The United States calls itself a country of immigrants, a place where anyone can come and fulfill their dreams if they just work hard enough. I have been in the USA almost 30 years. Twice as long as I lived … Continue reading No room…for you.
Initially, African American women were part of the Suffrage Movement. When African American men gained the right to vote before European American women, it created a divide that was rather apparent. The 15th Amendment granted African American men the right … Continue reading Black Votes Matter!
Fifteenth Amendment Section 1 The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude– Section 2 … Continue reading Winter in America and the Power of the Ballot
A nation that silences stories, ignores, obscures, and criminalizes history; a country that continues to capitalize on the exploitation, exclusion, and expulsion of the most vulnerable through indoctrination, manipulation, and abuse is playing a deadly game of roulette on the edge of its own sword. Continue reading “It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment.”
“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