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In his book The Condemnation of Blackness, historian Khalil Gibran Muhammad lays out a historical argument for how Black people have been criminalized over 400 years in

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Jazz singer Billie Holiday brought emotion to every note she sang.

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BILLIE HOLIDAY: (Singing) Crazy in love, I'd say.