Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month or a year, it is the struggle of a lifetime. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble. We will find a way to make a way out of no way.”–John Lewis, 1940-2016
Some thoughts on Black pain, anger, trauma and reactions, in these times. They may be unprecedented, but in other ways, been here before. Warning ahead of time–this one is long. Bring water, snacks, and a gas mask.
Image: Protestors watch fireworks go off as the Minneapolis 3rd Police Precinct burns.
Nebula, Locus, and Alex Award-winner P. Djèlí Clark (that’s me) returns with RingShout, a dark fantasy historical novella that gives an unflinching look at Ku Klux Klan’s reign of terror. Yup, I wrote another book ya’ll. Due October 2020 from Tor.com Publishing. Wait until you see the cover.