Emmett Till Rally at State Capitol demands justice

March 2, 2017 in News

By Janice K. Neal-Vincent Contributing Writer The family of Emmett Till held a rally February 27 at the State Capitol in Jackson and called for justice to prevail regarding his […]

Rush calls for fresh probe of Emmett Till lynching

February 15, 2017 in News

CHICAGO (AP) – Illinois Congressman Bobby Rush says the Justice Department should re-open the case of the Emmett Till lynching now that a key witness has been quoted as saying […]

Emmett Till’s accuser Carolyn Bryant admits it was all a lie

February 2, 2017 in News

By Stacy M. Brown The Washington Informer NNPA Member More than six decades after the horrific, racially-motivated murder of Emmett Till, the white woman who accused the Chicago teenager of […]

Over $20K raised to replace bullet-riddled Emmett Till sign

October 26, 2016 in News

GLENDORA, Miss. (AP) – A center dedicated to the memory of slain black teen Emmett Till has raised over $20,000 to replace a bullet-riddled sign commemorating the 1955 Mississippi killing […]

60 years later, murder of Emmett Till resonates throughout the nation

September 3, 2015 in News

By Stephanie R. Jones Contributing Writer The murder of a 14-year-old black boy in 1955 near Money, Miss., at the hands of white marauders was a galvanizing event in the […]

How Mississippi and Emmett Till shaped the March on Washington

August 28, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

As many across the nation remain in shock and disbelief at the recent verdict in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, his case has become hauntingly reminiscent of another black teenager gunned down nearly 60 years ago, where his accusers also went forth free.

The murder of Emmett Till is just as relevant today as it was in 1955 when his death not only sparked an avalanche of public outrage and fear across the south. But it also gave courage and determination to the weary and downtrodden – now wiling to die for equal rights.

Rev. George Lee honored with Miss. Freedom Trail marker

May 15, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

On Friday, May 10, the Mississippi Freedom Trail honored Rev. George Lee with a marker in Belzoni. The event was at Green Grove M.B. Church at 603 Church Street in Belzoni. This is the 11th Mississippi Freedom Trail marker to be unveiled.

“The Mississippi Freedom Trail recognizes both the celebrated and lesser known heroes of the Civil Rights Movement,” said Malcolm White, director of the Mississippi Development Authority’s Tourism Division. “This marker helps to preserve Rev. Lee’s legacy and to educate Mississippians and visitors alike on his role in the fight for justice and equality.”

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.