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This piece is part of The Uprising Marches On, a package on what’s next for the movement for Black lives.

“If God be for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31, subheading of The Freedman’s Torchlight

In the early 1800s in New York, political enfranchisement for freed Black people…

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It takes time and pressure. Six hundred million years ago, what would one day be Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area sat beneath the ocean. Nearly two miles of sediment formed into a layer of white limestone; over eons, the Earth’s crust rose, displacing more sediment, rich with iron, that…

The expedition team in Annihilation facing the Shimmer. From left to right: Gina Rodriguez (Anya), Tessa Thompson (Josie), Tuva Novotny (Sheppard), Natalie Portman (Lena), Jennifer Jason Leigh (Ventress).

They are one person.
They are two alone.
They are three together.
They are for each other.

-Helplessly Hoping, Crosby, Stills, & Nash

In a scene at the outset of Annihilation, we see a tumor, made up of an ever growing cluster of cancerous cells, divide.

Lena, a biologist and…

Nicholas Russell

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