Black on Both Sides, Vol. 28

On childcare, the true meaning of Afropessimism, running for office, and Blackness.

A photo of a father with his child. Source: Nappy.

I missed getting this newsletter edition out last week because my son’s daycare closed down due to COVID protocols.

I got the e-mail in a middle of a work meeting that one of his toddler classmates tested positive on the 11th. For the second time…




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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