“Strange Fruit” was a controversial song about lynching, recorded by Billie Holiday in 1939. The lyrics were from a poem by Meeropol. Going to deeper focus beyond the song itself is the acquiescence of a backdrop for what lynching represents. After … Continue reading The Three-Fifths Magazine Theme for May is Strange Fruit.
We speak from diverse voices, life experiences, and perspectives at Three-Fifths Magazine http://www.threefifths.online As a “Voice of Clarity, “We share in the quest to dismantle systemic racism. Continue reading The People Behind the Articles (click on the full picture below)
The year 1968 marked the end of the Civil Rights Movement of the 20th Century. Through the blood, sweat and tears of African-Americans and their allies, much was accomplished during this era. Medgar Evers, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner, Viola Liuzzo, … Continue reading Confronting Colorblind Christianity By Joel A. Bowman, Sr.
This theme addresses the psychological and physiological cost to marginalized communities of color of the negative load of racism. Many municipalities around the country have named racism a Health Emergency.” From Naomi Osaka (Afro Japanese tennis player who opened up … Continue reading October’s Theme; Panic Attack
The Theme for the September issue is “I Won’t Be Silenced.” The Theme for the September issue is “I Won’t Be Silenced.” The inspiration: this phrase has been on my mind; I have believed in my spirit for some time. Though it seems unconventional, I decided to take a closer look at the song from the Disney movie Aladdin. Many of the words leaped off the page regarding America’s current racial reckoning. How does Three Fifths Magazine speak to this reckoning and the many questions as a collective “Voice of Clarity? Kevin Robinson Founder Editor/Publisher Continue reading “I Won’t Be Silenced.”