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Oprah Winfrey: Trayvon Martin Parallels Emmett Till

During a recent interview, Oprah Winfrey discussed her new film “The Butler” and how it will impact audiences, considering the recent acquittal of George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin.

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Emmett Till’s Family Dismiss Lil Wayne’s “Apology;” Call for Face-to-Face Meeting

Earlier this week Lil Wayne issued a letter to Emmett Till’s family, “apologizing” for using Till’s name in a song. Well, a spokesperson for the family dismissed the apology, claiming that it was inadequate.

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Lil Wayne Issues Formal Apology to Emmett Till Family

Lil Wayne has issued a formal apology to the family of Emmett Till for lyrics that referenced the Civil Rights martyr in a profane way: “As a father myself, I cannot imagine the pain that your family has had to endure…I have tremendous respect for those who paved the way for the liberty and opportunities that African-Americans currently enjoy.”

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Emmett Till’s Family Plan to Pressure Mountain Dew to End Endorsement Deal w/ Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne has yet to apologize for an offensive lyrics invoking the name of Emmett Till. So the Till family plans to pressure corporate sponsor Mountain Dew to drop their endorsement deal with the rapper.

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Epic Records Responds to Lil Wayne Controversy, Will Pull Offensive Emmett Till Line

Epic Records has announced they will be going to “great efforts” to pull a leaked song that features a Lil Wayne lyric that references Emmett Till. Are you satisfied with Epic’s response? Should Lil Wayne address the outcry over these lyrics?

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Things Gotta Change and It’s Up to Us to Change It

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Now is the time to speak out. Hadiya’s murder is serving as our modern day Emmett Till with an open casket funeral exposing the senseless violence and brutality that has claimed far too many young people’s lives in this country.

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Happy Holidays 2011 to Emmett Till From the Cotton Rebel Era

By Keantre Malone 12:59 pm December 27, 2011 In the midst of my mindless consumption yesterday, I found the infamous Emmett Till on a clothing rack! Leaders 1354, Chicago’s local boutique that serves Hip-Hop hipsters, was selling the last of its Enstrumental feature. Ensturmental produced a shirt called, “The Revenge of Emmett Till”, this season, that […]

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