Tag: Lynching

Emmett Till

Second Probe Into Emmett Till Murder Closed After Investigators Fail To Prove Key Witness in Case Lied to Police

The long, tragic tale of Emmett Till, whose murder became one of the leading factors in creating the modern civil rights movement, continues with apparently no end in sight. CNN’s Laura Jarrett reported that “the Justice Department has officially closed its investigation into the infamous killing of Emmett Till for…

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Black Iowa Democratic Party Chair Ross Wilburn Threatened With Lynching After Penning Anti-Trump Op-Ed

An Iowa Democrat has been threatened with violence simply for writing an opinion piece critical of the former president. Brianne Pfannenstiel of the Des Moines Register has reported that “Iowa Democratic Party Chair Ross Wilburn received multiple threats, including one of lynching, after he penned an opinion piece critical of…

lynching, Trump

Descendants of Lynching Victims Disturbed by Trump’s Latest Claim

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump compared the impeachment proceedings against him to the lynching of Black people throughout history. Actual descendants of lynching victims have come out against the president’s claims. “Either he’s very ignorant or very insensitive or very racist and just doesn’t care,” Malinda Edwards, 66, told the…

Archived: Nooses, Signs to Protest Mississippi's Racist History Found at State Capitol

Seven nooses were found at the Mississippi State Capitol on Monday. The nooses were discovered one day before the U.S. Senate runoff between Republican incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith and former Democratic congressman Mike Espy, a Black candidate. Recently, Hyde-Smith has been blasted for making problematic comments about a “public hanging,” and…