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Behind ‘Strange Fruit,’ Billie Holiday’s Anti-Lynching Anthem

When Billie Holiday first performed “Strange Fruit” in 1939, the song was so bold for the time that she could sing it only in certain…

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Daunte Wright and What ‘Minnesota Nice’ Sweeps Under the Rug

Our unwillingness to understand the profound, deep-seated, systemic nature of white supremacy has lulled many into thinking that police reform might get off to a…

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