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New photo of Emmett Till historical site shows grocery store building disappearing into time

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Isaac Goldberg took this photo last year of the grocery store in Money, Mississippi where Emmett Till whistled at a white woman. He’s graciously given permission to publish it here.  Thanks Isaac! It is a shame the store cannot be preserved. Each time I see photos they show this structure simply disappearing into time. But […]

Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division: Katrina Follow-up Announcement on Danzinger Bridge Shooting

Department of Justice Civil Rights Division Danziger Bridge, New Orleans, where shooting took place after Katrina. The Justice Department announced today that five officers from the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) were sentenced in connection with the federal civil rights prosecution of a police-involved shooting that occurred on the Danziger Bridge in the days after […]

Trayvon Martin; Just an Ounce of Understanding

“If this was the 1960s, I would seriously be telling you off,” Margaret said, drawing deeply from her cigarette, and staring coldly at me. We didn’t go anywhere after 5 p.m. back then, and I still follow the same rule today.”   DO THOSE OF US who are not African American truly understand the intensity of […]