Emmett Till director speaks out against offensive Lil Wayne lyric

March 18, 2013 in Top Stories

It’s been weeks since the backlash began over a vulgar lyric used by rap superstar Lil Wayne in one of his songs referencing murdered Chicago teen Emmett Till. And while many have spoken out against the Grammy-winning, multi-platinum artist, Wayne himself, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., remains mum on the subject.

In fact, Wayne is said to be “resting comfortably” two days after suffering a seizure that sent him to a Los Angeles hospital this weekend and falsely triggered media reports that he was near death.

But many remain unnerved that Wayne, a 30-year-old black man, could be so callous when it comes to the still emotionally charged story of Emmett Till.

Lynching of 2 Mississippians featured in TV show

February 23, 2012 in Entertainment, National Entertainment, News, This Week

By Monica Land The Injustice Files: At The End Of A Rope airs tonight SILVER SPRING, Md. – Lynchings have long been a part of Mississippi’s dark past. Since the […]