Author Archives: Vanay Smith

Putting In the Work: You Can Join the Fight For Justice for Breonna Taylor and BLM

Editor’s Note: Blerd Galaxy’s “Putting in the Work ” is a new column that highlights injustice in our community and lays out the pertinent details (the facts) before giving you ways to activate–to put in the work yourself. This moment we are in is not going to improve our society unless we all step in and put in that work.

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RIP Chadwick Boseman: On Mourning Black Royalty and Collective Black Grief

I am crying as I write this. Not sobbing, but the slow, searing flow of tears that burn as they fall. I don’t have the strength to sob, and honestly, the burn is helping. It means that I can still feel something. This is not about me, though. This is about Chadwick Boseman. This is about the collective Black joy

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