Emmett Till

Pastor Jamal Bryant, Dr. Chris Metzler, Michelle Hudgens and Malik Husser joined Roland Martin Monday on “NewsOne Now” to discuss what is next for Ferguson and America now that Michael Brown has been laid to rest. During their conversation, Pastor Bryant explained that Brown is the Emmett Till for the Hip Hop generation. Other panelist expressed the […]

Yes, Jamie Foxx is known as an award-winning actor and a singer, but his origins as a comedian come through in his impersonations, from President Obama, to Prince to his recent one of Richard Sherman. But Saturday in the Carol City area of Miami Gardens, FL, where NewsOne was on the scene, the particular impersonation […]

On the eve of the “Realize The Dream” march in Washington, the families of Emmett Till and Trayvon Martin joined together at Shiloh Baptist Church in Washington for a panel discussion and also the screening of filmmaker Keith Beauchamp‘s film, “The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till.” RELATED: March On Washington Commemoration Stamp Unveiled Will […]

Under pressure from the family of Emmett Till, and facing the possibility of being Rick Rossed by PepsiCo’s Mountain Dew, Lil’ Wayne, the New Orleans rapper whose career is based on finding snappy ways to include (red) b*tches, h*es, murder and money in metaphorical lyrics, has finally acknowledged that he was wrong to equate the […]

Jet Magazine, recognized and respected for its long history of bringing Civil Rights issues to the forefront, has again proven its allegiance to the advocacy and advancement of the African-American community by making the bold decision to place Jordan Davis on their first magazine cover of 2013. Jordan Davis, 17, was gunned down by accused […]

Trayvon Martin‘s family thought their son was missing.  Despite Trayvon having a cell phone on him that had his family’s phone numbers in it, the police made no effort to notify his parents that he had been brutally shot and murdered in the neighborhood complex where his father lived.  Instead he was taken by the […]

MONEY, Miss.— The Mississippi Department of Archives and History is providing $152,000 to restore a gas station as part of the story of Emmett Till, a black 14-year-old from Chicago who was lynched for whistling at a white woman in 1955. Ben Roy’s Service Station stands next to what used to be Bryant’s Grocery and […]

CHICAGO — The former director of a historic Black cemetery south of Chicago was convicted Friday in a money-making scheme that involved digging up bodies and reselling plots, a development that left still-bitter relatives reliving the grief of not knowing their loved ones’ final resting place. The Grio Reports: Carolyn Towns, 51, of Blue Island, […]

Kanye West recently was on the radio discussing the VMA incident and he compared the backlash he faced to the murder of Emmett Till, the Chicago teenager who was killed for whistling at a white woman in Money, Mississippi. Check out the entire interview at TheUrbanDaily.