEN, Momentum, Level. Check out my podcast and more: https://linktr.ee/thejourneyman

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