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Oprah compares Trayvon to Emmett Till, Glenn Beck says he's disgusted by Oprah. Why, because she has an opinion that beck disagrees with?
Eric Holder wants to free non violent drug offenders from prison. Where's the outrage at Holder & Obama for planning on flooding the black community with convicted felons?
Emmett Louis Till was an African-American teen who was murdered in Mississippi at the age of 14 after reportedly whistling at a white woman. Till was visiting his relatives in Money, Mississippi when he whistled at 21-year-old Carolyn Bryant. Several nights later, Bryant's husband Roy and his half-brother J. W. Milam arrived at Till's great-uncle's house where they took Till, transported him to a barn, beat him and gouged out one of his eyes, before shooting him through the head and disposing of his body in the Black Bayou, Till's body was returned to Chicago where his mother insisted on a public funeral service with an open casket to show the world the brutality of the killing.
The trial attracted a vast amount of press attention. Bryant and Milam were acquitted of Till's murder, but only months later, in a magazine interview, protected against double jeopardy, they admitted to killing him. Till's murder is noted as a pivotal event motivating the African-American Civil Rights Movement.
Johnny Thomas, mayor of Glendora, MS will tell us how his father was one of five Black men who assisted in the abduction, torture, and murder of Emmett Till. They also assisted in dumping Till's body into the
True Journey Radio is honored to have special guest Mr. Simeon Wright, cousin of Emmett Till, a 14 year old boy from Chicago visiting relatives in Mississippi in 1955. Till was taken from his uncle's home by two white men; several days later, his body was found in the Tallahatchie River. Simeon saw his cousin taken from his family, never to return. As he looks back on the tragic moment in his childhood, we hope that you can identify with the trauma he experienced and understand why that happened years ago in Mississippi is still an important chapter in our nation's history.This senseless grotesque became the the catalyst for the civil rights movement. Simeon Wright is a popular public speaker at schools, churches, and cultural institutions throughout the country. ~Purchase book Simeon's Story by Simeon Wright with Herb Boyd. Visit www.simeonwrightspeaks.com
I will interview Rev. Wheeler Parker (Emmett Till's cousin) who was present when the initial incident occured at the store in Money Mississippi and the kidnapping that led to Emmett Till's murder. Mr. Parker will discuss what he has been doing to touch lives by sharing this story to audiences across the nation, and what we can do now that we know. We will also look at the impact this issue had on the Civil rights movement and it's revelence in 2011.
So honored!!! Simeon Wright, cousin of Emmett Louis Till will be returning to TJRS to complete our African American Authors month! In his book, "Simeon's Story", Simeon gives his eye witness account to the kidnapping. Simeon saw his cousin Emmett taken from his family, never to return. As he looks back on the tragic moment in his childhood, we hope that you can identify with the trauma he experienced and understand why that happened years ago in Mississippi is still an important chapter in our nation's history!
Time Breakdown of Show
Hollie Wood & Venor Interview - 0:00 - 1:00
Lil Wayne & Emmett Till Discussion - 1:00 - the end
Tune in Monday at 9pm (March 11) as host Stacey Brewer interviews hot buzz artists Hollie Wood & Venor. They will talk about their upcoming projects, video, and concert. We will also discuss Lil' Wayne's controversial lyric regarding Emmett Till. It has sparked a debate about the hip hop community's relationship with the civil rights movement.
In February, the Cash Money Records rapper seemed to poke fun at Emmett Till, a 14-year-old African-American who was murdered in 1955 for reportedly flirting with a white woman, in the remix version of the song “Karate Chop” by rapper Future.
The lyric — “beat the p***y up like Emmett Till” —
Tune in, March 11 at 9pm.
Honoring Emmett Till on his birthday, July 25, 2013
Will be the Battle siblings, Thelma and Robert who used to live in the same house Emmett was dragged from in East Money Mississippi.
Join TRIBE Family Channel and host Joey Pinkney for another episode of ‘Voices of Wisdom’ with former sharecroppers of East Money, Mississippi, Dr. Thelma Battle Buckner and her brother Bishop Robert Battle.
Dr. Buckner shares how her family navigated periods of deep-seeded racism in her new release, "The Battle of a Daytime Nightmare." Faith, finesse and a lot of fortitude kept their family year after year, when the way of the south cheated them as black sharecroppers unapologetically, murdered their grandmother and even stole their inheritance-80 acres of oil and mineral rich land. The Battle of a Daytime Nightmare www.thelmabattlebuckner.com
Join The Gist of Freedom as we welcome Filmmaker Keith Beauchamp (The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till) Keith returns to The ID Channel with– THE INJUSTICE FILES: HOOD OF SUSPICION Premieres on Wednesday, February @ 8 PM Join us in NYC this weekend www.MalcolmXFilmFestival.com "Modern day self-defense laws, such as Florida’s Stand Your Ground law which was invoked in the Trayvon Martin case, and the Castle Doctrine – which states that a person has no duty to retreat when their home is attacked – continue to perpetuate the pattern of discrimination against African Americans. THE INJUSTICE FILES: HOOD OF SUSPICION examines three such recent cases, including: ROBBIE TOLAN: Bellaire, TX, REKIA BOYD: Chicago, IL and John McNeil "
Join Guest Host, Attorney Activist, Michael Coard, Sunday at 8pm on The Gist of Freedom, as he talks with Investigative filmmaker Keith Beauchamp. Beauchamp, the producer of the documentary, The murder of Emmett Till, examines recent suspicious hanging deaths in his television show The Injustice Files. Were they modern-day lynchings? Watch The Injustice Files, Tuesday at 8pm! http://investigation.discovery.com/videos/the-injustice-files-sneek-peeks/
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