No, it’s not Wednesday, but since we are in election season, I felt it only right that I re-share with you guys, so you don’t forget. If you don’t vote, hopefully you’ll change your mind after you read this. And I implore you to pay attention to the candidates. Not only do you need to listen to what they are telling you, you need to do your own research. As your parents told you, don’t believe everything you hear.
As you all know (well if you didn’t before you do now), I work part-time as a beauty artist. (Yes, I’m a hustler.) During a conversation last week with my manager, he told me about this song titled “Strange Fruit“, but he couldn’t remember who sang it. He suggested (almost demanded :)) that I look it up on YouTube that same night. And I’m glad I did. The song, originally a poem written by Jewish teacher Abel Meeropol from the Bronx in 1936, was made famous by Billie Holiday. If you haven’t heard it yet, listen here.
Right, pretty powerful-and horrific-and disturbing. Just 71 years ago this song was recorded and the lynchings of Blacks in the South was an all too real horror that many of our family lived through.
Why bring this up you ask? Well, after the victory of extreme right wingists and candidates of…
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