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A Wounded Nation: Why We Can’t Give Up in the Fight for Justice
June 3, 2020
As our fellow Californians and Americans protest across our country, we must not lose sight of why they are protesting. It’s because of a deep pain that we recognize all too well. The pain of not confronting a dark history that has spanned the life of our country. The pain of recognizing our fathers, uncles, brothers, mothers, sisters, and aunts in the faces of so many Black men and women who were taken from us because of racism and violence. ... read more »
THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS ISSUES STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF AIRICKCA GORDON-TAYLOR, COUSIN OF EMMETT TILL
March 24, 2020
Washington, D.C. — The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) issued the following statement on the passing of Airickca Gordon Taylor, cousin of Emmett Till. “It is with great sadness that the Congressional Black Caucus learns of the passing of Airickca Gordon Taylor, ... read more »
Congress Passes Historic Anti-Lynching Legislation
March 5, 2020
Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) called lynchings racially-motivated acts of violence and terror that represent a dark and despicable chapter of our nation's history.  "They were acts against people who should have received justice but did not. With this bill, we can change that by explicitly criminalizing lynching under federal law," noted Harris, who suspended her presidential campaign late last year.  ... read more »
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Inside The Story Of Emmett Till: FSU Professor Launches App With Digital Perspective of Civil Rights Icon
August 15, 2019
A Florida State University professor’s five-year research project has opened a new window of understanding about the brutal murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in 1955 that became a catalyst of the civil rights movement. ... read more »
Ebony and Jet Images to be Donated After Photo Archive Sale
August 2, 2019
On Thursday, Walker as president of the Ford Foundation and Elizabeth Alexander, president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, shepherded a $30 million deal to buy the photo archive of America's most iconic Black magazines. A judge in Chicago approved the sale as part of an auction to pay off secured creditors of the Johnson Publishing Company, which sold the magazines three years ago. ... read more »
Wendy’s Window: ‘Civil Rights: Progression or Regression?’
February 21, 2019
I was born of a White mother and a Black father in 1961 in Southern California during a time when America was experiencing segregation across the nation.  Although many of us in California did not feel the same effects as many of our relatives in the South, segregation was still alive and well throughout the country. The Civil Rights Movement was in its beginning stages and the 50’s and 60’s were pivotal in changing the face and climate of America. The Civil Rights Movement was organized by African Americans with the goal to help end racial discrimination and provide equal rights to all under the law. ... read more »
Wife: Cosby Convicted by ‘Mob Justice, not Real Justice’
May 10, 2018
Camille Cosby, 74, said chief accuser Andrea Constand was a liar whose testimony about being drugged and molested at Cosby's home in January 2004 was "riddled with innumerable, dishonest contradictions.'' ... read more »
This Week In Black History (August 24 – August 30)
August 30, 2017
Rustin worked with Martin Luther King Jr. as an organizer in 1955 with the Montgomery bus boycott. ... read more / view gallery »
Emmett Till relative asks Sessions to push civil rights law 
April 5, 2017
Family members of Emmett Till pushed Attorney General Jeff Sessions Tuesday to enforce a law that that allows prosecutors to reinvestigate old civil rights murder cases. ... read more »
Woman Who Falsely Accused Emmett Till Will Avoid Prosecution
February 9, 2017
Relatives of Emmett Till speak out after woman’s confession ... read more »
Emmett Till Bill Reauthorized
December 22, 2016
Will it spur more of an effort to solve civil rights murders than the original legislation? ... read more »
Emmett Till Research Collection Established at Florida State University Library
September 8, 2015
The Florida State University Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives Division and Professor Davis W. Houck will establish what will become the foremost research collection on the life and death of Emmett Till, ... read more »
Award-Winning Filmmaker Discusses Kickstarter Campaign for Emmett Till Biopic
September 3, 2015
Producer Keith Beauchamp is no stranger to the violent and unjust history of Emmett Till. It was his Emmy-nominated film, The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till, which prompted the U.S. Justice Department to reopen the case in 2004. Since his production of Untold Keith has worked closely with the FBI, specifically its Civil Rights Cold Case Initiative, producing documentaries on other unsolved civil rights murders as the Executive Producer and Host of Investigation Discovery’s (ID) crime reality series, “The Injustice Files.” ... read more »
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