Archive | Trayvon Martin

Emmett Till FAQ: Questions and Answers Offered by Civil Rights Author Susan Klopfer

Share| What to know about Emmett Till — why he was killed and why we’re still talking about this crime that took place in 1955 … By Susan Klopfer, author The Emmett Till Book, Who Killed Emmett Till, Where Rebels Roost; Mississippi Civil Rights Revisited AS WE COME UPON the 60th anniversary of the lynching […]

Trayvon Martin’s murder and Emmett Till: What Others Say

Have you been wondering how you and your family would be impacted if your son was a “Trayvon Martin” or an “Emmett Till”? I have, and as a mother it scares the hell out of me.  No child at that age is perfect. They get into trouble. They piss people off. They are in the […]

Can Hip-Hop Redeem Itself? Blogger Asks — After Emmett Till / L’il Wayne Fiasco

The Emmett Till Highway — a nice idea, but the sign keeps getting torn down. Maybe this would be something to inspire a Hip-Hop creation about Emmett. Blogger Travis M. Andrews addresses this in a new Blog for the Huffington Post — http://www.huffingtonpost.com/travis-m-andrews/emmett-till-hip-hop_b_3423107.html?utm_hp_ref=email_share (and interviews me!!). It’s a fascinating blog look at who knows this […]

Download free mp3 files from Who Killed Emmett Till audio book.

Please drop by http://ebooksfromsusan.com and listen to (and download) free mp3 files from Who Killed Emmett Till? There are four excerpts, the complete prologue and introduction. In the near future, I’ll have this audio book ready for complete free download. ***Follow this blog by email http://feeds.feedburner.com/EmmettTillBlogMurderInTheMississippiDeltaCivilRightsColdCases***** Right now, I am checking this out, making sure the […]

Zimmerman Attorney Tries Old Strategy; Blame The Victim (Trayvon Martin)

Attorney tries desperate attempt to sway jury: Trayvon Martin was a “bad kid”. Will this new materials about Trayvon Martin turn a potential jury pool against the victim? If the state tries this case in the way they should, noe of this should be relevant. sk

The Latest on Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman Trial

George Zimmerman, looking serious in court UPDATE: I am understanding that George Zimmerman, who has pleaded not guilty to a charge of second-degree murder for fatally shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin last year, is challenging the expected use of a voice-recognition expert at his upcoming murder trial. Apparently, Trayvon’s family claims that a voice heard on 911 […]

New Emmett Till Video on YouTube; Features Mississippi Delta Blues, Early Civil Rights Leaders, Cotton Fields, Churches and More

Just spent some time going through my Mississippi Delta photographs and wanted to share the resulting video with you. Here t’is:

George Zimmerman Waives Rights to Pretrial ‘Stand Your Ground’ Immunity: Why?

Did you catch this news? Zimmerman, sworn in MIAMI — With a softly spoken, “Yes, Your Honor,” George Zimmerman officially waived his right to a pretrial “Stand Your Ground” immunity hearing on Tuesday, choosing instead to lay out his self-defense case before a jury. Reported by The New York Times — What do you think? 

Why ethics and diversity matter: The case of Trayvon Martin coverage | Poynter.

This is a good article on the problems faced by mostly white media — it is dying through lack of diversity, as it should. No organization can remain un-diversified and survive. Business knows this, and the U.S. Supreme Court hears its message (something I find particularly interesting, coming from this conservative group). Any way… Take […]