Emmett Till News
LAPD investigating vandalism at LeBron James' home as a hate crime
LeBron James has spoken out after police said a “racially motivated slur” was spray-painted on a front gate of the Cleveland Cavaliers star's West Los Angeles home. Los Angeles Police Department captain Patricia Sandoval confirmed to ABC News on Wednesday night that the LAPD is investigating the
Is Emmett Till painting cultural appropriation?
"The View" co-hosts discuss an artist under fire for the stirring painting.
Trayvon Martin's parents on becoming activists, a role they never expected to have before son was killed
It was five years ago this month that Trayvon Martin, an unarmed African-American 17-year-old from Miami Gardens, Florida, was shot and killed by neighborhood watchman, George Zimmerman . Since his death, Trayvon’s parents Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin have been at the front of the charge to stem
Trayvon Martin's parents describe taking on new roles as activists
Trayvon Martin, an unarmed African-American teen, was killed five years ago and his parents have stepped up to speak out against gun violence.
Bullet-Riddled Memorial to Emmett Till Prompts Talk of Still 'So Much Hatred'
Vandals in Mississippi apparently shot up a memorial to Emmett Till , an African-American teen whose murder in 1955 became a touchstone of the civil rights movement. The defacing of the memorial drew notice Oct. 15, when Facebook user Kevin Wilson Jr. posted an image of the damage to the marker of
Why Emmett Till's Life Matters 60 Years After His Brutal Slaying
Today marks 60 years since Chicago teenager Emmett Till was killed at age 14 for apparently whistling at a white woman in Mississippi. Civil rights activists, relatives of the black teen and other families "victimized by racial violence" -- including the family of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown
Emmett Till Death Case Re-Opened in 2004
The U.S. Justice Department cited new information in its investigation of actions that led to the teen's 1955 murder in Mississippi.
Adopted Woman Raised as Black Finds Out at Age 70 That Her Birth Parents Were White
Verda Byrd spent the past seven decades of her life as a black woman, but at age 70, she discovered a shocking family secret her parents took to their grave that she's recently made peace with -- she was born white. Byrd, now 72, was adopted as a baby in 1943 by her black parents, who never told
Charleston Shooting Suspect: A Symptom, Not an Anomaly
The quickest route between Atlanta and Greenwood, Mississippi, is I-20 West to US-82. It takes a little over five hours, depending on traffic. I know this because when I worked in Georgia I would drive over to visit my mother, who at the time had left Detroit and returned to her childhood home
Trayvon Martin & 8 Other Trials That Stirred Racial Tensions
When George Zimmerman's "not guilty" verdict was announced Saturday evening, the news inspired protests in cities across the U.S. The ruling hit black communities especially hard, with many calling the case an indicator of systemic racial injustice. However, Trayvon Martin's case is hardly the