In 1955, the death of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old African-American teenager who was lynched after allegedly flirting with a White woman in rural Mississippi, sparked controversy across America. The two White men responsible for brutally murdering Till were let off by an all-White jury. The case brought attention to how racism is intertwined with America’s […]

The music mogul has signed a first-look deal with the Weinstein Company.

Sybrina Fulton and Michael Brown, Sr. will be taking part in today's events to commemorate Till's life.

Jay Z and Will Smith are teaming up to produce a yet-untitled mini series for HBO about Emmett Till, the black Chicago teenager whose death…

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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…

(The photos in this article are of a few young black men that are associated with my life through friends and family. Do you value their lives as much as you do the children in your life?) (Meet Naseer. Do you value this young man’s life? – pictured above) In August of 1955 a 14-year-old […]

Mountain Dew’s parent company PepsiCo has dropped him LIKE Us On Facebook HOT 107.9 Philly   In a statement, PepsiCo Inc., stated that Wayne’s “offensive reference to a revered civil rights icon does not reflect the values of our brand.” Source

After month’s of controversy and personal protests from the family of Emmett Till over an offensive lyric, Lil’ Wayne finally explains himself and makes the family a new promise… It started when the family of Emmett Till asked Lil Wayne for an apology for using Emmett Till’s name to describe an aggressive sex act on […]

Lil Wayne might be the latest rapper to lose sponsorship from a major advertiser LIKE Us On Facebook HOT 107.9 Philly Lil Wayne had a verse on Future’s “Karate Chop” that said “beat the p—- up like Emmett Till” Emmett Till’s family wanted an apology-they never received one. Epic Records, Future’s label, took the verse off. Well […]

from: The family of slain civil rights icon Emmett Till is furious at Lil Wayne over a verse on Future’sremix to “Karate Chop.” In the song, Weezy raps, “I pop a lot of pain pills / beat that p*ssy up like Emmett Till.” Till was a 14-year-old African-American from Chicago who was tortured and murdered in Mississippi in 1955 for allegedly […]

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…

Kanye gave everyone a heads up on Twitter yesterday that he’d be stopping by Hot 97 in NYC to debut some new music.