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The video of Tyre Nichols’ death didn’t need a countdown

There was an uncomfortable build up to the release of Footage of Nichols’ brutal murder at the hands of five Memphis police officers.

Photo: @AttorneyCrump/Twitter

I don’t believe you can prepare the masses for a lynching, but the Memphis Police Department, the media, and the politicians that enable police brutality all certainly tried.



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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Michael Arceneaux

New York Times bestselling author of “I Can’t Date Jesus” and “I Don’t Want To Die Poor.” Houstonian.