Emmett Till News
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
Zimmerman Acquittal: We Don't Live in a Post-Racial America
If there's any lesson to be learned from the murder trial of George Zimmerman, it's that racial tensions are tighter than ever in the U.S. The role of race in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was muffled inside the Sanford, Fla. courtroom. But outside of it, a national debate about race
Medgar Evers' Murder: 50 Years Later
It has been 50 years since the shocking slaying of Medgar Evers. The civil rights activist and NAACP field secretary fought for equality on many levels, from organizing voter drives and protests against discrimination, to calling for legal investigations into school segregation and the lynching...
Katherine Jackson: 'That's the Way Black People Raised Their Children'
Katherine Jackson Admits Michael's Dad Used a Strap; Not Everyone a Fan of His Method
Clem's Chronicles: Housing/Gates 911 Call/North Carolina Terror Arrests
Happy Monday everybody-here's what's going in the wonderful world of news this evening...... HOUSING-Hey let’s start with some good news tonight-and no I’m not talking about the first-place NY Yankees just-concluded 9-1 homestand. New Home Sales for June were up...