The Thoughts Between Stories

Black on Both Sides, Vol. 23

On a year of Black stories, my hopes for next year, and Blackness.

It’s me, posing with my copy of Nikole Hannah-Jones’ “The 1619 Project.” Source: My iPhone.

Note: this is the final edition of Black on Both Sides for 2021. I will resume the column on the week of January 2nd, 2022.

I started the year jubilant and ended it with a deep sense of crisis.




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

Hal H. Harris

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

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