Category Archives: Death

On Death and Dying … and One Extremely Long Text Exchange

Sloane Crosley in Vanity Fair – For years the writer and an old friend sent each other the names of famous people who had just died. It felt like a game—until it didn’t. Continue…

Posted in Coronavirus, Death, Racism, United States

A Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Explains Why This Time Is Different

Isaac Chotiner of the New Yorker – 2013: The community organizers Opal Tometi, Patrisse Cullors, and Alicia Garza started the Black Lives Matter movement. What began as a hashtag in response to Trayvon Martin’s death became a nationwide phenomenon, with … Continue reading

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Why we can’t stop thinking about George Floyd’s neck

Soraya Nadia McDonald of The Undefeated – At the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama, a key part of the experience involves making oneself vulnerable. To read the names of each victim of lynching inscribed on the … Continue reading

Posted in African-American, Death, Racism, United States

George Floyd Was Remembered With Powerful Speeches At Memorials That Drew Thousands

Stephanie K. Baer, Amber Jamieson and Rosalind Adams of Buzz Feed News – Thousands of people gathered to remember George Floyd, whose killing in police custody last week sparked outrage and widespread protests across the country, at memorial services in … Continue reading

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America in Crisis

Oliver Darcy and Brian Stelter of CNN – What do you write on a day like this? How can the day be neatly summed up in a string of sentences and paragraphs? How can the pain, agony, frustration and fear … Continue reading

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