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A Moment of Silence

50+ Black MN Voices in a Historical Moment of Transformation 

Edited by Shá Cage


A Moment of Silence offers unabashed accounts by Black artists in Minnesota facing The George Floyd Uprising and COVID-19.  The Anthology shines a light on a rich Minnesota literary community of leaders, activists, politicians, mothers, scholars, youth, and elders who speak truth and resilience at a time when it is needed most. Inspired both by the desire to imagine radical and futuristic realities and deeply moved by the assertion of political power and collective solidarity in the Black Community, this project boldly asserts,

'We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For'

An Online Literary Platform to Lift up Black MN Voices & Build Community
A Living Historical Archive
A Celebration of Blackness

Monthly Artist Features Rotate + Weekly Spotlights


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Chaun Webster  •   Rebecca Nichloson   •   Tylie Shider  •  E.G. Bailey  •   Stacey Rose  •  Beverly Cottman  •  Lisa Marie Brimmer  •  Marlon James   Shannon Gibney  •   Douglas Kearney   •  Junauda Petrus-Nasah  •  Malick Ceesay  •  Aimee K. Bryant   JuCoby Johnson  •  Kim Hines •  I Self Devine/Chaka MkaliTish Jones  •  Wisdom Young  •  IBé   •   Keno Evol   •  Andrea Jenkins  Sagirah Shahid  •  Truthmaze/William Harris  •  Angela Shannon • Alexs Pate  •  Candrice Jones   •  Sarah White Abdifatah Farah  •   Baba Louis Alemayehu  •  Sherry Quan Lee  •  Anton C. Jones  •   Harry Waters Jr.  Danez Smith  •   Carlyle Brown   •   Rohan Preston  •  Alexei Moon Casselle   •  Valérie Déus Mary Moore Easter   •   Michael Kleber-Diggs  •  Amoke Kubat  •  Atlese Robinson   •  Nothando Zulu  Oya Mae Duchess-Davis  •  Joe Davis •  Harrison David Rivers  •  Erin Sharkey  •  ShaVunda Brown Toki Wright   •   Taiyon J. Coleman  •  Arleta Little  •  Antonio Duke  •  Namir Fearce
Carolyn Holbrook    Kory LaQuess Pullam   Sha Cage

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