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My Personal Top 10 Female Singers - No 7

…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

Inspiring Women & Men

Some Other News from Around the Deep South, special edition

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

The Deep South

No Justice for Black Slain

    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

Trayvon Martin

Harvard Brings Lynching Back

Have college campuses welcomed a new generation of lynch mobs? It is a disturbing question raised recently by Harvard Law School Professor Janet Halley in the pages… 589 more words

Higher (Power) Education

Williams on What the Black Lynchings Numbers Don't Reveal

Kidada Williams writes:

“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.

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What the Black Lynching Numbers Don't Reveal

Reblogged from DAME.

Last week, according to an article by Campbell Robertson in the the New York Times, the Alabama-based Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), founded and run by Bryan Stevenson, released a new report on the history of what they call…

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BLACK HISTORY UNCUT (PART THREE)

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