Past Is Prologue

How We’ll Get Over: Going to the Upper Room With Donald J. Trump

White America may be meeting Donald Trump for the first time, but Black people have known him for centuries

Left image is Donald Trump obscured by low lighting, right image is a black and white illustration of a praying Black woman.
Left image is Donald Trump obscured by low lighting, right image is a black and white illustration of a praying Black woman.
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“Wade in the water, wade in the water, Children. God’s gonna trouble the water.” — Traditional