Globe Opinion seeks to amplify the perspectives and the voices of Black community members, scholars, activists, doctors, teachers, business leaders, students, and parents as op-ed and letter writers, and as innovators and provocateurs featured in Globe Ideas. Here we feature Black voices from the community amid the historic protests following the killing of George Floyd. We aim to amplify yet more Black voices going forward.
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Black communities and Black people have been hit hard by the coronavirus, and the economic downturn it has caused, while also dealing with public reminders of police brutality and racial injustice in the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, among others. What do these events mean for you, and how are you coping? What are your ideas for change?
‘I shared a poem on Breonna Taylor’s birthday that talks directly to the Black women, including queer, non-binary, and transwomen, who we lost to violence and police brutality.’
‘As individual Black people, we often feel like we are carrying the weight of the world on our shoulders. It’s important to give our shoulders a rest.’