Monday, July 15, 2013

'Strange Fruit' INDEED!


This weekend has been a tough one. On Saturday night we had a reminder of the expendable nature of  black life, particularly the life of our children and more specifically, those of our young black men. The sad thing is this isn't new. This mournful lament by the late Billie Holiday, more than expresses the cloud that hangs over many black communities across the country as we start the week. Make no mistake - the killing of Trayvon Martin in any previous age, would be classified as a 'lynching' - the 'Strange Fruit' about which Billie sings...

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