Getting Out Of "The Switch Up"

After they discovered Till’s unrecognizable body in the Tallahatchie River, Carolyn Bryant, the woman Till made a slight gesture toward, testified in court that Till grabbed and verbally harassed her in a grocery store, stating, “I was just scared to death.”



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a completely empty subway platform

Outta the way, Muslim

It’s what I am, undeniably. Brown skin, long clothes, hijab wound twice around my hair. In this moment, it is both fact and insult.


a valley with grass, trees, and a river with mountains

Apocalypse Logic

Two boston-tilixam asked the people in line behind me, “Is this the line to get in?” When they heard that it was, they went to the front of the line.


a sketch of thick entangled strings or ropes

The Break

you are the prize of the Ones


Street art of Black woman holding an oversize pencil like a weapon

A Hashtag, A Movement, A State of Mind

Public appeals to government officials remain a powerful way to build support and make allies. Another powerful way, maybe more so, is to write. Write the story. Write the arguments.


A Black woman holds a child who is looking at the camera

I HAVE QUESTIONS

What is the name of the violence they have learned?
What kind of love have they learned?
Why is it so terrifying when we love ourselves?


Changes in The Offing

A publication — indeed any organization — that cannot make a foundational commitment to this work does not have the imagination necessary to engage in truly transformative idea generation.