Nicole Leffel

671 days ago

There are no abstract parallels to draw here, our era is simply a continuation of America’s centuries-old racial crisis, an ongoing tension that occasionally explodes.

Our fate was sealed long before November 8 (and not because the election’s rigged)

In Alton, Illinois, a small town across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, Missouri, lies the grave of Elijah Parish Lovejoy. Lovejoy was a journalist who was murdered by a racist mob in 1837. Lovejoy moved at age 25 to St. Louis, the site of violent clashes over black freedom.