It’s 4:30 AM, December 4, and I am stricken by survivor’s guilt. On this date in 1969, Chicago police, colluding with the FBI, executed Fred Hampton while he slept. He…

In White Fragility, Layla Saad said, “… white silence is violence. It actively protects the system.” An author colleague of mine — white — emailed me that the illustrator for…

Dawn Downey

Dawn Downey writes about love and pain. Her latest book is Blindsided: Essays from the Only Black Woman in the Room.

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