…in no particular order & with my favorite recording…
Number Seven: Billie Holiday
How one song she sang embodied racial crimes in America: “Strange Fruit”. 381 more words
Welcome to a special edition of “Some Other News from Around the Deep South,” my usually quarterly look at news stories around the region that didn’t get much coverage. 866 more words
Sybrina Fulton, the mother of the late Trayvon Martin, will not see or taste justice for the murder of her son.
Her last hope for justice was wiped out today when she got news that federal prosecutors will not charge George Zimmerman with a hate crime. 758 more words
Kidada Williams writes:
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“First, the magnitude of so many killings can render them incomprehensible. Thousands of lynchings in aggregate threaten to overshadow the individual ones. Indeed, numbers this large seem unfathomable and make lynching actually more difficult for people to grasp.
The arrival to the shores of America of the “Good ship” Jesus started the sixty-four year time period from 1555-1619 known as hidden history. This period is the time it took to turn a once proud, fearless, African warrior into a docile, subservient, slave. 550 more words