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In New TV Series, Jay-Z and Will Smith Will Show the World Through Mamie Till’s Eyes

Photo: Beth A. Keiser (AP Photo) A long-delayed TV series focusing on Mamie Till-Mobley, the mother of Emmett Till, will finally see daylight, thanks to executive producers Jay-Z and Will Smith. The anthology series, which currently has the working title Women of the Movement, was picked up by ABC, which announced the project Tuesday, according […]

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White Students Pose With Guns in Front of Bullet-Ridden Emmett Till Memorial, Department of Justice Launches Investigation

Screenshot: WATE 6 (YouTube) On what would’ve been the 78th birthday of Emmett Till came some disturbing news: three University of Mississippi students are being investigated by the Department of Justice after a picture surfaced of them posing with guns next to a memorial honoring Till’s death. ProPublica reports that the students, each of whom […]

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