George Floyd

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Every time I would think about what it means to be Black in America, I would dig a hole in my garden.


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Justice is about more than treating the symptoms, we have to address the virus of White supremacy.

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GEORGE FLOYD: ONE YEAR LATER

Mainstream support for Black Lives Matter has waned. But for Black people, the fight continues — and so does the agony.

A makeshift memorial for George Floyd fills with flowers and candles nearly a year after his brutal killing by Minneapolis police. Photo: Getty Images


George Floyd deserves a different kind of justice

Protesters march down a street in Minneapolis as they protest and demand justice for George Floyd during the first day of the trial of former officer Derek Chauvin over the killing of George Floyd after the jury was selected in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States on March 29, 2021. Photo: Christopher Mark Juhn/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images


Black people: As the trial unfolds, hold tight to your self-care and sanity

Black and white mural of George Floyd with flowers resting in front.
Black and white mural of George Floyd with flowers resting in front.
A woman walks near the makeshift memorial of George Floyd on March 10, 2021. Photo: CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images


I’m Asian American, and I want to give people the benefit of the doubt. But at what cost?

A photo taken by the writer of a protest in Idaho for Black Lives Matter.
A photo taken by the writer of a protest in Idaho for Black Lives Matter.
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Monitor

The promise of American carnage has arrived

Federal officers in camoflague walk amidst tear gas while quelling protestors in Portland.
Federal officers in camoflague walk amidst tear gas while quelling protestors in Portland.
Federal officers operate amid tear gas while clearing the street in front of the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse on July 21, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross.” — Author unknown


Relentless grinding will eventually wear you out. Be strategic, but take a nap.

Close-up shot of healthy young woman meditating outdoors with her eyes closed.
Close-up shot of healthy young woman meditating outdoors with her eyes closed.
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Bringing my 13- and 15-year-olds to a Birmingham march was absolutely the right thing to do

A young Black girl sits on the ground with a bright blue sign that says “Black Kids Matter.”
A young Black girl sits on the ground with a bright blue sign that says “Black Kids Matter.”
Demonstrators gather at the Navy Memorial to support Black Lives Matter during the Black Mamas March a protest against police brutality and racial inequality in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd on June 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo: Michael A. McCoy/Getty Images

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