We have never been a political magazine.
In fact, our mission has always been to remove ourselves from the nightmare that is the 24 hours news cycle and focus on publishing storiess 365 days a year.
We do this because art is necessary.
Art moves people.
Art changes people.
Art gives people a reason to live.
But what we are seeing this week in the news is more than just “news,” it’s a wake up call.
We have decided to not publish any stories for the rest of the week.
I encourage everyone to pause, listen, and hear black voices. And if you can afford it, consider donating to a charity that helps fight racism. There are many charities to choose from. Here are a few suggestions:
—Shannon and the entire 101 Words team.