Published in


Welcome to Atlanta, Where the Viral Internet Is Born

Black creators make the viral hits, but struggle to command the same attention and money as White creators in Los Angeles

Taylor Lorenz has made reporting on internet culture for the New York Times an enviable gig. She’s covered the petty dramas of L.A.-based influencers and their work-live situations in mega-mansions across the Southland, and the deals these predominately White creators bring to their respective collab houses, even under quarantine.




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.

Recommended from Medium

<a href=””>Of Course They Are</a>

The Elephant In The Room: How Immigration Sabotaged Black Americans

3 Effects of Being Told You Acted White: Growing up Black

Racism in Rosella Tolfree’s World

Do You See My Brown Sons as Terrorists?

Dear Young Cary: A Note to My Younger Self

Dear Black Writer On Race…

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Michelle Legro

Michelle Legro

Deputy Editor, GEN. Previously an editor for Topic, Longreads, The New Republic, and Lapham’s Quarterly.

More from Medium

How To Solve the Black Maternal Mortality Crisis in D.C.? It Takes a Village

Winning While Black: I Bought a House and it feels like I won the Lottery

Land Acknowledgements Are Just Participation Trophies

Grit and Grace-What Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is Teaching America About the Journey of Black…