Jay Z and Will Smith Are Producing an Emmett Till HBO Miniseries

Jay Z and Will Smith are teaming up with Aaron Kaplan to produce an HBO miniseries about Emmett Till, the 14-year-old who was lynched in Money, Mississippi in 1955 after whistling at a white woman. His death became a catalyst for the civil rights movement—and the brutality it evidenced in race relations in America is… »7/27/15 11:30am7/27/15 11:30am


NYT Omits Exactly Who Lynched 4,000 Blacks in the South

On Tuesday, the New York Times published a story on lynchings and neglected to identify who did all of this racial terrorizing of blacks—American white people. The odd thing is, I read the piece and missed this inconsistency, probably because I'm clear on the perpetrators, but the omitted identifiers illuminate a… »2/11/15 5:00pm2/11/15 5:00pm

Public Official Responds to Black Man's Complaint With Lynching Story

Algood, Tenn., resident Shun Mullins filed a complaint last summer about the mishandling of his mother Dorothy's death by the local fire department, and for reasons that are inexplicable to decent people, the state investigator, a 40-year veteran named William Sewell, saw fit to tell Mullins the tale of a gruesome,… »2/19/14 6:30pm2/19/14 6:30pm