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The brown and yellow smoke billowed in the distance, but I couldn’t tell how far away its origin was located. It looked like it was coming from the same place as the 4th of July fireworks we enjoy each summer, so I checked Twitter to see if anyone had posted about it.
I had awakened merely 15 minutes earlier, able to see through a slightly opened curtain the thin layer of snowflakes that rested on the rooftop outside my bedroom window. Normally on Christmas morning, I’d pop out of bed early to see if the children were quietly sifting through Santa’s haul. I’d secretly video them snooping around before coming to wake us up with anticipation of opening presents. But this day was different. The kids being teens and 20-somethings were still slumbering, as they do when they get older....
As a writer for NewsLanded, our founder, Sally Hendrick, has focused on statistics related to the pandemic and the racial equality movement born from it. The following is a quote from one of her articles, which you may read in full here.
"Nashville, Tennessee, is known for having mostly peaceful protests. No matter the cause, past marches with as many as 15,000 people, have shouted for attention for social justice issues, such as women’s rights, LGBT rights, civil rights, and more. In February of 1960, the Nashville sit-ins began at various lunch counters at the Woolworth, Walgreens, Kress, McLellan, and Grants stores along Fifth Avenue North. Unbeknownst to many, in the months leading up to the full-scale protests, smaller-scale demonstrations had occurred at Harveys Department Store and Cain-Sloan nearby to “test the waters,” so to speak."
None of the official protests in Nashville have been...
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