Artwork of Breonna Taylor’s likeness, as seen on customized postal cards.

July 13th makes it 120 days since Breonna Taylor was shot and killed while sleeping in her own bed by officers Brett Hankinson, Jonathan Mattingly, and Myles Cosgrove. When protests first erupted back in June, any American — at least for a little while — could not escape the reality of America’s racial struggle. And with that inescapable reality — and its accompanying media coverage — Breonna’s name became something of a household staple.

No matter one’s individual stance on the nature of American racism, Breonna Taylor’s entire existence became only a dot on a long historical spectrum of racial…

Oluwatoyin Salau. Photographer: unknown

In 1962, more than a half a century ago, in Los Angeles, California, Malcolm X addressed a swelling crowd of avid attendees in what echoed into history as one of his most passionate, most brutal, and most piercing speeches. While often dissected by later contemporaries, a central theme of Malcolm’s address focused on the all too familiar issue of police brutality. …

Sabine Nemours

Black woman storyteller. I primarily write works of feminist theory & criticism. Using this platform to help sharpen my pen and turn my tongue into steel.

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