Behind Billie Holiday’s ‘Strange Fruit,’ the first great protest song

03 July 2021 | RICK MOORE | American Songwriter | Includes additional videos and articles. Some songwriters write for an entire lifetime and never see much success, or never have their work publicly acknowledged, good as it may be. And […]

Hope Not Hate Report: Over 2,000 abusive posts directed towards England during games

Photo: Harry Kane (centre) and Raheem Sterling (front) have been two of the main targets for abuse. Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters 27 June 2021 | Caelainn Barr, Paul MacInnes, Niamh McIntyre and Pamela Duncan | The Guardian England’s footballers have been subjected to sustained abuse online […]

US Activists: Fast-tracking Juneteenth federal holiday a good start, but not enough

Union soldiers brought news of freedom to enslaved Black people in Texas on June 19, 1865 17 June 2021 | Staff | AP via CBC Black Americans rejoiced Thursday after U.S. President Joe Biden made Juneteenth, June 19, a federal […]