The Thoughts Between Stories

Black on Both Sides, Vol. 20

On omicron, dog-whistling, a writer’s community, and Blackness.

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, the world learned of the latest COVID-19 variant. Like a bad episode of Loki, we learned that South Africa detected omicron, a new version of the virus with many mutations.



I write to explore Black personhood, the life we have built in the shadow of full citizenship. Follow me on Twitter @Established1865.

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Hal H. Harris

Black on Both Sides. Medium Writers Challenge Winner. The founder of Established in 1865. I Tweet @Established1865. E-mail is