Five first-time voters tell us the role casting a ballot plays in crafting the world they want to see

If you’ve spent five minutes online or had at least one socially distanced conversation this year, two things became evident: This election is the most important in most people’s lifetimes, and the country hasn’t been this divided in decades.

But for young people whose political consciousness only began gaining traction…

The US population makes up only 4.4 percent of the world’s population, but 21 percent of all Covid-19 cases. But that shouldn’t be a surprise to us, no matter the false ideals of American Exceptionalism that have been forcefully driven down our throats.

The United States has had the worst response to the coronavirus pandemic in the entire world. Last Friday, the world saw its most positive reported Covid cases of all time — at least 350,000. Fifty-nine thousand of them came from the US or nearly 17 percent. The US population makes…

If not me, then who? A 40-year-old White man?

When the video of Jacob Blake getting shot seven times in the back in Kenosha, Wisconsin, reached my timeline, I did what I usually do when Black trauma becomes a matter of mass consumption. I got angry.

I shared a Twitter post and an Instagram story, then deleted both. What…

Adam Mahoney

Black Journalist (he/him) focused on Black life, police and prisons. Split living between 310 and 312. Words in the Guardian, BuzzFeed and many more.

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